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Roarty: Rohrer Like to Join Senate Race

By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor

By now, all of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are preparing for Sam Rohrer to get into the race. The former Pa. Rep, and 2010 gubernatorial candidate has been hinting for months that he is on the verge of announcing his candidacy.

Rohrer has limited financial muscle, but a devoted following of conservative activists. His name recognition alone would place him among top tier of Republicans seeking to unseat Sen. Bob Casey.

Writes PoliticsPA alumnus Alex Roarty for the National Journal’s Hotline On Call:

In an email to supporters obtained by the Hotline On Call, Rohrer, a former state lawmaker, announced he would step down from his position as the Pennsylvania state director of the conservative group Americans for Prosperity. The move precipitates a decision later this month, he said, that would “outline my next step in promoting constitutional principles and courageous leadership.”

“It’s a road — like others we’ve traveled before- that will be difficult and with an uncertain destination,” Rohrer said. “Living in this critical time in our nation’s history, I am convinced that we as Americans must rediscover that truth is the bedrock of freedom and that now is the time to rebuild that foundation together.”

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3 Responses

  1. Unfortunately our group did not get the opportunity to hear Sam Rohrer speak until the day before he ran for Governor. Had Sam received the media attention devoted to other candidates I have no doubt he would now be our Governor.

    To InSync I would say if Sam Roher was our Governor and Daryl Metcalfe the Lt. Governor Pennsylvania would now be the envy of every other state. Interesting that two of the very few politicians who actually honor their oaths of office, our Constitution, and laws are denigrated by those who post on this site.

  2. Rohrer voted for the payraise and pensions. In his time in the House he never used the power of his seniority to get any of the bills he introduced passed. This would make for a weak Senator esp. in that den of iniquity in DC.

  3. I’ve watched Sam Rohrer speak on several cable shows and interviews. He is perfectly articulate and worthy of study by communications specialists. Is it the tones of voice, inflections, the pauses, hand gestures? Content is logical and sometimes supported with evidence, much much moreso than any of the national GOP candidates.

    He’s too conservative for me and some of the statements are throw-away stuff (every candidate HAS to say them for their electorate’s endorphine release). Some of the people around him are very flawed, Fox News robots.

    I would say he is truly intelligent and principled, a rarity in politics, esp. national Republican. They would more likely elevate the likes of firebrand/gun-nut Daryl Metcalfe from western Pa.

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