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Toomey Talks (Pennsylvania, PLEASE ELECT HIM!!!!!)
The American Spectator ^

Posted on 04/28/2009 9:02:52 AM PDT by wk4bush2004

In 1998, Pat Toomey left a career in finance and restaurants to launch a bid for a Congressional seat in Pennsylvania's 15th District, located in Allentown. After winning a surprising victory, he served for six years in the U.S. House of Representatives, earning a lifetime 97 percent rating from the American Conservative Union. In 2004, he challenged incumbent Arlen Specter for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, coming within 17,000 votes out of a million cast in a bitterly fought primary in which he was outspent 4 to 1.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: pa2010; toomey
I really think that a lot of people in Pennsylvania are FURIOUS at Specter. Toomey came so close to beating him in 2004; I think he'll beat him next year.

GO TOOMEY!

1 posted on 04/28/2009 9:02:52 AM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: wk4bush2004

Given that Specter is a Dem now, I think Toomey is a shoo-in in the primary. The general is another issue.


2 posted on 04/28/2009 9:05:13 AM PDT by Defiant (Don't go gently into that dark night of fascism, America!)
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To: wk4bush2004

Well CNN just announced Arlen is now a democrat.


3 posted on 04/28/2009 9:05:16 AM PDT by pnut22
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To: wk4bush2004

Well Toomey, the nominations all yours. It seems to me it would be easy to run against a guy who switches parties for career reasons.


4 posted on 04/28/2009 9:16:41 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (From the God Who brought you the plague of frogs and boils comes......OBAMA!!!!)
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To: mockingbyrd

Now Sphincter will need to run in the demhole primary...


5 posted on 04/28/2009 9:22:42 AM PDT by wny
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To: wk4bush2004

Specter has always been a Democrat. All RINOs are Democrats who hide out in the Republican Party to destroy it.


6 posted on 04/28/2009 9:23:18 AM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis; wk4bush2004; Defiant

One of the guys at work seems to think that Specter switched from Dem to Rep many years ago. Is this true?


7 posted on 04/28/2009 9:28:50 AM PDT by gieriscm (07 FFL / 02 SOT - www.extremefirepower.com)
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To: wk4bush2004

we tried to elect Toomey before, but the Republicans and Bush put an end to it....


8 posted on 04/28/2009 9:36:30 AM PDT by major_gaff (University of Parris Island, Class of '84)
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To: wk4bush2004

If CNN is right then Arlen will be running as a Democrat in 2010 and Toomey should take the GOP nomination.


9 posted on 04/28/2009 9:37:14 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: pallis

Specter, Snow, Collins-——


10 posted on 04/28/2009 9:39:04 AM PDT by malia
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To: wk4bush2004

All right Pat! Take it to Arlen in the general, now!


11 posted on 04/28/2009 9:39:59 AM PDT by Antoninus (Now accepting apologies from repentant Mittens.)
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To: gieriscm

“One of the guys at work seems to think that Specter switched from Dem to Rep many years ago. Is this true?”

Yes! He started out as Democrat, and I think he ran for his first office as a Republican while he was still registered as a Democrat. Specter is his own party, and it is a good thing we are finally rid of him. He won’t win as a Democrat either.


12 posted on 04/28/2009 9:40:00 AM PDT by pallis
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To: wk4bush2004

This is PA, which hasn’t gone for the GOPer in a presidential election since 1988, and ran unambiguous Santorum out of town on a rail in a lopsided, embarrassing loss in 2006.

Some optimists thought McCain would win PA in 2008. To anyone with clarity, it was clear that was a long shot.

Specter probably figured (rightly) that running as a GOPer in 2010 in PA would be a strong disadvantage (even if the climate nationally is favorable to the GOP). He may have even figured he would be likely to lose the GOP primary to Toomey. His best shot at keeping his job is running as an incumbent dem and squashing Toomey in the general election, which is likely.


13 posted on 04/28/2009 9:41:08 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: pnut22

He can switch his party, his hairdo or whatever,
He’s still an ass.


14 posted on 04/28/2009 9:41:11 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: Joe Boucher

I was going to add switching his brain to your list.. but that would involve microsurgery.


15 posted on 04/28/2009 9:47:01 AM PDT by pnut22
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To: wk4bush2004

I wonder what Scottish law has to say about this...


16 posted on 04/28/2009 9:47:57 AM PDT by meyer (Obama is to the USA as Mugabe is to Zimbabwe.)
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To: pallis
Yes! He started out as Democrat, and I think he ran for his first office as a Republican while he was still registered as a Democrat.
Specter is his own party, and it is a good thing we are finally rid of him. He won’t win as a Democrat either.


bkmking your post

Truthfully, I would've sent contributions to the democrat candidate running against specter.

Sometimes people like him just have to be shown the door.
And he was shown the door...fwiw


Best wishes for Toomey who received contributions from me before & will again.
17 posted on 04/28/2009 9:50:37 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: wk4bush2004
I have gone back to Scottish law where there are three verdicts: guilty, not guilty, and not proved. I am not prepared to say on this record that President Clinton is not guilty. But I am certainly not prepared to say that he is guilty. There are precedents for a Senator voting present. I hope that I will be accorded the opportunity to vote not proved in this case. - Arlen Specter,February 12, 1999
18 posted on 04/28/2009 9:53:18 AM PDT by McGruff (I guess it all depends upon what the meaning of "bow" is.)
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To: wk4bush2004

I’m thinking that Toomey must have some powerful numbers if his opponent is already quiting.


19 posted on 04/28/2009 10:05:41 AM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: wk4bush2004

WOO-HOO!!!!

Arlen is a traitor. His career is over. Toomey all the way!!!


20 posted on 04/28/2009 10:08:28 AM PDT by bdeaner (The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? (1 Cor. 10:16))
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To: wk4bush2004

21 posted on 04/28/2009 10:09:08 AM PDT by bdeaner (The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? (1 Cor. 10:16))
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To: bdeaner

“Toomey all the way!!!”

AMEN!!!!! Toomey will blow Specter out of the water in the general election!

I think many Pennsylvanians are fed up with Specter and want someone new!

GO TOOMEY!!!!!!


22 posted on 04/28/2009 10:09:59 AM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012......."GIVE ESTROGEN A CHANCE!!!!")
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To: wk4bush2004

If you are a Pennsylvania conservative you should switch party if needed just to vote against Specter in the Dem primary.


23 posted on 04/28/2009 10:13:46 AM PDT by TonyM (E)
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To: wk4bush2004

This now means we can save our money from helping Toomey win the primary and use it for the General Election. Can’t wait to donate for that.


24 posted on 04/28/2009 10:16:48 AM PDT by TonyM (E)
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To: TonyM

This was another Bush error, coming out for Spector in the primary over Toomey. Chickens come home to roost.

Now with the prospect of losing in the primary or even the general election, the POS shifts parties, what a joke.

I would be surprised if Toomey upends him UNLESS there is some catastrophe that the O Whammy cannot talk his way out of: it can only be Bush’s fault for so long.

Vince


25 posted on 04/28/2009 10:40:13 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: wk4bush2004
Yes, we are. He's been useless to us, borders on sinister, a poser all these years (we knew what a Rino he was), voting against the Republicans time and time again, and now he wants to join Franken in the Senate to make it filibuster-proof. It's disgusting. They say there's a sucker born every minute and we in PA must have a lot of them to keep him in office this long.

That being said. Toomey has such great potential, he has my support. I would love to see him elected. Go Toomey!

26 posted on 04/28/2009 11:08:21 AM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: gieriscm

Yes.


27 posted on 04/28/2009 2:35:10 PM PDT by Defiant (Don't go gently into that dark night of fascism, America!)
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