Matt Cartwright

Pennsylvania’s 8th (PA - 08)

Updated: September 26, 2022


Jim Bognet is a shady former Washington lobbying executive who has written policies that will hurt working families while being supported by big money special interests.


Voters in the Wilkes Barre/Scranton market still need to watch TV ads, voters district-wide still need to see digital ads, and voters district-wide who are OTT subscribers still need to see ads that show that shady former Washington lobbying executive Jim Bognet has advocated for policies that benefit large corporations at the cost of our seniors.

  • As a Washington political operative, Bognet wrote policies to cut worker benefits and pensions. He even called for cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
  • Bognet targeted Medicare and Social Security for cuts, calling them the “Big Enchilada” of a budget reduction plan. 
  • Bognet opposed a law that allows Medicare to negotiate drug prices and cap out of pocket costs for Medicare recipients.
  • Jim Bognet’s top donor is also a leader of a Chinese pharmaceutical company who gave $160,000 to a pro-Bognet Super PAC.


Pro choice voters still need to see digital ads and mail that show Bognet would criminalize all abortions with no exceptions for rape, incest or for the life of the mother and that Matt Cartwright is fighting to ensure women’s access to legal abortion.

  • In Pennsylvania, there’s now a real chance that all abortions could become illegal, and Bognet has pledged to vote for an extreme nationwide abortion ban to criminalize all abortions, with no exceptions for rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk. 
  • Bognet called the overturning of Roe v. Wade an “Amazing Day.”


Additional Resources

When it comes to Social Security and Medicare, it is important that voters hear from Jim Bognet in his words.

Jim Bognet Research Book

BOGNET: “The Big Enchilada, so to speak, is reforming entitlements going forward.” (VIDEO)

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