RedState Gathering – Pat Toomey (R, SEN-PA).
This one is of his speech that Toomey did for the Gathering, not the interview afterward: I’m not sure if there is going to be a better video copy of it, so enjoy. Pat Toomey is, of course, the guy who scared Arlen Specter into getting primary challenged by the Democrats instead of the Republicans, which is probably not what Specter had in mind. Such | Read More »
Rep. Doggett: you’re not alone.
From the diaries, by Erick. As noted below, Rep Lloyd Doggett of TX got his head handed to him talking to his constituents back home in the most liberal part of Texas. He’s not alone. Panzeramic has a whole series of videos from an Arlen Specter event with [HHS Secretary] Kathleen Sebelius in Philly. Here’s my favorite… Check out the site, they’ve got a bunch | Read More »
‘A primary challenge from the left would be a sad joke.’
I quibble at Megan McArdle’s adjective: ‘funny’ works ever so much better. After all, the GOP is the one laughing at the way that Specter’s race is shaping up: we have gone from a situation where Specter, Toomey, and a liberal Democrat would conspire together to create a vicious primary fight and a weakened Specter to a situation where… Specter, Toomey, and a liberal Democrat | Read More »
PA-GOV: Fumo’s corruption creates opportunities for GOP
In March, I wrote about the GOP opportunities that follow from the conviction of South Philly machine Democratic State Senator Vincent Fumo. The recent news of Democratic corruption out of New Jersey (mayors, rabbis, and body-parts, oh my!) and the emerging consensus that this fundamentally damages Jon Corzine’s already difficult re-election, when combined with outrage at farcically light sentencing creates real opportunities for Republicans. Let’s | Read More »
Governor X revealed?
If so, the New York Daily News is being rather artful about it: Meanwhile, people have been speculating with vengeance since we told you about the former Davis escort who contends Spitzer wasn’t the only governor she romped with. On Friday, when Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell’s spokesman Chuck Ardo resigned, Ardo insisted his retirement had nothing to do with Gawker and other sites putting Rendell | Read More »
Jake Towne for US Congress PA-15
Libertarian Jake Towne has officially filed to run for Congress in the 15th district of Pennsylvania (see towneforcongress.com). He will seek to repel the tyranny which has overtaken our nation’s capital. I am running for U.S. Congress in eastern Pennsylvania’s 15th District, the Lehigh Valley, in the November 2010 election. I have been personally outraged by what Congress, our Presidents, and the Federal Reserve has | Read More »
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ACLU: Election fraud is a civil right.
…that someone surveying the situation might be forgiven in thinking that it’s implicitly permitted: but no, we don’t actually want election fraud to happen. When it does – like it did in Pennsylvania – and we can catch them at it, we put the people who did it on trial. And then, apparently, we have the ACLU wander in and pick the wrong side to | Read More »
Governor X. Do you know who he is?
Who do you think is “Governor X”, the 2nd governor that Elliot Spitzer’s prostitute slept with?Ed RendellFast Eddie RendellE. G. RendellE. Gene RendellAll of the above Free polls from Pollhost.com
Quinnipiac: Specter/Toomey 45/44. [UPDATED.]
[UPDATE]: And if you think those numbers are bad, wait until Specter caves on card check to appease his new owners. His constituents are purely going to hate that. Via Hot Air Headlines, nobody loves a traitor. Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter’s 2010 reelection lead over Republican challenger Pat Toomey has shrunk to a tie with 45 percent for Specter and 44 percent for Toomey, according | Read More »
Jack Murtha(D, PA)-linked companies in Florida corruption probe.
It’s a lovely morning today. The sun is shining down from a brilliantly-azure sky. The birds are singing counterpoint to the steady rumble of people getting up, going to work and living their lives. Somewhere, a child laughs with innocent delight as a sudden breeze stirs the grass, and sends dandelion seeds dancing through the air. And Air Force investigators are charging that various-and-sundry companies | Read More »
Today is the last day of Scott Ott’s pledge drive. [Bumped.]
He is running for Lehigh County Executive against entrenched Democratic incumbent Don Cunningham, and on a ticket of fiscal responsibility: …he is of course well known to us as a long-time political wit and satirist (this is one of his latest works); but he’s extremely serious about this race, and he needs our help. So, if you have anything to donate, you can do it | Read More »
Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D, PA-11) babbles about maglev trains.
Well, first he was babbling about how nobody expected unemployment to get this high, and how he didn’t vote for the stimulus because it wasn’t big enough, and then he got into the entire maglev thing… anyway, I’ve cut up and laid out the relevant bits. It needs a soundtrack, but I couldn’t think of anything that would mix nonsensical and doom-laden well enough. You | Read More »
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 »