From NBC's Mark Murray
Pat Toomey, the head of the conservative Club for Growth who almost ousted Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter in a 2004 GOP primary, appears to be eyeing a rematch.
Toomey released this statement today: "As this disastrous recession worsens, I have become increasingly concerned about the future of our state and national economy. Unfortunately, the recent extraordinary response of the federal government - more corporate bailouts, unprecedented spending and debt, higher taxes - is likely to make things worse. I think we are on a dangerously wrong path. Pennsylvanians want a US Senator focused on real and sustainable job creation that gets our economy growing again. That is why I am considering becoming a candidate for the US Senate."
Specter, of course, was one of three GOP senators who voted for Obama's stimulus plan. You can bet that vote will be a big issue in a Specter-Toomey primary.