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Fox News' Beltway Boys Predict Upset in PA Senate Race
NFRA ^ | 4-22-04

Posted on 04/23/2004 10:04:50 AM PDT by Veritas_est

Pennsylvania: Fox News' Beltway Boys Predict Upset in PA Senate Race

Republican Assembly efforts noted

The popular weekly political talk show "Beltway Boys" on the Fox News Network predicted an upset win by conservative Congressman Pat Toomey against Incumbent RINO Senator Arlen Specter. To the surprise of many inside the Washington DC beltway, a solid pro-life Republican who will support President Bush in judicial nominations and in tax policy is on the verge of an upset victory over the liberal Senator who has fought the President on both crucial issues.

Despite the efforts by Specter to derail the President's nominees and his weakness on fiscal issues the President endorsed the re-election of Specter. If returned to office, Specter is poised to take the Chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee. While it would seem apparent that the White House would be better served by Toomey the endorsement is seen by many as an effort to limit the antagonism of what would ordinarily be a certain re-election of an incumbent.

In the past couple of weeks the relatively unknown Toomey has soared in the polls and should be well in the lead by Election Day if the current trends continue. While Toomey has motivated supporters and turnout by conservatives should be very good, Specter has resorted to desperate tactics by encouraging liberal Democrat union members to register to vote as Republicans promising that they can immediately return to the Democrat Party.

The efforts to get unashamed liberals to vote for Specter may have actually helped Toomey in his recent upswing in polling. Capitalizing among the bulk of the GOP being conservative Toomey has identified himself with "The Republican Wing of the Republican Party" which is the copywritten moniker of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) and the Pennsylvania Republican Assembly. The Republican Assembly group in Pennsylvania endorsed Toomey earlier this year and much of its leadership have been close to the campaign.

Republican Assemblies work to keep the GOP conservative by endorsing true conservatives prior to primary elections and then putting their vast volunteer network to work for those candidates.

Use of the phrase "The Republican Wing of the Republican Party" in the campaign and on the Fox News broadcast brought a flood of interest to the NFRA. NFRA President, Richard Engle said, "We are pleased that Cong. Toomey is using the phrase because it reflects the reason we are known by it." Engle continued, "If a non-member of a Republican Assembly or a candidate not endorsed by a state chapter were to use the phrase, well, they would get a call from our attorney. In this case it is very appropriate and we are very encouraged by the recent polling in Pennsylvania. I just hope that the trend continues and that the Pennsylvanians who have seen Sen. Specter as the obstructionist liberal that he is will stay motivated and vote for Cong. Toomey for US Senate.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: beltway; electionussenate; pennsylania; race; senate; specter; toomey
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GO TOOMEY!!!!
1 posted on 04/23/2004 10:04:51 AM PDT by Veritas_est
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To: Veritas_est
That just might make me smile all week!
2 posted on 04/23/2004 10:05:43 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr
I got hope in my heart and a big grin.
3 posted on 04/23/2004 10:06:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: BibChr
At last......free at last....:)
4 posted on 04/23/2004 10:07:03 AM PDT by smiley
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To: Veritas_est; William McKinley; GEC; frmrda
Very nice!
5 posted on 04/23/2004 10:07:20 AM PDT by Coop (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Veritas_est
Go Toomey! In his heart, we know that Dubya is rootin' for you as well!!
6 posted on 04/23/2004 10:07:26 AM PDT by AgThorn (Go go Bush!! But don't turn your back on America with "immigrant amnesty")
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To: Veritas_est
I'll break out the single-malt for this Scottish Verdict.
7 posted on 04/23/2004 10:07:38 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: Veritas_est
My husband wants to know if Pat Toomey is the ex-football player by that name.
8 posted on 04/23/2004 10:07:44 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Veritas_est
Mega-BUMP! That would be an outstanding turn of events.
9 posted on 04/23/2004 10:07:48 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Veritas_est
Hopefully, Specter will go down so he can return to Scotland to finish his legal studies at leisure.
10 posted on 04/23/2004 10:08:32 AM PDT by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
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To: bmwcyle
this will be huge ......RINOS you have been notified!
11 posted on 04/23/2004 10:08:37 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: Veritas_est
Go Pat GO!
12 posted on 04/23/2004 10:08:55 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Write in Tancredo in 04'!)
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To: Veritas_est
is there a Dem running for this Senate seat as well?
13 posted on 04/23/2004 10:11:44 AM PDT by DM1
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To: rrrod
" Not Proven".. May come back to haunt him. You are either with us or again us and we don't want any maybe's, and Lecter Specter has always been a loose cannon.

14 posted on 04/23/2004 10:13:27 AM PDT by BooBoo1000
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To: rrrod
RINOs, John McCains, girlie Republicans, Trent Lott Country Clubers, Pro-Infantaside, etc...........
15 posted on 04/23/2004 10:14:15 AM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: Veritas_est
I liked Toomey's campaign manager's statement this week where he said "If the election were held now it would be close. Next week, we're going to win." LOL. I really want to see the end of Arlen's career before he chairs Judiciary. GoToomeyGo....
16 posted on 04/23/2004 10:14:47 AM PDT by eureka! (God Bless and protect our troops and comfort the families of the fallen.....)
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To: Eva
No - I've met Pat and, trust me, he was never a pro football player :-)
17 posted on 04/23/2004 10:14:47 AM PDT by Ogie Oglethorpe
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To: Eva
"My husband wants to know if Pat Toomey is the ex-football player by that name"

No that was Pat Tillman who unfortunately was reported killed in Afghanastan today.

18 posted on 04/23/2004 10:15:11 AM PDT by marlon
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To: Veritas_est
Go Pat Go! (Toomey, that is).
19 posted on 04/23/2004 10:16:21 AM PDT by Antoninus (In hoc signo, vinces †)
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To: Veritas_est
Specter is pond scum. Any Republican that encourages liberal and union voters to vote for him in the primary needs to be booted out of office by a Shaq-size sneaker.

And I don't want to hear any talk about saving the precious GOP Senate "majority", how's it's standard policy for the President to support incumbents, or how Specter is still better than a Dim. He's not - he's a rambling old bag who needs to be put out to pasture.

20 posted on 04/23/2004 10:16:50 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (EEE)
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To: Veritas_est
Sweet!
21 posted on 04/23/2004 10:17:59 AM PDT by elephant
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To: Maceman
I think Specter has done about as much positive business as he can and he is sliding downhill. Another one that ought to hang it up is Mr. Byrd. oh, and Kennedy too.
22 posted on 04/23/2004 10:18:13 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: bmwcyle
agree.....lets take this one step further....any republican that speaks nice of a RAT!....he-- I'm sure we dont all agree on everything but I dont want to ever get along with the RATS.
23 posted on 04/23/2004 10:19:24 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: bmwcyle
Next up is the Arizona guy running against McLame.
24 posted on 04/23/2004 10:19:35 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news.)
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To: Semper Paratus
In this house, it will be a few drams of Glenfiddich. LOL.

Actually, the Scottish verdict would be handy in American criminal trials generally. Every defendant who beats the rap and gets a "not guilty" verdict immediately goes on TV to claim that he has "been exonerated." That garbage would be cut off at the knees if the jury had the authority to rule "not proven."

In that instance, there would be a clear distinction between "not guilty," which means "We the jury are satisfied that the defendant didn't do the crime" -- and "not proven," which means "We the jury believe the defendant did the crime, but there's not quite enough evidence to find him guilty."

However, that discussion of criminal law detracts not one bit from the general conclusion that Spectre is a doofus who doesn't belong in the Senate. I hope the premise of this article proves out.

Congressman Billybob

Click here, then click the blue CFR button, to join the anti-CFR effort (or visit the "Hugh & Series, Critical & Pulled by JimRob" thread). Please do it now.

25 posted on 04/23/2004 10:19:47 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.ArmorforCongress.com Visit. Join. Help. Please.)
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To: Veritas_est
Even if Toomey loses, he will have done Conservatism a Great Thing, by getting Specter off of the Judiciary Commitee just in time.



I am looking forward to Jon Kyl holding that gavel.
26 posted on 04/23/2004 10:19:48 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Veritas_est
GO TOOMEY!...GOOD LUCK!

I hope this serves to remind the other RINOs, who vote w/ Liberals against GWB...just who helped them get nominated/elected them to their posts...no more Jim "Turdcoat" Jeffords.

27 posted on 04/23/2004 10:20:15 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: Veritas_est
The Republican primary is the right time to have this contest. After the primary, all Republicans should unite behind the nominee.</p>
28 posted on 04/23/2004 10:20:27 AM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: AgThorn
In his heart, we know that Dubya is rootin' for you as well!!

Really?

But he said he supports Specter.

So.... are you wrong, or is he a liar?

29 posted on 04/23/2004 10:22:19 AM PDT by Mulder (Fight the future)
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To: bmwcyle; smiley; Dales
Ooh, I just got a great idea. Too late to use; but if I lived in PA, I'd be VERY tempted to get a T-shirt with this in big letters:

I REMEMBER JUDGE ROBERT BORK!

Dan
(c;
30 posted on 04/23/2004 10:22:36 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Veritas_est
"Specter has resorted to desperate tactics by encouraging liberal Democrat union members to register to vote as Republicans promising that they can immediately return to the Democrat Party."

That says it all.

Maybe Tom Kean can get Specter a job at Drew University.

GO TOOMEY!!!!
31 posted on 04/23/2004 10:22:50 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: rrrod
You mean worthless, stupid, empty headed, asleep, spineless, coward,-------Orrin Hatch.
32 posted on 04/23/2004 10:23:08 AM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: Veritas_est
I wouldn't be upset at all to see Arlen go the way of the dodo bird.
33 posted on 04/23/2004 10:26:03 AM PDT by Badeye
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To: Veritas_est
Political defeat to "Benedict Arlen," aka "Arlen Sphincter" of "Scottish Law" fame...

;-/

34 posted on 04/23/2004 10:26:24 AM PDT by Gargantua (Choose this day Whom you will serve.)
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To: Veritas_est
I'll vote in November for whichever candidate wins the primary, Specter or Toomey, Toomey or Specter. I always pull the Republican lever.
35 posted on 04/23/2004 10:26:42 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Veritas_est
Great post...I am smiling!!! I think the Beltway boys have their finger on the pulse here in PA. There is truly a ground swell of support for Pat Toomey. His signs are everywhere (even on businesses...and I was finally able to get his yard sign yesterday...not because they haven't printed enough or don't have the funding...its because there is such a huge request for them--the supply in Western PA can't keep up w/the requests.) On the radio ads, Arlen is sounding not worried, but desparate. Almost begging for voters support on Tuesday.

There are going to be some fences that are going to need mended after this primary...namely, the second most conservative Senator from Pennsylvania (Mr. Santorum) will have some 'splaining to do' for his support of Specter.

36 posted on 04/23/2004 10:27:31 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (FreeMartha)
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To: bmwcyle
I got an idea...send freep mail to all RINO's after Toomey wins!
37 posted on 04/23/2004 10:27:33 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: rrrod
Build the tread, I'll bump it. I just hope he wins. I would send a chill across Washington.
38 posted on 04/23/2004 10:29:09 AM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: Veritas_est
GO TOOMEY!!!!

Yeah, what you said!! :)

Then this Upstate NYer won't have to sit through another sleazy Soros-funded Specter ad.

39 posted on 04/23/2004 10:31:50 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: marlon
No, he says that there was a football player named Toomey, back when he was growing up. The guy would be much older than this Toomey.
40 posted on 04/23/2004 10:32:34 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Veritas_est
All RINOs must go.
41 posted on 04/23/2004 10:33:44 AM PDT by Constitutional Patriot (George W. Bush is a leader and John Kerry is not.)
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To: Veritas_est
Bork Specter!

42 posted on 04/23/2004 10:37:18 AM PDT by OESY
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To: Congressman Billybob
Glenfiddich!!! You'll never want it after you try Lagavullan.
Hopefully, we'll be toasting a Toomey victory Tuesday night.
43 posted on 04/23/2004 10:43:32 AM PDT by macrahanish #1
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
There are going to be some fences that are going to need mended after this primary...namely, the second most conservative Senator from Pennsylvania (Mr. Santorum) will have some 'splaining to do' for his support of Specter.

That fraud Santorum already has a lot of 'splaining to do. I refuse to take an "ardent pro-lifer" seriously after he publicly supports pro-abortion candidates like Specter.

44 posted on 04/23/2004 10:45:23 AM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: Alberta's Child
Come on, politics are dirty and it's against "the rules" to endorse a challenger in the primary.

FWIW, I think Santorum's endorsement is pretty wishy-washy. Along the lines of "Well, if it really matters, Specter votes with us. Usually". Talk about damning with faint praise.
45 posted on 04/23/2004 10:48:46 AM PDT by JenB
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To: AgThorn
Go Toomey! In his heart, we know that Dubya is rootin' for you as well!!

Then that would make Bush just another Big Stupid Government unprincipled professional politician parasite, wouldn't it?

46 posted on 04/23/2004 10:50:46 AM PDT by Hank Rearden (Is Fallujah gone yet?)
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To: BibChr
I can't believe how self defeating the far right is. They are as self defeating as the far left. Both think they can win. McGovern thought he could win centrist states. Goldwater thought he could win them too. Neither could.

If Toomey could win, Bush, Santorum and the RNC would be behind him with full bore support. But Toomey can only win the nomination. You remind me of the Goldwaterites... who were so happy to get the nomination, that they could not see they were giving LBJ all it took to do the Welfare state.

It took 40 years to even begin to undo the results of the Goldwater debacle. It may take longer than that to undo the huge victory you are handing the left.

The next time Kerry sees you he should give you a high five. You may get Kerry the P.A. electoral votes yet.

To believe a Toomey nomination is not bad for the right you have to believe that Bush and Santorum want Joe Hoefel to win the Senate and Kerry to win P.A.

But be happy during the primary. The far right can rarely win anthing. Helping the left carry PA in the fall while you bask in a worthless primary victory... is typical of the Far right.

47 posted on 04/23/2004 10:51:58 AM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Veritas_est
Toomey is a conservative, Bush is a fraud.
48 posted on 04/23/2004 10:52:11 AM PDT by cynicom
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To: JenB
Come on, politics are dirty and it's against "the rules" to endorse a challenger in the primary.

Then don't endorse anyone.

49 posted on 04/23/2004 10:56:11 AM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: JenB
Specter is a RINO.

Bush and Santorum support Specter -- they must be RINOs too.

Thus anyone who supports Bush or Santorum is also a RINO.

/sarc

50 posted on 04/23/2004 10:56:14 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (Got some dirt on my shoulder -- could you brush it off for me?)
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