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Two Democratic challengers to Summer Lee are likely to ‘split the opposition’
It is now obvious to me that over the objections of many within our community, Summer Lee will again win the Democratic nomination to represent Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District in the U. S. House of Representatives.

Why do I say this? It is always a challenge to take on an incumbent. The challenge to Lee offered by candidate Bhavini Patel, however, looked promising — that is, until Laurie MacDonald, a second contender, entered the race (“Laurie MacDonald wants to serve Pennsylvania as a moderate Democrat,” Jan. 19).

Both Ms. Patel and Ms. MacDonald appear to be fine and accomplished human beings whose hearts are in the right place. I suspect that either of them could be a successful member of the U.S. House who would represent their constituents well.
Two challengers to Summer Lee, however, are all but certain to split the opposition and enable Lee to sail through the middle and on to a second term in which she can continue to be belligerent and unable to recognize the importance of Israel as an
ally and friend of the United States.

We saw the same phenomenon when the seemingly impossible happened in 2016: Donald Trump faced many GOP challengers, splitting the opposition and enabling him to garner the presidential nomination and ultimately win in November. We have seen how that turned out.

Oren Spiegler
Peters Township

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