(WKBN) – A six-term Republican Congressman from northwestern Pennsylvania is keeping his position.

Erie-area businessman and attorney Dan Pastore ran against Congressman Mike Kelly but was defeated, according to unofficial voting returns.

Kelly said he’s pleased with the support of voters, particularly Independent voters.

Kelly said last month that he plans to work to restore the faith of voters and taxpayers in their government.

Kelly also said that he’d like to reach more across the party lines for the “best interests of the people of Western Pennsylvania.”

“I think that what we want to do is try to establish that there should be a large gap between our people and the government, that’s again as I said, too intrusive,” he said Tuesday night.

Kelly told the League of Women Voters that he believes that the top issues right now are national security, energy, prescription and healthcare costs and government over-regulation of businesses.

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