PA-6: National Orgs Step Up



Primary season may be heating up in other races, but in PA-6 the general election contest is already starting.

With Ryan Costello and Manan Trivedi each appearing to be the eventual Republican and Democratic nominees respectively, their national parties are beginning to lend a hand of support.

For Costello, this support comes in the form of being promoted to a “Contender” in the NRCC’s “Young Guns” program. The Young Guns were formed in 2007 by the powerful triumvirate of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and Budget Chairman and 2012 Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

“Voters believe strongly that the country is on the wrong track because of President Obama and Nancy Pelosi’s failed legislation, like ObamaCare. Ryan Costello has reached the ‘Contender’ status because he is exemplary of the new leadership needed in Washington D.C. to turn our country around and provide a check and balance in Washington,” said NRCC Chairman Rep. Greg Walden. “I am confident that Ryan will continue to work hard for his district and bring sound, conservative principles to Congress.”

Trivedi, meanwhile, is getting help from DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. They will be joined by Zainab Javed, a student from Erie who received Pell Grants to attend college,  on a conference call aimed to showcase the harms that would be caused by the Ryan budget.

“[They will] discuss how the House Republican budget, authored by Paul Ryan and supported by Rep. Jim Gerlach, gives tax breaks to the wealthiest while raising taxes on middle-class families in Pennsylvania by at least $2,000,” according to the DNC’s press release.

Costello and Trivedi are competing for the state’s 6th congressional district, a seat occupied by GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach, who announced his impending retirement back in January.


3 Responses

  1. Right on “Not Ready.”

    Phil my boy, you are also correct. Manan’s camp has nothing to criticize Costello. Ryan has a strong track record of center right leadership and many examples of working in a bipartisan fashion to get things done.

    On the other hand, Manan doesn’t. However, he does have the anchor that is Obamacare firmly tied to his leg.

    The 6th District wants common sense leadership with more centrist leanings. Ryan Costell, like Gerlach, is just that whereas Manan is pretty far left.

  2. Excellent suggestion Phil. Perhaps in that ad, he can explain why the party of marriage equality and tolerance believes that the use of a term to describe a gay sex act is an effective way to insult and disparage a political group for their beliefs.

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