Rep. Chaka Fattah Wins Endorsements

Rep. Chaka Fattah Wins Endorsements

Though no media outlets in Philadelphia are reporting it, Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) has received two endorsements recently.  One from the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees District 1199C and a second from The Black Ward Leaders Association.  Last month Fattah’s campaign announced the hiring of manager for his re-election campaign, Joe Certaine.

Though Rep. Fattah is facing a multi-count indictment after a seven year long investigation by U.S. Attorney Paul Gray. Despite the indictment, Rep. Fattah will be difficult to unseat.  As a member of House Appropriations, he has been successful in bringing home the bacon for the city of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania and many constituents are aware of his work.

Additionally, Rep. Fattah’s congressional district is one of the bluest in the nation and thew winner of the primary is certain to be the winner of the general election. In 2012, President Obama won Fattah’s seat by a 81-point margin.


The following is a press release from Rep. Fattah’s campaign:

Philadelphia, PA – The Black Ward Leaders association, a group of leaders who represent various wards within the City and County of Philadelphia has thrown its unanimous support behind Congressman Chaka Fattah.

In a show of unity, the ward leaders said they wanted to recognize the importance of Congressman Fattah’s seniority in Congress.  He is a senior member on the most powerful committee in the House – the Appropriations Committee.

Sonny Campbell is the Chairman of the organization; he says it was a unanimous vote. “Congressman Fattah has a proven record of effective leadership in Washington as a Senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee. He has been very successful at bringing home federal funds for more jobs, better educational opportunities, improved housing conditions and quality healthcare. It would take someone new at least 10 years or more to be able to do financially for the city what Congressman Fattah is already doing. As a senior member in Washington he’s shown us that he can deliver.“

Congressman Fattah said of the endorsement, “I am especially proud to receive the support of this group of black ward leaders. They represent a large number of my constituents that will play an important role in my re-election.”

This is the second major endorsement the Fattah campaign has received.  Last month the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees District 1199C announced its strong support for the re-election of Congressman Fattah to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for and Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: Instagram: LVB325.


  1. Congressman Fattah is a true champion of the people. He has an outstanding record of accomplishment. His ability to deliver federal resources for his constituents, the city and the state is excellent. He deserves to be reelected.