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Midstate GOP state lawmaker announces run for Congress

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 19, 2017 4:10 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- A Republican state legislator in the midstate has entered the race for a congressional seat being vacated by the Republican challenging Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey.

Representative Stephen Bloom said he "can't imagine losing this once-in-a-generation opportunity to do so much good." Bloom, who represents Cumberland County, released a campaign video challenging Republican congressional leaders to deliver on the promises they made during the presidential election.

Fellow Republican Dan Meuser, a former state revenue secretary, earlier announced plans to run for the seat in the 11th District in Congress.

U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, a former small-city mayor in Pennsylvania who shot to national prominence by trying to combat illegal immigration through tough municipal laws, has announced plans to challenge two-term Democratic incumbent Bob Casey for the U.S. Senate seat.

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