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Republicans On The Rise In Pennsylvania
TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/08/10 | CaroleL

Posted on 04/08/2010 11:11:28 AM PDT by CaroleL

In the latest sign that the purple state of Pennsylvania is turning red, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Republican candidates leading in both the senatorial and gubernatorial races. Next month's special election to fill the late Congressman John Murtha's (D) seat is a toss up and President Obama's approval rate in the Keystone state is plummeting.

(Excerpt) Read more at talkingsides.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: corbett; sestak; specter; toomey

1 posted on 04/08/2010 11:11:28 AM PDT by CaroleL
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To: CaroleL

Please fill Murtha’s seat with a Republican.


2 posted on 04/08/2010 11:13:11 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: CaroleL

Republican clout on the rise ... we’ve always been here.


3 posted on 04/08/2010 11:16:26 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

But often we made stupid mistakes in Penn - like Arlen Specter!
Yech! Ack! Barf!


4 posted on 04/08/2010 11:18:38 AM PDT by csistrueblue (I'm glad I homeschool Ping!)
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To: knarf; fieldmarshaldj
The big change has been in the Philly suburbs, which have been trending Democratic since the late 80s, but over the past two years have seen the largest increase in GOP registration of any region of the state (per Michael Barone). He who wins Montco/Delaware/Bucks/Chester wins the state, especially if turnout is high elsewhere in the "T."

Yes, voter fraud in Filthadelphia is a problem, but what really killed the GOP in national elections was the shift of the suburban counties to the Dems. Since Obama is not a "New Democrat" like Clinton, many of the ditzy haus fraus appear to be waking up.

5 posted on 04/08/2010 11:19:11 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: CaroleL

I just heard, during Rush, that it’s happening in West Virgina too. More Dems going Repub than vice versa based on absentee ballots.


6 posted on 04/08/2010 11:22:42 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Would certainly be one more kick in the Dems privates huh?


7 posted on 04/08/2010 11:22:44 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: CaroleL

Yeah, yeah. How many election cycles have they been claiming that Republicans might just, maybe, by a whisker, carry Pennsylvania? We might have enough juice to replace Arlen Specter & Eddie Rendell, but I remain skeptical as to the broader trends.


8 posted on 04/08/2010 11:26:32 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Clemenza
The big change has been in the Philly suburbs, which have been trending Democratic since the late 80s, but over the past two years have seen the largest increase in GOP registration of any region of the state (per Michael Barone). He who wins Montco/Delaware/Bucks/Chester wins the state, especially if turnout is high elsewhere in the "T."

Cautionary Note: These are Rhino areas. Don't expect the Philadelphia 'burbs to vote for a real conservative unless the Dems completely implode.

9 posted on 04/08/2010 11:28:33 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: CaroleL

Oh, no! Obama must go there and correct the misconceptions. (Please do!)


10 posted on 04/08/2010 11:28:39 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: CaroleL

It is very unlikely ANY democrat will win a statewide office this fall, and if they do it will be a minor office, governor and senator will be Republican.


11 posted on 04/08/2010 11:30:35 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: CaroleL
The only real chance we have is to take back the House and Senate. This would slow down the our current communists Administration and would have a chance to hold off more conversions until 2012. Even if we can do this it will take many years to recover because of the millions of new freeloaders that are paid to vote.
12 posted on 04/08/2010 11:31:57 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: CaroleL
Could someone, anyone, please explain to me Murtha's district? Is there some kind of IQ lowering drug in the water? How in the world can that race be a tossup?
13 posted on 04/08/2010 11:49:58 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: CaroleL

While visiting in Florida recently, I talked with a woman who lives in a distant suburb of Philadelphia and commutes into Philly by bus. Along the way, the bus picks up a lot of black commuters. She says the black commuters — people who actually have jobs— have now flipped to the anti-Obama side, wondering just who is this guy who took over their country.


14 posted on 04/08/2010 11:55:03 AM PDT by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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To: CaroleL

It must have pained the red-diaper doper-babies at Quinnipiac deeply to present this information. I’m certain they struggled mightily to spin and twist the questions to avoid this outcome.


15 posted on 04/08/2010 12:35:53 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

I live in that district. My small borough is on the fringe of it and there are approximately 900 residents who live there. Murtha received 15 votes in the last election.

I think many of the smaller municipalities voted that way but he carried Johnstown and Altoona for all the pork he got them over the years. They’re living in the past there and don’t see the big picture.


16 posted on 04/08/2010 12:42:03 PM PDT by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: ReneeLynn

Correction, it was Ohio that’s drifting Republican.


17 posted on 04/08/2010 1:32:58 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: CaroleL
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18 posted on 04/08/2010 2:55:31 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

I believe we will win it just to due to turnout.


19 posted on 04/08/2010 3:53:51 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

I missed this one


20 posted on 04/14/2010 10:54:53 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Not a explanation of the district (which McCain won in 2008, BTW), but an alert about the Special Election coming up.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2492097/posts?page=2


21 posted on 04/14/2010 5:48:22 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com for a list of vulnerable DEM and must hold GOP House seats.)
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