Monday, September 14, 2009

Philly's Joe Watkins Possible GOP Lite Gov Candidate

From today's Pittsburgh Tribune Review, "Allegheny County GOP mulls primary slate in Pennsylvania," by Debra Erdley

In recent days, some have singled out [Joe] Watkins, a Princeton-educated conservative who is pastor of the oldest black Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, as a potential candidate for lieutenant governor. An East-West ticket featuring [Tom] Corbett and Watkins could be a strong selling point for Republicans in the 2010 general election, they reason.

Watkins, who lost a Senate primary to Rick Santorum in 1994, insisted he's happy offering his opinion to a national audience on MSNBC and ministering to a small parish in one of north Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods.

(h/t mg)

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