“I stand before you today to say that yes, we ended midnight votes and illegal pay raises. We slowed down—and have almost replaced—a culture where cars and trips and parties on the taxpayer dime have almost come to an end. “But I didn’t come to Harrisburg to fulfill a lifetime dream. Now it’s time to take the fight to Washington, DC,” Eichelberger said.
Eichelberger is serving his third term in the state Senate, and will not be running for his current seat in 2018.
Eichelberger is running on his conservative record in the state Senate, saying he will continue that in Congress.
“A distress call has been sent out by like-minded members of Congress, asking patriots from across the nation to stand up for liberty, truth, and justice and, in some cases, to send reinforcements,” Eichelberger said.
Eichelberger stirred controversy last year after his comments on inner city schools during a town hall meeting.
Art Halverson and Benjamin Dayton Hornberger have already declared for the race, while state Reps. Richard Alloway, state House Majority Leader Dave Reed, and state Senator Pat Stefano, are considering runs.