Former Rep. Charlie Dent's 2020 vote may be an indicator of how Pennsylvania will lean in November's election.
On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Republican told CNN he would be endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Dent resigned in 2018 after refusing to vote for President Trump in the 2016 election, and now joins a wave of Republicans explicitly supporting Biden.
Dent is supporting Biden because the country needs "to return some sense of normalcy to the function of government," he told CNN's Jake Tapper on Wednesday. "this isn't about right or left, it's not about ideology," Dent, a CNN contributor, continued. "To me, it's about right or wrong, stability versus instability, security versus insecurity, you know, normal versus abnormal."
Dozens of Republicans have endorsed Biden over the past few weeks, with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and Cindy McCain even appearing at the Democratic National Convention to support him. And Dan Wasserman of The Cook Political Report doesn't think Dent will be the last.
Based on my interactions, I'd guess at least several dozen of the 241 Republicans in the House at the time Trump was sworn into office in 2017 plan on voting for Biden. https://t.co/ZisNP8Nkco
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) August 19, 2020
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