State of the Race: Pat Toomey (R CAND, PA-SEN).
With less than two weeks to go and tightening polls, we decided to check in with Pat Toomey on how the Senate race was going. Short version: well, but this is no time to stop now. Pat’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
An outlier, or a tight Pennsylvania?
Republican Pat Toomey has been rather comfortable in the Pennsylvania Senate polling. He hit double digits in the last Rasmussen poll a week ago, and Democrat Joe Sestak hasn’t led a poll since one weird outlier in the middle of May. For PPP to show Sestak up today is definitely surprising, and noteworthy, but it’s possible this is an outlier.
Who Can Help Pat Toomey?
Having driven Arlen Specter out of the party and now on the verge of winning Pennsylvania, we owe a great deal to Pat Toomey. Can any of you help? Toomey needs boots on the ground in Pennsylvania. With 15 days before the election, the more the merrier. If you are interested in heading to Pennsylvania to help Pat Toomey, email RedState@toomeyforsenate.com. They’ll have somebody monitoring | Read More »
Cameraman attacked at Sestak rally.
They’re getting scared, and when people get scared, stupid things get done. In this case, a guy filming a Joe Sestak rally got, as NRO’s Battle ’10 put it, “Harassed, Intimidated, Potentially Assaulted:” Looks like somebody picked up the camera and tossed it to the ground… and on a tactical note? This is precisely why YOU ALWAYS WORK IN TEAMS OF AT LEAST TWO. One | Read More »
Support Mike Fitzpatrick for Congress in Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District
Note: This was originally posted on Bucks Right. Republicans winning over independents and Reagan Democrats are crucial to our party’s chances of earning a majority in the House. With Republican Mike Fitzpatrick running we have a great chance to win Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District. This district covers parts of northeast Philadelphia and the adjacent suburbs. George Will describes it as having “about 209,000 Democrats, 189,000 | Read More »
John Callahan (D CAND, PA-15) Question video surfaces.
People may remember that back in July a report came out asking what role Democratic candidate John Callahan (mayor of Bethlehem, PA) had in the investigation of a 2007 Superbowl weekend car accident involving Callahan’s brother-in-law Dino Cantelmi. The accident involved Cantelmi going down the wrong way on a one-way street and smacking into a police cruiser, sending the patrolman in it to the hospital; | Read More »
Toomey comfortably ahead, says two (and a half) polls
Good afternoon. My life gets much easier when polls agree, and that’s the state of the race for the Senate in Pennsylvania. We have two polls out directly comparing Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Sestak, as well as a poll on the Governor’s race. All three favor Pat Toomey by a healthy margin.
Pat Toomey on the wasteful and extravagant spending of Dems’ extreme agenda
Our national strength does not come from bailouts and government spending. It comes from a free enterprise system and the hard-working honest citizens who make it run. — Pat Toomey In this week’s Weekly Republican address, Republican Senate candidate and former Representative Pat Toomey talks about the wasteful and extravagant spending of the Democrats’ extreme agenda. Toomey succinctly lays out the problem Obama and the | Read More »
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Battleground Senate Poll
From Unlikely Voter: In an open and credited aping of the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner House battleground polls, Public Opinion Strategies has conducted a massive Senate battleground poll. Politico has for us the summary and 150 pages of gory, numerical details. I’m going to see what sense I can make of it.
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Corbett steady as Toomey and Sestak joust
From Unlikely Voter: While the Pennsylvania Senate race has lived up to my expectations of volatility (Rasmussen has swing from Pat Toomey +8 to Joe Sestak +4 back to Toomey +6 most recently), the race for Governor has been pretty boring. No matter how many times this race gets polled, Republican Tom Corbett defies the recent partisan trend of Pennsylvania and consistently leads Democrat Dan | Read More »
John Callahan (D CAND, PA-15) coverup?
Callahan is running against Charlie Dent, in one of the seven races where the idea of a Democratic upset is not automatically a cause for derisive laughter (note that I’m not extending that to Cook’s eleven Likely Republican Republican-held seats). Callahan’s nonetheless probably doomed anyway (this is a bad year to be a Democratic challenger), but before he goes away it’d be great if this | Read More »
Paul Kanjorski (D, PA-11) is a racist fool.
As a title, it is perhaps unsubtle: but since he is going around saying things like this… “We’re giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are people — and they’re not minorities and they’re not defective and they’re not all the things you’d like to insinuate that these | Read More »
Issa to headline Pennsylvania GOP gathering
A Pennsylvania GOP confab would be a curious place for most out-of-state Congressmen. But not California Rep. Darrell Issa. Issa, whose rhetoric has been a clarion call of sorts for fellow Congressional Republicans over allegations the White House offered federal posts to two Democratic primary challengers, will address Friday the Pennsylvania Republican Party at the group’s summer meeting. Other speakers include Rick Santorum, Rob Gleason, | Read More »
Rasmussen updates on Sestak/Toomey
We’re in for the long haul in the Pennsylvania Senate race, because I honestly do expect this one to be in the toss-up range from now to Election Day, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get to check in on the polls obsessively the whole time looking for clues. Today: Rasmussen updates on the race.
Le Affaire Sestak: It’s the he-campaigned-on-it, stupid.
(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) I refuse to believe that Eric Alterman is dumb enough to not know the answer to the questions: Why in the world did he go blabbing about it? What did he possibly think he had to gain? …if only because his essay* rather conspicuously danced around even trying to work out a rationale – which is odd, because said rationale is | Read More »