Skip to comments.Top Recruit Poised to Enter Race for Sestak Seat
Posted on 08/09/2009 3:49:55 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan (R), who was running for governor of Pennsylvania in 2010, has begun making calls and telling supporters that he will run for the open 7th district seat instead, according to a GOP source in the Keystone State.
Meehans campaign released a statement Friday afternoon announcing his departure from the gubernatorial race.
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, his spokeswoman said in a statement.
Meehans move dramatically boosts Republican prospects for picking up the swing district seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), who is running for Senate.
Meehan is a former U.S. attorney who served as the federal prosecutor responsible for the city of Philadelphia and eight surrounding counties. He held the position from September 2001 until July 2008.
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Is this good? Is he conservative?
It is good in that Meehan is a popular figure in the district (former Delaware County DA). As for how conservative he is, I don’t know, as he’s never held a legislative position. But he was Rick Santorum’s campaign manager years ago, which I see as a good sign.
If was a DA and Santorum’s campaign manager, I would take it to the bank he is a conservative. This is good news.
bump & an open seat ping
Thanks for the ping.
Sounds encouraging, thanks for the ping.
The PA-07 is a tough seat for the GOP (the 2001 GOP redistricters left it way too marginal, and it has kept trending Democrat), but if 2010 is a good year for us we can win it. Meehan sounds like a compelling candidate.
You’re welcome. I just wish I knew some Freepers from Pennsylvania.
I will, however, vote for him in the general.
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