Former Rep. Melissa Hart (R-Pa.) may be running for office again. But if she wins, don’t expect to see her on Capitol Hill.
Hart is the presumed frontrunner in an expected special election for a state Senate seat, according to a Wednesday report on PoliticsPA.com. Before serving the 4th district for three terms, Hart had spent a decade as a state legislator.
“Several sources ... [said] that if Hart wants the seat, the field will clear for her,” PoliticsPA wrote. It’s far too early to guess whether the move back to politics could lead to another Congressional run in 2012. Hart lost the 4th district seat in 2006 to Rep. Jason Altmire (D), who is among the GOP’s top targets this cycle. He could face a primary challenge and barely won re-election last year in the Republican-leaning district.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.