Chelsea's mother-in-law may have a lot of time to play with her new grandchild

Thomas Lifson
Marjorie Margolies, Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law, has bungled her candidacy to return to the House of Representatives in a heavily Democratic Pennsylvania district. Emily Cahn of Roll Call reports:

A week out from Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies is no longer the front-runner in a race Democratic operatives doubted she could ever lose.

Less than one year ago, Margolies’ commanding lead in the polls, familiarity with voters thanks to her one term in Congress in the early 1990s, and her ties to the Clinton dynasty as Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law made her a seemingly untouchable foe. Yet Democratic operatives say Margolies has run an astonishingly poor campaign in the 13th District, an open seat thanks to Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz’s gubernatorial bid in the Keystone State.

That has shifted the focus from Margolies, 71, to state Rep. Brendan Boyle, 37. As he gains traction, the other Democrats in the race have stepped up to paint him as anti-abortion because he voted for a state law that required stricter regulations and inspections of abortion clinics. But Boyle, who  supports abortion rights, says his record has been twisted.

You have got to love it. The abortion fanatics are attacking the Democrat front-runner:

EMILY’s List, a group that supports Democratic women who back abortion rights, and NARAL Pro-Choice America, teamed up to unleash a six-figure mail campaign attacking Boyle’s record on women’s issues in a last-ditch effort to alter the trajectory of the primary.

“This past week, all three of my opponents have taken a shot at me, in all likelihood because they see the same thing going on that we do — that we now have a lead and we’ve become a target,” Boyle told CQ Roll Call on May 9.

One can only hope that the abortion advocates all stay home on Election Day, to teach the party a lesson.

Meanwhile, Margoilies’ ex-husband, Chelsea’s father-in-law and grandfather of the prospective grandchild, Ed Mezvinsky, is out of prison after serving five years for multiple counts of fraud. Ed used to be a Congressman, too. Nice family Chelsea married into. Isn’t it odd that with all the publicity surrounding the Clintons, Ed isn’t a household name?

By the way, Chelsea doesn’t seem to have adopted her husband Mark’s last name, Mezvinsky. I wonder what her child will use for a family name? The jailbird’s name or the president’s name, the one that is so golden it got Chelsea a prime time gig on NBC without any talent or qualifications?

Marjorie Margolies, Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law, has bungled her candidacy to return to the House of Representatives in a heavily Democratic Pennsylvania district. Emily Cahn of Roll Call reports:

A week out from Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies is no longer the front-runner in a race Democratic operatives doubted she could ever lose.

Less than one year ago, Margolies’ commanding lead in the polls, familiarity with voters thanks to her one term in Congress in the early 1990s, and her ties to the Clinton dynasty as Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law made her a seemingly untouchable foe. Yet Democratic operatives say Margolies has run an astonishingly poor campaign in the 13th District, an open seat thanks to Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz’s gubernatorial bid in the Keystone State.

That has shifted the focus from Margolies, 71, to state Rep. Brendan Boyle, 37. As he gains traction, the other Democrats in the race have stepped up to paint him as anti-abortion because he voted for a state law that required stricter regulations and inspections of abortion clinics. But Boyle, who  supports abortion rights, says his record has been twisted.

You have got to love it. The abortion fanatics are attacking the Democrat front-runner:

EMILY’s List, a group that supports Democratic women who back abortion rights, and NARAL Pro-Choice America, teamed up to unleash a six-figure mail campaign attacking Boyle’s record on women’s issues in a last-ditch effort to alter the trajectory of the primary.

“This past week, all three of my opponents have taken a shot at me, in all likelihood because they see the same thing going on that we do — that we now have a lead and we’ve become a target,” Boyle told CQ Roll Call on May 9.

One can only hope that the abortion advocates all stay home on Election Day, to teach the party a lesson.

Meanwhile, Margoilies’ ex-husband, Chelsea’s father-in-law and grandfather of the prospective grandchild, Ed Mezvinsky, is out of prison after serving five years for multiple counts of fraud. Ed used to be a Congressman, too. Nice family Chelsea married into. Isn’t it odd that with all the publicity surrounding the Clintons, Ed isn’t a household name?

By the way, Chelsea doesn’t seem to have adopted her husband Mark’s last name, Mezvinsky. I wonder what her child will use for a family name? The jailbird’s name or the president’s name, the one that is so golden it got Chelsea a prime time gig on NBC without any talent or qualifications?