Businessman Chris Hackett (R) is officially a candidate in the 10th district, and hopes to win his party’s nomination and upend Rep. Christopher Carney (D) next year.
The northeastern Pennsylvania district is solid Republican territory, but was snatched by Carney last year in part because of the personal scandal surrounding then-Rep. Don Sherwood (R).
Republicans are heavily targeting Carney for elimination.
But some GOP sources familiar with the district caution that Carney has performed well and won’t be easy to dispose of, although they say a good Republican candidate would certainly be positioned to win the seat in 2008.
– David M. Drucker