As suburbs roar, Pennsylvania Democrats pick top 2020 target

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After Democrats flipped six state Senate seats in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Tom Killion is among the chamber’s last Republicans standing in those areas.

He’s also Democrats’ No. 1 target in 2020, when President Donald Trump will be on the ballot.

For now, Killion is a chief sponsor of legislation that reads like Democrats’ greatest hits, promoting gun safety and renewable energy.

Killion says he’s always believed in working across party lines. He’s also used to winning ticket-splitting voters in suburban Philadelphia, where he’s been a state senator since 2016 after 13 years as a state representative.

He acknowledges Trump has turned some suburban Philadelphia voters against Republicans since 2016. He doesn’t know whether that wave will affect him given his experience.

But, he says, it worries him.

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