Meuser loses House bid
In his race to win the Republican nomination for the 10th District of Pennsylvania, former Pride Mobility President Dan Meuser heavily outspent opponent Chris Hackett but still lost the April 22 primary, 52% to 48%, according to various media that covered the race.
Spending in the race was lavish. Meuser loaned his campaign more than $1.8 million. Hackett loaned his campaign about $790,000. Combined, the two men spent about $1.2 million on television commercials.
Keeping the Faith Meuser, 44, called Hackett, 45, around 8 a.m. April 23 and congratulated him on winning the closely contested race, which at times turned bitter and very negative.
Meuser campaigned on a very conservative platform and also promised to be a staunch supporter of the HME industry in Washington. At AAHomecareâ€™s Legislative Conference in March, Meuser told a group of supporters: â€œYou will always have an open door and a good friend in Congress. I canâ€™t imagine why I wouldnâ€™t be the leading (industry) advocate. There is no silver bullet to the pending healthcare crisis, but home care is one of the solutions. I understand that. Itâ€™s in my blood.â€
Back to the Future video Hackett will now face Rep. Chris Carney (D-Pa.) in what should be one of the most closely contested Congressional campaigns in the fall.