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ATTN PA primary race voters: Who are you voting for to be the U.S. Senate candidate?

Posted on 04/24/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism

My wife and I are going to the polls this afternoon to vote in the PA primary race and I'm curious to know who others are voting for in the U.S. Senate contest between:

David Alan Christian

Marc Scaringi

Steve Welch

Tom Smith

Sam Rohrer

I've been leaning toward Tom Smith, who has been inundating the local talk radio airwaves with ads over the past month, though I received an e-mail last night from Michele Bachmann's campaign team endorsing Sam Rohrer. One thing I can say for certain... I will absolutely NOT vote for Steve Welch, as he is a true definition of the "Republican in Name Only (RINO)" label having voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and thrown his support behind left-wing U.S. Senate Democrat candidate Joe Sestak in 2010.

Then there's the Auditor General race between Frank Pinto and John Maher in which I know nothing about either candidate. Any thoughts on this one?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News
KEYWORDS: paprimary; pennsylvaniaprimary; vanity

1 posted on 04/24/2012 9:17:36 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Here in Michigan, I’ll probably vote for Pete Hoekstra. He’s not perfect but he is acceptable and I think he can defeat Stabenow.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
Maher and Rohrer.

i was gonna vote for Smith but he was a 40 year registered demonRAT and only "converted" very recently.

He claims to be a life time conservative but...

Welsh supported both Sestak and obama, 'nuff said.

The other guys don't have a prayer.

3 posted on 04/24/2012 9:28:34 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Tim Smith will get my vote.

I had high hopes for Sam Rohrer in his quest to eliminate property taxes. He squawked a lot during Rendell’s reign but appears to have lost the drive once a fellow republican moved into the mansion. He looks more like a typical politician than a man of the people now.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 9:31:42 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: USS Alaska

I’m voting for Smith. I was a democrat for many years as well. Smith is a member of the Indiana/Armstrong Patriots and a strong conservative. I don’t have a problem voting for him.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 9:33:39 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
Voted for Rohrer this morning.

Oh, and

  too

6 posted on 04/24/2012 9:43:21 AM PDT by tomkat ( let US NEWT the 'rat bastards !)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
Tom Smith is a Democrat, only recently converting to a Reublican. He sounds like a wus in the ads. Welch was hand picked by Gleason and is a RINO at best. He openly admitted that he voted for Obama and gave money to Sleeztax on the radio the other morning. The later was as a protest to Curt Weldon, which I don't get.

Scaringi and Rohrer are the most conservative candidates.

John Maher has been running a lot of ads on talk radio. He does not sound super articulate and in a 30 second ad he says he's a CPA like 5 times. I don't have much info on Pinto, other than he is a long time conservative and has been involved in a number of Republican campaigns in the past. I'm leaning towards Pinto.

7 posted on 04/24/2012 9:48:34 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA
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To: tomkat

Getting ready to head over and do the same.
What’s the deal with the delagates on the ballot?
How do you know who the delegates favor?
I am confused.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 9:49:09 AM PDT by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: Post5203
How do you know who the delegates favor?

You don't, at least as far as I was able to find out.

I did some pokin' around on the net over the weekend but couldn't find anything re PA CD10 delegate commitments.

Someone on another PA primary thread had some limited info for other CDs, but not this one.

Regardless, my understanding is that even the 'committed' delegates aren't bound after the first convention vote, if then.

9 posted on 04/24/2012 9:56:28 AM PDT by tomkat ( let US NEWT the 'rat bastards !)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Sam Rohrer


10 posted on 04/24/2012 10:19:10 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("Of two evils, choose neither." -- Charles Spurgeon)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Sam Roher.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 10:20:54 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: Safetgiver

At least they spelt it correctly on the ballot machine.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 10:22:42 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: Safetgiver

At least they spelt it correctly on the ballot machine.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 10:25:52 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: Post5203

There was a list of delegated for my district on here the other day. I picked three for Newt and when I showed up this AM, not a damn one was votable. Never heard of any of them.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 10:28:15 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
I voted Rohrer and my wife voted Smith. I really wanted to back one or the other but it was unclear to us which one had the momentum.

We voted Pinto - a solid conservative whom a friend mine knows personally. I don't know much about the other guy except that he was endorsed by both the Republican party and the Inquirer. That was enough for me to stay away.

15 posted on 04/24/2012 10:32:55 AM PDT by old and tired (Go Newt!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I have to say, the more I read about Scaringi and listen to him speak, the more I like him. It doesn’t sound like he’s a favorite to win today’s primary though.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 11:15:50 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Post5203

I”m confused about the delegates as well. I have been asking around. Seems to me there was a flyer in the mail with five or six who all were Tea Party oriented. I remember the names of two of them, I believe. We should know who they support - or at least to whom they are leaning - so we can be informed voters. Even my boss did not know - and he’s a Republican elected official!


17 posted on 04/24/2012 11:24:31 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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