A question I have posed was if Turzai will run for both Congress and State House at the same time. I don't know how confident he is that he will win the Congressional Primary against Keith Rothfus.
There was mention that one Republican was planning on running against Mike Turzai regardless of his intentions for the Congressional race. Karen Shaheen, who is the treasurer of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County, mentioned that she was going to circulate a petition against Mike Turzai. She said that Turzai has become a career politician that used to be a Democrat. She also said the attempt to pass liquor privatization and school vouchers were false marketing. Karen ran for school board in 2007 and 2009 and lost. She appears to be very conservative.
Can a good moderate Democrat make a run at this seat if she is the front runner?
Incumbent: Mike Turzai (Republican, Majority Leader of the State House, candidate for Congress)
Possible challengers: Karen Shaheen (Republican)
Sharon Brown (Democrat ran in 2010)
Here is the new map of the 28th State House Distinct. The green parts are the
old district and the aqua blue line is the outline of the new district.