Monthly Archives: February 2012

Republican Candidates for US Senate in PA

Below are the websites for each Republican candidate running for US Senate in PA:

Please review each candidate’s website for additional information.


Republican Candiates for US Senate Forum

Sam Rohrer, Marc Scaringi, Tom Smith and Steve Welch

In what had to have been one of the most significant political events in the Commonwealth Monday evening, the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives hosted a forum for the four Republican candidates currently vying for the party’s nomination and the opportunity to unseat Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey Jr this fall.

For an hour and a half, Sam Rohrer, Marc Scaringi, Tom Smith and Steve Welch fielded questions before a packed house. Each man outlined his position on issues such as right-to-life, a nuclear-armed Iran, the Federal deficit, Obamacare, and the U S Constitution as a document rooted in Judeo-Christian principles.

The event was taped and broadcast on PCN – the Pennsylvania Cable Network. For anyone who missed the meeting, it is available via streaming video via the PCN website or CATV channel 59. We recommend you take the time to watch as this was an excellent opportunity to see the candidates, hear their views, and form your own opinion.

Following the forum, each candidate was asked the same question: What is the single most important thing you want the voters to know about you?  Here are their responses:

Sam Rohrer – ‘I tell the truth, and the work I have done supports that what I say I am going to do, I will do.’

Marc Scaringi –‘ I am independent and constitutionally conservative; and I believe in freedom, liberty, and independence.’

Tom Smith – ‘I am a God-Fearing, good, and decent person.’

Steve Welch – ‘I am an independent voice. I am going to do what is right. I will vote my conscience over party politics.’

For more information, follow the link to each candidate’s website:

Our next meeting will be held Monday March 12 and will feature presentations by U S Representatives Tom Marino and Lou Barletta.

Please join us at future meetings. Your support is vital.

 Democracy is not a spectator sport.

Monday’s Meeting – February 13, 2012

WHAT: SVC is pleased to host a Political Forum featuring (4) Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D). On Tuesday, April 24, voters will have an opportunity to vote for one of these candidates. This is your chance to meet each candidate and learn how he would deal with the many important challenges facing our country today.


  • Sam Rohrer
  • Marc Scaringi
  • Tom Smith
  • Steve Welch


  • Mark Lawrence is Program Director at Newsradio 1070 & host of WKOK Roundtable discussion “On the Mark”.
  • Bob Lebda is a Lewisburg businessman and is co-founder of Susquehanna Valley Conservatives.
  • Rick Shoch is Republican Chairman of Northumberland County Commissioners and a Sunbury attorney.

WHEN: Monday, February 13 at 7:00PM

WHERE: Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg
Baylor East/West Conference Room
Lower level on the west side

AUDIENCE: Public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Republican US Senate Candidates on the Air

Friday morning, February 10,  the following Republican Candidates for US Senate will be on  “The Matter At Hand” program hosted by Larry Weidman on WGRC FM – Lewisburg from 11am to noon.

The lineup for 11am to noon is as follows:
1. Steve Welch
2. Sam Rohrer
3. Marc Scaring
4. Tom Smith

The program can be heard on the following Radio Stations:

91.3 FM Lewisburg
90.7 & 107.1 FM Williamsport
90.9 FM Lewistown
91.9 FM Kulpmont
101.7 FM State College
107.7 FM Bloomsburg
or Online at: