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FOX News & PoliticsPA Spotlight Granville For Congress

Granville's Inspirational Story & Announcement Video Already Watched By More Than 10,000 Unique Viewers

Both FOX News and PoliticsPA profiled this past week's campaign announcement of decorated war Veteran and Veterans' advocate Earl Granville in Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district.  

This national and statewide attention comes as Granville's announcement video surpassing over 10,000 views in just a few days since making his announcement.  Granville's announcement details his inspirational story - from his service in both Iraq and Afghanistan where he would be severely wounded and lose his leg, to the tragic loss of his brother, and his renewed commitment to service in northeast Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Veteran Who Lost Leg In Afghanistan Running For Congress Against Incumbent Dem

By: Nick Givas, FOX News

Earl Granville is a Pennsylvania Army National Guard veteran who lost his leg while serving in Afghanistan. He now says he wants to give back to the people who helped him heal by representing their interests in Congress.

"I want to give back to the people here and continue to serve them, just like they served me," he told Fox News. "It's just so important for me to understand what these people need here. I want to be a good voice and representative for them."

Granville, a Republican, announced his candidacy on Tuesday for the seat in Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District, currently held by Rep. Matt Cartwright, a Democrat.

Given that President Trump carried the district by nearly 10 points in 2016, it's set to be one of the more notable congressional races nationwide. Cartwright, who has held the seat since 2013, still enjoyed strong support in his district, however. 

"You look at the divide in Washington, D.C., and it's caused a huge division among the people in the United States," Granville, 36, said.

"I would like to get my foot in the door and get people to just do their jobs and be leaders to work together," he continued. "I think when they start working together, no matter what their political differences are, you're going to start seeing the people come together."...

PA8: Decorated War Veteran Launches Bid Against Cartwright

By: John Cole, PoliticsPA.com

A third Republican joins the race for the Trump friendly 8th Congressional district represented by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna).  

Earl Granville, a decorated war veteran and Veterans' advocate, announced his candidacy last Thursday for the seat in Northeast Pennsylvania.  

In a video announcement, he details his military service beginning in 2001 when he joined the Pennsylvania National Guard to serving several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. While serving in Afghanistan, Granville suffered severe battlefield wounds and had his left leg amputated. 

"When I lost my leg in Afghanistan, the community here in Northeastern Pennsylvania was so good to me. They helped me move forward, especially when my brother Joe passed away," Granville said. "And I want to give back. I am so grateful for this community. I'm humbled to be from this area. I'm humbled to have grown up here. And I want to show my gratitude...and that's why I'm running for Congress."... 

... Although he doesn't address Cartwright by name on the "Why I'm Running" page of his campaign website, he takes veiled shots at the incumbent saying that he plans to do more than "simply following orders from Nancy Pelosi and fighting for her radical political agenda," while also criticizing those who support impeachment. 

... Cartwright is one of three Democrats being targeted by the NRCC for 2020 in Pennsylvania...