|Democratic lawmaker got the Bern. Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) was told to shake.|
The Bern was felt in Philadelphia yesterday.
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) was told to bounce. The lawmaker who is under federal indictment knew the odds weren't in his favor. He decided to keep his political fires burning with the people who lobbied him in.
He faced defeat from Pennsylvania state representative Dwight Evans. Evans decided that Philadelphia needed a leader who wasn't two feet deep in the corruption.
Fattah will serve out the remainder of his term. He will appear in federal court on corruption charges.
He could face 15 years in federal time out if found guilty.
For 11 terms, Fattah was outspent by Evans.
Fattah is accused of accepting bribes and misusing campaign funds for his friends and his family under the guise of charitable grants.
Fattah tried to run for mayor of Philadelphia but failed to win the Democratic nomination.
Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney and Pennsylvania's Democratic governor Tom Wolf threw their support to Evans.
|Let's move forward. Dwight Evans beats longtime Democratic lawmaker Chaka Fattah.|
Fattah is married to Renee Chenault-Fattah. She was a local news agitator. She bounced from the job after the feds started to look into her dealings with lobbyist. Some of them lobbyists were informants for the FBI and they've watched the lawmaker for some time.
The Bernie Sanders effect may have not helped him win Pennsylvania. The effect did throw an established lawmaker out of Congress.