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NRCC Puts Rothfus “On the Radar”

Keith Rothfus took a step toward joining Republicans’ top cadre of congressional challengers today. The NRCC officially reclassified him as ‘On the Radar,’ the second step in the committee’s “Young Guns” program for promising recruits.

August 18th, 2011 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Sen. Candidate Smith a Heavyweight GOP Donor

Tea Party leader and mining industry veteran Tom Smith told PoliticsPA that he was willing and able to give his campaign a financial boost. A review of his past campaign contributions backs up the claim: Smith has contributed over $185,000 to a variety of Republican candidates over the past decade.

August 17th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate | No Comments

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Another Tea Party Challenger for Casey

A new name has surfaced in the hunt for the GOP nomination: Tom Smith, Chairman of the Indiana-Armstrong Patriots. The coal industry veteran said he will formally announce his candidacy after Labor Day, and says that he will provide enough seed money to make a serious run.

August 17th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate | 2 Comments

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8/17 Morning Buzz

Rick Perry making gains – in PA? 3 of 10 GOP Bonusgate defendants plead guilty; the NRCC goes after Critz; and Specter is not too optimistic about the super committee.

August 17th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments