Casey in the crosshairs now

    Buoyed by their success in the 2010 midterms, Pennsylvania Republicans are now lining up to take on Democratic  U.S. Senator Bob Casey in 2012. A Harrisburg attorney announced this week he plans to run for the GOP nomination. Marc Scaringi, 40, said he’ll make an issue of the financial bailouts, the auto industry rescue and the health care overall, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    Early in his career, Scaringi was an aide to conservative Senator Rick Santorum, whom Casey defeated in 2006.

    Scaringi is far less well-known than other Republicans said to be cosidering a run. They include suburban Philadelphia U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent of  Allentown, conservative Pittsburgh talk show host Glen Meakem, State House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, of Bradford Woods, and Sen. Jake Corman, of Centre County.

    You can read Daniel Malloy’s story in the Post-Gazette here.

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