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Pennsylvania US House of Representatives special election on 3/13/18

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by gator_fever, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. StrangeGator

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    Washington County is over 1000 absentee ballots and dark blue. If this holds, it's a major loss for the old party formerly known as grand.
     
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  2. gator_lawyer

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    Huh? Washington was 53-46 in favor of Saccone.
     
  3. GatorNorth

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    It’s red not blue.
     
  4. oragator1

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    Allegedly, Westmoreland is fully in and Lamb is up by 579 with around 1400 absentee votes to be counted in the other two counties, with Lamb getting 47% in the one with 1100 left.
    Unless numbers somehow change, Lamb should win.

    The spin is already starting, that the dems ran a conservative. But Trump went there twice, Pence, Ivanka all went there.

    look for more retimrents in the next few weeks.
     
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  5. gator_lawyer

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    Yep, it looks likely that Lamb will win. This should scare Republicans.
     
  6. homer

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    Isn’t that how it works?

    One side gets motivated then votes in their person.

    Then they get complacent and the other side votes in their person because they are more motivated.

    Politics is a yo-yo.
     
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  7. mdgator05

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    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that their gerrymander violated the state constitution. So all the districts are being re-done, last I heard, by the Supreme Court because the Republican legislature couldn't get anything agreed to by the Democratic Governor.
     
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  8. gator_lawyer

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    Yep, it is. And the Democrats seem extra motivated right now. I just hope that if they flip the Senate by some miracle, they are the bigger men/women.
     
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  9. RayGator

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    1:00 A.M. ET. Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

    Special Election in Pennsylvania's 18th. Congressional District.

    "Too close to call". AP.

    D. Conor Lamb.
    49.8%. 113,111.

    R. Rick Saccone.
    49.6%. 112,532.
     
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  10. gator_fever

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    The Democrat won. I don't see absentee ballots left overcoming that deficit.
     
  11. NavyGator93

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    That has always been my thought but I don’t think Republicans got complacent on this one. They threw a lot at this race.
     
  12. g8trjax

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    The team out of power nearly always kills it in the first mid terms. With our corrupt govt, gridlock is probably not a bad thing.
     
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  13. 92gator

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    Man...it was the porn 'stache!

    All it means, at least according to these strategists, is that their candidate running in Pennsylvania’s 18th District sucked. State Rep. Rick Saccone was horrible, and it’s his fault the GOP was embarrassed nationally.

    He came across as establishment. And I think that’s part of the problem,” said Jason Miller, a former aide to Trump’s campaign, in a CNN interview Tuesday. “He’s in the Statehouse. He very much sounds like he’s already part of Washington. You flip on the TV there ... and a lot of it looks really cookie-cutter, like, we’re Washington, and we’re here to help.”

    But other Republicans thought he could have used a bit more polish.

    “This may not be nice to say: The fact is that the Saccone campaign was a joke. If we had a candidate who could walk and chew gum at the same time, we would have [easily] won the race,” said Corry Bliss, executive director of the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC, in a statement.

    An anonymous Pennsylvania GOP strategist told The Washington Examiner they had a very specific complaint about Saccone: His moustache was disgusting.

    It’s a porn stache,” the strategist said.




    Don't care who are...that shit's funny right there! :D:D:D
     
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  14. G8trGr8t

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    Big difference here that no posts have touched on (at least none that I saw) is that Lamb was nominated by a committee and is much more centrist than any democratic primary will ever produce.

    If dems want to put up centrist candidate far right of Clinton then I suspect they will have much more success and I hope they would. The problem is the primaries are controlled by the fanatics from both parties and the centrists get left out of the general elections.
     
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  15. 92gator

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    Not just centrist, but borderline conservative.

    Bad news for GOP, yes--the loser was perceived to be 'Establishment' GOP.

    But the "Democrat" candy was a decorated military guy--marine corps. cap'n--who ran a quasi-conservative campaign--certainly not the Left of Cuba, California progressivism that dominates the national Democrat--Socialist Party these days, and which thinks its key to power, is moving ever Lefetward.


    TBL: more silly media spin, trying to pump up their mythical 'big blue wave' that they've been pumping since after the 2010 midterms....but the only wins they can boast, are in places like San Fran, and schisters selling faux conservatism during the campaigns, but then marching lock step with Pelosi's socialist puppets, when they get to DC.
     
  16. homer

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    By complacent, I was referring to the voters.

    The “I’m just one vote crowd”.
     
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  17. G8trGr8t

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    and few, if any, of the talking heads on the boob tube and the interwebs are shining any light on this.

    They are all (both sides) treating the election as pocohauntus vs the chump ideology referendum

    Sad part is that most people don't know any better. This is a big part of what is wrong with this country. Control the media, control the message, control the people. And we have no centrist media anymore.
     
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  18. WarDamnGator

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  19. WarDamnGator

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    Are you kidding? The average blue shift since 2016 is 17% in these highly red areas that Trump is pulling his cabinet temps from. As for using a centrist to take back a red zone, so what? Like you said, as long as he falls in line, I'm good with that. A win is a win. It's not like Trump didn't lie his ass off about repealing Obamacare and building walls to get elected.

    2018 is shaping up to be a slaughter in the House, just too bad the senate is a long shot due to the number of pubs up for reelection.
     
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  20. NavyGator93

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    Got it.