Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Second GOP challenger wants to oust Rep. Tim Seip

A second Republican candidate has announced he will seek the party's nomination to run against Rep. Tim Seip, a freshman Democrat who represents parts of Berks and Schuylkill counties.

Seip was a surprise winner in 2006 in the 125th House District, which had been in Republican hands.

James P. McGovern, 35, wants a shot against Seip, according to The Reading Eagle. The other GOP candidate seeking the party's nomination is Gary L. Hornberger, who lost to Seip in 2006.

McGovern says eliminating property taxes is his top priority. He also cited land preservation as another priority.

Although he's never held public office, McGovern previously worked for the state Treasury Department.

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