Progressives seek to expand political footprint in Philly through Pa. House and Senate races
Progressive candidates in Philadelphia are challenging Democratic incumbents for seats in the state House and Senate. - JOSE F. MORENO/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

PHILADELPHIA — Local progressives are hoping to make major inroads into Philadelphia's city’s delegation to Harrisburg by challenging Democratic incumbents in the May primary election. Many of the activists-turned-candidates have worked with groups like the Working Families Party, Reclaim Philly and the Democratic Socialists of America. Their targets are at least five Democrats in the state House, as well as Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, a Democrat who represents West Philadelphia. That sets the stage for 2022 as another cycle of Philadelphia progressives tussling with the Democratic establishm...