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Early Voting in Pa. Shows GOP Tilt
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-28-10 | Jonathan Weisman

Posted on 10/28/2010 4:36:35 PM PDT by GOP_Lady

The latest absentee ballot statistics released this afternoon by the state of Pennsylvania show a strong Republican tilt in the Keystone State, a bad sign for Democratic candidates up and down the ticket.

According to the secretary of state’s office, 53,226 absentee ballots have been returned by registered Republicans in Pennsylvania compared with 37,631 by registered Democrats.

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1 posted on 10/28/2010 4:36:38 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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2 posted on 10/28/2010 4:37:15 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Sweeeeet


3 posted on 10/28/2010 4:38:45 PM PDT by keat
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To: GOP_Lady

And more rats are voting GOP than the converse


4 posted on 10/28/2010 4:38:47 PM PDT by eureka! (Tea Party = Real Americans' ACORN --the ground game will save us.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Those “bitter clingers” are making an “enthusiasm gap”.


5 posted on 10/28/2010 4:42:48 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: Drango

Let’s hope this time western Pennsylvania comes through to help overcome the large eastern Pennsylvania cities.


6 posted on 10/28/2010 4:46:00 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Having been stationed in the Pittsburgh area for a number of years, the southwest part of PA has a number of blue dog voters. I was friends with a number of folks there in Scott Township that were registered D’s that voted R. While most of them do vote solid D for the down ticket races to include the house races, they will vote R for Senate, Gov and POTUS.. But on the flip side, lots of Specter RINO’s floating around that might go the other way. It’s a very fickle state!!! My gut tells me that that this might be one of those R years in PA, but you can’t project this out to 2012 as they can flip in a nano second!!!


7 posted on 10/28/2010 4:46:49 PM PDT by The Political genius
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To: The Political genius

If I recall correctly, PA always keeps its governor for two terms and always changes parties for the next (or it has for as long as I can remember). Republican time...


8 posted on 10/28/2010 4:51:23 PM PDT by wireman
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To: GOP_Lady

This will give them an idea of how many extra votes out of Philli they need to come up with. Fast Eddie is on the case!


9 posted on 10/28/2010 4:52:11 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: GOP_Lady

Encouraging sign !!!


10 posted on 10/28/2010 4:52:38 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Things that have never happened before, happen every day ....)
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To: GOP_Lady
This is the most damning for the Democrats.. from a local source -- the PA Independent

During 2006, the two parties returned exactly 82 percent of ballots. During 2008, Democrats returned 88 percent of absentee ballots, compared to 89 percent returned by Republicans. Republicans requested over 8,600 more ballots than Democrats in 2006, compared to only 3,400 more in 2008.

In the 2010 Pennsylvania primary, Republicans requested nearly 5,000 fewer ballots than Democrats, while both parties returned exactly 68 percent of ballots.

To date, Republicans have requested 11K more ballots than D in this cycle and have returned 12K more than the RATS. This is quadruple 2008 levels. The wave is building.

11 posted on 10/28/2010 4:52:43 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: eureka!
I am a registered "rat" who is now voting Republican!

Haven't gotten around to changing my registration yet!

12 posted on 10/28/2010 4:57:37 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Yeah, but wait until the cemetery vote comes in from Philly!


13 posted on 10/28/2010 5:01:13 PM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: GOP_Lady
As a campaign volunteer in the Philly burbs, I can only say, don't be surprised if you see a significant red shift out here in Montgomery County. In PA-13, an allegedly safe seat for incumbent hyper-liberal Allyson Schwartz, she is suddenly out making public appearances, agreeing to debates and townhalls, and attacking her opponent both in mail and on TV - something you don't do if you are truly up 25 points like you claimed a few weeks ago, and your opponent's biggest hurdle to date has been name recognition.

Heck, she was at a train station this evening (witnessed it myself) - with, of all people, the Dem governor candidate Onorato. That's pretty smallball for a Dem statewide candidate to be playing this late in the race. Something very intesting is happening here - namely, a huge number of factors are aligning to where a fresh candidate, Dee Adcock, can counter a massive discrepancy in funds enough to panic Schwartz into the streets, something she has been loathe to do for some time now.

14 posted on 10/28/2010 5:01:13 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: mckenzie7

Good on you. I converted in ‘92 listening to Rushbo.


15 posted on 10/28/2010 5:09:45 PM PDT by eureka! (Tea Party = Real Americans' ACORN --the ground game will save us.)
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To: GOP_Lady

This is pretty big news I think. A very good sign for the GOP.

The Democrats have a registration edge in Pennsylvania of around 1.2 million voters.


16 posted on 10/28/2010 5:24:23 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: GOP_Lady; All
I may go vote tomorrow and avoid the rush...and prime the pump, so to speak! :)

I have GREAT news from the Midwest! One of the LibTards I work with told me 'in confidence' today that she's voting Republican this time around!

Wa-Hoo! Hats and Horns! This is AMAZING news indeed from The Belly of the Beast, Madistan, Wisconsin!

17 posted on 10/28/2010 5:28:26 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Good news, but, this is Pennsylvania. They’ve been known to string us along and then play the whore and break our heart.


18 posted on 10/28/2010 5:28:40 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Wow! I'm getting ready as well:


19 posted on 10/28/2010 5:30:59 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; MaggieCarta
Diana and I are checking in with you:


20 posted on 10/28/2010 5:32:13 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
My family and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I can tell you the 9 people in my family that I know are voting are voting straight Republican! Nov 2nd is going to be a glorious day!
21 posted on 10/28/2010 5:44:07 PM PDT by Plumres
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To: Plumres

Hmmm. I hope all of you live in the 14th district & can vote against Douchebag Doyle


22 posted on 10/28/2010 5:54:35 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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To: mckenzie7

Fantastic! I made the change in 1993. I’ve never regretted it!


23 posted on 10/28/2010 5:59:34 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

A couple of weeks ago I was driving through Madison, and saw an “Impeach Obama” bumper sticker. Fun, fun, fun....


24 posted on 10/28/2010 5:59:51 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: Rocko

Wow thats a big edge...... in a swing state. Let’s roll!


25 posted on 10/28/2010 6:07:21 PM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: Rocko

Wow! That’s HUGE! Most of the Hippies around here still haven’t removed their Kerry/Edwards bumper stickers, LOL!


26 posted on 10/28/2010 6:49:01 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: dirtboy
"As a campaign volunteer in the Philly burbs, I can only say, don't be surprised if you see a significant red shift out here in Montgomery County. In PA-13, an allegedly safe seat for incumbent hyper-liberal Allyson Schwartz, she is suddenly out making public appearances, agreeing to debates and townhalls, and attacking her opponent both in mail and on TV - something you don't do if you are truly up 25 points like you claimed a few weeks ago, and your opponent's biggest hurdle to date has been name recognition."

From your lips to God's ears . . .

27 posted on 10/28/2010 8:40:01 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: GOP_Lady; Diana in Wisconsin
Thanks, ladies! I'm on call again all weekend, so...

Although...bourbon in a tea cup is often indistinguishable from Lipton...

28 posted on 10/28/2010 8:48:15 PM PDT by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: MaggieCarta

Oh, is that pretty! I like your bourbon trick; I’ll have to remember that one, LOL!


29 posted on 10/29/2010 4:49:54 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Oh, is that pretty! I like your bourbon trick; I’ll have to remember that one, LOL!

;) Enjoy!

30 posted on 10/29/2010 7:25:54 PM PDT by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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