Celebration & Nervousness

Reader Adam Z. sent along the news that one of Pennsylvania’s open Congressional races where the current A rated congressman is retiring got a little more interesting with the announcement that the perceived more moderate candidate with no record has dropped out of the race. He didn’t want to fight it out in a Democratic primary against his farther left opponent who is running for the same seat for a third time after already losing twice.

This is one of those cases where it’s great news that the race seems more promising for the candidate who will likely (though far from assured) have the better Second Amendment positions in a tight district. On the other hand, the fact that a more radical candidate is now the only opposition makes it a bigger nail-biter.

Needless to say, it will be interesting to see polling when this race gets closer to election day.

3 Responses to “Celebration & Nervousness”

  1. Dave says:

    The good Dr. is a three time loser, and now he doesn’t in live in the district he wants to represent. Costello has a good history of winning elections and putting together a winning team. As of right now, I don’t know of much baggage that comes with Costello. The new district gives him an advantage. We’ll see. But, a 2x loser as a candidate is not a good sign – especially when he lost with Obama on the ballot.

  2. rd says:

    O/T but PA politics related. Any comments? Is this a real story? It seems to be unbelievable that if true, that this is possible.

    “Prosecutors began the sting in 2010 when Republican Tom Corbett was attorney general. After Democrat Kathleen G. Kane took office in 2013, she shut it down.”