Monday, February 20, 2017

Why is Meehan standing Pat?

I used my print column today to talk about Pat Meehan.

The 7th District Congressman recently announced that he would not seek the GOP nod to challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.

The interesting question is why?

I have a couple of theories.

It has to do with BT and AT. That stands for Before Trump and After Trump.

It's a new political landscape out there.

I'm not sure Meehan wanted to put his neck on the line in a dicey statewide contest when he routinely rolls to victory in the 7th District, which has been made almost a GOP lock through the wonders of redistricting.

An off-year election in which Americans might still be steamed at the policies of Donald Trump, and looking to take it out on Republicans up and down the ballot? No wonder Meehan took a pass.

You can read the column here.

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