Businessman scraps run for GOP Senate nomination

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Businessman Glen Meakem will not run for the Republican nomination for Senate next year.

Mr. Meakem, who has pledged to work for the defeat of the GOP incumbent, Sen. Arlen Specter, last week announced that he would not contest the seat a day after former Rep. Pat Toomey reversed course and said that he was now considering a repeat challenge to the veteran lawmaker who narrowly defeated him five years ago.


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