Casey Campaign Hiring… Interns
By Brittany Foster, Contributing Writer
Pennsylvania’s senior Senator, Bob Casey Jr., is hiring interns in the Philadelphia area for his 2012 re-election campaign.
As advertised on the Democratic campaign job clearinghouse JobsThatAreLeft, the Casey campaign is looking for part or full-time interns looking to gain election experience for academic credit (unpaid).
Casey has been slow to acquire campaign staff and infrastructure, a luxury that results from the lack of a strong Republican opponent on the radar. The most robust department of the campaign is fundraising, where Casey has enjoyed relatively strong success.
Most likely interns will work in the campaign’s fundraising office in Philly, though the the Casey camp wouldn’t comment.
The first-term Senator won his last election by a wide 18 point margin over now presidential candidate Rick Santorum. He’s seen as a favorite to keep his seat next year.
So far, the only declared candidate is Harrisburg-area attorney and former Santorum staffer Marc Scaringi. Tea Party leaders Laureen Cummings (northeast PA) and Tom Smith (western PA) are each leaning toward their own bids, and the GOP is reportedly trying to recruit several independently wealthy businessmen into the race.
Rob Gleason, Pennsylvania’s Republican Party Chairman, recently told the AP that there is still plenty of time to find a nominee who will give Casey a strong challenge.