11 hours ago
Sunday, December 13, 2009
10th CD: Peifer in, Meuser out
PoliticsPA has heard from multiple GOP sources that Republican state Rep. Michael Peifer will run in the 10th Congressional District against Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Carney. Peifer, elected in 2007 to the legislature, represents an area in the the wide-ranging congressional district’s northeastern region. He won’t face former Republican candidate Dan Meusser, who told PoliticsPA he’s focused on helping elect GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett instead.
Peifer succeeded long time state rep Jerry Birmelin the in the 139th district. Looking around his website it appears that he is an avid hunter and fisherman who opposes any gun control laws. He sponsored a constitutional amendment to ban unfunded mandates and supports the Boy Scouts. I sent him an email asking for comment and will post it when/if he responds.