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

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.

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