Meehan announces bid for Congress

September 14, 2009 12:36:50 PM PDT
A former federal prosecutor is running for the suburban Philadelphia congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Sestak. Pat Meehan announced his candidacy Monday. He resigned last year from his position as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The Republican will look to replace Sestak in the 7th Congressional District.

Sestak is giving up the seat to launch a primary challenge against Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter.

Meehan served as the district attorney for Delaware County before being named to the federal prosecutor position in 2001.

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