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Northampton County Councilman Glenn Geissinger launches congressional run

Northampton County Councilman Glenn Geissinger launches congressional run

Northampton County Councilman Glenn Geissinger announced Wednesday he will run for Rep. Matt Cartwright's congressional seat next year. Geissinger, a Republican in his second year on council, said he wants to provide voters in Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District a candidate who shares in their political beliefs. He called Cartwright, a vocal supporter of the Affordable Care Act, a Nancy Pelosi Democrat who does not accurately represent the region's mores. "He votes in lockstep with everything Barack Obama wants, and that's not the district. That's not what the people of Northeast Pennsylvania want," Geissinger said. Geissinger, 50, is to date...

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