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Former Fox News commentator Dick Morris fields a question.

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STAFF PHOTOS/ROBERT BAKER Outside Saturday’s GOP luncheon at Triton Hose Company are, from left, Wyoming County Republican Party Chair Davis Haire; Rep. Tom Marino, R-Williamsport; former Fox News commentator Dick Morris; and Bob Bolus, of Scranton, who provided a backdrop with his tractor-trailer rig touting President Donald Trump and area Republican candidates.

Conservative commentator Dick Morris told a standing-room only crowd of Wyoming County Republicans at Triton Hose Company Saturday afternoon that they should be buoyed by the final senate tally on the Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmation.

The former Fox News commentator spoke for about 20 minutes at a pre-election lunch event and then fielded questions from the audience.

One question about voter ID prompted Morris to suggest that with the change in makeup at the Supreme Court, it could very well become the law of the land.

Another about perceived bias in the mainstream news media prompted Morris to remind his audience that it was each individual’s responsibility to get everything you can about a subject before making an opinion.

He said the vast media choices available to the public were phenomenal thanks to search engines like Google.

“God help you if you are only looking at one source of news,” he said.

In closing, Morris said he was impressed with the day’s turnout at the luncheon.

“There’s a great crowd here. I didn’t even know there were this many people in Wyoming County,” Morris smiled as he left the podium.

Wyoming County Republican Chair Davis Haire thanked Morris for his participation.

Also at the lunch were Rep. Tom Marino, R-Williamsport, who currently represents the 10th Congressional District, but is in a race against Democrat Marc Friedenberg in a redesignated 12th Congressional District that includes Wyoming County; and Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, and Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, who are each facing third party opposition on
the Nov. 6 ballot. Boback is opposed by Independent Lou Jasikoff, and Baker is opposed by Green Party candidate John Sweeney.

Not attending the luncheon was the county’s present congressman, Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, who is locked in a battle for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Bob Casey.