Art Halvorson

Tea party challenger to take on Shuster as a Democrat

Heather Caygle, Politico

Art Halvorson, the Tea Party challenger who narrowly lost to Rep. Bill Shuster in the April primary, is taking on the Pennsylvania Republican again in November, this time as a Democrat. Halvorson has vowed to caucus as a conservative Republican if elected to Congress but it’s unclear if his message will resonate enough to convince enough disenchanted Republican voters to join Democrats in ousting the incumbent.

Bill Shuster to face Tea Party challenger in Pennsylvania primary

Scott Wong, The Hill

Tea Party insurgent Art Halvorson is seeking a rematch against powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) in the GOP primary next spring. The real estate investor and retired Coast Guard captain will officially announce Tuesday morning he’s challenging Shuster, a close ally to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) who came under fire this year for dating a top airline industry lobbyist.

Big Gov. Republican Wants Earmarks

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

PA Rep. Bill Shuster wants to bring earmarks back – it’s time to support his primary challenger.