Hedge fund founder enters field for Dent's US House seat

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 19, 2018 5:50 PM

U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent and U.S. Congressman Ryan Costello spoke to local service organizations at the Lebanon Country Club Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 23. The representatives took questions on a variety of topics. (Photo: Michael K. Dakota, Lebanon Daily News)

(Harrisburg) -- Another new face is joining the field vying to succeed Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent in the Congressional district that stretches from Allentown to Hershey.

Dan David, co-founder of the hedge fund Geoinvesting, announced his candidacy this week for the Republican nomination. That makes a half-dozen Republicans and seven Democrats seeking the 15th District seat.

By spring, the 48-year-old first-time candidate may be better known as a featured face in "The China Hustle." It's a documentary film about fraud by Chinese firms that get listed on U.S. stock exchanges, but escape punishment. Changing the law is a core campaign issue for David.

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September and is scheduled for release March 30.

The primary election is May 15.

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