Brian Sims: “I’m Running For Congress!”

From Sims' Facebook page.

From Sims’ Facebook page.

Brian Sims put the speculation to rest this morning when he announced via Facebook that he is, indeed, running for Congress, challenging indicted incumbent Chaka Fattah for his seat in the 2nd Congressional District.

“I’m excited to announce it first right here on Facebook: I’m running for Congress! Will you add your name to join my grassroots team?” he posted to his official page.

There has been much chatter over the last week whether or not Sims, the openly gay PA state representative, would be mounting an attempt to head to D.C.: Our own Holly Otterbein published some excellent analysis on his prospects yesterday, in part writing:

“Brian Sims, the 37-year-old Democratic state representative, won’t say whether he’s going to run for Congress. But we’re pretty sure he’s going to run for Congress. Rumors have been swirling about it for months, Harrisburg insiders have told us he’s already confirmed his plans to run with some people, and Sims recently sent supporters an invitation for an October 6th fundraiser for the ‘Brian Sims for Congress Exploratory Committee.'”

For more on Brian Sims’ campaign, you can visit the website he’s formed, and make sure to stay tuned to G Philly for further updates.