PRESS RELEASE | Bognet Announces Run for Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District


A proud Hazleton native and graduate of Penn State University, Bognet has spent his life fighting for conservative values across the country. From working for former Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. Lou Barletta, to senior roles on three presidential campaigns and on campaigns across the country, Bognet has fought liberal Democrats every step of the way.




Hazleton, PA (Thursday, January 23rd) — Today, former Trump Administration appointee Jim Bognet announced his candidacy for Congress to represent the 8th District of Pennsylvania.

A proud Hazleton native and graduate of Penn State University, Bognet has spent his life fighting for conservative values across the country. From working for former Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. Lou Barletta, to senior roles on three presidential campaigns and on campaigns across the country, Bognet has fought liberal Democrats every step of the way. He holds a law degree and master’s in business administration from UCLA, and he resides in Hazle Township.

Bognet recently resigned his position as a Trump appointee at an executive branch agency dedicated to supporting American job creation, exports, and manufacturing. Bognet left this position so he could devote his full energy to fighting those responsible for the impeachment sham. [See resignation letter here]

“Northeastern Pennsylvania deserves a Congressman who will support our great President Donald J. Trump. I couldn’t bear to see what Nancy Pelosi and her lapdog Matt Cartwright were doing to harm our country and our President. As a member of Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team and under Pelosi’s direction, Cartwright has spent this term in Congress working with Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ilhan Omar to smear President Trump,” said Bognet. “Patriots in Pennsylvania will not rest until Matt Cartwright loses the power to ever again support the fatally flawed impeachment against President Trump.”

Watch Jim Bognet’s announcement video here and see full transcript below.

Bognet has assembled a strong team of backers to raise the financial resources and build the grassroots campaign necessary to defeat Cartwright. Bognet announced Republican leader and President of Hayden Power Group, George Hayden Jr. of Mountain Top, as Chairman of his fundraising committee.

“I’ve known Jim Bognet for over 40 years, and he is a rock solid conservative and tireless defender of President Trump. Starting today, we will work to make sure that Jim raises significant sums necessary to win this seat,” said Hayden. “Jim is the only serious candidate who has always been a Republican, and who has the political know-how and resources to defeat Matt Cartwright. “

To learn more about Jim and his campaign, visit BognetForCongress.com.






Transcript of “Stop the Impeachment Madness” Video

Candidate Jim Bognet: The impeachment farce is the biggest scam in American history.

Democrats and their mainstream media allies have been out to get President Trump since Day One.

Together, patriots like us can stop these witch hunts.

AOC, Ilhan Omar, Nancy Pelosi and their lapdog Matt Cartwright have to be sent a message.

Your hatred of our great president has disqualified you from office.

My name is Jim Bognet, and I’m sick and tired of Matt Cartwright taking orders from Nancy Pelosi and ignoring Pennsylvania voters.

Stand with President Trump and let’s send impeachment enabler Matt Cartwright packing.