“The same reason I ran for the state House, the same reason I ran for borough council is the same reason I’m running for U.S. Senate and that’s a frustration of watching the same politicians for over a decade popping their head up at election time making excuses for why they haven’t solved our greatest challenges,” Christiana said during his announcement, according to the Beaver County Times.
Christiana quickly sent out an email to supporters announcing the news as well, and began his messaging against Casey.
“Senator Casey – who is a nice man – is part of this problem. He has a great last name, but he’s not delivered or led independently,” the email said.
According to his official website, this is Christiana’s fifth and final term in the State House. Christiana touts the passage of PENNWATCH which allows citizens to check government spending online.
Christiana is third candidate, and second western Pennsylvania State House member to jump into the race. State Representative Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny) announced earlier this year, and Andrew Shecktor who was a Trump Delegate to the RNC last year announced as well.