Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski (D) is “seriously considering” a primary challenge to former Rep. Joe Sestak (D). The winner of the Democratic nomination would go on to face Sen. Pat Toomey (R).
Pawlowski: “I truly believe that the only way we will move forward as a nation is by returning common sense back to Washington, electing people who can get things done and work together without undermining or risking our country’s future. I have been reminded lately that mayors, by the very nature of their jobs, are uniquely equipped to make that happen.”
“Toomey’s campaign filings showed him with $5.8 million as of Dec. 31. “¦ Sestak had $1.5 million. “¦ Pawlowski has not yet created a federal PAC to raise money for the race.” (Allentown Morning Call)
“Pawlowski would “¦ provide Democrats with an alternative to Sestak, an alternative for which many in the party have been desperately searching.” He said he’ll announce “his decision in the next two weeks.” (PoliticsPA)