Lou Barletta congratulates Kanjorski
Mayor anticipates a lively, spirited campaign
Hazleton, PA – Congressional candidate Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta released the following statement after the results of the primary election were known:
“These were not good numbers for Paul Kanjorski. The unofficial returns show that a majority of voters in Mr. Kanjorski’s own party have rejected him. If you add in my vote totals, it’s an overwhelming rejection of Mr. Kanjorski. This is a great indicator for the general election.
“I would to thank everyone who voted for me today. I also congratulate tonight's winners and those who did not win. Putting your name on the ballot is not an easy thing, and anyone who does should be applauded.
“I would like to congratulate Paul Kanjorski for his victory and I look forward to a lively and hard-fought campaign in the general election. I also extend my appreciation to Corey O'Brien and Brian Kelly for making their voices heard.
“Our country is at a crossroads and our leaders in Washington are pushing us down the wrong path. Whether we admit it or not, each of us can feel it in our gut that bad choices are being made in the nation's capitol. This election is going to be a choice between a candidate who wants to continue the failed policies that are leading us down a road to ruin and a candidate who wants to stop the out of control spending, government takeovers, and Wall Street bailouts.
“I look forward to making my case for new leadership to the people of this district over the next several months.”
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