SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Kathy Barnette was welcomed into the ballroom at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton with an applause on primary election eve Monday.

“After really analyzing all of the candidates, there was no question that she represents the values that we stand for,” said Kathy Potera of Bear Creek Township.

Potera came to support the republican for Tuesday’s election.  

“We are fortunate that we have great Black leaders in this country and they’re not all democrats. There are many great democratic leaders, but we also have many great republican leaders.”

“I believe we have the better values, quite frankly, and I believe we have the better story. I just think we keep picking who suck at telling it,” Kathy Barnette said Monday.

Barnette spoke to the crowd for about 20 minutes Monday, before then speaking to the media one-on-one. She discussed her policies, values and why she is running.

“I’m kind of a republican who wants to have a secure border, how about that? I’m the kind of republican who wants to have policies that put America interests first.”

“She’s a spitfire. She has a lot to say, and I think she would do a terrific job as a senator,” said Chris Chermak, (R) Lackawanna County Commissioner.

Chermak attended Barnette’s event and encourages everyone to get out and vote in the primary Tuesday.

“Get out and vote. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your neighbors, you know, get out and vote. It’s the most important thing you can do.”

Barnette said earlier this week she would not support any other candidate if she lost on Tuesday. Monday, she backpaddled and said she will do everything she can to support the GOP, to make sure a democrat does not win the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat in November.