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Reader Poll: Who Should be the GOP Nominee in the 11th Congressional District?

PA 11 RepublicansCongressman Lou Barletta (R-Luzerne) is likely making the official announcement of his U.S. Senate run in the near future, which leaves the 11th Congressional district as an open seat.  

Republicans in the district are beginning to line up to enter the race once Barletta makes his announcement official.  The top names being discussed are state Representatives Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) and Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), businessman Andrew Lewis, and former Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser.  

So we want to know, who should be the GOP nominee in the 11th Congressional district?


Who should be the GOP nominee in the 11th Congressional district?

  • Andrew Lewis (47%)
  • Fmr. Revenue Sec. Dan Meuser (38%)
  • State Rep. Tarah Toohil (13%)
  • State Rep. Stephen Bloom (2%)

Total Voters: 17,342

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43 Responses

  1. My cousin Greg Zappala needs a job and he has a few business interests in Luzerne County.Hr could run from New Jersey. It’s not against the law.

  2. Dan Meuser is a good hard working man who has proven himself as a business man family man and a true friend of Pa. He served the state as Secratary of Revenue and continued to be active in the states politics to this date. Good luck Dan your a winner!

    1. Except Dan has been playing both sides. How can we replace Lou Barletta with a squish like Meuser? We need an actual conservative, don’t even care which at this point but an actual conservative and not another Charlie Dent.

  3. Not sure if that’s just a bad picture, but Meuser’s head looks crazy big in that picture…

  4. Andrew Lewis must be unemployed and spending his day just continually voting for himself.

    1. The guy who runs a small business while simultaneously serving in the National Guard? That makes sense. I’m sure you’re right. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      1. Yeah, because I’m sure there’s this huge groundswell of folks who want a little known, already lost a Primary Andrew Lewis to be the GOP nominee over other candidates who are actually well-established.

        1. At least Bloom and Toohil have won races before. Meuser got smoked in a congressional .

          1. In 2007. I understand your point, but that was before he made the Department of Revenue in PA the most improved Revenue department in the country under Corbett.

      1. The Keystone United knuckleheads–er– skinheads and their ilk are the problem. They’re hard to miss at the Trump rallies; they’re the ones that look like skinheads and neo-nazis. It would be nice if Trump would follow Bob Dole’s example and tell them he doesn’t want their support and to get the hell out, but clearly he doesn’t believe that. Given that polling has repeatedly demonstrated that Trump’s strongest supporters are also the most motivated by racial animus, I suppose nobody should be surprised.

  5. If these are the only four candidates who run, Bloom will almost certainly win, since the other three are from Luzerne County and will fragment the NE vote too much.

  6. Isn’t Meuser running for Lt. Governor? Seems like a slimy opportunist candidate who doesn’t even care about us.

    1. An opportunist with an amazing fiscal record, held high office in PA, and has a great record as a business owner. We call that a political candidate.

  7. None of them. GOP is party of Nazis and white supremacists. Anyone politician with an R next to their name are traitors, pieces of shit, and can go to hell.

  8. Federal law allows ANYONE to run, regardless of where they live. PLEASE draft Rep. Kate Klunk to run. She is an intelligent, forceful advocate for her constituents. She also dresses well.

    In her absence, I support Rep. Mindy Fee. She has nice hair.

  9. Is Dan Meuser trying to rig this online poll right now? Saw it on the sidebar and he was at 4% then clicked the link after reading one other article and he’s pushing 20%. #FakeNews

  10. I hope rep toohil runs. There isn’t a single woman in the pa congressional delegation. We could be proud of the work she would do.

    1. She is very well qualified and has been Barletta’s main surrogate over the past couple of years. She is what I would consider the “rightful heir”

  11. I’ve voted for Lou more times than I can count becuase he represents what’s best about our district. That’s why I’m supporting Andrew Lewis now, he gets it. Good luck Andrew!

    1. More times than you could count? He’s been on the ballot like 20 times at most.(including Congress and Mayor runs both general and primary)

      Lou voters can’t count very high…

  12. Isn’t Meuser a Democrat??? He hires illegal immigrants and hangs around with Charlie Rangel. No way we can go from Lou Barletta to Dan Meuser.

  13. I think for Dan Meuser should run for congress because i will support him and he will win both the primary and the general election in 2018 by my support.

  14. Anyone but Meuser. The dude cuts checks to Democrats left and right. Hillary, Charlie Rangel, the list goes on.

    1. In the early 2000s..also supported plenty of Republicans, actually, wayyyyy more republicans than dems.

      1. You mean within the past two years… his business supports the most flaming liberal Democrats in the entire country beyond just his personal donations… and it’s a family business. NO excuse for that.

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    Total Voters: 112

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