Republicans have candidate in 2nd Congressional District

The party has endorsed Meggen Taylor.

SOURCE: METRO IMAGES

The Republican Party has endorsed Meggen Taylor as its candidate in the 2nd Congressional District.

Taylor, of Fishtown, is a writer for Forbes.

The incumbent in the new 2nd district is Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle. He faces a primary challenge from Michele Lawrence, a former Wells Fargo area president and chief executive officer of MicheleSpeaks, a company that promotes wealth and wellness.

Republicans are challenging the new congressional map that was drawn by the Democratic-controlled state Supreme Court, so it’s possible this year’s elections could be held using the former boundary lines. ••