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  • Pennsylvania GOP Endorses Candidates Identified With Trump

    02/11/2018 5:24:33 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 2/10/18
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party on Saturday endorsed candidates who are closely identified with President Donald Trump to run in contested primaries to challenge the state's two leading Democrats, Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. The endorsements of gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner and Senate candidate Lou Barletta came a month before the deadline to file paperwork to get on the May 15 primary election ballot. The endorsements at the Republican State Committee's winter meeting were expected after both men performed well at regional caucus straw votes in recent weeks and come with the party's financial support...
  • Lou Barletta: Dems Put Illegal Immigrants over American Citizens with Schumer’s Shutdown

    01/21/2018 3:38:22 AM PST · by smileyface · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 20 2018 | John Binder
    Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) called out Senate Democrats following a government shutdown led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and members of the Republican establishment, saying the Democratic Party put the interests of illegal aliens ahead of American citizens. On Friday evening, Senate Democrats, including Schumer and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with well as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), voted against a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown because it did not include amnesty for at least 3.5 million illegal aliens and their illegal alien parents. Barletta quickly responded to the decision to...
  • Sen. Pat Toomey Endorses Lou Barletta for U.S. Senate

    01/17/2018 3:51:17 PM PST · by smileyface · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) endorsed Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) in a video on Tuesday to challenge Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) in the 2018 midterm election. In a video endorsing Barletta, Sen. Toomey called Barletta a “trusted conservative and a relentless fighter for hardworking Pennsylvanians.” “No one in the House of Representatives has been more committed to fighting to protect our borders or to ending dangerous sanctuary city policies than Lou Barletta,” Toomey declared. “When we recently needed an ally in the House to pass the most sweeping tax reforms in a generation, Lou was there every step of the way,”...
  • Sunday Spotlight: Meet the 30-Year-Old Combat Veteran Running for Congress

    12/03/2017 2:49:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | December 3, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    President Donald J. Trump promised to “Drain the Swamp," but many conservatives throughout the nation feel frustrated by the GOP establishment, believing that they are standing athwart the president’s America First agenda. Andrew Lewis, age 30, of Dauphin County, PA is one of those individuals. But rather than simply complain that not enough Conservative legislation is being passed in Congress, the devoted father of three, small business owner, and Army combat veteran is taking his fight to D.C. himself; Lewis is running for Pennsylvania’s 11th district congressional seat. Lewis told Townhall that “national security, transportation and infrastructure, and healthcare reform,” are his...
  • Barletta to challenge Casey for Senate seat (PA)

    08/29/2017 7:10:47 AM PDT · by jiggyboy · 27 replies
    HAZLETON — Congressman Lou Barletta, a Republican from Hazleton, officially announced this morning he will challenge Democrat Bob Casey for a U.S. Senate seat next year. Barletta made the announcement this morning in a campaign video. Barletta has been a U.S. Representative for the 11th district since 2011, last winning re-election in 2016. He was one of the first Pennsylvania lawmakers to support Donald Trump's candidacy for president and he served as Pennsylvania Campaign Co-Chair and was named to the Executive Committee of President Trump’s Transition Team. "I don’t see running for the Senate to represent Pennsylvania as an opportunity....
  • AP source: Barletta to seek Senate seat held by Bob Casey

    07/31/2017 11:16:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | July 31, 2017 | Alan Fram and Erica Werner
    <p>HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania, a crusader against illegal immigration, is telling GOP officials and activists that he's decided to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Bob Casey.</p> <p>A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that Barletta began telling party officials of his decision last week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because Barletta has not yet made his plans public.</p>
  • Barletta: Agency eyes Hazleton building as refugee center for immigration crisis

    07/03/2014 2:08:51 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 14 replies
    The Times-Tribune (Northeast Pennsylvania) ^ | July 1, 2014 | Kelly Monitz
    HAZLETON — The crisis of unaccompanied children streaming across the nation’s southern border from Mexico and Central America has gone from 2,000 miles away to downtown Hazleton, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta said during a press conference Monday morning. Mr. Barletta, R-11, Hazleton, will be traveling to McAllen, Texas, to see the problem firsthand and seek answers to questions regarding the children’s status, medical conditions and where they will be housed when released by U.S. border patrol agents. “We’re not talking about housing unaccompanied children at some military installation in Texas,” he said. “There are people looking into housing them right...
  • How immigration reform died

    06/27/2014 6:42:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    President Barack Obama paused for what felt like an eternity to the immigration reform activists seated around the Roosevelt Room. Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza, had just explained why she declared him the “deporter in chief” in a speech in early March. Obama, who was infuriated when he first heard Murguia’s remarks weeks earlier, sat in silence, trying to keep his anger in check, according to advocates in attendance. (SNIP) In January, King held a key piece of paper in his jacket pocket during the immigration discussion at the House GOP retreat in Cambridge, Md....
  • The Day Immigration Reform Died

    05/22/2014 3:21:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Lou Barletta
    The recent revelation that the Obama administration had released more than 36,000 illegal immigrants who had been convicted of other crimes should be the brightest red flag yet for those who claim to want to improve the laws that supposedly protect our borders. That the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency freed the prisoners is further proof of a move toward backdoor amnesty for illegal immigrants. The occasion of the publication of that information could well come to be known as the day immigration reform died. President Barack Obama is notoriously impatient with the constraints placed on his powers by the...
  • Rep. Barletta Statement on House CR and Debt Limit Vote 10/17/13

    10/17/2013 4:23:34 AM PDT · by Claud · 17 replies ^ | 10/17/13 | Rep. Lou Barletta
    Rep. Barletta Statement on House CR and Debt Limit Vote 10/17/13 WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today voted for legislation to fund the federal government through January 15, 2014 and extend the debt limit until February 7, 2014. Barletta issued the following statement: “I never wanted the government to shut down, nor did I want to default on America’s financial obligations. After weeks of attempts at negotiations and many House votes to reopen the government, I believe we are finally on a path to move forward and get back to the work of governing the country. While the final...
  • Barletta's Battle to Halt Illegal Immigration

    04/15/2013 8:40:24 AM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 13, 2013 | Jonathan Strong
    At a closed-door GOP Conference meeting April 10, Rep. Lou Barletta went up to the microphones for the first time since he was elected to Congress in 2010. The Pennsylvania Republican told colleagues about his unique experience as a mayor trying to deal with increased crime and strains on city services as the population of Hazleton, Pa., swelled by 50 percent because of an influx of illegal immigrants. “The emergency room in the hospital, the wait time began to increase to six, seven, eight hours. If you follow illegal immigration this is not uncommon because illegal immigrants will use the...
  • Lawmakers blast ICE on illegal release

    05/06/2011 5:35:44 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies
    Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, PA) ^ | 5/6/2011 | Tom Ragan
    A six-year illegal immigrant released following a traffic stop in Beaver Meadows and four-hour processing was not detained and deported because he was not "a priority case," an official from Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday. The illegal immigrant's release has drawn the ire of Hazleton area lawmakers. "Obviously I'm very concerned about the situation in Beaver Meadows, and I want to know why this admitted illegal alien was released from custody," U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, Hazleton, said Thursday. "I'm insulted and aggravated by the situation," said state Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-116, Butler Township. Beaver Meadows police Chief Michael...
  • Kanjorski: 'We deserved to lose'

    01/10/2011 3:49:09 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 13 replies
    Citizen's Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 1/9/2011 | BORYS KRAWCZENIUK
    NANTICOKE - In his first and only major post-election interview, U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski contended his tenure was better than one of the region's legendary congressmen, partially credited himself with two decades of improvement in the local economy, defended his role in his nephews' failed technology company and said he "deserved to lose." "The fact of the matter is, I probably did more public works in this congressional district than any other member of Congress," Kanjorski said while seated in the living room of his home during an almost two-hour interview just before his 13th and final term officially...
  • The Republican Victory is Going to Make Legalizing "Illegals Difficult" (Latino Media)

    11/04/2010 1:05:04 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies
    EFE (in Spanish) ^ | 3 November 2010 | EFE in Spanish, wire story
    Oh, they sure got their gears ground after hearing that Lou Barletta (of the famed HAZELTON, PA) got elected to Congress from Pennsylvania and beat the open borders lib Dem!Opening paragraph of the story.Link to original Spanish version now out.
  • Defeat looming, Paul Kanjorski lies low

    11/01/2010 6:00:17 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies
    The Politico ^ | 10/30/2010 | DAN HIRSCHHORN
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — These could be the final days of Democratic Rep. Paul Kanjorski’s political career. But the longtime Pennsylvania incumbent is hardly running toward the finish line with a blitz of retail campaigning. Facing Republican Lou Barletta for the third time in eight years, Kanjorski has in many ways run the classic incumbent-style campaign: Hype your accomplishments with franked mail, blanket the airwaves with TV ads, bring federal dollars home to the district and avoid unscripted situations. It's also the type of campaign that's proved difficult to pull off this year, one laced with populist unrest and anti-incumbent rage....
  • Poll shows Barletta up on Kanjorski (supremely important point in article)

    10/14/2010 7:19:00 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Times Tribune ^ | 10/13/2010 | BORYS KRAWCZENIUK
    Republican Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta held a solid lead over Democratic U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski in a new Franklin & Marshall College/Times-Shamrock Newspapers poll released Tuesday.With about three weeks to Election Day, Mr. Barletta led Mr. Kanjorski by 47 to 40 percent among likely voters with 12 percent undecided and 45 to 38 percent with 16 percent undecided among all voters, according to the poll.The 7-percentage-point margins are slightly larger, though statistically insignificant, than a 5-point advantage that Mr. Barletta had in an F&M poll during almost the exact same week in 2008 before he lost to Mr. Kanjorski...
  • Howard Frank: Paul Kanjorski's disappearing act

    10/01/2010 8:54:11 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 2 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 10/1/2010 | Howard Frank
    Dear Congressman Kanjorski: I am so disappointed with you. The country is beset by record unemployment and a deep economic downturn. People — your people — are truly suffering. Pocono voters will choose their leaders in November. Your constituents. In your 11th Congressional District. Yet you refuse to appear before them. You've scheduled only one debate with your opponent, Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta, to take place less than a week before Election Day. And that's it. The Pocono Record asked you to meet with its editorial board. To sit across the table from your challenger, to stake your positions on...
  • Kanjorski gets NRA endorsement, Barletta gets NRA's highest rating

    09/29/2010 7:10:33 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 19 replies
    The Scranton Examiner ^ | 9/29/2010 | Steve Urbanski
    In dueling press releases from the Barletta and Kanjorski campaigns, each tout their support and endorsements from Second Amendment groups. Each of their press releases are posted below in their entirety and without comment in the order received by the Examiner. Lou Barletta receives highest rating from NRA, endorsements by Gun Owners of America, Firearms Owners Against Crime Congressional candidate Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta received the highest rating possible from the National Rifle Association and the endorsements of two other leading national pro-Second Amendment groups. Firearms Owners Against Crime and Gun Owners of America both strongly endorsed Mayor Barletta in...
  • Tonight: Lou Barletta - The Man Who Started It All

    09/27/2010 12:06:56 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 2 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Sept. 27, 2010 | Andrea Shea King & Dave Logan
    . . . . . Looks like show producer Dave Logan did all the heavy lifting to let everyone know about tonight's radio program! Lou Barletta, mayor of Hazleton, Pa, will be Andrea's guest this evening. Mayor Barletta is running for congress in PA's 11 district and is up against a 13-term incumbent. The latest polling shows Barletta leading his opponent.Mayor Barletta rocketed to national fame with his strong stance on illegal immigrants in the city of Hazleton; a stance that brought with it attacks from all sides. Today, illegal immigration is just one of the important issues that must...
  • Poll indicates Barletta leading Kanjorski

    09/26/2010 6:30:38 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 12 replies
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 9/26/2010 | Bill O'Boyle
    Poll results that show Lou Barletta with a decisive lead in the 11th Congressional District race did not come as a surprise to one local political analyst. The second Times Leader 2010 Election poll, conducted by Critical Insights of Portland, Maine, shows that 43 percent of the 221 people polled favor Barletta, the Republican mayor of Hazleton, compared to 32 percent for 13-term Democratic incumbent Paul Kanjorski and 25 percent undecided. At the 95 percent confidence level, the margin of error for the 11th District was plus/minus 6.58 percent. Jeff Brauer, 39, political science associate professor at Keystone College in...