Former State Representative and current Republican Senate candidate Sam Rohrer has begun a crusade against the Pennsylvania GOP State Committee’s endorsement of a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Bob Casey. Rohrer believes “A closed nomination process is bad for the Republican party.”
Rohrer’s organization released on Monday the results of a poll of 1,729 Pennsylvanians likely to vote in the GOP primary. By an overwhelming majority, 84% of respondents said that voters should be able to decide in an open Primary process without the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s endorsement of a Senate candidate.
Also reported in the findings was that 68% of those polled supported, or strongly supported, “the ideals and values of the Tea Party.” Rick Santorum was favored for President by 28.87% of those polled, and Newt Gingrich was close behind with 26.14%. Romney came in third with just under 20%, but with 17.84% of those polled undecided, these rankings could certainly change.