Can Peg Luksik Save Specter?
One tidbit I left out of yesterday’s story about Arlen Specter was that Peg Luksik, a long-time pro-life activist and frequent candidate, was also considering running in the Republican primary. She just reiterated her intention to run.
Luksik says [Pat] Toomey told her in February that he wasn’t running for the Senate. She says it’s up to Toomey to decide whether he want to risk dividing the GOP’s conservative wing and allowing Specter to win a sixth term.
I didn’t pay much attention to Luksik because my sources considered her, to use a term they repeated, “a has-been.” Luksik ran for governor three times in the 1990s, once as a Republican and twice as the nominee of the Constitution Party. She lost all three times, winning 44 percent in the 1990 Republican primary (against a pro-choice Republican), 13 percent in her 1994 third-party run, and 10 percent in her 1998 run. In her final race she raised