So who's running for what? I think it's a sure bet that our local incumbent state reps will be on the the ballot but the question is who is willing to take them on.
In the 117th freshman Karen Boback is facing a primary challenge from fellow Republican James May but so far that is the only definite challenger to emerge in any race. I've heard that a Kingston Republican with a very similar name is mulling a run against Phyllis Mundy in the 120th but I haven't been able to confirm it yet. Todd Eachus has announced he will run for a sixth term in the 116th district centered on Hazleton. Look for an opponent of the proposed Cargo Airport to take him on. I haven't heard of any serious rumblings of an opponent to Mike Carroll in the 118th or Eddy Day Pashinski in the 121st but it's early.
John Yudichak can probably have the 119th seat for life and he's toyed with the idea of taking on Kanjorski for Congress but this is not the year to do that. And speaking of Kanjo the question is will Lou Barletta take him on?
Help me out people. Let me know in the comments or send me an email if you know of anyone circulating nominating petitions.
In the 10th CD race I'm sure that Carney, Meuser and Hackett will be able to get the 1,000 required signature but we will see if Haire and Swiderski have good enough organizations to get on the ballot. And there is always a chance of a surprise candidate in this district like Kathy Scott in 2006.
Speaking of the 10th CD the CV has this item about something we have been discussing for months on this site:
The Democratic campaign committee for Luzerne County Commissioners Greg Skrepenak and Todd Vonderheid received campaign contributions in 2006 from Dan Meuser and Chris Hackett — two Republicans currently running for Congress.
Hackett and Meuser are competing for the Republican nomination to challenge Chris Carney, the Democratic representative of the 10th Congressional District.Hackett and Meuser love touting their conservative Republican credentials in their campaign ads.
You don’t hear much about their 2006 contributions to the Democratic duo then in charge of the county.
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