Pennsylvania 10: Eckel Takes a Pass

April 12, 2007 · 12:15 AM EDT

Updating our story in the April 4 print edition of the Report, Lackawanna businessman Keith Eckel (R) has accepted a position as vice-chairman of Nationwide and will not run for Congress in 2008. U.S. Attorney Tom Marino (R) remains the early favorite for the GOP nomination in Pennsylvania’s 10th District, even though he has yet to announce his intentions.

Republicans in the area are scrambling after GOP incumbent Cong. Don Sherwood’s loss to Chris Carney (D) last fall in the Republican-leaning district. This will be a top GOP target in 2008.