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Roth to Run for State Senate

by Jerry Bader

Former State Representative Roger Roth has announced he's a candidate for the Republican nomination to challenge Penny Bernard Schaber for the seat Senate President Mike Ellis is vacating.Roth was a candidate for the GOP nomination for the 8th CD in 2010 and was impressive. With Wieckert, Murphy and Voight out, it appears a crowded primary isn't going to happen.

If Roth has an unchallenged primary path he is a solid candidate to vie for the open seat with Schaber. He doesn't have the power of an Ellis incumbency, but he also doesn't have the baggage.

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