Skip to comments.Barletta to Make Another Run at Kanjorski
Posted on 11/10/2009 8:36:13 PM PST by Born Conservative
Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta (R) is likely this week to announce his third bid against Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.), according to a Republican source with knowledge of his impending campaign.
Barlettas entrance into the race likely makes this a top-tier contest for Republicans, who are hoping to pick up a couple of House seats in the Keystone State next year. Kanjorski defeated Barletta in 2008, 52 percent to 48 percent, even though public polls showed the popular small-town mayor in the lead for several months leading up to Election Day.
National Republicans see Barletta as their best candidate to defeat Kanjorski in the 11th district, which President Barack Obama carried last year with 57 percent. National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Tory Mazzola said in a statement that House Republicans believe the 13-term lawmaker is still vulnerable this cycle.
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Lou Barletta is a good guy.
I wish him well, these people have got to be stop and only changing Congress can start the process.
Barletta must have good polling data. I sure hope he wins this time; we could all use him in Washington.
Well, well, well...
He would be on my donation list. We need Lou Barletta in Congress.
Good development. Pennsylvania needs people like Barletta in Washington.
The GOP could be competitive in 8 RAT-held House seats in PA in 2010; Kanjorski’s is actually the most heavily Democrat of the 8, but with Barletta running and the improved electoral environment we have a good chance of picking off this seat.
Excellent. The third time was the charm for Kline in MN, hopefully here too.
PA will certainly be key to GOP hopes of gaining the house (or coming close).
I count only 7 pickup oppos. 3 4 7 8 10 11 12
You think Holden (17) or Schwartz (13) is vulnerable?
I’m glad to see Kathy “I love the unborn so much I support Pelosi” Dahlkemper seems to have a top tier opponent.
A stronger challenger is need for Patrick Murphy (8).
Barletta is a great American. I hope he sends that POS Kanjorski to the garbage heap.
I was thinking of Holden’s seat (PA-17). Th district is too conservative to keep sending a Democrat (even a moderate one like Holden) back to Congress. Holden survived 2002 due to GOP Congressman Gekas (with whom he was redistricted together) acting like a senile old fart during the campaign (once he was discovered asleep in his car in the congressional parking garage) and because Gekas never even tried to win votes in the areas that were new to him (and it didn’t help us any that those geniuses in the GOP-controlled state legislature kept heavily Democrat Harrisburg in the district). Since then, he survived a so-so challenge in 2004 and coasted in heavily Democrat 2006 and 2008. Holden is no Pelosi nut, but 1994 (and 2006 and 2008, for that matter) proved that in wave elections having a moderate voting record is not sufficient insulation from the storm that’s coming. If we run a good candidate against Holden, the race should be competitive and we can well win.
“Kanjorski defeated Barletta in 2008, 52 percent to 48 percent, even though public polls showed the popular small-town mayor in the lead for several months leading up to Election Day.”
Given that 2008 was stacked against republicans because of 8 years of RINOism, and relentless 1-sided coveraged from the state run media, Barletta’s lost only be a slime margin. I really like is chances in 2010.
Good news! Thanks for the ping. GO LOU!
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