It appears that Pat Toomey won't be challenging Arlen Specter after all. The Morning Call reports that Toomey "has decided against a repeat run for Senate in 2010, turning instead toward a possible bid for governor as he reaches out to Republicans statewide to assess his potential candidacy next year."
Toomey, a former Congressional rep who heads the conservative Club for Growth, narrowly lost to Specter in 2004. There were reports that Toomey was thinking of giving it another shot, despite the fact that conservatives are having a harder and harder time winning statewide races in Pennsylvania. So naturally, Toomey is changing his gameplan and contemplating ... a different statewide race.
I love Mel Packer!