An anti-incumbent organization has thrown its support behind two local candidates for state offices.
PACleanSweep founder Russ Diamond said the organization is supporting the candidacies of Republicans Russ Bigus for state Senate in the 20th District and Edmund Sieminski, running for state representative of the 119th District.
"The pay raise issue raised a lot of concerns with me regarding the process and procedure in the way it was done," Bigus said. "There is no entitlement to this position. It's a job where we're supposed to roll up our sleeves every day and go to work for the people. I contacted PACleanSweep in November for their support, and I'm excited to get it because we share the same philosophies."
Sieminski, the only challenger to Rep. John Yudichak (D-Nanticoke), has served as a state representative in the past, and tried to instill reform while in the position.
Bigus will face a crowded field in the May 16 primary, with opposition from Republicans Lisa Baker, James Haggerty, David Madeira and Carl Sutton. The winner will square off against Democrat Robert McNamara for the seat of retiring Sen. Charles Lemmond.
I'm not sure if this a good thing or a bad thing.
Leadership squabble divides anti-incumbent group . Russ Diamond is running for Governor and the rest of the bunch is not happy about it.
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