Karen Ramsburg seeks to oust Congressman Bill Shuster in PA-9

Written by Megan Lello, witf Reporter and Producer | Nov 5, 2012 4:01 AM

(Undated) -- Several incumbents are hoping voters will reelect them to their seats in tomorrow's general election. Republican Congressman Bill Shuster of the Ninth Congressional District is one of them.


He says he believes drilling for natural gas in the state's Marcellus Shale formation could provide a real boost to the commonwealth's economy. "Gas provides an opportunity for Pennsylvania to reinvigorate its economy, but also for the ability for young people to stay in Pennsylvania and get those good-paying jobs that they need."

Shuster says he'd also work to cut down on spending if re-elected and thinks the Affordable Care Act is too costly and hinders doctors' ability to effectively treat patients.

His challenger is Karen Ramsburg, an Independent who's running as a Democrat after a successful write-in campaign.


Ramsburg is a nurse who says she'd like to change the way healthcare is delivered. "I think the only way to ensure access for all Americans while improving healthcare outcomes and reducing cost is through a separation of the private and public healthcare system. Then, the free market would prevail."

The district is one of the state's largest, encompassing all of Franklin County and extending west to Greene County.

Hear Ramsburg discuss healthcare, natural gas drilling, and the economy:


Hear Congressman Shuster discuss the economy, healthcare, and tax reform:


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