Tuesday, November 2, 2010
By DANIELLE LYNCH
CONCORD – With less than three hours before the polls close, Pat Meehan, the Republican candidate in the 7th Congressional District race, recently stopped at a phone-banking event at the Concordville Inn.
“Three more hours and we’re pushing to the end,” said Meehan at about 5 p.m. “So many of you have been working on this for months. I just want to express to each and every one of you my deep gratitude.”
In an interview after his talk to the phone- banking group, Meehan said he was pleased with the work his campaign has done the past year. He said the campaign has been an “extension of people’s frustration with what is going on in Washington D.C.”
If he loses, Meehan, a former U.S. attorney and Delaware County district attorney, said he will continue to work as a partner at a “top boutique law firm” in Philadelphia.
“But that’s not an issue I intend to deal with,” he said. “I expect to come home virtuous.”
Today, Meehan spent time at polls throughout the 7th Congressional District, which consists mainly of Delaware County and portions of Chester and Montgomery counties.
Meehan said he has a genuine appreciation for the people who have given their time to work on his campaign and make phone calls.
“I hope they see a part of themselves in me,” he said. “Their efforts are a part of my fortunes.”
With less than three hours to go, Meehan encouraged people to hit the polls. “It’s your final opportunity to have your voice heard,” he said.
“I will bring a fresh, independent voice to Washington,” he said. “I will fight for jobs and fight for a strong, predictable economy. We have to get Americans back to work so we can regain our unquestioned position as the greatest country in the world.”
Meehan is running against Democratic candidate state Rep. Bryan Lentz and third-party conservative candidate Jim Schneller.
Lynch will be meeting up with Lentz soon, so check back for updates.