Trump House owner gets GOP nod to run for Pa. 59th district seat

Trump House owner gets GOP nod to run for Pa. 59th district seat

Daily American Latrobe native Leslie Rossi was chosen by Republican Party conferees on Saturday to run in a special election for the District 59 House seat vacated by the death of Mike Reese. Reese died Jan. 3 of an apparent brain aneurysm shortly after being elected to a fifth term in the state House of Representatives. MORE: Pa. GOP Rep. Mike Reese dies of apparent brain aneurysm, after testing positive for COVID The 59th District includes parts of Westmoreland and Somerset counties, including Boswell and Jennerstown boroughs, and Conemaugh and Jenner townships. Rossi will run against Democratic candidate Mariah Fisher during a special election in the May 18 primary. The winner of that race will serve the remainder of Reese’s two-year term, until 2022, which was won in November. Rossi, 50, is best known as the creator of the “Trump House,” a Latrobe-area building painted like an American flag and adorned with Donald Trump cutouts, flags and other items. “It was nothing to have 1,000 people or more per day come through the Trump House door,” Rossi said in an email. “Not only did I promote Republican candidates and have meaningful discussions with the voters about Trump’s America First agenda, I registered a tremendous amount of first time voters as well as assisting voters that wished to change their political party, making a huge impact for the Republican party that will stand for years to come.” Rossi said she thinks she was chosen by Republican conferees because of this […]

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