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Tue May 21, 2019, 01:52 PM

New congressman to be picked in Pennsylvania special election Tuesday

Source: CBS/AP

New congressman to be picked in Pennsylvania special election Tuesday

MAY 21, 2019 / 11:27 AM / CBS/AP

Voters in a large swath of central and northern Pennsylvania are picking a new congressman to represent them in Washington.

Republican Fred Keller and Democrat Marc Friedenberg are running in Tuesday's special election in Pennsylvania's heavily Republican 12th District. The winner will replace Republican Tom Marino, who resigned in January.

Marino made national news in 2017 when he was nominated by President Trump to direct the country's drug control policy. He withdrew from consideration after a Washington Post/"60 Minutes" report found he helped steer legislation which weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration's power to go after drug distributors.

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Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-congressman-to-be-picked-in-heavily-gop-pennsylvania-district/

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