Fallout from the Pennsylvania primary elections; Eileen Melvin
There is more fallout to report from this week's primary election in Pennsylvania, according to an e-mail being circulated by local party leaders.
Eileen Melvin, the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee Chairwoman, has announced that she will not seek reelection to the Chairwoman position in June at the regularly scheduled State Committee organizational meeting. The announcement comes in the wake of Tuesday's primary which cost a number of Republican incumbents, including 2 members of the Republican Senate leadership, their jobs.
The election is widely seen as a victory for conservatives, who rebelled against incumbent Republican leadership in the wake of the pay raise scandal last year.
The Republican State Committee had refused, last fall, to denounce the pay raise, issuing, instead, a weakly worded statement expressing concern. It apparantly does not pay to play it safe when the voters are outraged.
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