Lou Barletta is now branding himself as a Maverick.
Barletta won’t support McCain
“I’m not endorsing anybody. I’m running my own race right now,” Hazleton’s mayor said. “This isn’t about John McCain versus Barack Obama. This is about Lou Barletta versus Paul Kanjorski, and that’s what I’m working on.”
“I don’t need a personal relationship with a president,” he said. “I need a relationship with the people I represent so that I can go to Washington and stand up to them and not be a puppet and become a puppet of the party.”