As reported in The Herald (Sharon, PA):
Mrs. Brooks passed with flying colors as the committee, made up of 14 Republicans from Mercer, Crawford and Lawrence counties, unanimously picked her on the first ballot to be the Republican nominee in the fall.
Mrs. Brooks will face Lawrence County Democrat Frank Weaver.
Sure, the 17th district no longer has a conservative to represent them, but then again, Mercer County will no longer have a RINO Commissioner voting in lock step with the liberals on each issue. Maybe there is now hope for Mercer County - now we can push to have at least one conservative as commish.
EDIT: The Herald had this pic on their home page (and front of the paper) - the caption is mine:
Michele Brooks reacts to the news that she's getting a free car, free healthcare for life, free meals, a daily wad of "walking around money," a $60,000+ per year job, and the privilege of voting for her own raises.