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State Rep. Jim Gregory Loses Primary Challenge

State Rep. Jim Gregory, R-80th District, known for his advocacy against childhood sexual abuse, lost his primary reelection bid on Tuesday, April 23.

Unofficial election returns showed Gregory trailing challenger Scott Barger 55 percent to 45 percent. As the winner of the primary, Barger would run unopposed in the November General Election.

Barger, general manager and talk radio host for WRTA in Blair County, bills himself as a voice for taxpayers who will uphold constitutional principles and reject the “culture of dealmaking” that he says harms voters.

One of those deals, brokered by Rep. Gre...


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