The controversial Washington Post and 60 minutes stories attacking Rep. Tom Marino (R-Williamsport) for his role in advocating a new law that allegedly makes it more difficult for the Drug Enforcement Agency to stop opiates has resulted in the Congressman withdrawing his name as the nominee to head the National Drug Control Policy agency. This means that his 10th District seat is no longer open, at least for the time being.
It is now certain there will be no special election here, but Mr. Marino did not mention whether or not he would seek re-election to the House since he will not be moving into the Administration. It is presumed that Rep. Marino will have little trouble winning another term, but the Pennsylvania redistricting case still working its way through the state court system could make radical changes to the statewide map, particularly if any new court-drawn lines take effect before the 2018 election.
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