Three GOP candidates indicated this week that they will seek the seat of retiring Rep. Todd Platts (R-Pa.): state Rep. Scott Perry, York County Commissioner Chris Reilly and attorney Sean Summers.
The south-central Pennsylvania district is a safe GOP seat, and the winner of the primary will most likely be Platts’ successor. Perry estimated he’ll need at least $500,000 to compete in the April 24 primary.
“We’re thinking about $500,000 — $750,000, if it gets really ugly,” Perry told Roll Call.
Local Republicans say other lesser-known GOP candidates are still pondering bids. But they also caution the field might not be too large given the timing of Platts’ retirement announcement, which came less than a month before the Feb. 14 filing deadline.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.