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Host: Scott LaMar

Congressional candidates John Joyce and George Halcovage

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | May 1, 2018 4:19 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, May 1, 2018:

Pennsylvania's primary election is scheduled for May 15.  A mid-term election is important because voters are deciding on candidates for the U.S House of Representatives and in Pennsylvania -- a U.S. Senate seat.  Pennsylvanians are also voting for governor as well as state house and half the state senate.

Smart Talk has invited almost three dozen candidates to appear on the program so that voters can hear where they stand on the issues.  The candidates invited include those with opponents in the primary for governor, the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.

About two-thirds have accepted our invitation.

On Tuesday's Smart Talk, we're joined by two Republicans running for separate Congressional seats.

John Joyce is vying for the 13th district nomination.  The 13th District includes Adams, Franklin and western Cumberland County in the WITF listening area.

George Halcovage is competing with two other candidates in the 9th district. 

The 9th district is made up of Lebanon, Schuylkill, Columbia and parts of Berks, Carbon, Northumberland, Luzerne, and Montour Counties.

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Congressional candidates George Halcovage & John Joyce

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