Chester County Republicans may have a primary fight on their hands as they prepare to defend the 157th House seat held by Rep. Carole Rubley.
The party has endorsed Guy Ciarrocchi, who works for Congressman Jim Gerlach, R-6th District, but the runner-up, a longtime friend of Rubley, may challenge Ciarrocchi in the April 22 primary.
That's what Tredyffrin Supervisor Judy DiFilippo hinted to reporter Dan Kristie of the West Chester Daily Local News.
Rubley has held that 157th House seat for the past 16 years and it looked like her successor was going to be DiFilippo, a friend and former Rubley staffer.
Ciarrocchi, who joined Gerlach's staff in January 2007, came out of nowhere to win the party backing in a three-way contest at Thursday's gathering of Chester County GOP leaders.
It took two rounds of voting, but Ciarrocchi emerged with 64 percent of the vote from the county Republican Committee. DiFilippo ended up with 33 percent of the vote.
But she told the newspaper, "I'm considering my options."
A DiFilippo candidacy would put Rubley in a tough spot. Does she back the party choice or a longtime friend?