First lady to stump in Allentown as Lehigh Valley congressional race draws big names


First lady Jill Biden is scheduled to visit Allentown on Wednesday in support of U.S. Rep. Susan Wild’s re-election to a third two-year term.

Wild, a Democrat, is locked in a rematch with Republican candidate Lisa Scheller, who also ran in 2020 to represent the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District.

Scheller drew star power of her own to Lehigh County when former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley campaigned with her last Wednesday at Twin Lakes Country Club in North Whitehall Township.

A recent Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll found Wild and Scheller in a statistical tie ahead of Election Day on Nov. 8.

PA-07 covers all of Lehigh and Northampton counties, plus Carbon County after the district was redrawn for 2022. In Monroe County, the district gained Polk and Eldred townships and part of Chestnuthill Township, while…

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