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Lou Barletta announces run for governor of Pennsylvania

Lou Barletta announced Monday he is running for governor of Pennsylvania.

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Republican Lou Barletta announced Monday on Twitter he is running for governor of Pennsylvania.

He is a former Hazleton mayor and four-term member of Congress and ran statewide in a 2018 loss to Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey. 

Barletta said he would focus on boosting the state’s economy but also aiming to overhaul Pennsylvania’s election law and fight illegal immigration.

Barletta also served as former President Trump’s campaign co-chairman in Pennsylvania in 2016.