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Paul wins in Ky., Specter loses in Pennsylvania
AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/10 | David Espo - ap

Posted on 05/18/2010 7:19:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – Political novice Rand Paul rode support from tea party activists to a rout in Kentucky's Republican Senate primary Tuesday night, jolting the GOP establishment. Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter lost his struggle for political survival in Pennsylvania, a five-term incumbent offering experience to voters clamoring for change.

Another Democratic incumbent, Sen. Blanche Lincoln, led narrowly in early returns in her race for nomination to a third term in Arkansas, but she risked being thrown into a costly run-off.

In a fourth race with national implications, Democrat Mark Critz moved ahead of Republican Tim Burns in a contest to fill out the final few months in the term of the late Rep. John Murtha in Pennsylvania. Each political party invested nearly $1 million in that contest and said the race to succeed the longtime Democratic lawmaker was something of a bellwether for the fall.

The conservative Paul, savoring his triumph over Secretary of State Trey Grayson, told supporters: "I have a message, a message from the tea party, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words: We have come to take our government back."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: anarchocapitalism; aynrand; federalreserve; liberalcrybabies; loses; pennsylvania; randpaul; sicspectertyrannis; specter; taxes; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; truth
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1 posted on 05/18/2010 7:19:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Good Riddance for all time, Arlen Specter! He’s been an ass for years.


2 posted on 05/18/2010 7:21:17 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: NormsRevenge

I said it in the other thread and I’ll say it again here: good riddance to one of the most vile, lowlife, scum-sucking gutter rats ever to infect Congress.


3 posted on 05/18/2010 7:21:30 PM PDT by jpl (It's "My Big Fat Deadly Greek Riot", coming soon to a bankrupt socialist state near you.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Sen. Arlen Specter lost his struggle

Bye Bye, a**hole...

4 posted on 05/18/2010 7:21:36 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: NormsRevenge

Now crawl as an independent Arlen, and split the vote!


5 posted on 05/18/2010 7:21:54 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: cotton1706

dittos to that.


6 posted on 05/18/2010 7:22:38 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: NormsRevenge

WOOHOO - GOD BLESS YOU, MERRY FREEPERS AND TEA PARTY PATRIOTS!!!


7 posted on 05/18/2010 7:23:19 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) fields media questions during a news conference at his campaign reception hall during his U.S. Senate democratic primary re-election event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Bradley Bower (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)


8 posted on 05/18/2010 7:23:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: cotton1706
Good Riddance for all time, Arlen Specter! He’s been an ass for years.

He could have been great, but he wasn't very good.

9 posted on 05/18/2010 7:23:47 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey Arlen! Don’t let the door hit you...


10 posted on 05/18/2010 7:24:14 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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To: mylife
Works for me..

Senatorial candidate, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) holds up his thumb as he exits the polling place after casting his ballot in the democratic primary at the Edgmont Township Municipal Building in Gradyville, Pennsylvania, May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer


11 posted on 05/18/2010 7:24:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

With 70% of the vote tallied, Sestak is leading Specter by only 6%. I’m not confident enough to call it for Joe.


12 posted on 05/18/2010 7:25:33 PM PDT by Greg123456
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m sorta disturbed if a Dhimm can take the arch-Dhimm Murtha’s place.

Some people are too stoopid (or evil) to be allowed to vote.


13 posted on 05/18/2010 7:26:55 PM PDT by chesley (Lib arguments are neither factual, logical, rational, nor reasonable. They are, however, creative.)
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To: chesley

yes, i find this a bit disheartening.


14 posted on 05/18/2010 7:29:07 PM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: NormsRevenge

15 posted on 05/18/2010 7:29:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: cotton1706
Anybody want to speculate what kind of stuff Spector will try to pull before he is out of the Senate. He switched to the donkeys and they screwed him over.

I'm really looking forward to some unseemly bitter statements in the next few days.

16 posted on 05/18/2010 7:30:08 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: chesley

I’m sorta disturbed if a Dhimm can take the arch-Dhimm Murtha’s place.

Some people are too stoopid (or evil) to be allowed to vote.

I’m not sure if it’s more equatable to abused spouse syndrome or the Stockholm syndrome.


17 posted on 05/18/2010 7:30:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge
In a fourth race with national implications, Democrat Mark Critz moved ahead of Republican Tim Burns in a contest to fill out the final few months in the term of the late Rep. John Murtha in Pennsylvania. Each political party invested nearly $1 million in that contest and said the race to succeed the longtime Democratic lawmaker was something of a bellwether for the fall.

Damn.

18 posted on 05/18/2010 7:31:31 PM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: chesley

You have to know the area. I’m guessing Specter got the boot because he used to be a Republican. That was Sestak’s message to the Dem voters. Sestak showed Specter being endorsed by President Bush and standing beside Sarah Palin in one ad. He’s a phoney baloney and the old people didn’t go for that. BUT they won’t go so far as to vote Republican.


19 posted on 05/18/2010 7:34:56 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: cotton1706
And my all time favorite CSPAN video ...

Arlen walking away from cameras, and he had about two feet of toilet paper hanging from his azz. Recorded a few years ago after his brain surgery.

20 posted on 05/18/2010 7:35:35 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Greg123456

http://www.philly.com/

75% precincts , still up by 6%


21 posted on 05/18/2010 7:36:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Damn...two wins in one night! I just may retire (again)...


22 posted on 05/18/2010 7:36:22 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: USNBandit

The “Obama” touch is alive and well. He hugged and kissed that poor excuse of humanity, Arlen Spector when Spector turned traitor and jumped to the Democrat Party. Governor Ed “useless” Rendell says Obama loves Arlen Spector. Yes, the “Obama” touch is the kiss of death politically. Me, I can’t wait for November, 2010 to come!!! Throw all Democrat incumbents out and....some RINOS too!!! Free America from these Socialists, Facists and Communists


23 posted on 05/18/2010 7:36:50 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: b4its2late
In a fourth race with national implications, Democrat Mark Critz moved ahead of Republican Tim Burns

Now we know where the vote rigging machine went!

24 posted on 05/18/2010 7:37:18 PM PDT by pray4liberty (dare I say it?)
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To: JoeProBono

Poor Arlen. Who’s gonna eat the celebratory haggis that marks the beginning of Arlen’s political races?? It’s a Specter Tradition.


25 posted on 05/18/2010 7:39:05 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: ReneeLynn

Toomey is going to have a tough road ahead to the senate running againg Sestak. With the media touting him and the unions supporting him Sestak will have the advantage. I get no satifaction out of Specter’s lose. I would have rather had him as Toomey’s opponent...


26 posted on 05/18/2010 7:39:38 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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Sestak Knocks Out Specter
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics/Sestak-Beats-Specter-94217204.html

Specter concedes race.


27 posted on 05/18/2010 7:39:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Democratic/Republican Sen. Arlen Specter: POLITICAL WHORE: R.I.P.!


28 posted on 05/18/2010 7:40:19 PM PDT by avacado
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To: NormsRevenge

I was actually hoping Arlen Specter would squeak through, he would have been easier to beat. Pat Toomey will now have his hands full against Sestak.


29 posted on 05/18/2010 7:40:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: NormsRevenge

Yesssss! and Yesssss!


30 posted on 05/18/2010 7:41:34 PM PDT by shezza (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Made my day!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 05/18/2010 7:41:36 PM PDT by jarofants
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To: NormsRevenge

YES!!!! BUH-BYE, RINO!!!! Looks like we’re clearing out a lot of the trash.


32 posted on 05/18/2010 7:42:30 PM PDT by AmericanMermaid
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To: Russ

I know. Very mixed feelings on the whole thing. I wanted Arlen out and Obama’s campaign for him to fail, on the other hand Sestak is saying what the old Dems want to hear and he’s trying to play it conservative. Burns may not be strong enough to defeat Sestak.


33 posted on 05/18/2010 7:42:41 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: ReneeLynn

‘Toomey’. Sorry.


34 posted on 05/18/2010 7:43:19 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Another great endorsement by Governor Sarah Palin wins!

Wow!
35 posted on 05/18/2010 7:43:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: jpl

“I said it in the other thread and I’ll say it again here: good riddance to one of the most vile, lowlife, scum-sucking gutter rats ever to infect Congress.”

Yeah, and a Democrat is once again sitting in an even bigger scum-sucking lowlife scum’s seat in Pennsylavania. This is not a good thing.

This district went to McCain in 2008, as well. Translation: Zero headway. I can’t believe the voters put another Rat in for Murtha’s seat. It’s a sad attestation of either ignorance or stupidity.


36 posted on 05/18/2010 7:43:46 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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ap shuffled the title around
now reads..

Specter loses in Pennsylvania, Paul wins in Ky.


37 posted on 05/18/2010 7:43:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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Why in the world is everyone so excited? Clearly the GOP needed Arlen to win...better matchup.


38 posted on 05/18/2010 7:44:49 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: ReneeLynn

You mean Pat Toomey, not Burns...


39 posted on 05/18/2010 7:45:27 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: cotton1706

FU Spectre, now GTFO!
I think it’s great that Spectre the defector was defeated in his “new” party’s primary.
What an inglorious end to an undistinguished career.

And by winning, Sestek only deepens the intrigue over the illegal overture 0bama made to him about dropping out.


40 posted on 05/18/2010 7:46:34 PM PDT by counterpunch (GOP: Government's Other Party)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, any district that would vote for Murtha falls into the too hard to change quickly category. Cue the Ha Ha kid for Arlen, hoist upon his own petard. How’s that pres__ential support workin’ out for ya? I guess they didn’t respect you in the morning.


41 posted on 05/18/2010 7:47:51 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: pray4liberty

That was my immediate reaction.


42 posted on 05/18/2010 7:53:08 PM PDT by Natural Born 54
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To: Crimson Elephant

In the heat of the battle , folks get carried away sometimes..

Sestak up by 8 ,, 86% precincts in


43 posted on 05/18/2010 7:56:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: PA-RIVER

Are you serious? Never heard about that. If true, is there a video I could watch? I have thoroughly disliked Specter from the moment I first heard him speak.


44 posted on 05/18/2010 7:57:06 PM PDT by Natural Born 54
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To: Russ

Sorry, should have addressed my correction post to you. :) It’s there somewhere.


45 posted on 05/18/2010 7:58:49 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Yeah, I know, but it’s a democrat dominated district that’s totally addicted to federal pork, so what can you expect.


46 posted on 05/18/2010 8:00:48 PM PDT by jpl (It's "My Big Fat Deadly Greek Riot", coming soon to a bankrupt socialist state near you.)
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To: Russ

A caller from Pa called RUSH today and expressed the same sentiment...


47 posted on 05/18/2010 8:03:30 PM PDT by tubebender ( I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it...)
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To: All
TRULY A GLORIOUS MOMENT IN POLITICS for me personally... You have NO idea how much I wanted this, the Poster Child of a the a SCUMBAG "politician," finally GONE, GONE, GONE. If nothing else, it shows people are NO LONGER as stupid as we were in years past.

Next... Reid from Nevada :)


48 posted on 05/18/2010 8:05:38 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: b4its2late; smoothsailing; jazusamo

What is missing at the PA State listings of the election are any totals - seems as if they’ve rolled them all together into the General Primary tallies.

As I suspected, it’s fixed!


49 posted on 05/18/2010 8:06:24 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: NormsRevenge

FU Specter!

Even the libs don’t want you!


50 posted on 05/18/2010 8:07:36 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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