Pennsylvania: Republican Welch Announces for Rep. Sestak’s Seat

Posted July 3, 2009 at 2:52am

He may not have held an official announcement event yet, Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak has made it so abundantly clear he’s challenging Sen. Arlen Specter in a 2010 Democratic primary that would-be successors in Sestak’s 7th District are preparing campaigns.

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A candidacy announcement came Thursday from Republican businessman Steven Welch, who promises that his run in the 7th District, a suburban Philadelphia constituency, will feature a “new style of campaigning that will focus on voter engagement and utilize cutting-edge technologies.”

“I am running for Congress to ensure that we send people to Washington with a proven record of creating good jobs with good benefits, who have balanced the budget and met a bottom line,” Welch said in a video statement on his campaign Web site, which includes several videos and links to Facebook and Twitter pages.