GOP opens campaign headquarters in Perkasie
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“I’m just really looking forward to being part of that momentum and that history and bringing it back here,” Loughery said.
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Although it seems a cliche, this year’s election is a pivotal one for the future, Loughery said.
“It’s about which direction we’re going to go with our country, which direction we’re going to go with our state,” Loughery said.
“We want to talk about the differences between Republicans and Democrats,” Clymer said.
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“Wealth is not a sin and that’s how it’s been portrayed,” Clymer said.
“It’s class warfare. We don’t need that in America,” Clymer said. “What we need is people working together.”
Concerns include the growth of government, excessive spending and excessive regulations, he said.
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Yagnesh Choksi, a Bensalem School Board member and president of the RepublLFDn ,nGLDn CRmmLWWHH, 3A, said he is an example of the diversity within the Republican party.
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Bucks County Commissioners Chairman Rob Loughery, center, and state Rep. Paul Clymer, R-145, right, address the crowd during the opening of the Republicans’
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Bucks County Republican Committee members gather together Aug. 23 for the grand opening of the campaign office in Perkasie.