Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mayor Lou Barletta Wins One - Twice!

Cross Posted from Common Sense America

Hazleton, Pennsylvania Mayor Lou Barletta won the Hazleton election on Tuesday.



Barletta, known for taking care of his citizens at the risk of being labeled a racist, a xenophobe, and even after being sued for his stance against illegal aliens and the cost to his community, proved to Washington that doing the right thing for the American citizens has its rewards.


From FoxNews:
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta, who gained national attention by targeting illegal immigrants living in his small northeastern Pennsylvania city, cruised to the Republican nomination for a third term on Tuesday — and unexpectedly won the Democratic nomination, too.

Barletta trounced GOP challenger Dee Deakos with nearly 94 percent of the vote. And he beat former Mayor Michael Marsicano for the Democratic nomination by staging a last-minute write-in campaign, all but guaranteeing himself another term, unofficial returns showed.

“I think the message is clear,” Barletta said. “The people of Hazleton want me to keep fighting for them.”

The Republican mayor said Democrats kept telling him they wished they could vote for him in the primary. So, about a week ago, he mailed instructions to Democratic voters on how to write in his name.

And what did those flyers say? The Standard Speaker, PA reported over the weekend:
Barletta’s campaign mailed out flyers Thursday asking Democrats to write him in.

“Go to the polls and write in Lou Barletta for mayor,” the flyer screams. “Democrats – it’s easy to write in Lou Barletta for mayor. Take this to the polls with you.”

The flyer also gives detail instructions on how to do it.

Our elected officials would do well to look up from their delusional amnesty legislation meetings long enough to notice that there is a star on our east coast. To be more accurate, there is a rising star in Hazleton who actually erased the aisle between his Republican and Democratic constituents. He didn’t do it with backdoor secret meetings. He didn’t do it by appeasing his lobbyists. He didn’t do it by cowering from his responsibilities or by running from his duty to protect his city.


He chose a different path. He chose to do the right thing. And for that, he has overcome the bitter partisan politics in this nation and has united - and received the support of - his entire city.

For more posts from CAII members see:If YOU Don’t Act Now, Expect Amnesty Amnesty Amnesty! from Bear Creek Ledger

Senators Sellout Americans! from the Peoples Patriot

Severed Head Warning and Senator Chambliss on Immigration Reform from GA CrimeWatch

Building the Democrat Party One Illegal Alien at a Time from the Undocumented Blogger

Georgia passes new illegal immigration laws from GA CrimeWatch

It’s their patriotic duty from Bear Creek Ledger

The Coming Revolution According to America Libre from the Peoples Patriot

Farmers Branch illegal immigrant supporters will let Voters decide from StikNstein

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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