Monday, February 8, 2016

Meehan Won't Run For Gov., Considering Race For Congress

Former U.S. Attorney Pat Meehan decided today against running for governor as a Republican, throwing his support instead to state Attorney General Tom Corbett. Meehan is considering a run for the U.S. Congress, seventh district seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak to challenge U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter next year's Democratic primary.

Meehan Won't Run For Gov., Considering Race For Congress

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Pat Meehan
Pat Meehan

Former U.S. Attorney Pat Meehan decided today against running for governor as a Republican, throwing his support instead to state Attorney General Tom Corbett.  Meehan is now considering a run for the U.S. Congress 7th district seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak to challenge U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter next year's Democratic primary.

Meehan's spokeswoman, Virginia Davis, just put out this statement for him:

“Pat received a warm reception from people of all walks of life as he explored a run for governor. And during this past year, he has become uniquely attuned to the concerns of Pennsylvania citizens in these tough economic times. Pat is more committed than ever to helping return Pennsylvania to a path of prosperity, and he is now seriously considering a run for congress in the Seventh Congressional District to fulfill that commitment. Pat Meehan will be encouraging Attorney General Tom Corbett in his expected run for governor and looks forward to working with his supporters.”

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