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Bloom takes 199th [FReeper wins intense primary in Pennsylvania]
The Sentinel ^ | 5/19/2010 | Jason Scott

Posted on 05/20/2010 9:24:03 AM PDT by LikeLight

For much of the evening Tuesday, any one of four candidates were in line to win the Republican nomination for the 199th Legislative District seat.

North Middleton Township resident and local attorney Stephen Bloom appears to have emerged victorious in the seven-way Republican primary to earn the nomination.

As of Wednesday morning, all absentee ballots have been included in the results.

Bloom won the 199th race by 284 votes, unofficially, with 2,163 votes. Denny Lebo had 1,879.

The county board of elections will meet at 9 a.m. May 25 to certify ballot results. They will then be sent to the Department of State.

Bloom will now face Democrat Fred Baldwin in November’s general election. The winner in November will replace Rep. Will Gabig, who opted not to run for a sixth term to the state House.

“We knew it was going to be close,” the 48-year-old said about the race. “We’ve been working extremely hard. We knew we had to work hard and get the message out.”

Bloom, who was celebrating with friends and family at the Sunnyside Restaurant, said he believes he was victorious because voters in the conservative 199th see him as a “good listener and strong advocate” in Harrisburg.

Bloom has said he strongly favors returning to a true part-time citizen Legislature, as our founders intended.

“I think everyone is ready to cut the size and scope of our government,” he said.

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
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Sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday - I was a little busy in the wake of our hard-fought win!

Stephen (LikeLight, FR Class of '98)

1 posted on 05/20/2010 9:24:05 AM PDT by LikeLight
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To: LikeLight

Congratulations and good luck to you in November!


2 posted on 05/20/2010 9:26:16 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction (I can see November from my house.)
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To: LikeLight

CONGRATS!


3 posted on 05/20/2010 9:26:58 AM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: LikeLight

I think that deserves a WHOO HOO! and a BTTT!

I had to read it twice, since you used the word “wake” LOL!


4 posted on 05/20/2010 9:27:14 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who rides on a scorpion should not be surprised when he last hears "it is my nature.")
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To: LikeLight

would it kill us as posters to put the state (calif, florida, New york, texas, whatever the case may be) in the title so we can take note or move to another item?

just saying


5 posted on 05/20/2010 9:28:20 AM PDT by Calif Conservative ( rwr and gwb backer)
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To: LikeLight

Congratulations. Is this for the PA State Legislature?


6 posted on 05/20/2010 9:28:42 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: LikeLight

Congratulations, Stephen!


7 posted on 05/20/2010 9:29:09 AM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: LikeLight

Well done. Congratulations. PA chose well.


8 posted on 05/20/2010 9:29:56 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: LikeLight

Congratulations! Forward to victory!


9 posted on 05/20/2010 9:30:31 AM PDT by Enterprise (Dan Rather said Obama is so incompetent he couldn't sell watermelons.)
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To: LikeLight

Well done!!


10 posted on 05/20/2010 9:31:48 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: LikeLight

Awesome!!!


11 posted on 05/20/2010 9:32:07 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Is this for the PA State Legislature?

Pennsylvania State Legislature, yes.

12 posted on 05/20/2010 9:32:51 AM PDT by LikeLight (Bloom for the 199th www.StephenLBloom.com)
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To: LikeLight

WOOHOO! Congratulations, and THANK YOU for being involved. Good luck, if you have a web page, I will check it out to help!

Gotta help fellow freepers and conservatives!


13 posted on 05/20/2010 9:34:18 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Calif Conservative
would it kill us as posters to put the state

Good point, I'll ask the Mods if they can add

14 posted on 05/20/2010 9:34:19 AM PDT by LikeLight (Bloom for the 199th www.StephenLBloom.com)
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To: rlmorel
if you have a web page, I will check it out to help!

It's on my tagline! Thanks!

15 posted on 05/20/2010 9:36:50 AM PDT by LikeLight (Bloom for the 199th www.StephenLBloom.com)
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To: LikeLight

Congratulations - way to go LikeLight. You’ve “done us proud”!


16 posted on 05/20/2010 9:37:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (Americans..speak of capitalism's glories(rather)than of socialism's greatness. Elena Kagan (thesis))
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To: LikeLight

Congratulations sir!
I have always felt that the very BEST FReepers signed on in February of 1998! :)


17 posted on 05/20/2010 9:37:48 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012----Remember May 20th is "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day")
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To: LikeLight

Congrats, brother.

Do good for us in PA.

-Hale


18 posted on 05/20/2010 9:40:17 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: LikeLight

Please get rid of Gleason!!!


19 posted on 05/20/2010 9:41:30 AM PDT by GregB (I will vote for Sarah Palin with my cold dead hands!)
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To: LikeLight

Way to go Stephen, congratulations. WOOHOO!!!


20 posted on 05/20/2010 9:43:40 AM PDT by bergmeid (Fumigate Washington NOW)
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To: bergmeid

Congrats Bro from an old Rep. Nominee from Dauphin County!


21 posted on 05/20/2010 9:49:26 AM PDT by WINGED PEGASUS (Tea Party Activists do not Throw bricks; WE MAIL THEM!)
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To: LikeLight

A solid GOP district from what I can tell. Looks like you’re headed to Harrisburg next January. Congratulations.


22 posted on 05/20/2010 9:50:50 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: LikeLight

Congratulations! Best of luck in the general!


23 posted on 05/20/2010 9:51:32 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Artemis Webb
I have always felt that the very BEST FReepers signed on in February of 1998!

Yep, it's a fact.

24 posted on 05/20/2010 9:51:54 AM PDT by LikeLight (Bloom for the 199th www.StephenLBloom.com)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
A solid GOP district from what I can tell.

Yes, we have a tailwind heading into November. But I'm not taking anything for granted and will campaign hard.

25 posted on 05/20/2010 9:54:46 AM PDT by LikeLight (Bloom for the 199th www.StephenLBloom.com)
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To: LikeLight

IBTZ?

Welcome aboard noob!


26 posted on 05/20/2010 9:56:43 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: LikeLight

HURRAH!!!! for you...for FREEDOM! and, of course for FR


27 posted on 05/20/2010 9:57:14 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Destroy AMERICA.....Vote DEMOCRAT)
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To: LikeLight

A WOO HOO, congratulations, and a BTT!


28 posted on 05/20/2010 9:57:15 AM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: LikeLight

CONGRATS!


29 posted on 05/20/2010 10:01:54 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (A blind clock finds a nut at least twice a day.)
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To: LikeLight
Congratulations!

One district at a time, go get ‘em

30 posted on 05/20/2010 10:02:37 AM PDT by Syncro (November is hunting season. No bag limit-Ted Nugent)
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To: LikeLight

Congratulations fellow Freeper.


31 posted on 05/20/2010 10:20:19 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: CSM

Steven is not a noob. Where are you coming from?


32 posted on 05/20/2010 10:26:13 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Really? Do you need a tutorial on FR humor that badly? Be careful not to let the moose bite you! It’s hugh and yes I’m series!


33 posted on 05/20/2010 10:36:25 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: LikeLight

Congratulations...couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.


34 posted on 05/20/2010 10:38:40 AM PDT by Apple Blossom (Politicians are like diapers, they both need changed regularly, and for the same reason.)
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To: CSM

FR humor? I don’t see the humor.


35 posted on 05/20/2010 10:43:00 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U; CSM

TribalPrincess, back in the nineties we used to have FR humor. All we had to worry about in those days was Bill Clinton, so we had plenty of time for joking around. Thanks for coming to my defense, but CSM is just a fun-loving throwback to that bygone era of mooses and bases and hosts in the sun. Everything’s so series now. ;)


36 posted on 05/20/2010 11:15:18 AM PDT by LikeLight (Bloom for the 199th www.StephenLBloom.com)
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To: Artemis Webb
Congratulations sir! I have always felt that the very BEST FReepers signed on in February of 1998! :)

Thank you from all of us who signed up later than that, we greatly appreciate your confidence in us(do I need the sarcasm tag or can you figure it out on your own).

With the sarcasm out of the way I would like to congratulate Likelight on his win and hope he pulls it off in November. Wish we had all conservative FReepers in the Senate and the house. Notice the word conservative for some FReepers are surely not.

37 posted on 05/20/2010 11:37:48 AM PDT by calex59
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To: LikeLight

How can PA have 199 congressional districts?


38 posted on 05/20/2010 11:45:34 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: LikeLight

Congratulations!


39 posted on 05/20/2010 11:51:32 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: LikeLight
Congratulations!

You give hope for us other PA residents, that we may be able to turn the tide against freeloaders and their Dem enablers.

40 posted on 05/20/2010 11:54:44 AM PDT by airborne
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“FR humor? I don’t see the humor.”

Of course you don’t, you have to complete your “about page” before Jim sends you the secret decoder ring. Until then, you are just a moran!

Keep in mind that you get extra credit novelties if you include many pictures on your profile, especially if you are “not guilty.”


41 posted on 05/20/2010 11:58:24 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM
Until then, you are just a moran!

Moran?

Are you series?

42 posted on 05/20/2010 11:59:28 AM PDT by airborne
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To: LikeLight

Thanks and congrats. I have to admit tho, I wasn’t even lurking in the 90’s.....I found FR during the counting of hanging chads. BTW, I know a guy named chad and he nicknamed himself Hanging Chad.


43 posted on 05/20/2010 11:59:35 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: airborne

Doh, I posted that?

Am I logged on?


44 posted on 05/20/2010 12:01:43 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

Congrats to a Pa. Freeper


45 posted on 05/20/2010 12:02:18 PM PDT by Tribune7 (It is immoral to claim the tea parties to be racist)
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To: LikeLight

Congratulations, Stephen.

On to victory in the general election, then get sworn in . . .

THEN, cut, cut, cut.

Best wishes.


46 posted on 05/20/2010 12:02:41 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Here’s a present for you: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2341085/posts

“The 2009 FreeRepublic Lexicon”


47 posted on 05/20/2010 12:02:56 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: pabianice
How can PA have 199 congressional districts?

It's the PA State Legislature. 203 districts. They roughly doubled it in 1873, on the theory that a bigger group of legislators would be harder to bribe. No lie.

48 posted on 05/20/2010 12:03:16 PM PDT by LikeLight (Bloom for the 199th www.StephenLBloom.com)
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To: CSM

Recalibrate your beeber and set it for stune!


49 posted on 05/20/2010 12:06:40 PM PDT by airborne
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To: LikeLight

Hey hey hey, congratulations fellow classmate! You done good.


50 posted on 05/20/2010 12:08:35 PM PDT by WVNan (I hate the liberal news corpse..)
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