Today we learned that Sam Rohrer, the failed gubernatorial candidate and state director of David Koch’s astroturf group Americans for Prosperity, is mulling a challenge to Senator Bob Casey.
Rohrer proved too ultra for the Republican primary electorate in 2010, but so far he is the biggest name on the list of nobodies who have announced. This probably makes it more likely that Jim Gerlach or Charlie Dent gets in the race.
Randy Toman, a candidate for the Bethlehem Area School Board and the man behind the Lehigh Valley Conservative blog, told supporters that Rohrer had agreed to attend a fundraiser on September 23rd and that the event might also serve as the former lawmaker’s Lehigh Valley campaign kickoff.
“This is hot off the press——Sam tells me he is seriously considering running for US Senate and has been approached by some people and should know something one way or the other by the week of September 19th—he made it clear to me–certain things must be in place if in fact he is to run,” Toman wrote in an email obtained by PoliticsPA.