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PA-6: Rohrer and LaRue Decline Run


Former Republican Senate candidate Sam Rohrer decided not to run for PA-6.

“I have prayerfully considered this decision, sought wise counsel from my family, pastors and my esteemed colleagues and have decided not to run for Congress,” Rohrer said.

Before Rohrer ran unsuccessfully for the Republican Senate nomination in 2012, he also lost to Tom Corbett in the 2010 gubernatorial Republican primary. Prior to that, he was a state representative from the 128th district.

Still in the hypothetical Republican primary are Chester County Commissioner Ryan Costello, businessman Patrick Collins and State Senator John Rafferty.

Spokesman of the New Democratic Coalition, Phil LaRue also decided to exit the race.

“While I would be honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Southeastern Pennsylvania, I have concluded that I will not be a candidate for the Sixth District in 2014,” he said.

Remaining in the prospective candidate pool on the Democratic side are Rep. Mark Rozzi, Manan Trivedi, Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, State Senator Andy Dinniman and the only declared candidate Mike Parrish.

8 Responses

  1. Rohrer won a narrow seven way primary race in 1992, so he had a little luck in the first place, not necessarily because of better ideas than several of his very capable opponents.
    Kathleen3, exactly when did the time you mention exist in Pennsylvania exist? Was it during the nearly 100 years of Republican boss rule that began after the Civil War? How was that possible? Was it because of millions of straight ticket votes by “low information and Party indoctrinated citizens?

  2. I am sorry to learn that Phil LaRue will not be running. While this election cycle may not have served as the best time for his candidacy, I hope to see him run in the near future. Phil has a true commitment to public service, offers a measured approach to complex problems, and would be able to work with both sides of the aisle. His energy and willingness to make compromises for the greater could is refreshing in light out our currently gridlocked Congress.

  3. There was a time when a man the caliber of Sam Rohrer would have been elected in a landslide. Today it is men who are bought and paid for and wholly owned by Party bosses and special interests, elected by low information and Party indoctrinated citizens.

  4. Anybody who voted for the midnight payraise doesn’t deserve to be elected dogcatcher. I’m so sick of hearing the Rohrerbots trying to explain that away. You had your chance and you blew it, Sam.

  5. Sam’s last re-election win was extremely thin; is that why he retired from a State House seat he could still possibly win? Are the lemmings tired of jumping off a cliff?

  6. Early indications that interference by spouse in GOP front runner’s campaign management is breaking a lot of eggs, leaving hard feelings and endangering his chances which portend a Fred Thompson for President type debacle.

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