It's getting pretty crowded as Democrats line up to challenge U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan. No less than five candidates are looking to tangle with the Republican incumbent. We indicated in our Sunday editorial that the Trump Effect did not exactly push overwhelming numbers of voters to the poll in last week's off-year municipal primary. Only about 13 percent of eligible voters took part. But there were some numbers that stood out. In particular, for one of the first times in memory, Democrats managed to get as many, and in some cases more voters to the polls in Delaware County than their GOP counterparts. It was not that long ago that turnout along those lines would have been unheard of. Democratic Party Chairman David Landau sees it as part of the county's changing landscape. Republican leader Andy Reilly doesn't seem terribly concerned, noting this happens in most off-year elections. What Delco Democrats really need to do to make some waves is capture one of the jobs in the county courthouse. It's too bad Leach does not live in Delco. His name recognition is something Democrats desperately need in the race for two seats on county council, let alone a judgeship or row offices. Quick, name me one of the Dem candidates for County Council. Thought so. Besides, I'm hearing the Dems might find themselves in need of a council candidate. Democrats have made great strides in the county. They are now the dominant party in terms of voter registration. They have gotten used to the taste of victory in statewide and national races. They proved last week they can match the GOP turnout, even if only in a decidedly low-wattage municipal primary. The challenge now is to pierce the iron grip the local GOP continues to hold on the County Courthouse. I'll believe it when I see it.