PA-8: NRCC Puts Petri “On the Radar”

Scott-PetriState Representative and Congressional candidate Scott Petri is receiving some help from the national GOP.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Petri has been put “On the Radar” for their Young Guns program.

“The Young Guns program supports and mentors challenger and open-seat candidates in races across the country,” NRCC Regional Press Secretary Chris Pack states. “Officially an NRCC effort for the past three election cycles, the program requires its candidates to work towards specific goals and meet benchmarks throughout the year to ensure their campaigns remain competitive, well-funded and communicative within their districts. “On the Radar” is the first of three levels in the Young Guns program. In the 2014 election cycle, the program helped to elect 45 new Republican Members to the 114th Congress.”

Petri has two Republican competitors in next year’s PA-8 primary, Andrew Warren and Dean Malik. This is the first signal that the party’s establishment is rallying around him as the choice to replace retiring incumbent GOP Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick.

The 8th District consists of all of Bucks County as well as part of upper Montgomery County.

December 17th, 2015 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on “PA-8: NRCC Puts Petri “On the Radar””

  1. rsklaroff says:

    @ BucksVoter:

    Your comments require parsing:

    “Party establishment support could be the kiss of death in 2016, especially in a GOP primary.”

    Scott is supported by many elected officials but, to my knowledge, the party apparatus has not spoken.

    “Talk to any rank-and-file Republican and find out how angry they are at their party’s leadership.”

    This is a national phenomenon, enhanced by the House-vote supporting the “Omnibus”-pork that included 150 Republicans.

    “And Petri is no conservative. He represents one of the richest districts in PA and has a very moderate voting record in Harrisburg.”

    Proof?

    “I think he’s going to have trouble connecting with blue-collar conservatives in Lower Bucks County.”

    Assuredly, he’s working on connecting with multiple constituencies, as per personal observation.

  2. BucksVoter says:

    Party establishment support could be the kiss of death in 2016, especially in a GOP primary. Talk to any rank-and-file Republican and find out how angry they are at their party’s leadership. And Petri is no conservative. He represents one of the richest districts in PA and has a very moderate voting record in Harrisburg. I think he’s going to have trouble connecting with blue-collar conservatives in Lower Bucks County.

  3. rsklaroff says:

    This is pivotal, particularly when the absence of support for his opponents is recognized.

  4. Burgermeister Meisterberger says:

    This guy always looks like he is dropping a deuce.

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