But yesterday, the OPJ informed me about this story:
A state representative from Allegheny County has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission signalling a run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Robert Casey Jr."Our people" Rick? Who do you mean by "our people"?
Rep. Rick Saccone, a Republican from Elizabeth, told PennLive Thursday he will formally announce his bid later this month. He becomes the first candidate to take official steps to challenge Casey, who will be up for a third term in 2018.
"I thought our country was going in the wrong direction, and I was going to step up and do something about it," Saccone said. "I want to be there to help our new president secure the agenda that our people voted for."
Before we begin to ponder who Rick is referencing there, let's remind everyone of the some of the times Rick showed up on this blog:
- January 28, 2012 - Rick introduced legislation making 2012 "The Year Of The Bible."
- October 27, 2013 - Rick proposed a bill requiring Pennsylvania public schools to post "In God We Trust" on every school building.
As I wrote in 2012, Rick's also a cosponsor of an anti-Sharia law law. And so this means that:I guess this means that faith written into legislation is acceptable if it's the good faith, unacceptable if it's the bad faith.
He's also a fan of waterboarding (which is a war crime).