So who's Mike Turzai?
Turzai, R-Bradford Woods, the House minority whip, reportedly is considering challenging U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-McCandless, for the 4th Congressional District seat next year.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has had discussions with Turzai about running against Altmire, the Washington, D.C., newspaper Roll Call reported.
Turzai, spotted at the NRCC annual dinner last month, thus far has declined to discuss the report.
He won State Senate Orie's House seat easily in 2001:
Republican Mike Turzai was the comfortable winner over Thomas Dancison in yesterday's special election to fill a vacant North Hills seat in the state House.Via Votesmart.org, he's been given an "ANTI" rating from Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania while the Commonwealth Foundation gives him a score of 89 and the NRA Political Victory Fund gave him an A.
The victory, by the impressive if not unexpected margin of more than 3-to-1, was a political resurrection for the Bradford Woods lawyer, who was buried in a landslide in a well-funded attempt to oust former U.S. Rep. Ron Klink from his 4th District congressional seat in 1998.