Tom Ridge Senate Bid?
Very interesting. With Specter in the race for the Republican nomination, it was expected to be a two-way rematch with Pat Toomey. Now, there’s speculation that former senator Rick Santorum may run and there appears to be a Draft Ridge movement.
Toomey would have almost certainly defeated Specter for the nomination, which is why Specter decided to switch his party label to Democrat. Specter would almost certainly beat Toomey in a general election matchup. Santorum would have a better shot but my sense is that, like Toomey, he’s too socially conservative for today’s Pennsylvania. Ridge, on the other hand, would be formidable indeed.