There's still a lot of anger out there among Dems and union leaders about Jason Altmire's "no" on health care reform -- witness the draft Jack Shea Facebook page here.
Shea more or less told the P-G already that a primary challenge is too daunting a task (he'd have to mount a write-in campaign) and Politico notes the same today, in a story about Altmire and other Dems probably skating through the primaries:
In Pennsylvania, Alleghany Labor Council President Jack Shea, a local powerbroker who is mulling a run against Democratic Rep. Jason Altmire, also has limited options. His choices are either to wage a longshot primary write-in campaign against the incumbent or run as an independent in the general election because the state’s filing deadline passed several weeks ago.
“If that health care vote had been a couple of months ago, we might be talking about a serious challenger [to Altmire],” said Larry Ceisler, a longtime Democratic strategist in Pennsylvania. “But these groups don’t have enough time to galvanize the troops. Deal’s up. Time ran out.”
At the top is Chris Briem's 2006 map of Altmire's first winning race in 2006 -- note how the Dem votes are bunched in the labor-heavy Beaver valley.