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Can the GOP Stack Up Against Bob Casey Jr.?



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Two interesting bits of political news out of Pennsylvania today . . .

The first is that Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, is talking to Keystone State Republicans about taking on Sen. Bob Casey Jr. in 2012. Stack has been a minor donor to the GOP in recent years. He is also among the very few potential senatorial candidates to ever be mentioned as one of the most influential figures in the sport of basketball.

The second is that Rep. Patrick Meehan, a Republican, may already have a potential challenger . . . in his former press secretary:

The Pennsylvania political website PoliticsPA.com reported that Meehan’s former spokesman Jack Stollsteimer is seriously considering running against his old boss next year — as a Democrat. Stollsteimer goes back many years with the congressman, serving as Meehan’s flak when he was U.S. attorney and also when he was a local district attorney.

I wonder if he’ll go with the slogan, “This district shouldn’t trust the Congressman; after all, he hired me.”


Tags: Bob Casey Jr. , Ed Stack


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