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Pawlowski ‘Seriously Considering’ Senate Bid

His candidacy would give Dems an alternative to Sestak.

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Lisa Hagen
April 7, 2015, 6:34 a.m.

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)

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