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GOPíS CHANCES TO UNSEAT BOB CASEY? GOOD LUCK
Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 14 Dec 2010 | Chris Freind

Posted on 12/14/2010 3:26:01 PM PST by grace522

You would think that with Pennsylvania’s Republican roots, which have run especially deep over the last several decades, freshman Democratic senator Bob Casey would be vulnerable in 2012.

You would be wrong, and the reason is simple civics. Incumbents don’t lose unless they’re challenged by viable, first-tier candidates, as the Senate elections in Nevada and Alaska proved. And, as of now, there are none to challenge Casey. Whether that changes in the next year is anyone’s guess, but the mere fact that the GOP finds itself in this position speaks volumes about how it builds its “bench.” Translation: it doesn’t.

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Pennsylvania’s Republican power was on full display when Ronald Reagan chose three cabinet officials not just from the same state, but the same county! Montgomery County produced Drew Lewis (who fired the striking air traffic controllers), Alexander Haig, and Richard Schweiker. Since then, it’s been all downhill for the Montco GOP, with infighting and strife resulting in minority status in the state’s third largest county.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: casey; corbett; pa2012; senate
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The PA GOP had a big win in Nov due primarily because of the Tea Party and other grassroots organizations. They are doing a terrible job building the party. The Tea Party cease fire on the PA GOP will only last so long.
1 posted on 12/14/2010 3:26:03 PM PST by grace522
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To: Tribune7

Let’s find a tea party candidate.


2 posted on 12/14/2010 3:31:16 PM PST by Temple Owl (Excelsior! Onward and upward.)
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To: grace522

I am thinking it won’t matter. I am thinking the Federal Mess is unfixable at this point and it will be up to 34 states to call a con-con.


3 posted on 12/14/2010 3:31:29 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: grace522

Ex-Gov. Mark Schweiker should run.


4 posted on 12/14/2010 3:33:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: grace522

2, 3, 4.....


5 posted on 12/14/2010 3:34:28 PM PST by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: grace522

Santorum


6 posted on 12/14/2010 3:39:50 PM PST by Renegade
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To: grace522

Weldon


7 posted on 12/14/2010 3:40:24 PM PST by Renegade
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To: grace522

Stupid article. The PA GOP doesn’t have a “bench” yet 12 of the 19 US representatives are Republicans, along with the vast majority of its state senators and a majority of its state house representatives. The PA GOP has been bad at registering new voters and that has turned Montgomery County competitive for the Dems where it used to be solid GOP country. But I’d bet that a good challenger will arise to challenge Casey.


8 posted on 12/14/2010 3:40:47 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: screaminsunshine

Is it a fed mess or electorate mess? I would say its the later.


9 posted on 12/14/2010 3:41:09 PM PST by 556x45
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To: Renegade

hurl.


10 posted on 12/14/2010 3:44:45 PM PST by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No big news that some MSMediot does not think any GOP candidates will be top shelf. What matters is what kind of year is it, who you nominate and how good a campaign they run. Casey was elected in 2006 a bad year for the GOP.

Heck Santorum might be able to beat him next go around.


11 posted on 12/14/2010 3:45:17 PM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I’ve got some ideas, but must keep my powder, and theirs, dry.


12 posted on 12/14/2010 3:45:58 PM PST by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: JLS

Santorum wants to be president and secondly he lost his own seat because of his support for Specter.

I doubt that he will be able to rise to either occassion.


13 posted on 12/14/2010 3:47:45 PM PST by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: screaminsunshine

Padding the tax bill with billions in ethanol subsidies and other special-interest giveaways was surely evidence that you are right. It will take a lot more than new faces and bright promises to fix this ungodly mess.


14 posted on 12/14/2010 3:50:02 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: JLS

Santorum jumped the shark. First with Specter and with his embrace of the execrable Slick Willard.


15 posted on 12/14/2010 3:52:53 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: HonestConservative

PA is looking to clean house of Demorats . he has name recognition if nothing else . Weldon was “set up by W”(Able-Danger )and left out to dry .


16 posted on 12/14/2010 3:57:14 PM PST by Renegade
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To: madprof98

Former Gov. Mark Schweiker needs to run! I know the guy who runs the Schuylkill County Republicans-—where I live-— and he’s saying the same thing. He’d be our best bet.


17 posted on 12/14/2010 3:57:24 PM PST by bjcoop
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To: grace522

Glen Meakam


18 posted on 12/14/2010 3:58:10 PM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: Renegade

Name recognition is not necessarily the most important quality. If you are catching that I am not a fan of Ricky’s, you’d be correct.


19 posted on 12/14/2010 4:02:17 PM PST by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: grace522

Casey, Bob Casey, I seem to recall the name. I am a PA resident. Do we have a senator by that name. hmmm going to have to check on that. You say his name is Casey /sarcasm


20 posted on 12/14/2010 4:16:38 PM PST by cork
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