Expect that to change.
The 45-year old Bucks County native is about to have plenty of time of his hands and opportunities to pursue.
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is set to retire after the next congressional term, leaving an opening in PA-8 in 2016. The NRCC will be desperately trying to find a good recruit to replace Fitzpatrick and Cawley would likely be their top option.
The Lt. Governor may, however, chose to stay in state politics and take on Tom Wolf in 2018. As Governor Corbett’s second-in-command he would be the early frontrunner for the job.
He could also bypass both those options and seek a spot in the Senate by taking on Bob Casey in 2018. Sen. Casey could be difficult to defeat but if a Democrat (like say Hillary Clinton) wins the White House, the GOP could have the midterm advantage.
So, what do you think Jim Cawley should do?
What do you think Jim Cawley should do?
- Run for the 8th Congressional District in 2016 (40%)
- None of the above (40%)
- Run against Tom Wolf in the 2018 Gubernatorial Election (11%)
- Run against Bob Casey in the 2018 Senate Contest (10%)