UPDATE: Keller thanks supporters, ready to head to Washington

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KREAMER – Heading from Harrisburg to Washington, newly elected U.S. Congressman Fred Keller says he’s all about what’s best for the people of the 12th U.S. Congressional District. Keller defeated Democrat Marc Friedenberg in a landslide in Tuesday’s special election.


Keller joined WKOK’s On The Mark and thanked supporters, “There was a lot of people that came out to watch the results and see what happened. It was a great evening and we have a lot of hardworking, outstanding individuals like we have across the entire congressional district.”


Keller says he could head to D.C. as early as later this week. He says veterans and the middle class are his top priorities, “Making sure we’re taking care of our veterans, which is a huge issue. The other thing is the middle class tax cuts, making sure they become permanent because I’ve talked to a lot of people across the 12th Congressional District where small business people got help expanding their businesses and paying their employees more.”


Keller says he’s also not worried about congressional Democrats push to possibly begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, “I’m gonna go with what I know, and what I know is Special Counsel Mueller said there were no indictments of the president or his campaign, and anything related to that. The Attorney General said there was no collusion, and I’ve heard from many people across the district that they want to get many things done that impact the lives of Pennsylvania’s families positively, and that’s what I’m going to work on.”



He says the Pennsylvania Speaker of the House will be calling a special election to fill his 85th district state house seat in Harrisburg, but it’s unknown when that will take place. The Republican and Democratic parties will select the nominees for that special election.


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