Pa. Rep. Justin Simmons considers bid for US House

Pennsylvania Rep. Justin Simmons told 69 News he's "strongly considering" running for U.S. House.

If the Republican lawmaker decides to throw his hat into the ring, he would be running against fellow Republican Charlie Dent.

Simmons called Dent "America's most liberal Republican."

"On every major issue from Obamacare repeal, tax reform, spending; Dent sides with the Democrats and gloats at sticking it to Republicans and the president," he said. "Frankly, I have had enough of Charlie Dent attacking Republican policies..."

He told 69 News he is "90 percent there" in his decision to run against Dent.

Simmons is serving his fourth term in the state House, representing parts of Lehigh, Montgomery, and Northampton counties.

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