State Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi hinted Tuesday that he might challenge Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) next year.
“I have made no decision but will continue to listen regarding how I can best serve our commonwealth and our country,” Pileggi wrote on his Facebook page, according to the Associated Press.
Pileggi would be the highest-profile Republican to run in a crowded GOP primary. Businessman Tim Burns, businessman Steve Welch, tea party activist Laureen Cummings, attorney Marc Scaringi, former state Rep. Sam Rohrer and former coal industry executive Tom Smith are also running for the GOP nod.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.