U.S. Rep. John Joyce declares victory in GOP #PA13 primary

By: - June 2, 2020 9:56 pm

In a statement, freshman U.S. Rep. John Joyce, R-13th District, just declared victory in his GOP primary.

Where there was no opponent. But everyone needs something to celebrate.

“It is a privilege to serve my fellow central Pennsylvanians in Congress, and I am grateful for their overwhelming support,” Joyce said in a statement released by his office. “As we consider the future of our community and our country, the stakes are high. In my next term, I will keep fighting to strengthen the economy, protect the sanctity of all human life, defend our Second Amendment rights, and promote our commonsense conservative values. This year Americans in Pennsylvania and around the country are facing a stark choice between freedom and socialism. As your Congressman, I will always choose freedom.”

The results were a true squeaker, according to unofficial tallies filed with the Department of State:


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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.