Pennsylvania Senate: Tea Party Leader to Challenge Casey

Laureen Cummings, the “head of the Scranton Tea Party, declared her candidacy for U.S. Senate during a weekend radio program,” Pennsylvania Independent reports.

During a guest appearance Saturday on The David Madeira Show on WTRW-FM, Cummings said she would seek the Republican nomination for Senate in 2012. Ultimately, she hopes to unseat first-term U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Penn.

“I think we need more patriots (in Congress)," said Cummings. “Next election, we need more patriots to get out there.”

Cummings is the second person to officially declare for the race, following Marc Scaringi, a Dauphin County lawyer and former staffer to one-time U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. Casey defeated Santorum in 2006.

(h/t – The Page)

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