Jimmie Moore Drops Out of Congressional Race vs. Bob Brady
Looks like Rep. Bob Brady will have another uncontested primary for his Pennsylvania District 1 seat. Judge Jimmie Moore, who had been running against Brady and filed for the April 24 primary, has dropped out of the race. The two Democrats released a joint statement today saying as much.
Today, I, Judge Jimmie Moore, after giving full consideration in an effort to unify the Philadelphia Democratic Party, have decided to withdraw my candidacy for the United States House of Representatives for the First Congressional District, Pennsylvania.
Congressman Robert A. Brady praised Judge Moore for his noble and selfless decision to withdraw his candidacy. He praised him for being a tireless jurist on the Philadelphia Municipal Court and commended his efforts with the second chance community and as a strong community advocate. The Congressman looks forward to working with him to improve the quality of life for citizens of the First Congressional District and the Greater Philadelphia area. Stating, “I will support Judge Moore in the future toward improving the quality of life for our fellow Philadelphians and Greater Philadelphia area.”
The statement ends saying Moore and Brady will work together to “focus on creating jobs, reducing hunger, tackling crime, and ensuring that the federal government works effectively and efficiently.”
Moore made headlines across the city when he called on Mayor Michael Nutter to call in the National Guard to help deal with the murder rate, which shot up around the turn of the New Year. Moore’s social media updates had previously been full speed ahead on the campaign trail, noting on February 25 he was having breakfast with Mothers in Charge and heading to a Philabundance event in Chester a day earlier. Brady will face Republican John Featherman in the November election.
Featherman had previously asked Moore by email to a debate, noting Brady would not agree to debate either of them. “[W]e can have three seats — the empty one can be filled with a mannequin of Brady or just a photo of him,” Featherman wrote. “It will be his loss. By agreeing to debate me, you will have a forum that the media will likely attend. You and I will also have fun at Brady’s expense.”