Bruce Slater, who is challenging long-time incumbent Republican Joe Pitts in the 16th congressional district, has revamped his website, www.slaterforcongress.com. Worth a look if you haven’t seen it before, or a second look if you have.
In the 6th congressional district, the Chester County Democrats have endorsed the candidacy of Bob Roggio, www.bobroggioforcongress.com. Incumbent Republican Jim Gerlach's slim victories make him seem like an easy target but he has proven difficult to dislodge. According to “Chester Co dems endorse Roggio,” by Nancy Petersen (1/26):
Although this is his first run for office, Roggio, 60, is no stranger to politics. He was Philadelphia volunteer coordinator for Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign in 2004, suburban Philadelphia coordinator for Sen. Bob Casey's campaign, and until recently, Casey's field representative in southeastern Pennsylvania.
From the tone of the article it sounds like fellow Democrat Mike Leibowitz plans to stay in the race.
Second term Democrat Allyson Schwartz, (campaign: www.allysonschwartz.com, legislative: Schwartz.house.gov) of the 13th district has picked up not one, not two, but three likely challengers. See “Trio of Republicans line up for chance at Schwartz’s seat in Congress,” by Bradley Vasoli, The Bulletin (1/29):
Upper Moreland businessman Lee Falgoust has officially entered the Republican primary for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, currently held by Democrat Allyson Schwartz.
Mr. Falgoust's announcement widens to three the field of GOP candidates officially vying to challenge Ms. Schwartz for re-election. Marina Kats, an Abington resident and president of Kats, Jamison, Van der Veen and Associates, has announced her candidacy as has Upper Dublin homemaker and former Elite Limousine service owner Frank Szabo.
So it looks as though the initial cast of characters in the regional congressional races is set.