Two midstate congressmen join Trump transition team

Written by Ben Allen and The Associated Press | Nov 11, 2016 4:02 PM

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. President-elect Donald Trump inherits a much sturdier economy than the one Barack Obama took into his second term four years ago. Yet economic growth remains stubbornly sluggish and is expected to remain so. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)


(Washington, DC) -- Two congressman from the midstate will serve on President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.

Republican US Representatives Lou Barletta and Tom Marino have been picked to work on the transition.

Barletta represents Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and Luzerne counties, in a district that stretches over 170 miles from rural Cumberland County all the way past past Scranton. Marino represents a district that includes Juniata, Mifflin, Snyder, and Union counties, as well as parts of Perry and Northumberland counties.

Both have been strong supporters of Trump for months.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence will lead Trump's transition team, replacing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

It's Trump's biggest staffing announcement since he won the election this week.

Christie will now serve as vice chairman.

He's joined on the executive committee by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.

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