Politics PA: Bruce Castor may Run against Corbett in Republican Primary

The online politics site, Politics PA, reports Castor said he is considering a primary run against Corbett in 2014.


Politics PA, an online source dedicated to information for "political junkies," is reporting that Bruce Castor, former Montgomery County District Attorney, is considering a run against Gov. Corbett in the 2014 Republican Primary.

The only known Democratic challenger is former Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger, who announced his candidacy for the 2014 Democratic nomination at Philadephia's Reading Terminal Market on Nov. 28.

The report says: "The two men have a history. Castor lost to Corbett by 5 points in the 2004 primary for Pa. Attorney General. Corbett was endorsed by the Republican State Committee in that contest – much to Castor’s chagrin. Castor, 51, was twice elected Montgomery County District Attorney from 2000 to 2008. He was elected as County Commissioner in 2007 when, because of an unexpected power-sharing deal between Republican Jim Matthews and Democrat Joe Hoeffel, he was locked out of county governance. However, when Democrats Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards swept into office in 2011, he went from cantankerous opposition to constructive partner and many of his complaints about his previous colleagues were vindicated. He presently works at the Blue Bell office of the law firm Elliott Greenleaf and lives in Lower Salford Township with his wife and two children."

judy December 07, 2012 at 05:01 PM
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