The Montgomery County commissioners race could be the suburban political fight of the year. Bruce Castor, county District Attorney, has already announced his intention to run against the incumbent Republican commissioners in the primary. Now Democrats are trying to persuade former county commissioner and former congressionman Joe Hoeffel to join incumbent Democratic commissioner Ruth Damsker on the ballot. According to today's Inquirer ("Two Big Names in Montco May Vie," by Tom Infield):
"I have been telling them no, but I've been talking to them because they're friends of mine," Hoeffel said. "My position is I'm not running, but I don't want to speculate."