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Mayor Lou Barletta, whose local crackdown on illegal immigration made him a national hero among those seeking tighter borders, said Thursday he will try to parlay that celebrity into a seat in Congress.

Barletta announced that he will seek the Republican nomination to challenge 12-term Democratic Rep. Paul Kanjorski. He lost to Kanjorski by more than 13 percentage points in 2002, but the mayor’s illegal-immigration stance has raised his profile significantly since then.

“I’ve done as much as I can fighting illegal immigration as the mayor of a city,” he told The Associated Press. “I need to take this fight to Washington, because that’s where the problem needs to be fixed.”

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6 Responses to “Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta Running For Congress”
  1. Arthur_in_Alabama says:

    We need someone like him running for President, not Congress! To fix Congress is like Curly in “The Three Stooges” trying to stop running water with open ended pipes until he gets entangled and surroundedby them!

  2. LAPhil says:

    This could be a referendum on the illegal immigration issue on a national level. GO LOU-KICK HIS ASS!

  3. 1Madmomma says:

    I heard him on Lou, he is excepting donations to help him win. We need someone in there that will push this fight. I just don’t get the folks that know we need to get new blood in there that are willing to fight for what the PEOPLE continue to say they want, yet vote in the same tired ass folks that have already been in Washington DC for years, and haven’t gotten anything done yet. Certainly not fighting for what this country needs to keep the US the free. The people that are front runners want nothing more than to take away the freedoms we have left. We need a bunch of people just like Lou!

  4. BEADALONG says:

    Yay, I hope he gets in.

    Yup 1MadMomma, I can’t believe the dummy voters are voting for the same ol’ crap again. I thought they actually wanted change. Unfortunately, the change they’ll be getting from the CFR bozos running for office won’t be in our favor.

  5. AmericanWorker says:

    Watch it ! Go LOU ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7IR2gJvWoo

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