HARRISBURG (AP) – Former Congressman Lou Barletta, who unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in 2018, says he’ll make a decision in the next few weeks on whether to seek the Republican nomination for PA’s governor in 2022. Barletta said he felt the pull of running for office again during the pandemic and seeing the hardship of business owners and people losing their jobs. Meanwhile, a spokesperson says a second-term Republican state senator from Erie County, Dan Laughlin, is also considering running. The office is open since Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf is term-limited.

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