Santorum Makes an Endorsement

A week after effectively ending his bid for President, Rick Santorum is making an endorsement: Williams Sieg for PA House, for Pa. House in district 92 (based in Dillsburg, comprising southern Cumberland and northern York counties).

The seat is being vacated by Rep. Scott Perry, who is seeking retiring Rep. Todd Platts’ spot in Congress.

“William Sieg is someone who will fight every day for this community and for the conservative values we all share,” Santorum said. “I’ve known him his entire life, and he is exactly the type of fighter we need in Harrisburg.”

“Senator Santorum has been a leader for conservatives and a fighter for America. I am honored to have Senator Santorum’s endorsement,” Sieg said. “I’m ready to go to Harrisburg and fight for our working families and to finally end property taxes once and for all.”

Harrisburg runs in Sieg’s family. His uncle is Pa. Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre), a long time Santorum friend and ally. Before he served as U.S. Senator from Pa., Santorum served as an aide to Corman’s father – also a Pa. Senator.

Likewise, Jake Corman served as an aide to Santorum in his early career.

Sieg recently served as a special assistant to the Secretary of Transportation in the Corbett administration. Before that he served as a staff member in the Pennsylvania Senate. He lives in Newberry Township with his wife and son.

Four other Republicans are seeking the nomination in the strong-GOP district: Scott Derr, Dan Johnson, Anthony Pugliese and Mike Regan. Charles Comrey is the lone Democrat running.

Though he suspended his campaign on Tuesday, he has yet to endorse Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee.

11 Responses

  1. Yes – if by “trolls” you mean the “career politician” trolls have weighed in, havent they? Or did you mean that we should all go ‘wow, a political endorsement for someone who knows the family of one candidate but doesnt know the other candidates or the positions or the issues facing the district so lets throw our name behind an aspiring career politician”? Because I wont be able to support that. From the governor, to political committees or someone like Santorum – they shouldnt do that. Im looking for someone WITHOUT an endorsement – that says more to me than someone with one.

  2. Billy Sieg was never my choice and this certainly doesnt sway me. I support the guys without political or government careers – that cuts out William or BJ, Anthony and Michael. I dont know who I will vote for yet – but am leaning toward Dan Johnson. My advice to voters this year – dont listen to endorsements – vote your conscience.

  3. Well – here is a newsbreaker – I endorse someone else with my vote other than Sieg. Who am I – oh, nobody – just an average voter who has had enough of political BS and that is exactly what this is.

  4. Unbelievable. Anyone who attended any of the candidate events or the debate and heard BJ speak knows how out of his league he is – mumbling and lacking specifics. This stinks of family politics and cronyism and is eactly the reason things never change. Give me a break.

  5. So – at the last minute – a failed former senator endorses a candidate 6 days from the end? Was it he didnt know who to support all along or was their some professional lobbying going on? Is this what you want PA? Another career politician? Really? I think the electorate has changed – I dont think people hear who endorses someone and then votes for them for that reason. At least, I hope not. You have a brain – research your own candidate – support the one YOU want – not because someone else does.

  6. I’m sick and tired of Republican insiders endorsing in campaigns where they don’t need to stick their noses. The last thing we need are more “establishment” politicians in Harrisburg! It’s like pulling teeth to get them to do anything more than pass useless legislation that always has unintended consequences because they have no experience in the private sector! We need to elect someone who has a strong business background who can get this state out of the hole the establishment politicians have dug for us. Dan Johnson is my choice.

  7. Rick Santorum needs to stay out of local politics. If it were not for Rick Santorum endorsing Senator Arlen Specter over Pat Tommey in 2004 and then loosing his seat to Bob Casey in 2006 would we even have Obama Care?? At this point, an endorsement from Santorum is about as good as one from the Governor of PA. This is not your district Rick, please stay out of this race.

  8. Typical insider politics. Just what we need another legislator beholden to Republican leadership. The leadership that can’t get prevailing wage and right to work passed, and will not take on the unions. If this guy is elected, it’s just more of the same, and look where that has gotten us. Time to vote for someone not connected to Harrisburg in any way. TIME TO VOTE FOR A CITIZEN LEGISLATOR.

  9. This is absolutely ridiculous! Who do these people think they are? This is a prime example of “PAYING YOUR DUES.” I didn’t know much about Bill Sieg before, but hearing this is all I need to know. Rick Santorum couldn’t have won PA in the presidential race and he should keep his grimy hands out of our local races too.

  10. Rick endorsing BJ is not a surprise since it is well known that Rick worked for BJ’s granddad, Doyle Corman, Jake Corman’s dad, while he was going to law school. Typical inside politics trying to impact local elections. We won’t be fooled!

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