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Chris Carney will remain a Democrat.

“I am flattered by the overtures of Sen. McCain and other Republican Party officials and consider their outreach a sure sign that I have worked in a truly bipartisan manner,” he said in a statement released at 7:30 p.m. “I always put my district above political party and have maintained an independent voice. I have enjoyed widespread Republican support throughout my district and will continue to work closely with Democrats, Republicans and independents alike. I appreciate the Republican Party’s outreach, but I have no plans to change parties.”

An story earlier Wednesday from Politico reported the northeast Pennsylvania congressman was mulling a switch.

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