Chrin brings his congressional campaign to Luzerne County

WILKES-BARRE — John Chrin brought his congressional campaign to Luzerne County on Tuesday, stopping at four locations to, as he says, “put his finger on the pulse of voters.” Chrin stopped in Hazle Township to tour Atlantic Carbon Coal’s strip mining operation and then stopped at Immanuel Christian School, 725 N. Locust St., Hazleton. Before heading to Pulverman Manufacturing in Dallas, Chrin visited Two Jacks Cycle & Powersports, 338 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre. Continue reading

Media Advisory: Chrin Campaign Luzerne County Day

(Scranton, PA) – Today, John Chrin announces Luzerne County Day to be held on Tuesday, September 18 across the county. Over the course of the day, John and his team will be visiting several stops meeting with area residents, small businesses, their workers, local coal mine operations, a school, and other retail campaign stops to discuss the issues important to the county. Press is encouraged to join for this day on the campaign trail. They will have access to the candidate, his team, and many of the individuals we greet at stops throughout the day.  Continue reading

Chrin Statement on Rep. Tom Marino Endorsement

(Scranton, PA) – Today, John Chrin announced the endorsement of Representative Tom Marino.  “John Chrin is the right candidate to represent the northeast corner of our state. I am proud to endorse him. I value John’s expertise on financial services and business issues. I know that he will do a great job representing those areas of my current congressional district that now fall into the new 8th district.” said Rep. Marino.  Continue reading

John Chrin stumps for Congress

Familiar with Wayne and Pike Counties as the place he would come fishing and hunting, John Chrin, Republican candidate for Congress, cast his line for votes August 21st, stumping from the Milford Diner to the GDS Fair in Newfoundland. PALMYRA TWP. (Pike) - Familiar with Wayne and Pike Counties as the place he would come fishing and hunting, John Chrin, Republican candidate for Congress, cast his line for votes August 21st, stumping from the Milford Diner to the GDS Fair in Newfoundland. Continue reading

PA8: Sabato Moves Race from Likely Democratic to Leans Democratic

A change in favor of a Pennsylvania Republican. Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball changed the rating in Pennsylvania’s new 8th District from Likely Democratic to Leans Democratic in the race between incumbent Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna) and GOP businessman, John Chrin. Although the NRCC pulled out from September ad buys in the Pittsburgh market, mainly impacting the race between Reps. Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny) and Keith Rothfus (R-Allegheny), they have decided to invest close to a $500,000 ad buy in the 8th district. The NRCC released an attack ad this week hitting Cartwright on taxes.  Continue reading

Chrin Statement on Glenn “G.T.” Thompson Endorsement

(Scranton, PA) – Today, John Chrin announced the endorsement of Representative Glenn “G.T.” Thompson. “John Chrin is the right candidate to represent the people of Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district. I am proud to endorse him to be the next Congressman. I’ve gotten to know John over the last year and see him as a future leader in Congress on financial services issues.” said Rep. Thompson.   Continue reading

Another Positive Rating Change in PA-8 Race for Chrin

(Scranton, PA) – Today, John Chrin’s campaign for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district received another positive rating change as Sabato’s Crystal Ball announced a change in the race from Likely Democratic to Leans Democratic. Sabato’s Crystal Ball posted the rating change at the following link: here. A previous rating change from Inside Elections’ was announced on July 6th. Continue reading

Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball Ratings change Likely Democrat to Lean Democrat:

Rep. Matt Cartwright (D, PA-8) — Likely Democratic to Leans Democratic: The new Pennsylvania House districts, which the Democratic-controlled state Supreme Court substituted for a Republican-drawn map, largely benefited Democrats and should allow them to net several seats in the Keystone State as a whole. However, Republicans are targeting a northeastern district, PA-8, that covers Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and other places where Trump ran well ahead of Mitt Romney’s showing in 2012 (Trump won the new district by about 10 points, similar to his showing on the previous version of the map). So Cartwright is representing a district that changed significantly in terms of its terrain — only about half of the voters in Cartwright’s old district live in the new PA-8 — and his opponent is a credible self-funder, businessman John Chrin (R). Republicans have been talking up this race for months, and the National Republican Congressional Committee backed up those words with a nearly half-million dollar ad buy in the district. Democrats have been bullish on Cartwright; we think he’s still favored but PA-8 is probably one of the best half-dozen or so GOP offensive targets on a national playing field where the party is mostly playing defense. Continue reading

PA8: Cartwright Agrees to Additional Debates

More debates in PA-8. Democratic incumbent Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna) agreed to more debates against GOP challenger John Chrin (R-Skytop), although specifics still need to be finalized. According to Citizens Voice, the only debate previously agreed upon by both candidates is set for Oct 29 in Luzerne County, sponsored by WVIA-TV. Chrin’s campaign pushed for debates in each of the five counties in the 8th district. Continue reading

NRCC to air TV ads against Cartwright in PA-08

The NRCC will air its first TV attack ads against a Democratic incumbent this week, targeting Rep. Matt Cartwright in Pennsylvania's 8th District, according to the NRCC's independent expenditure unit. The committee will spend close to a half-million dollars on broadcast and cable TV and digital advertisements starting Wednesday and continuing through most of September in the Wilkes-Barre-area seat in northeastern Pennsylvania. Continue reading