Scranton, PA – Congressman Matt Cartwright made the following statement after the Associated Press declared him the winner of the Eighth Congressional District election:
“Eight years ago I ran for Congress for the first time, and made a promise that I would be a Representative who worked for all Northeastern Pennsylvanians. And today, I am full of pride and gratitude that I can continue working for this great region.
“This win, however, is not about me. It’s about Northeastern Pennsylvanians, and it’s because of our volunteers and supporters who mobilized voters across the region amid a tumultuous election cycle. Voters have made me optimistic for the future we have ahead. Together, we will create an inclusive economy, protect hard-earned benefits and affordable health care, and modernize our aging infrastructure.
“I applaud Mr. Bognet for putting his name on the ballot, but ultimately our vision to Move Northeastern Pennsylvania forward won. Regardless of who you voted for, the commitment I made eight years ago still rings true today — I will work for every Northeastern Pennsylvanian.”