Guy Ciarrocchi Likely to Be Declared Winner of PA-6 Republican Primary

Guy Ciarrocchi is likely to be declared the winner and Republican nominee in the primary for Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District seat.

As of press time, Ciarrocchi holds a 2,224-vote lead over second-place candidate Steve Fanelli, with under 2,000 votes remaining uncounted, according to The New York Times.

Ciarrocchi’s lead is currently 33.1 percent to 33 percent.

Ron Vogel and Regina Mauro are in third and fourth place, with 15,396 and 10,336 votes, respectively.

If indeed Ciarrocchi is declared the Republican nominee, he will face off against incumbent Democrat U.S. Representative Chriss Houlahan in the November general election.

The Pennsylvania Daily Star previously reported Ciarrocchi’s harsh words against his would-be Democrat opponent.

“Throughout the latter part of the pandemic, into the fall of 2020 and into 2021, when we wanted her support – when my members needed her support to go back to business, to go back to work, to lead their lives, the kids in school, the masks coming off – she either sided with the Biden administration on national issues or was silent locally and of no help,” he said.

“She’s of the mindset that if there’s a problem, send a check. As I told members, Republican and Democrat at the federal and state level, small business don’t want to fill out paperwork and they don’t want checks,” the candidate continued. “They want to go to business. People that run comic book stores, antique shops, barber shops, catering halls, pizza parlors, and bed and breakfasts – they didn’t go into business to fill out government forms. They didn’t go into business to ask for checks from anybody in Washington.”

Explaining his case against Houlahan, Ciarrocchi said, “She owns, she voted for, she supported every single thing thing that brought us where we are today. In her case it’s worse than even your average Democrat who has done that. She promised the exact opposite.”

“She promised us independent, common-sense leadership, and working locally. She let us down,” he said. “My campaign, in part, is because of that. She let my community down. She let my family down. She let my little league family down.”

“I’m speaking out because everything she promised us she would be, she wasn’t,” added the candidate.

“Everything she’s done has contributed to the disaster we’re in. I’m duty-bound to run. I have to speak out and offer an alternative to that,” Ciarrocchi concluded.

Houlahan is on the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)’s list of Democrat incumbents targeted for defeat.

Recently, the NRCC drew to the public’s attention that the Biden administration’s policies are resulting in the crippling gas prices that are reaching record highs, an average of $4.68 per gallon in Pennsylvania.

NRCC Spokeswoman Samantha Bullock said, “Pennsylvanians hoping for relief at the gas pump won’t get help from Chrissy Houlahan, Susan Wild, and Matt Cartwright because they support Joe Biden’s war on energy.”

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Aaron Gulbransen is a reporter at The Pennsylvania Daily Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]. Follow Aaron on GETTRTwitter, and Parler.
Photo “Guy Ciarrocchi” by Guy Ciarrocchi. 




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