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Barletta Announces Reelection Campaign

Rep. Lou Barletta
Rep. Lou Barletta

Not surprising anyone, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Luzerne) announced that he will seek re-election in 2014.

“Today, I officially announce my intention to seek another term as U.S. Representative to continue my fight for the people I’m honored to represent. As someone who sees the world through the eyes of a mayor, my priorities are always local,” Barletta said. “But we have also made progress on important national issues like cutting Washington’s wasteful spending and protecting my constituents from the harmful impact of Obamacare.”

Barletta has held this seat since 2011 and is now the chair of the Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee.

His announcement included meetings with constituents, business owners and local media.

“After the damage of Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene, I saw a need for change in how Washington handles national disasters. The Federal Government simply didn’t do enough to help families and businesses rebuild after Mother Nature strikes,” he said. “ I introduced the Disaster Loan Fairness Act of 2013 to help solve this problem. While I realize no amount of money can ever replace the lives, valuables, or family treasures lost in a disaster, this legislation makes more affordable avenues of recovery available to those impacted by national disasters.”

Unlike Reps. Shuster (R-Blair) and Thompson (R-Centre), Barletta isn’t launching a bus tour to promote his campaign, but he doesn’t have any challengers yet either.

4 Responses

  1. Lou is doing a great job and brings to Congress a proper balance of limited government and effective government. He has demonstrated that the “business of governing” should be the business of Congress. We need more Lou Barlettas in DC!

  2. So he announces his candidacy by saying the government needs to do more? Yet he wants lower taxes. I see a re-election in his future. That is what the people want. More services for themselves and lower taxes.

  3. Barletta is part of the problem. Not to mention he is in the worst gerry-mandered district in the United States.

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