Main Street Partnership Backs Bradley Comeback

Posted September 4, 2007 at 2:42pm

The Republican Main Street Partnership’s political action committee has endorsed former Rep. Jeb Bradley (R) in his quest to get his old job back.

“Jeb Bradley charted a centrist, independent way during his time in Congress,” Rep. Fred Upton (Mich.), head of the RMSP PAC, said in a statement.

Bradley, who represented the 1st district for two terms, was upset last year by now-Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D).

John Stephen, a former state health commissioner who lost to Bradley in the 2002 GOP primary, is preparing to run again next year, meaning the former Congressman could have a primary to deal with before he would be able to set his sights on Shea-Porter.

Bradley trailed Shea-Porter in cash on hand to close the second quarter of this year, though not by much, as he finished the period with $201,000 in the bank, compared with the Congresswoman’s $256,000.

— David M. Drucker