<Just days after Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Bedford) announced he would not seek re-election this year, Art Halverson and Benjamin Dayton Hornberger announced they are entering the race.
According to the Public Opinion, Hornberger was originally planning a run for 2020, but decided to push his run to this year because of Shuster’s announcement.
Hornberger gained some amount of fame after he shot himself in the leg at a free speech rally at Gettysburg National Military Park.
He would face issues if elected though. The 23-year-old is not constitutionally eligible for the seat as he would be under the 25-year-old requirement.
“It would come down to Article I Section 5 of the Constitution on whether Congress would seat me or not. That article and section gives Congress the authority to seat members-elect even if they don’t meet the age requirements,” Hornberger told the Public Opinion.
Halverson, who ran against Shuster in the last two elections, announced he would be running for the seat as well.