Businessman Officially Jumps into Senate Race

Addis VideoRepublican businessman Paul Addis has made it official, he is jumping into the race to challenge Senator Bob Casey next year.  

Addis released three videos on his website announcing his bid, giving his criticisms of the GOP, and what he will do to beat Casey.  

“I am an imaginative conservative, upset by the GOP’s inability to innovate and set a responsible course. As a citizen and a patriot, I want our government to work better and harder for all of us, for my kids and yours. As a candidate, I will ask difficult questions and develop thoughtful and workable solutions,” his website reads.  

Addis is taking a different approach than other candidates, he it touting his opposition to President Trump.  

“I didn’t vote for President Trump in 2016, nor did I vote for Secretary Clinton,” Addis starts his ‘To beat Casey’ video saying.  

Addis had been considering a run for either Governor or Senate, but focused his decisions on a Senate bid in early April.  

His campaign has plans for events around Pennsylvania in the coming week.  

Addis is a former energy executive, and was recently a Fellow at Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.  

Democrats pointed to the growing field of Republican candidates as a benefit for Casey’s chances next year.

“With the addition of Paul Addis, the GOP clown car primary continues. While Republicans will be forced to wade through a costly, brutal primary campaign, Senator Casey will continue to build on his strong record of delivering results for Pennsylvania’s families, workers, and seniors,” Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesman Max Steele said in an email.  

State Representatives Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny) and Jim Christiana (R-Beaver), businessman Jeff Bartos, and RNC Delegate Andrew Schektor have all also announced bids for next year.  Congressmen Lou Barletta (R-Luzerne) and Mike Kelly (R-Butler) are considering runs as well.

You can view the videos below:

10 Responses

  1. This race will be Bartos VS Casey. Bartos is a young, balanced Pat Toomey. He is smart, savy and just an all around good man. Guys like Jim Christiana, Shecktor and our buddy Paul here are all great people, but they lack the fundraising, structure and personality of Bartos. I really believe that Bartos will join Toomey in the upper chamber for 2018.

  2. His posture is self-disqualifying.

    I initially wasn’t thrilled with The Donald but a binary-choice existed and couldn’t justifiably be ignored; post-election behavior validated my posture which, perhaps, swayed a few SE-PA voters who read the Jewish Exponent.

    http ://ww w.jewishexponen t.co m/opinion/2016/11/why-i-m-an-enthusiastic-trumpster

    Whereas every day since 11/8 has resembled x-mas, Hill/Bill continues to self-destruct [via the ever-expanding blame-game]; The Donald is, if nothing else, hard-working and entertaining…but could y’all imagine listening to her daily in his stead?

    Hoping he continues to run near-last in this polling…for this would send a message to those who are abandoning the updated version of conservative populism we are honored to be witnessing, c/o Trumpism.

  3. His posture is self-disqualifying.

    http://www.jewishexponent.com/opinion/2016/11/why-i-m-an-enthusiastic-trumpster

    I initially wasn’t thrilled with The Donald but a binary-choice existed and couldn’t justifiably be ignored; post-election behavior validated my posture which, perhaps, swayed a few SE-PA voters who read the Jewish Exponent.

    Whereas every day since 11/8 has resembled x-mas, Hill/Bill continues to self-destruct [via the ever-expanding blame-game]; The Donald is, if nothing else, hard-working and entertaining…but could y’all imagine listening to her daily in his stead?

    Hoping he continues to run near-last in this polling…for this would send a message to those who are abandoning the updated version of conservative populism we are honored to be witnessing, c/o Trumpism.

  4. After the deadline to file, then we’ll all know who is really running.

  5. Steve, if you don’t think Saccone’s presence constitutes the making of a clown car, you don’t know what a clown is.

  6. “With the addition of Paul Addis, the GOP clown car primary continues. Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesman Max Steele.

    I hardly think any of the GOP candidates constitute “a clown car primary.” Each of the candidates have their strong points, but none of them have the benefit of their daddy’s name to help get them started.

    Name-calling right out of the gate is what’s wrong with politics today, and it only makes you look like an ass Max Steele. Be better than that, Be more professional.

    1. It would take a Steve to complain about running on daddy’s name. That’s how most of PA politicians do it.

  7. I will be voting for Libertarian Dale Kerns. Interesting enough, you’ve left him out of this article as you habe in the past. He’s a viable candidate with a structured campaign and staff. You should reach out to him.

    I am happy to see a Republican though, who realizes the party lost its way. I will keep an eye on this candidate.

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