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Host: Scott LaMar

Democratic Congressional Candidate Rick Daugherty (PA-15th) / Republican Congressional Candidate Lloyd Smucker (PA-16th)

Written by Richard Copeland | Oct 26, 2016 3:00 AM


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Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District


What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, October 26, 2016:

Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District cuts a long and narrow swath from the New Jersey border in the east through the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, Lebanon County and southwest into Dauphin County.  It includes parts of Allentown, Emmaus, Lebanon and Hershey.  Democrat Rick Daugherty is challenging incumbent Republican Charlie Dent for the seat. 

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Rick Daugherty - Democratic Candidate for US House of Representatives, PA-15th

Smart Talk spoke with Representative Dent last week and on Wednesday Scott LaMar has a conversation with Rick Daugherty about his plans, policies and how he feels he can serve Pennsylvanians in the US House of Representatives.

Also, Lloyd Smucker has been representing people in portions of York and Lancaster Counties in the Pennsylvania State Senate since 2009.  The Lancaster born-and-raised Republican is competing against Democrat Christina Hartman and Independent Shawn Patrick House for the vacant US House seat in Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District, covering portions of Berks and Lancaster Counties.

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Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District

Smucker has built a platform on repealing Obamacare, strengthening our Southern border and reducing federal spending.  Also on Wednesday he will join Scott LaMar to make the case why he can best serve the 16th District.  His opponents, Hartman and House, have already appeared on the show. 


Lloyd Smucker - Republican Candidate for US House of Representatives (PA-16th)


For Democratic Congressional Candidate (PA-15th) Rick Daugherty:

Your guest most likely forgot that in trade the USA dumps tons of excess corn on the global market due to govt subsidy and policy. Our farmers live on crushing budget because of US policy. The world market is impacted because our cheap corn puts farms across the world out of business..including Mexico.

What can be done to remedy this trade imbalance?     - anon

For Republican Congressional Candidate (PA-16th) Lloyd Smucker:

I would like to know how he would be an improvement over Pitts?  What will he do differently?        - Lisa

As a man who was raised in the Mennonite tradition how can you justify the hateful speech that is taking place in this election and how can you support Donald Trump who epitomizes all that is wrong with today's society.      - Marsha 

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