Bhakta of Fort Washington, Pa., is considering a long shot Republican run against Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, D-Pa., the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday. Schwartz defeated Republican Melissa Brown by 15 percentage points in the last election.
"Why do I want to get my brains beaten in?" Bhakta told the Inquirer. "Because I've always had a deep love of this country. I have a special appreciation as a first-generation American."
Republican officials have had a hard time recruiting anyone to challenge Schwartz and said they would welcome Bhakta as a candidate.
"One, he's young and he wants to do it," GOP National Committeeman Bob Asher said. "And, two, he represents the new face of the Republican Party, which is one of diversity."
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