NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has no opponent in today’s primary and likely will not have one in the Fall as she seeks re-election to another four years in office, but she’s stockpiling a lot of cash, fueling speculation about her future.
Campaign reports show the Republican DA has more than a quarter of a million dollars in her campaign war chest, quite a bit of money for someone not facing any challengers. That has election watchers speculating that she might have her sights set on statewide office, possibly attorney general.
“She’s popular, she’s female, she’s from the Southeast — Montgomery County, one of the most populous counties in the state — and, should she decided to run, I think she would be a very strong, credible candidate,” says Franklin and Marshall College pollster Terry Madonna.
Madonna expects to see a crowded field of candidates seeking to fill the attorney general position that Governor Tom Corbett left behind. Ferman says right now she’s focused on her re-election to the DA’s office.
Reported by Suburban Bureau Chief Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060