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January 9, 1998
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Fulton County businessman has announced he will challenge U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa., in the Democratic primary. Paul Politis, 49, of McConnellsburg announced his candidacy Wednesday for the 9th District seat. "Bud Shuster uses his power and influence to primarily benefit himself and his big campaign contributors at the neglect and expense of the everyday people who gave him their trust by putting him in office," Politis said. A spokesman for Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.
NEWS
by DON AINES | April 30, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster's razor-thin win over challenger Michael DelGrosso Tuesday was his first obstacle in his effort to retain his seat in the U.S. Congress. A Greencastle, Pa., Democrat is his next challenge. Shuster polled 42,967 votes to 40,784 for DelGrosso Tuesday, winning the GOPnomination 51 to 49 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State figures. While that race was fiercely contested by the incumbent and challenger, Paul I. Politis' uncontested run for the Democratic nomination drew relatively little attention in the predominantly Republican 9th Congressional District.
NEWS
by DON AINES | April 28, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ninth District Congressman Bill Shuster held a narrow lead over challenger Michael DelGrosso in his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night. With 98 percent of the vote in, Shuster had 40,882 votes, while DelGrosso had 39,013 votes. The Associated Press said the race was too close to call. Shuster, seeking a second full term, held a 7-percentage point margin over DelGrosso in Franklin County, according to complete but unofficial results.
NEWS
By STACEY DANZUSO, Chambersburg | February 8, 2001
Another GOP candidate announces for Shuster's seat SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Another Franklin County Republican entered the race for retired U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster's seat Tuesday, as the party prepares to choose its nominee next week. Stephen Luhrs, past president of The Beistle Co. in Shippensburg, Pa., said Tuesday he will seek the nomination to the 9th Congressional District seat Shuster vacated Jan. 31. Luhrs, 49, said in a statement that he is interested in creating jobs and ensuring the economic vitality of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
by DON AINES | November 3, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com Congressman Bill Shuster, R-9th, was well ahead of Democratic challenger Paul Politis Tuesday night in his bid for a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to incomplete and unofficial results. In Franklin County, where Republicans outnumber Democrats by a 2-to-1 margin among registered voters, Shuster had 15,647 votes to 6,226 for Politis with 44 of 75 precincts reporting, according to county Election Board figures. Districtwide, with 388 of 508 precincts reporting, Shuster had 118,972 while Politis had 54,872.
NEWS
January 18, 2008
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. - U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster will officially announce his bid for a fifth term in Congress on Monday with appearances in Chambersburg, Pa., and Altoona, Pa., according to a media advisory from his campaign committee. Shuster, R-9th, will be at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce building, 100 Lincoln Way East, at 2:30 p.m., following a morning appearance in Altoona, the advisory stated. "Congressman Shuster looks forward to a spirited campaign where he will be able to articulate a pro-growth, pro-family message of lower taxes, a strong national defense, and sustained economic growth to the voters of the 9th District," the advisory stated.
NEWS
July 22, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - More than $1.44 million has been awarded to Franklin County Head Start Inc. to help fund its operations for another year, U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa., announced Thursday. The funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will cover costs for personnel, travel expenses, supplies and administrative costs, Shuster said in a prepared release. It amounts to 80 percent of the program's budget, with the other 20 percent coming from various sources at the state level.
NEWS
January 19, 2008
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. - U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster will officially announce his bid for a fifth term in Congress on Monday with appearances in Chambersburg, Pa., and Altoona, Pa., according to a media advisory from his campaign Committee. Shuster, R-9th, will be at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce building, 100 Lincoln Way East, at 2:30 p.m., following a morning appearance in Altoona, the advisory stated. "Congressman Shuster looks forward to a spirited campaign where he will be able to articulate a pro-growth, pro-family message of lower taxes, a strong national defense, and sustained economic growth to the voters of the 9th District," the advisory stated.
NEWS
by DON AINES | November 3, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com Congressman Bill Shuster, R-9th, was well ahead of Democratic challenger Paul Politis Tuesday night in his bid for a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to incomplete and unofficial results. In Franklin County, where Republicans outnumber Democrats by a 2-to-1 margin among registered voters, Shuster had 30,190 votes to 11,901 for Politis with 65 of 75 precincts reporting, according to county Election Board figures. Districtwide, with 388 of 508 precincts reporting, Shuster had 118,972 while Politis had 54,872.
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 21, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For the eighth time in his career, U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster captured both nominations for the U.S. House of Representatives. On Wednesday, Shuster's Washington office said the 13-term Republican won the Democratic nomination with 60 percent of the write-in votes. Like the previous times he won both nominations, there was no name on the Democratic primary ballot. Shuster did, however, have competition for the nomination from Paul Politis, a Fulton County businessman.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 28, 2012
On the day he was named chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., told reporters he feels Interstate 81 needs to be widened to six lanes. “It's just wall-to-wall trucks. That roadway is going to need to be expanded,” Shuster said in a conference call. The House Republican conference voted Wednesday afternoon to name Shuster and other committee chairmen for the 2013-14 session beginning in January. No Pennsylvania House member currently chairs a full committee.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 21, 2012
A Democratic challenger from Franklin County, Pa., is eyeing the U.S. House of Representatives' ninth district seat long held by a Republican. Voters headed to the polls Nov. 6 will be choosing between incumbent Bill Shuster and his opponent, Karen Ramsburg. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is no early voting in Pennsylvania. Shuster, 51, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., is running for his seventh term in the House. A Republican, he won the seat in a special election in 2001, succeeding his father, Bud Shuster.
OPINION
April 16, 2012
Put an end to 40 years of Shuster To the editor: Forty years ago Bud Shuster blew into town, registered to vote in Bedford County (Pa.) and picked up petitions to run for Congress. A slick, big-money primary campaign gave him the Republican nomination, and in this 2-1 Republican district, and the rest is history. As a young reporter, I covered Bud's announcement press conference and have witnessed the Shuster saga ever since. In 2000, after the House of Representatives reprimanded him for “serious official misconduct,” Bud resigned one day after his 15th swearing in and set things in motion for his son, Bill, to replace him. Many good Democrats have attempted to end the “Shuster dynasty.” Beverly Hillbillies actress Nancy Kulp ran against Bud. Scott Conklin, 2011 Democratic lieutenant governor nominee, nearly stopped Bill in his first race.
NEWS
By DON AINES | October 26, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- For the second time in two years, voters in Pennsylvania's Ninth Congressional District will get to chose between incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and Democratic nominee Tony Barr. Shuster, 47, of Holidaysburg, Pa., is running for his fifth term in the House in the Ninth District. He won the seat in a special election in 2001, succeeding his father, Bud Shuster. He serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Barr, 39, of Bedford County, Pa., is a public school teacher who won the 2006 Democratic nomination as a write-in candidate and lost to Shuster in the general election that year.
NEWS
By DON AINES | October 25, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- For the second time in two years, voters in Pennsylvania's Ninth Congressional District will get to chose between incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and Democratic nominee Tony Barr. Shuster, 47, of Holidaysburg, Pa., is running for his fifth term in the House in the Ninth District. He won the seat in a special election in 2001, succeeding his father, Bud Shuster. He serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Barr, 39, of Bedford County, Pa., is a public school teacher who won the 2006 Democratic nomination as a write-in candidate and lost to Shuster in the general election that year.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | February 6, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A Franklin County Republican committeeman announced Tuesday that he plans to run for the Ninth District's U.S. House of Representatives seat held by four-term incumbent Bill Shuster. Travis G. Schooley, 33, of Altenwald Road in Waynesboro, has asked that members of the GOP help him obtain the 1,000 signatures required to appear on ballots during Pennsylvania's primary election April 22. Schooley pointed to increasing national debt as a reason for running.
NEWS
By DON AINES | January 22, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Economic and military security, energy independence and federal spending were themes U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster touched on Monday in formally announcing his bid for re-election in the Ninth District. "I believe I know what's on the minds of the people of the Ninth Congressional District," the Republican said. "I know the people want economic security. They want a brighter future for their children. They want to be able to have a job and to be able to have a nice home.
NEWS
By DON AINES | January 21, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. ? Economic and military security, energy independence and federal spending were themes U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster touched on Monday in formally announcing his bid for re-election in the Ninth District. "I believe I know what's on the minds of the people of the Ninth Congressional District," the Republican said. "I know the people want economic security. They want a brighter future for their children. They want to be able to have a job and to be able to have a nice home.
NEWS
January 19, 2008
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. - U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster will officially announce his bid for a fifth term in Congress on Monday with appearances in Chambersburg, Pa., and Altoona, Pa., according to a media advisory from his campaign Committee. Shuster, R-9th, will be at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce building, 100 Lincoln Way East, at 2:30 p.m., following a morning appearance in Altoona, the advisory stated. "Congressman Shuster looks forward to a spirited campaign where he will be able to articulate a pro-growth, pro-family message of lower taxes, a strong national defense, and sustained economic growth to the voters of the 9th District," the advisory stated.
NEWS
January 18, 2008
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. - U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster will officially announce his bid for a fifth term in Congress on Monday with appearances in Chambersburg, Pa., and Altoona, Pa., according to a media advisory from his campaign committee. Shuster, R-9th, will be at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce building, 100 Lincoln Way East, at 2:30 p.m., following a morning appearance in Altoona, the advisory stated. "Congressman Shuster looks forward to a spirited campaign where he will be able to articulate a pro-growth, pro-family message of lower taxes, a strong national defense, and sustained economic growth to the voters of the 9th District," the advisory stated.
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