Casey for Governor?
Bob Casey Sr. served as PA Governor from 1987 to 1995.
Casey Jr. was elected to two statewide offices prior to his 2006 Senate bid; he sought a new office in the middle of a term for each.
He served two terms as PA Auditor General from 1997 to 2005, when he took office as PA Treasurer. Casey campaigned for Governor in 2002 during the middle of his second term as AG, and won election to the U.S. Senate halfway through his term as Treasurer.
From the Inquirer’s report on today’s Press Club lunch in Harrisburg:
But Casey wouldn’t say Monday whether he would consider running againt (sic) Corbett if asked.
When pressed, Casey did say that if re-elected this fall, he will serve the full six-year term.
“One of the reasons I’m running for re-election is to continue my work in this term, and we’ve got plenty to do,” said Casey, speaking at the monthly press club luncheon in Harrisburg. “I really do like the work in the Senate.”
If both men are re-elected, Casey’s second term and Corbett’s would both run through 2018 when Casey will be 58. His father was 55 when he moved into the Governor’s Mansion.
The campaign of his challenger (this year) Tom Smith knocked the Senator.
“In five years in the Senate, Bob Casey, Senator Zero, has failed to pass a single bill into law. The definition of a career politician – rather than focusing on getting things done for Pennsylvania families, Casey is focused on his next political pursuit,” said Smith Communications Director Megan Piwowar. “Pennsylvania deserves a Senator whose top priority is creating jobs for Pennsylvanians, not for themselves.”