He’s Back! Rohrer to Head Americans for Prosperity’s PA Chapter
By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor
Other than perhaps Pat Toomey (in his 2004 challenge to Senator Arlen Specter), no political figure in PA better reflects the Tea Party outlook more than former State Rep. and GOP gubernatorial candidate Sam Rohrer.
Now, he’s back. Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a conservative group aligned with the Tea Party movement, announced today that the Berks County native is taking over as state director of the PA chapter.
Rohrer is a good fit for AFP, which is well known for targeting Democrats, as well as Republicans seen to stray from the conservative line. That was the main premise of Rohrer’s long shot challenge to Corbett in last year’s GOP primary.
“Sam should be familiar to some of you. As a nine-term former State Representative, he’s been walking the path of economic freedom and prosperity in the state legislature since 1992.”
“As a former member of the House Education Committee, Sam wrote the school choice law that has empowered over 33,000 Pennsylvania students to attend private or enhanced public school programs,” read the release.
The takeaway: Sam Rohrer is back, and more than anything, Republican patrons of pork had better watch out.