Democrat Michael Wendel announces run for House District 70

David Ramsey

Can a progressive candidate like Wendel win in District 70, which has become heavily associated with the Tea Party and where Meeks cruised to a 13-point win in 2014 before running unopposed in 2016?

"I believe so," Wendel said. "Ultimately you're looking at working class people, people who are hurting. They're worried about health care, they're worried about their children being able to afford college. I think a Democrat can win if they're willing to get out and talk to people about issues that matter."

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