Barletta To Lead PA GOP Delegation at Convention

A former Luzerne County congressman and one time Senate hopeful will lead the Pennsylvania Republican delegation at the party’s convention next month. 

Former Congressman Lou Barletta was voted to be the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Delegates at the Republican National Convention where the party will formally nominate President Donald Trump. 

Barletta shot out a tweet on Saturday saying he’s “honored” to have been voted for the position and is ready to work to reelect Trump. 

“I am honored to have been voted Chairman of the @PAGOP Delegates for the @GOPconvention,” Barletta wrote in a tweet. “I can’t wait to see everyone in Jacksonville and work together to re-elect @realDonaldTrump!”



The Times Leader reports that Barletta will be one of the six delegates that each state is sending to Charlotte to legally nominate President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for re-election, prior to attending the convention in Jacksonville, FL from Aug. 24-27. 

Barletta was one of Trump’s earliest and most loyal supporters in Pennsylvania during the 2016 GOP primary. Barletta was the second member of the state’s GOP congressional delegation to formally endorse Trump in the primary, only behind then-Rep. Tom Marino (R-Lycoming). 

Barletta and Marino co-chaired President Trump’s campaign in Pennsylvania in 2016, and were dubbed “thunder and lightning” by Trump.

Barletta was unsuccessful in his attempt to unseat Sen. Bob Casey in 2018 and gave up his seat in Congress in his quest to join the Senate.

Rumors swirled in 2019 that Barletta was mulling a run for Congress again, but announced in September 2019 that he would not run for office in 2020 and instead was placing his focus on his new “boutique consulting firm, Pioneer Strategies.”

Although he decided to not run in the 8th Congressional District, he is serving as the “honorary chairman” of GOP candidate Jim Bognet’s campaign

While Trump carried Pennsylvania in 2016, recent polling shows that former Vice President Joe Biden holds an advantage in the Keystone State. 

The Real Clear Politics average shows Biden besting Trump by 6.6 points in Pennsylvania.

July 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | 16 Comments

16 thoughts on “Barletta To Lead PA GOP Delegation at Convention”

  1. Jacked up for Jacksonville says:

    Whoops. Trump just cancelled the RNC, hope he called Lou first to make sure he can zoom in as Chairman. It seems as if Trump is always letting Lou down.

  2. the real Gulag Pittsburgh says:

    Taco Lou Barletta is the sweet sauce

  3. The RealgulagPittsburgh says:

    So some asswipe steals my posting name by adding a 3rd t and PoliticsPA blocks me? Have the Russian hackers arrived or is PoliticsPA that flimsy with its spelling?

    1. Answer Desk says:

      Cause your an a$$****

      1. The real Gulag Pittsburgh says:

        I may be an ahole, but Trump is the best

    2. the Real gulag Pittsburgh says:


  4. FormerGOPer says:

    You think the GOP would pick someone who didn’t lose the state by 17.

    1. David Diano says:

      He was the only one they could find who hasn’t sent a woman a dick-pic (he probably doesn’t know how)

  5. The RealgulagPittsburgh says:

    Barletta is a Trump clown car barf.

  6. The RealgulagPittsburgh says:

    PoliticsPA is permitting some fraudster to steal my posting name and impersonate me while posting fake posts.

    1. The real Gulag Pittsburgh says:


  7. gulag Pitttsburgh says:

    Captain Lou is the right man to steer the ship

    1. David Diano says:

      Into an iceberg

  8. Chopper says:

    Most overrated politician in PA. Not smart. Lazy. Gets by on the smile. Even fooled Trump.

  9. The Huckabeast says:


  10. David Diano says:

    So, is Lou going to be in charge of spreading covid to the whole PA delegation?

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