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Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township and Northampton County in November's election.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

ousted U.S. Rep Tim Holden (D) in the primary to run for the 17th Congressional District in November. Cartwright will now face Scranton Tea Party founder .

has already served four terms is the U.S. House of Representatives in the 15th District. But as he faces Democratic challenger , some say Dent in .

, who represents part of , is seeking his second term and will run against Easton Area High School English teacher .

Elsie Metz June 15, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Let's all help to get everyone to vote this year, now that the politicians in power are suppressing voter rights mainly affecting students, the elderly, and some minorites. The argument for the voter current photo ID requirement is bogus. Those now in power think that it will help them in the upcoming elections by making it too difficult for some likely voters in the categories listed above to vote. P. S. Metz
Bob Linney June 15, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I hope that the vote ID law will be overturned by the courts, but that can't be counted on before the elections. I spoke with Rep. Bob Freeman about getting some type of coordinated effort to help anyone who doesn't have the required voter ID. I've also recently contacted the League of Women Voters to see if they might be doing something along these lines. If nothing comes up anytime soon, I am going to try to start an effort to do such and hope that people as yourself will volunteer to help.
Wallst October 01, 2012 at 02:52 PM
The Voter ID law is just a tactic by republicans to steal elections, nothing more. Vote a straight Democratic ticket and rid ourselves of these self-serving idiots.
Steve October 02, 2012 at 12:52 AM
If there was a $10 bill attached to each free ID issued.... no one would be complaining. I bet people would be in line for multiple IDs.
Wazzy October 02, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Can someone explain what the big deal is over voter ID? Every time I go for medical treatment or tests I MUST SHOW PHOTO ID. Are the people who are "having" issues to have voter ID so healthy they never go to the doctor? If i need PHOTO ID for the doctor, to buy alcohol, to fly, or travel to another country, surely having one to vote, which is the GOD given right of every American, is not a ridiculous or ill intention request. People, there are so many more important issue we need to be concerned about.
Eastward October 02, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Voter ID is a simple way to ensure the integrity of our votes. Our votes are the last line of freedom we have. If this becomes compromised the we are at the end game. Stop making this a partisan issue. It's common sense and it is not that burdensome at all.
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 09:05 AM
Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Eastward November 05, 2012 at 02:23 PM
This is misleading. Obama is being challenged by more than Romney. Vote Gary Johnson.

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