Barletta Holds Congress Seat

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HAZLETON -- Republican incumbent Lou Barletta has won again.

Barletta defeated Democrat Gene Stilp in his bid for the 11th Congressional District.

This will be Barletta's second term as congressman.

Before that, he was elected mayor of Hazleton three times.

The 11th Congressional District includes all or parts of nine counties including Wyoming, Luzerne, Dauphin and Northumberland.

At a gathering in Hazleton, surrounded by his family, Barletta thanked his supporters.

"Pigs are not going to fly tonight. The people have spoken and they have spoken loudly and clearly," said Barletta.

Barletta thanked Stilp for running a good campaign and he told the crowd of his supporters he will continue to work and make them proud.