Case For Pat Meehan

Case For Pat Meehan

By Don Adams

The Independence Hall Foundation, the largest independent conservative grass roots organization in the tri-state region, is questioning the conservative credentials of congressional candidate Stan Casacio, a former Republican Cheltenham Township Commissioner running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District.

Case For Pat Meehan
Congressman Pat Meehan

The Casacio campaign is airing 60 second spots on 1210 WPHT-AM which roundly accuses his opponent, US Representative Pat Meehan, of being an Arlen Specter Republican and a RINO (Republican in name only)–an outrageous charge which the conservative Independence Hall Foundation flatly rejects.

The ad falsely implies that Pat Meehan supports Planned Parenthood and is somehow not pro-life, when, in fact, Meehan has consistently voted to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider.   In addition, Meehan has been endorsed  by the National Right to Life .Committee in every general election cycle since 2010 and will receive their endorsement this fall.

The 20-member Foundation Board voted unanimously to endorse Pat Meehan because of his consistent votes, over the years, to defund Planned Parenthood; repeal ObamaCare (over 60 votes); lower taxes; decrease spending; expose corrupt practices of the Veterans Administration; hold the Obama Administration accountable on the Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals; stop Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration, and support our nation’s defense.  Meehan has also been a staunch advocate of local law enforcement communities.

That is a very strong conservative record,. We wish, however, the same could be said for Stan Casacio.

During his tenure as Cheltenham Township Commissioner (Montgomery County) in the 1980’s, Casacio, who served on the township’s finance committee, voted to increase the township’s budget by 80 percent and raise property taxes by 42 percent to cover the deficit he helped create.

Casacio has not refuted the official record–instead, he and his defenders dismiss his record as something from the distant past.

But this is Casacio’s official public record–and Casacio’s record of taxing and spending is much more in line with RINO Arlen Specter.

We certainly hope voters in the 7th District consider all the facts before voting.

The Pennsylvania 7th Congressional District comprises most of Delaware County, along with parts of Montgomery, Chester, Berks, and Lancaster Counties.

Mr. Adams is a member of the Independence Hall Foundation

Case For Pat Meehan

Meehan Gets Independence Hall Endorsement

Meehan Gets Independence Hall Endorsement — The influential Independence Hall Foundation, a conservative grass roots organization with thousands of followers in the tri-state (DE, NJ, PA) region, is announcing today that its Board of Directors has voted unanimously to endorse Pat Meehan for Congress in the April 26 Pennsylvania Primary.

Meehan Gets Independence Hall Endorsement
Congressman Pat Meehan

“The 20-member Board of the Independence Hall Foundation has chosen to endorse Congressman Meehan (PA-7) because of his conservative record on fiscal, social, and defense issues” said Foundation spokesperson, Teri Adams, of Montgomery County, PA.

“We supported Pat Meehan when he first ran for office in 2010 and we fought hard to flip the seat from D to R as Democrat Joe Sestak had been the seat’s prior occupant.

“We see absolutely no reason to withdraw our support now.

“In fact, we are proud of Congressman Meehan’s efforts to overturn ObamaCare; defund Planned Parenthood; lower taxes; decrease spending; expose corrupt practices of the Veterans Administration; hold the Obama Administration accountable on the Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals; and support our nation’s military preparedness.

“In January 2015, Congressman Meehan spoke at the Foundation’s Delaware Valley Pro-Blue Rally in support of our region’s law enforcement community.

“While we may not agree with every vote cast by Congressman Meehan, we are more than pleased with his overall record,” said Ms. Adams.

Meehan is being challenged in the April 26 Republican primary by Stan Casacio.

Meehan Gets Independence Hall Endorsement

Casacio Confident Of Win

Casacio Confident Of Win
With Stan Casacio (left) are Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale, Chester County committeewoman Donna Ellingsen, Penn Delco School Director Lisa Esler, John Haenn of Springfield, and Joe Peters who is running for Pennsylvania Attorney General.

Casacio Confident Of Win — Stan Casacio expects to beat incumbent 7th District Congressman Pat Meehan in the April 26 Republican Primary.

He said it tonight, April 4, in an interview with WPHT talk show host Dom Giordano before a crowd of about 50 at the Newtown Square Knights of Columbus Hall.

The event was sponsored by the Delaware County Patriots and featured other political notables such as Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale and Joe Peters who is running for Pennsylvania attorney general. Peters’ long law enforcement resume includes the murder conviction of Philly mobster Nicky Scarfo.

Casacio Confident Of Win
Stan Casacio and Dom Giordano

“We are going to win,” Casacio said confidently. It was his answer to a question of a possible third party candidacy if he should lose.

Casacio, 68, is a Montgomery County builder who has long been active in Republican politics.

Casacio was motivated to run after Republicans failed to advance the agenda they rode to landslide victories in 2010 and 2014.

He said that Meehan was a nice guy but has been in opposition to necessary Washington reforms far more often than not. One group has him voting with conservative reformers just 31 percent of the time, Casacio said.

Casacio pointedly noted Meehan’s votes to increase our debt ceiling which has led to our debt now being over $19 trillion. He also noted that he was the only Republican to vote against the VA Accountability Act of 2015 which would have made it much easier   for the Department of Veterans Affairs to demote or fire employees based on poor performance and offer increased protection for whistleblowers.

Both he and Giordano, blamed Meehan’s close ties to Philadelphia union leaders, especially John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty  who runs the powerful Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, for his curious VA vote.

Casacio, who is strongly pro life, also took issue with Meehan’s vote to pass a federal budget that provided funding for Planned Parenthood. Meehan’s reasoning is that failure to do so would have shut down the government. Casacio noted there was nothing to stop Congress from sending funding bills piecemeal to the president which is much the same way the Pennsylvania Legislature recently forced Gov. Wolf’s hand.

He noted that doing so would require Congress to work harder, however.

Casacio also noted that regulation must be brought under control and that every regulation made should require a direct vote by Congress. He also said he supported term limits and  a bill requiring such would be one of the first things he would sponsor.

He said corruption is almost inevitable for someone who spends a long time in Washington. He said his age means that he is automatically term limited.

John Haenn of Springfield made the introductions. Gale also spoke briefly as did Giordano before starting his interview. Giordano criticized the Delaware County Republican Party for their choice of candidates in recent elections and gave a shout-out to Lisa Esler, who was in the audience, for her independent run in last summer’s special election for the vacated 161st District State House seat after the GOP picked union boss Paul Mullen as their candidate.

Peters was the last to speak. He described his background which included being a beat cop, deputy State Attorney general, and federal prosecutor. He noted that State Sen. John Rafferty, the political insider endorsed by the state party, has taken union money and sabotaged reforms to make state government cost-effective and accountable.

Casacio Confident Of Win




Dom Backs Casacio At Delco Event

Dom Backs Casacio At Delco Event — Montgomery County businessman Stan Casacio, who is challenging incumbent 7th District Congressman Pat Meehan in the April 26 Republican primary election, will explaining his candidacy before the Delaware County Patriots, 7 p.m., April 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 327 N. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073.

Dom Backs Casacio At Delco Event
Stan Casacio at his campaign kick-off in January.

He will be introduced by WPHT talk show host Dom Giordano.

The public is invited.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling 484-995-1540.

Dom Backs Casacio At Delco Event

Casacio Newtown Square Meet And Greet

Casacio Newtown Square Meet And Greet
Stan Casacio announcing his campaign in January.

Casacio Newtown Square Meet And Greet — Stan Casacio, who is taking on incumbent 7th District Congressman Pat Meehan in the April 26 Republican Primary, will hold a meet and greet, 7:30 p.m., March 21 at Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 3910 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073.

There will be refreshments.

For the record, if Congressman Meehan sends us his events we will use them as well.

Casacio Newtown Square Meet And Greet


Pat Meehan Hits Choppy Water

Pat Meehan Hits Choppy Water
Pat Meehan, has he opened a door for Casacio?

Pat Meehan Hits Choppy Water — Incumbent Pennsylvania Congressman Pat Meehan expected smooth sailing in his cuddly customized 7th District cocoon but he has hit some chop.

His opponent in the April 26 Republican primary, Montgomery County businessman Stan Casacio, got the endorsement of the Berks County Republican Committee in late February.

Granted the Berks section is but a small part of the district but it is worth noting that its Republican leaders are obviously unsatisfied with the representation they are receiving from Meehan.

More damning, though, is the revelation reported by on  March 4 that Philadelphia Democrats are  big backers of Meehan.


So, what’s up with that Pat? If the GOP rank and file learn of this, the cost will be far greater than any benefit this support provides. You might have even opened the door for a Casacio win, something we would not have thought possible two months ago.

Pat Meehan Hits Choppy Water


Stan Casacio Gets 1500 Signatures

Stan Casacio Gets 1500 Signatures
Stan Casacio announcing his candidacy Jan. 21.

Stan Casacio Gets 1500 SignaturesThe petitions for Montgomery County businessman Stan Casacio were accepted, Feb. 16, by the Pennsylvania Department of State and he will be on the ballot, April 26, for the Republican 7th congressional primary.

He is challenging incumbent Pat Meehan.

Over 1500 names were collected.

Casacio is running because of concerns about fiscal irresponsibility and uncontrolled immigration among other things. While he  still faces an uphill battle, Meehan better take him seriously considering what happened in South Carolina on Saturday.

Casacio’s website is here.

Meehan’s website is here.

Stan Casacio Gets 1500 Signatures.

Casacio Crashes Delco

Casacio Crashes Delco
Stan Casacio at the Esler home.

Casacio Crashes Delco — Stan Casacio spent almost two hours this afternoon, Jan. 31, on his opponent’s home turf explaining the whys of his candidacy.

Casacio is a Montgomery County businessman long active in that county’s GOP politics who is mounting a GOP primary challenge to incumbent 7th District Congressman Pat Meheen.

The site of the invasion was a petitioning signing/meet and greet at the Esler home in Aston. Hostess was Lisa Esler, the Penn Delco School Board member who ran an unsuccessful write-in campaign last summer after local Republican Party leaders picked a Democrat-supporting union boss as their candidate for the vacated 161st Pennsylvania State House Seat.

Casacio said he was the son of an Italian immigrant who loves this country and the things for which it stands. He said existing policies abetted by Meehan will lead her to ruin. He described a fiscal policy that is impoverishing us. Meehan voted to raise the debt ceiling four times, he noted. We now owe over $18 trillion in debt.

Casacio said the immigration policy now in effect is a disaster. He said that when his father arrived his desire was to assimilate and become an American, not to impose strange and intolerant laws from the land that  they fled.

He said Meehan is among the enablers of Obama’s strange policy and has been non-existent in fighting it

Casacio also said he was motivated by his reverence for life.

“Each life is a nugget of gold,” he said.

He noted how the government has spend hundreds of millions seeking life in outer space and that merely shows how precious life is. He said that Meehan, who runs as a pro life candidate, voted to keep abortion-mill-operator Planned Parenthood funded and that he wouldn’t do it. He also noted that Meehan made robo-calls for one-time Planned Parenthood boardmember Scott Zelov in last year’s Montgomery County Commissioner Republican Primary. Zelov lost to Joe Gale, who was opposed by the party establishment and supported by Casacio.

Casacio said he spent his early years in Northeast Philadelphia before his family moved to Cheltenham where he attended Catholic Schools before graduating from Cheltenham High in the same class as “Yoni” Netanyahu, with whom he was friends.

It’s worth noting that Meehan also grew up in Cheltenham.

Casacio stayed in Cheltenham after starting a development company with his brother and sister, and got involved in local politics serving on the township’s board of commissioners. Among those whom he helped nurture in politics was talk show host Mark Levin, who was elected to the community’s school board in 1977 at the age of 20.

Casacio now lives in Whitemarsh.

Casacio, who is 68, said his age naturally term limits him but he still supports making limits mandatory for everyone.

Pennsylvania’s 7th District is horrifically gerrymandered. About 60-percent lies in Delaware County with the rest split between Montgomery, Chester, Lancaster and Berks counties.

The primary election is April 26.

Casacio Crashes Delco




Pat Meehan Primaried

Stan Casacio Pat Meehan Primaried
Stan Casacio throwing his hat in the ring in the Pa. 7th congressional race.

Pat Meehan Primaried — Montgomery County businessman Stan Casacio announced tonight, Jan. 21, he will challenge incumbent Pat Meehan for  Pennsylvania’s 7th District congressional seat in the April 26 Republican Primary.

Among those with Casacio at the event at his Whitemarsh home where he made the announcement were newly elected Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale and WPHT talk show host Dom Giordano.

Casacio, a local Republican leader, was a big backer of Gale. He said he was motivated to run against Meehan because of his unwillingness to fight to reign in out-of-control spending and illegal immigration, among other things.

He described Meehan as a nice guy but said he felt action was needed.

Meehan was elected to the seat in 2010.

The traditional center of the 7th District has been Delaware County and it has been represented by a Delco resident since 1945. It has been horrifically gerrymandered, though, and now includes large parts of Montgomery, Berks and Chester counties, and, believe it or not, even part of Lancaster County.

Pat Meehan Primaried