National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chairman Tom Emmer congratulated Guy Ciarrocchi on his Republican primary victory in the race for Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District seat.
“Congratulations to Guy Ciarrocchi on his primary victory. Guy is a common-sense conservative with a proven record of standing up to Democrat overreach,” the chairman said in a statement.
“Pennsylvanians will reject Chrissy Houlahan and her support for Democrats’ reckless agenda that has caused skyrocketing inflation, surging crime, and a crisis at our southern border,” he added.
The race was called for Ciarrocchi by multiple outlets after it became clear his 3.1-percent lead contained more votes than there were remaining to count.
Ciarrocchi responded to his victory, tweeting, “WE WON! I cannot express how thankful I am for each one of you. This win belongs to all of us – those who attended events and displayed yard signs, those who voted, and those who worked on the campaign. I am ready to beat Chrissy Houlahan and take back the House this fall!”
WE WON! I cannot express how thankful I am for each one of you. This win belongs to all of us—those who attended events and displayed yard signs, those who voted, and those who worked on the campaign. I am ready to beat Chrissy Houlahan and take back the House this fall! pic.twitter.com/TXg02S22OA
— Guy Ciarrocchi (@guyciarrocchi) May 19, 2022
Ciarrocchi defeated fellow Republican candidates Steve Fanelli, Ron Vogel, and Regina Mauro in the GOP primary that took place on Tuesday.
Incumbent U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-06) and Ciarrocchi will now face off in the November general election.
Ciarrocchi previously explained to The Pennsylvania Daily Star why Houlahan is no longer suited to represent the people of PA-6. The Republican nominee said he has major problems with the incumbent Democrat’s voting record and rubber-stamp support for the Biden agenda.
“There are empty storefronts. There are problems with crime in our region, problems with our kids, and she voted 100 percent of the time for everything that has brought us to where we are,” he said. “Her record on requests from the Biden administration is 100 percent. There hasn’t been one moment of independence, independent leadership, or one moment of speaking out.”
“The things they voted for have been an abject disaster. Gas has more than doubled. Inflation is growing. It’s costing the average family $5,300 more this year just to buy the things they bought last year,” he continued. “Our kids were locked out of school. Crime is on the rise.”
“She voted for every single one of those things,” Ciarrocchi concluded.
The Pennsylvania 6th Congressional District includes almost all of Chester County, Reading, and the city’s southeastern suburbs in Berks County.
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Photo “Guy Ciarrocchi” by Guy Ciarrocchi. Background Photo “Voting Booths” by Tim Evanson. CC BY-SA 2.0.