Congressmen Fred Keller, Tom Marino, and Lycoming GOP Chairman Vince Matteo endorse Lou Barletta for governor.
Congressman Fred Keller (12th District) and former Congressman Tom Marino today endorsed Lou Barletta to be the Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania. Barletta has been at or near the top of every public opinion poll since he announced his campaign for governor last May. The Republican primary is Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Rep. Keller issued the following statement:
“I've known Lou for many years and he's exactly who Pennsylvania needs as our next Governor. Lou started his own successful business, served in an executive role as Mayor of Hazleton where he fought illegal immigration, and led the America First movement as a congressman. His experience is unmatched. Importantly, he is the only Republican candidate who can win both the primary and general elections. Lou has my full support and endorsement.”
Former Rep. Marino issued the following statement:
“Lou Barletta and I crisscrossed Pennsylvania together in 2016 campaigning for President Trump, so much so that the president called us ‘Thunder & Lightning.’ And from all my years of knowing him, I know that Lou Barletta is the kind of fighter that we need in the governor’s office. There is a lot of good Republicans can accomplish for the people of the Commonwealth, but we can’t do that unless we nominate a candidate who can beat Josh Shapiro in November. Lou Barletta is the only candidate who can do that. I will be voting for Lou Barletta for governor on May 17 and I encourage all Republicans to do the same.”
Barletta issued the following statement:
“To have the support of these two fine congressmen means a lot to me, especially because they know what it takes to win elections. They know that the purpose of a primary is to identify the best, strongest candidate to move forward into the election in November, with the best chance to win. I have a record of beating Democrats and that’s exactly what I’ll do to Josh Shapiro. I’m asking for the support of all Republicans on Tuesday.”