PoliticsPa/PA Independent has the story on a new GOP challenger to Bob Casey -- Scranton tea party founder Laureen Cummings:
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.
“I think we need more patriots (in Congress),” said Cummings. “Next election, we need more patriots to get out there.”
Cummings said her experience as a nurse gives her a better perspective on the national health care debate than Casey, whom she said has not read the entire health reform law.
“I’ve read the health care bill, and I know he hasn’t,” said Cummings. “And I’ve read the cap and trade bill, and I know he hasn’t because I’ve approached him about both of them.”
The other announced Republican candidate is Harrisburg attorney/Murrysville native/former Santorum aide Marc Scaringi.
Video of Cummings on the stump below: