Breaking: Casey is inSantorum must be sweating... Bob Casey Jr. announced today that he is running for Senator in 2006. It should be a hell of a primary, and a hell of a general election fight. (UPDATE- You probably heard, but Hafer is out. That was quick.)
In a statement, Casey said he decided to run after the Republican-controlled Congress took the November election results as "a mandate to increase the speed and severity of their push to undermine policies that protect middle-income."It is on.
"As Senator, I will fight everyday to put middle-class families first," Casey said.
He said he would oppose efforts by President Bush to change the Social Security system by allowing the creation of personal accounts using payroll taxes.
"As Senator, I will fight to protect and strengthen Social Security and will oppose any privatization plan that cuts benefits, requires massive borrowing from foreign countries or does nothing to improve the solvency of the Social Security system," Casey said.