Progressives have been hoping to get rid of right-wing barnacle, religious fanatic and anti-Choice extremist Joe Pitts for a very long time-- and especially after he reneged on a pledge (and a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition) in 2002 to not serve in office more than 10 years. Hard to do when the Democratic Party didn't bother running a candidate against him that year. Lois Herr, without any real support from the DC Dems, took him on in 2004, 2006 and 2010. This year Lois is backing Aryanna Strader, a 29 year old army vet, a mother of two and a bona fide, passionate 99% Movement progressive. Republicans in the state legislature were unkind to Pitts when it came to redistricting this year. They took away rural, conservative deep red parts of Lancaster County and added in Reading and Coatesville, which are Democratic. Obama lost the 16th to McCain 48-51%. But under the new lines, he would have won it.