Stan Casacio Proposes Unity, Debate — Stan Casacio announced his candidacy to replace Liz Havey as chair of the Montgomery County (Pa.) Republican Committee after her surprise resignation 10 days ago.
Casacio nearly unseated Mrs. Havey when she stood for re-election to the four-year position, June 23.
A new election by county committeepeople is scheduled for March 1. The party establishment’s choice is said to be Christian Nascimento who unsuccessfully ran for Congress against Madeleine Dean in 2022.
There is no requirement for a quick election, Casacio notes, and he suggested that it be postponed 30 days so the committeepeople can be fully aware of their options.
He would also like a candidates debate to held immediately before the vote and only those attending be allowed to cast ballots. This would mean no proxy voting, he said.
Casacio, who represents the party’s populist wing, says the only way the GOP can win elections in Montco is if the populists and establishmentarians work together.
A debate and a considered, trusted election would go a long way in ending suspicions and achieving this goal he notes.
A phone call to Nascimento was not returned.