GOP names Argall as candidate for Senate seat

December 20, 2008 12:53:21 PM PST
Pennsylvania Republicans have chosen Dave Argall as their nominee for the upcoming special election to fill the seat of a state senator killed in an October car crash. Sen. James Rhoades died in October, but was elected to an eighth term last month.

A special election is scheduled March 3 to fill the remainder of his four-year term. Argall was selected in a meeting Saturday in Pottsville.

Argall was among the six people who expressed interest. The others were Ed Balkiewicz, Willard Dellicker, Joseph Gattone Jr., Chris Hobbs and Gretchen Sterns.

The district covers all of Schuylkill County and parts of Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton counties.

The state Democratic Party is expected to vote on its nominee in about a week.

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