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19 October 2015

Is Steve Santarsiero dropping out of the PA-08 race? - National Republican Congressional Committee www.nrcc.org

https://www.nrcc.org/2015/10/19/is-steve-santarsiero-dropping-out-of-the-pa-08-race/

Is Steve Santarsiero dropping out of the PA-08 race? | October 19th, 2015

Is Steve Santarsiero looking to end his campaign for Congress in PA-08?  According to his latest FEC filing (line 19c), Santarsiero recently paid himself back the $40,000 he loaned his campaign.  Why would he do that if he wasn't looking to call it quits?

Combine that with the story from over the summer that the DCCC was trying to force Santarsiero out of the race and suddenly it starts making sense.  Maybe Santarsiero now realizes that voting in favor of the Tom Wolf budget to raise his constituents' income taxes by 16 percent has made him unelectable.

NRCC Comment:  "Steve Santarsiero's donors should be asking him just how serious he is about running for Congress considering that he just paid himself back the $40,000 he loaned his campaign.  Maybe Santarsiero has realized that voting for Tom Wolf's 16 percent income tax hike has made him unelectable.  Santarsiero should tell his donors if he is actually serious about his campaign for Congress before expecting any more of their money." –NRCC Spokesman Chris Pack


23 September 2015

Will Steve Santarsiero finally do his job as state representative? - National Republican Congressional Committee www.nrcc.org

https://www.nrcc.org/2015/09/23/will-steve-santarsiero-finally-do-his-job-as-state-representative/

Will Steve Santarsiero finally do his job as state representative? | September 23rd, 2015

Now that the Philadelphia Inquirer has called on the state legislature to impeach Kathleen Kane, will Steve Santarsiero finally do his job serving his constituents in the state house? Or, is Kane just good enough for Santarsiero to use to score political points in his Congressional campaign?

Here's some of the highlights of today's Inquirer editorial calling for Kane's removal from office:

"…the court's ruling underscores the necessity that the legislature and governor pursue impeachment or another constitutional means of removing Kane from office."

"The legislature and Gov. Wolf should therefore take steps to remove her from office as prescribed by the state constitution."

Your move, Steven.

NRCC Comment:  "Now that the largest newspaper in the commonwealth is calling for the legislature to impeach Kathleen Kane, will Steve Santarsiero finally do his job by leading the way? Santarsiero's constituents deserve a state representative who is willing to focus on his current job instead of just doing what benefits him in his Democratic primary for Congress." -NRCC Spokesman Chris Pack


13 August 2015

Steve Santarsiero: The cowardly lion of PA-08 - National Republican Congressional Committee www.nrcc.org

https://www.nrcc.org/2015/08/12/steve-santarsiero-the-cowardly-lion-of-pa-08/

Steve Santarsiero: The cowardly lion of PA-08 | August 12th, 2015

According to PoliticsPA, PA state representative and PA-08 candidate Steve Santarsiero has gotten himself worked up into a tizzy over a campaign staffer of Shaughnessy Naughton.  Santarsiero alleges that the staffer was an accomplice in Attorney General Kathleen Kane breaking the law and the fact that Naughton would hire this staffer is telling on how she would run her congressional office.

If Santarsiero really believes that, what does it say about him? If he is so appalled by the actions of Kane and her staff to the point of using them as a political issue in his congressional campaign, why won't he use his official position as a state representative to call for Kane's resignation or to start the impeachment proceedings against her?  It appears he's only willing to use it as a tool in his campaign to give himself a promotion – and that makes him the cowardly lion of PA-08.

NRCC Comment:  "If Steve Santarsiero is so worked up over the indiscretions of Kathleen Kane, then why hasn't he called for her resignation or used his position as state representative to start impeachment proceedings against her?  The fact that Santarsiero is willing to use Kane to score political points in his campaign for Congress but won't do anything about it in his official position as state representative shows you just how much of a hypocrite he is." –NRCC Spokesman Chris Pack