With a chance to flip a battleground district in November, two Democratic congressional hopefuls shared a stage for the first time Tuesday in a fast-moving forum touching on gerrymandering, climate change, and healthcare.
Facing off were Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, 48, of York, and Hershey attorney Tom Brier, 28. Both are seeking the Democratic Party’s nod to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District, in the general election.
The forum was hosted by Widener Law School in Harrisburg, and curious voters nearly filled the college lecture hall for the 90-minute long conversation.
Brier used his first chance sharing the stage with establishment favorite DePasquale to throw barbs at his long record. The York Democrat served in the state House before spending two terms as Pennsylvania’s elected fiscal watchdog.