Or maybe not. This headline was on the Morning Call's website yesterday afternoon:
Hazleton mayor running for Congress
It quotes Pennsylvania Republican Committee Chairman Rob Gleason:
Barletta will announce his candidacy for the GOP nomination in the 11th district seat in "a few days," Gleason said in an interview today. The seat is held by Democrat Paul Kanjorski."He is putting his team together," Gleason said. "I'm counting on him to win it."
A few hours later Mayor Lou denied it, almost:
Despite claim, Barletta denies Congress candidacy
"There has been a great deal of discussion recently surrounding my decision on a potential run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Although some folks have confirmed that I am running, I can tell you that I have not made a decision."
He is still playing Hamlet on the Susquehanna saying:
"This is an incredibly important decision for my family and we are working together to make a decision. I will be making my decision in the near future."
He better make it soon because he has until February 12th to file his nominating petitions but he said he hasn't started circulating them yet.
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