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WPSU 12th Congressional District Interviews

Posted on May 15, 2019

WPSU’s Anne Danahy talks with Democrat Marc Friedenberg and Republican Fred Keller, who are running in the May 21 special election for Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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‘Shame On You’: Pa. Congressional Candidates Clash At Only Televised 12th District Debate

Posted on May 3, 2019

(Pittston) — The candidates seeking to replace former GOP Congressman Tom Marino clashed multiple times during a debate Thursday evening.

“Shame on you, Fred Keller,” Democrat Marc Friedenberg said at one point in the debate while talking about Russian interference in the 2016 election. At another point, Friedenberg called one of Keller’s criticism of him “pathetic.”

Friedenberg, an instructor of cybersecurity and cyberlaw at Penn State, is facing off against Keller in a special election for the 12th Congressional District. Keller is a state representative from Snyder County and former plant manager for Conestoga Wood Specialties.

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New U.S. Congressional Districts in Pennsylvania

On February 19, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued new district lines for the U.S. Congressional districts of Pennsylvania. The court reasoned that the new district lines are more geographically compact, moving away from the district lines that were thought to be gerrymandered. Take a look at the new map compared to the old map, along with explanations of what the changes mean for our area.

Pennsylvania Congressional District Map 2013

Old congressional districts

Pennsylvania Congressional District Map 2018

New court-mandated districts for 2018 elections


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Threats to Democracy

Is our Goverment Still for the People?


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Low Voter Turnout

Why is voter turnout so low in the United States and does it matter?

Money in Politics

Does money influence elections?


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Election Resources

Your vote matters! As a Pennsylvania voter you will be asked to choose a U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Attorney General, State Auditor General, and State Treasurer. We know these offices are important, but what do they actually do? How does each affect you? Kickstart your learning by watching this series of short videos.


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