Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims may be exploring a run for Congress, specifically a run for the seat of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, who was indicted in July on charges of bribery, racketeering, money laundering, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, and filing false statements. Fattah this week set up a fund for his legal defense.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Sims’ move:
State Rep. Brian Sims on Thursday sent out invitations to a fund-raiser next week for the “Brian Sims for Congress Exploratory Committee.”
The invitation asks donors to “Join Rep. Sims for a candid conversation about bringing ethical behavior back into Philadelphia Area Politics.” Gold sponsors for the Tuesday event are asked to contribute $2,700 – the maximum individual contribution allowed in federal election campaigns.