Tom Ridge Mulling A Run In The Us Senate

05.06.09 | FL News Team

Tom Ridge is considering running against Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania next year. National Republican Party officials said Tuesday that Ridge is considering a campaign for the GOP nomination. Ridge was a congressman before he was elected governor in 1994. He stepped down in his second term when President George W. Bush tapped him as the nation's first homeland security chief in 2001.

Sen. Specter is seeking a sixth term next year. He announced last week that he was switching from Republican to Democrat because the GOP had become too conservative for him.