Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — Marc Scaringi, candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, won the Blair County Republican Women’s Straw Poll conducted last Thursday, Dec. 1. The vote came following a candidates forum that included US Senate candidates Steve Welch, Tom Smith, Laureen Cummings, and John Kensinger. Scaringi had addressed the group in October, and therefore, for purposes of equal time, was not able to participate in Thursday’s forum. Scaringi also came out ahead of Sam Rohrer and John Vernon in the poll. Rohrer had spoken to the group in late October before making his announcement that he would seek the Republican nomination.
The group’s President, Lois Kaneshiki, said, “The poll’s results are significant, because they came after the Sam Rohrer announcement and indicate what a strong impression Marc made on our group.” Marc also won a straw poll taken in October.
Scaringi reacted to the news, “It’s very gratifying to win the Blair County Republican Women’s Straw Poll. I believe it reflects the growing grassroots support for our campaign’s message, particularly my Free America Agenda, that I’ve been speaking about all over Pennsylvania. It’s time to take our country back from Barack Obama and Robert Casey and restore freedom to America. We must re-dedicate ourselves to the principles of our Founding Fathers and restore the constitutional republic they created and bestowed upon us. The Obama-Casey Agenda is bankrupting America. It’s time to stop the Obama-Casey agenda in its tracks and renew the American dream by cutting taxes, reducing government and putting the American people back to work.”