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Kim will face Scanlon in 7th District special election, too

The Republican candidate in the 7th U.S. Congressional District special election this November will be Pearl Kim, the GOP nominee for the 5th Congressional District race the same day. Kim, a former senior deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania and special victims unit prosecutor, was selected by Republican conferees Wednesday evening to fill the vacancy left in the 7th district by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-7 of Chadds Ford. Meehan resigned in April after a controversy because he used taxpayer money to settle a harassment claim brought by a former female staffer. Continue reading

Radnor resident mounts bid for Congress

SPRINGFIELD >> Pearl Kim is in a hurry. The 39-year-old Radnor resident said her life experiences led to her decision to run for Congress for the newly created 5th District. She’s trying to live up to her mantra: Be the change that you want to see in the world. Kim grew up in Flourtown and graduated from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, a first-generation American raised by her mother, Dr. Hi Sook Kim, a retired pediatrician, and father Dr. Kook Kan Kim, a dentist, who emigrated from South Korea. Kim studied fine arts at Bryn Mawr College through a joint program with Haverford College, she said. Continue reading

From 1992 to 2018: The Year of the Woman, Redux

The similarities are uncanny. In 1992, the year after Anita Hill’s testimony about Clarence Thomas ignited a national debate on sexual harassment, a record 24 women were newly elected to the House of Representatives, increasing female membership by 60 percent. In 2018, the year after #MeToo swept across the country, some 527 women have launched campaigns for House and Senate seats. Pundits called 1992 “The Year of the Woman.” In 2018, observers are using the term again. It’s too early to know if this year will yield another bumper crop of new Congresswomen. But the effects of the wave are obvious here. Continue reading



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