Latest Louis Barletta News

Top state senator emphasizes experience in run for governor

Nov. 15, 2021 18:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jake Corman, the newest entrant to the crowded Republican gubernatorial field, said Monday that he will set himself apart by emphasizing his ability to break through gridlock and get things done with lawmakers in the institution where he has served for more than two...

Big GOP governor's field could grow with Corman announcement

Nov. 05, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jake Corman, the ranking Republican in Pennsylvania's state Senate who is widely expected to run for governor in next year's election, has begun inviting donors and others to an announcement next Thursday night. The event is billed as a “special...

Shapiro declares candidacy for governor, blasts Republicans

Oct. 13, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

Launching his gubernatorial campaign Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s Democratic attorney general sought to tie the crowded Republican field to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn last year’s election. Josh Shapiro, who...

Growing GOP governor's field puts nomination 'up for grabs'

Sep. 30, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The big field of Republicans running for governor of Pennsylvania is increasingly unsettled, with more candidates joining it, few leading party figures picking favorites and persistent talk that one of the most senior state Republican lawmakers may run. ...

Barletta signs anti-tax pledge in GOP campaign for governor

Sep. 20, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lou Barletta, the former congressman seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania, has signed a pledge from a conservative anti-tax Washington-based group that commits him to oppose tax increases. The pledge, sponsored by...

Ex-federal prosecutor under Trump joins GOP governor primary

Sep. 13, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bill McSwain, the top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia under former President Donald Trump, will run for Pennsylvania governor, he announced Monday, joining a crowded Republican field that may get bigger yet. McSwain's announcement — his first...