Pa. GOP endorses Chester County’s Steve Welch for U.S. Senate

    All four of Governor Corbett’s picks for state and federal offices have received the endorsement of the commonwealth’s Republican committee. One of those candidates is Chester County entrepreneur Steve Welch for U.S. Senate.
    During a forum of U.S. Senate candidates this weekend, Corbett could be found outside in the hallway, the top of his head barely visible from behind an armchair facing the wall in the corner. “Shoring up support,” said members of his staff.And the governor continued to do it right up until the committee’s vote to endorse, telling members there’s more at stake than this year’s primary election.  “Should you choose not to endorse, or to become inconsistent with endorsements, candidates will begin to bypass the input and expertise of our membership–of you,” said Corbett. For weeks there was speculation as to whether or not committees with a will to buck Corbett’s endorsement would vote not to favor any one of the GOP candidates for U.S. Senate. Steve Welch still faces several other Republican candidates in the April 24th primary, including Armstrong County coal company founder Tom Smith, businessman and once congressional candidate, Tim Burns, former Berks County state Representative Sam Rohrer, Harrisburg-area lawyer Marc Scaringi, Bucks County businessman David Christian, and Bedford County pharmacist John Kensinger.

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