Former premier Su Tseng-chang’s (蘇貞昌) daughter Su Chiao-hui (蘇巧慧) yesterday denied reports she was preparing to enter next year’s legislative race in Taipei.
The Chinese-language United Daily News reported yesterday that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was recruiting candidates to enter legislative races in some electoral districts that are seen as Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) strongholds.
The report said Su Chiao-hui was prepared to enter the race in the Zhongshan-Songshan (中山 - 松山) electoral district, which would pit her against the KMT’s Lo Shu-lei (羅淑蕾).
Responding to the article, DPP politicians said they would welcome Su Chiao-huei’s bid.
DPP Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) said that as Su Chiao-hui had helped her father in the DPP presidential primary and often accompanied him at public occasions, she was known to the public.
Chen said she and many DPP politicians would welcome Su Chiao-hui’s bid.
DPP Taipei City branch director Chuang Ruei-hsiung (莊瑞雄) said many people were urging Su Chiao-hui to enter the race in Taipei and believed she had a chance of winning.
Lo, who won the KMT’s legislative primary for the Zhongshan-Songshan district last week, said Su Chiao-hui could not win the election by depending only on her father’s reputation, adding that voters pick candidates who can best carry out their legislative duties.
However, all the speculation appeared to be much ado about nothing, as Su Tseng-chang and Su Chiao-hui said during a baseball game in Taoyuan County that she had no intention of entering the race.
Su Tseng-chang last week lost the DPP presidential primary to DPP Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) by a narrow margin.