- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies‘ family ties to the Clintons didn’t help her in the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District, as she was crushed by state Rep. Brendan Boyle in the election Tuesday.

With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Mr. Boyle held a commanding lead with 41 percent of vote to Ms. Margolies‘ 27 percent. State Sen. Daylin Leach and physician Val Arkoosh trailed with 17 percent and 15 percent, respectively.

Ms. Margolies is Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law.

She also has a long history with the Clintons, having lost her House seat after one term after casting the deciding vote to pass President Bill Clinton’s budget in 1994.

Mr. Clinton personally pleaded with Ms. Margolies to cast the crucial vote for his budget and she complied, despite knowing that it would likely cost her reelection in her conservative Pennsylvania district.

Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton did provide some support for Ms. Margolies this year, including hosting fundraisers and appearing in a TV campaign ad. But it wasn’t enough.

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