Democrats Could Pick Up a Seat in PA
Not good for House Republicans. Rep. Jim Gerlach has told National Republican Congressional Committee officials that he is running for governor, a GOP source confirmed Tuesday, making his competitive southeastern Pennsylvania district a prime Democratic pick up opportunity in 2010. The Allentown Morning Call first reported that the four-term Republican has opted to run for governor, ensuring that his suburban Philadelphia 6th district seat will | Read More »
Good news, and good news on PA-SEN race.
The good news: Pat Toomey’s (R Cand, PA) campaign (donate here) is reporting that he raised 1.6 million dollars in the second quarter of 2009. Mr. Toomey’s strong first campaign quarter fundraising compares favorably with those of successful U.S. Senate challengers in the last election. In fact, he has raised more than every successful 2008 challenger. In his first quarter as a Senate candidate, Mr. | Read More »
Dem Senate candidates afraid to support card check?
Brian pointed to the bizarre reposition of Rep. Charles Melancon (D-LA) on card-check. But this points to a broader pattern. Senators running in 2010 in potentially contests Senate seats are afraid to take a position on the issue. For example, in Colorado, appointed Senator Michael Bennet is “stuck in neutral” on card check, according to the Denver Post. In Arkansas, Blanche Lincoln won’t support it. | Read More »
Murtha (D, PA-12) client indicted for taking kickbacks.
(Via The American Thinker, via Instapundit) The bolded part is the part that you want your eyes to linger over. Ex-contractor with Murtha ties charged over kickbacks Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh have charged a former executive for a defense contractor with ties to Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) with taking nearly $200,000 in kickbacks from a subcontractor. Richard Ianieri, former president and CEO of Coherent Systems | Read More »
Poor Joe Biden can’t even fill a room
Back in December at a meeting with the nation’s governors, then vice President-Elect Joe Biden asked Governor Sarah Palin for help in attracting some attention:
Dr. Mark Hendrickson: The Next Great Depression and the Attack of the Watermelons?
Dr. Mark Hendrickson The Flint Hills Center for Public Policy today sponsored a luncheon near the Plaza in Kansas City, MO where Dr. Mark Hendrickson talked about “The Next Great Depression and the Attack of the Watermelons?” Hendrickson is a professor of economics and international business at Grove City College in Pennsylvania and is a contributing scholar with the Center for Vision & Values think | Read More »
Specter only beating Sestak only among Democrats who don’t know both.
A little while back Greenberg* Quinlan Rosner put out a poll that showed Specter leading 55-34 over Sestak in the primary. Interestingly, (via DoubleplusUndead, via @JustKarl), one hope for Sestak is apparently that he actually leads Specter among Democrats who know both candidates, 52-44. The difference is due to the fact that Sestak is only known to about 30% of the PA Dem electorate. Full | Read More »
Latest Pennsylvania Poll: Should Specter Switch Back?
When the Democrat leaders in Washington were negotiating Arlen Specter’s party switch, they were eager to assure him that they would do all in their power to ensure him a clear path to the Democratic nomination for Senate. It’s becoming clear that in doing so, they promised something far outside their power to deliver. In the 2010 race for U.S. Senate, by a 63/28 margin | Read More »
PA Assassination Ad noticed, yanked, continues to loom over publishers’ heads.
That last part? Deservedly so. I first heard of this story yesterday, via Tapper. While the subject matter itself is easily the most appalling part, I would like to note for the record (like Glenn Reynolds) that it’s not exactly comforting to know that we have historical illiterates running our newspapers. Personally, I hope that the current President follows in the steps of J.Q. Adams, | Read More »
BREAKING: Feds subpoenaing Visclosky’s office. [UPDATED]
[UPDATE] See also Hot Air. And may I say that there’s a part of me that hopes that Pelosi tries to quash this? It’s a lovely time of year for a gutter war. I was tempted to go with the headline “FEDS RAID VISCLOSKY!” solely to give some of our lurkers acute acid reflux, but really: this is quite good on its own: Feds subpoena | Read More »
Conservative Candidates: Where are they now? Who are the next? Who can/should we be supporting RIGHT NOW? [last updated: Sept. 2009]
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Jack Murtha (D-PA) gets a primary opponent.
I was first tipped off to this by the NRCC’s blog: Jack Murtha is going to have a primary opponent. For those who were wondering: Murtha did not have a primary opponent in 2008. Or 2006. Or 2004*. You have to go back to 2002 to see the last time that anybody tried to challenge him, in fact. From the Post-Gazette’s blog: Today, former naval | Read More »
Joe Sestak to challenge Arlen Specter in primary.
It’s not ‘official’, but unless Sestak is sufficiently a practical joker as to send his supporters handwritten phony fund-raising notes, it’s happening. Guess that means that Arlen Specter is going to have to face a tough primary battle after all. Meanwhile… Moderate Pa. Republicans warming to Toomey Moderate Republican leaders have stopped publicly pushing to recruit a less-conservative alternative to front-runner Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania’s | Read More »
PA Voters – Did You Know About the Swing Vote on the PA Supreme Court? [Updated]
The primary for a critical PA judicial election is coming up. The PA Supreme Court (can I say SCOPA?) is evenly split, so the winner of this election will determine the direction of PA courts for many years. The PAGOP site has a list of endorsements, though I would recommend reading this article for actual analysis before taking their recommendations. UPDATE The primary election is | Read More »
Shorter Murtha aide: We’re coming for you, Bill Russell.
Politico reports: John Hugya, Chief of staff for Representative John Murtha (D, PA), threatened his Congressman’s last (and future) electoral opponent on at least two occasions. John Murtha opponent says aide threatened him The Republican who challenged Rep. John Murtha in 2008 says a top aide to the embattled Pennsylvania Democrat threatened to have him recalled to active duty in the U.S. Army so he | Read More »