On April 22nd, Philadelphia voters will not only choose presidential nominees, but also who will represent them in Harrisburg. State Senator Vince Fumo is up for re-election and three other Dem party candidates are vying to take the nomination away from him. As a service to voters in our fair city, Phawker will be taking a hard look at the men and women who want to be your next State Senator. First up, Anne Dicker.
RELATED: As State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo recovers from a major heart attack, his chief spokesman said there was no reason to believe he would reconsider his run for reelection. Asked whether Fumo, who faces trial in the fall on federal corruption charges, would continue to campaign, Tuma said: “I haven’t heard anything to the contrary.” A day after Fumo suffered the coronary, the Democratic legislator’s office said he was conscious and alert but in some discomfort at Hahnemann University Hospital, where he is expected to remain for an “indeterminate period.” Fumo’s three opponents in the April 22 Democratic primary – neighborhood activist Anne Dicker, union leader John J. Dougherty, and lawyer Larry Farnese – all expressed wishes for a speedy recovery. Dicker sent Fumo flowers and Dougherty postponed his scheduled campaign launch from today until Thursday “out of respect” for his opponent.