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Romney will campaign in Pennsylvania Sunday
The Hill ^

Posted on 11/01/2012 2:24:28 PM PDT by Arthurio

Mitt Romney will campaign in Pennsylvania on Sunday, the first time he's campaigned in the state in many weeks, a Romney campaign official told The Hill.

Romney's campaign has been increasingly bullish about its prospects in the state, launching its first ad there earlier this week. A number of GOP outside groups have also bought millions of dollars in airtime for the final push there. Obama's campaign has scoffed at Romney's push in Pennsylvania and other states they previously haven't contested, although they are investing in ads to combat the GOP outside group's efforts.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: romney2012
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1 posted on 11/01/2012 2:24:32 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

bttt


2 posted on 11/01/2012 2:26:26 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Arthurio

Adda boy!


3 posted on 11/01/2012 2:27:39 PM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: Arthurio

Yeah buddy!!!!!


4 posted on 11/01/2012 2:28:53 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Barry, Barry quite contrary, how does your government grow?...)
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To: Arthurio

Look at where the candidates are going in the closing days of the election.

Romney wants to try to sew up PA. I think he can get it and the fact he’s scheduling a campaign stop there Sunday says the Romney Campaign feels that its internal polling is very good!

If nothing else, its a head fake to leave Obama guessing about what happens on Tuesday.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 2:29:16 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Arthurio

YES!!! I saw the question marks on Romney’s schedule for Sunday earlier in the day. I was hoping he would come here. Hammer, nail, coffin ... time to put Obama in a grave.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 2:29:32 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (I advocate indentured servitude for the 47% until the national debt is eliminated.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I was figuring NV or OR for Sunday, but I like the PA trip a hell of a lot more.

Hell by Sunday the residents of NJ may be so fed up with the FEMA response that it will influence their voting :)


7 posted on 11/01/2012 2:31:01 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: randita

Romney coming to PA ping!


8 posted on 11/01/2012 2:36:05 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Arthurio
No way Romney goes to PA if OH isn't looking good for him. This is not McCain redux where he's looking for a hail Mary wherever he can get one. This move is strategic, not desperate. I want so badly to see Axelrod shave his mustache (not that he'll keep his promise).

Anyone know where Romney is scheduled on Monday? Ohio, VA?

9 posted on 11/01/2012 2:36:09 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: MNlurker
I was figuring NV or OR for Sunday, but I like the PA trip a hell of a lot more.

Expected Return:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expected_return

PA's 20 Electoral Votes or Nevada's 6 or Oregon's 7.

10 posted on 11/01/2012 2:36:39 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (I advocate indentured servitude for the 47% until the national debt is eliminated.)
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To: Arthurio

Too little, too late.

They’re not going to win PA. Their final push is better spent on states that they both need and can win.

I would run some ads here since they have more money than Obama, just to throw Obama off course and force Obama to spend money in a state he wouldn’t otherwise spend it in. Ads can be run in many states simultaneously, but coming here is a waste of valuable time since you can only be in one place at one time.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 2:37:58 PM PDT by JediJones (Vote NO on Proposition Zero! Tuesday, November 6th!)
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To: JediJones
Too little, too late.

When pollsters have to go to a D+13 sample to show Obama winning Pennsylvania by 4 points, it's certainly not too little or too late.
12 posted on 11/01/2012 2:40:11 PM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: goldstategop

I like it!


13 posted on 11/01/2012 2:41:04 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Mase

I think PA is a better state for Romney than OH. Twice as many suburbanites. Ma and Pa in the Volvo have stopped drinking the Kool Aid.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 2:42:31 PM PDT by maro (We tried the hope. It's time for change.)
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To: Arthurio

15 posted on 11/01/2012 2:42:38 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: JediJones
Did you read the article. They said they would never go if the internals did not warrant it. Plenty of polls show it is close. And, BTW, do you remember PA in 2010??? It was a BLOWOUT for the Pubbies! Tell me what has changed since 2010???
16 posted on 11/01/2012 2:43:27 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Barry, Barry quite contrary, how does your government grow?...)
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To: JediJones

“Too little, too late.”

I think the Romney campaign is in a better position to make that judgement. The have better information than we do.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 2:44:13 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: DaveInDallas; JediJones

The registration edge here is D+13. Among active registrations, it’s D+12 (considered active by PA Dept of State as of 10/15/2012.) I think a realistic model for election day is D+8 or D+9. If the polls are anywhere near correct, it’s going to be close.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 2:46:17 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Every President from Arkansas both of whose inaugurations were held in prime years has a bitch wife.)
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To: Anti-Hillary; bray

Romney also doing well in Oregon. He’s only down 3 in the latest poll and he hasn’t even been there.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 2:47:13 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: ConservativeInPA

I was figuring those two because I had PA in the Romney column already...I’m thinking mandate ;)


20 posted on 11/01/2012 2:47:28 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: ConservativeInPA

Yup. Besides, Ohio has been saturated. I’d like to see him finish the campaign here in Pa. Make 0bozo chase him.

I think we’ve got a good shot. 20 votes, 2 more than Ohio.

THis is the state that elected Pat Toomey and Tom Corbett in 2010. That momo has only increased.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 2:48:21 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: maro

That’s exactly what Barone said earlier. Romney has struggled in Ohio because they’re aren’t as many affluent suburanites there as in the other swing states. What I want to know is if he’s going to PA because OH is safe, or because he needs an insurance policy against OH. Having that knowledge would tell you exactly where the race is at this point in time. I have to think he’s going there because Ohio is safe. Otherwise, I would expect him to use that time making a play for WI, and another state that, when combined, can replace OH.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 2:49:54 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: JediJones
They’re not going to win PA. Their final push is better spent on states that they both need and can win.

PA fits both of those criteria. While OH is probably Romney's (at least he is confident it is), it's too uncertain to count on.

Let's leave the tired "Republicans can't win PA" meme to the libs.

23 posted on 11/01/2012 2:50:27 PM PDT by GCC Catholic
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To: 1035rep

I think McCain spent a lot of time in PA didn’t he?


24 posted on 11/01/2012 2:51:09 PM PDT by paul544
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To: Anti-Hillary
Couple things make Presidential years different. The (nominal) Dem registration edge is +13. Among active registrants it's +12. PA Republicans do very well in mid-term years because Dems are lazy. In Presidential years they turn out.

One complicating factor (besides assessing the LV model, which is hard everywhere) is that PA is a closed primary state, so the registration edge is not as definitive among middle-of-the-roaders, who might have changed party affiliation but not changed official party registration, as it is in states with open primaries.

25 posted on 11/01/2012 2:53:39 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Every President from Arkansas both of whose inaugurations were held in prime years has a bitch wife.)
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To: paul544

I don’t know, does it matter?


26 posted on 11/01/2012 2:55:21 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: JediJones

They have poured 6 million into TV in PA this week. Time to close the deal.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 2:56:25 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: 1035rep

Well just that McCain had the same kind of optimism and he diverted a lot of resources there and ended up losing by 10 points. That state has been fools gold for years.


28 posted on 11/01/2012 2:57:18 PM PDT by paul544
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To: 1035rep

Ignore the concerned troll.


29 posted on 11/01/2012 2:57:38 PM PDT by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: Arthurio
I like this move. Press the offensive! If the good people of Ohio haven't figured out the right way to vote after all this time and many visits, one more will do no good.

The Libs are falling back. Take PA, MI, WI.. all! No Prisoners!

30 posted on 11/01/2012 2:58:51 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am AttackWatch parolee #1,237. I am breaking my parole once more.)
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To: paul544
Well just that McCain had the same kind of optimism

Ha ha...hahaha...ha ha...oooh... HAHAHAHAHA...

31 posted on 11/01/2012 3:03:15 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: paul544

Why don’t you take your Obama/Drive by Media Poll cheerleading elsewhere?


32 posted on 11/01/2012 3:03:57 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: paul544

In 2008 there was a fever pitch in PA for Obama.

McCain never stood a chance.

For Romney, the odds are better than they have been for a GOP presidential candidate for a long time. And he has nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Making a campaign stop there Sunday costs him nothing and can bring him a lot of votes.


33 posted on 11/01/2012 3:04:47 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: paul544

It should be glaringly obvious by now that Romney is no McCain. If Mitt thinks it’s worth the time and money, I say go for it.


34 posted on 11/01/2012 3:05:50 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Mase

Mitt is finishing up Monday night in NH. He will be in Manchester with Kid Rock with a crowd of about 15,000:)


35 posted on 11/01/2012 3:12:01 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Mase

I heard that Romney is planning on going to New Hampshire on Monday, but of course these sort of schedules can change. I don’t know if he has any other place planned for that day or not.

I think the news about PA is great. I’d especially like to see him push hard on Wisconsin, though, since that one is clearly even more winnable.


36 posted on 11/01/2012 3:12:01 PM PDT by FenwickBabbitt
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To: 1035rep

Oregon is finished. 100% vote by mail.

PA has no early voting. So last minute surge wins it.


37 posted on 11/01/2012 3:12:45 PM PDT by Arthurio
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38 posted on 11/01/2012 3:25:19 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: JediJones

It is definitely a ballsy move.

Questions is, do they really have enough other swing states nailed down to guarantee their election?

If so, I love it. If not, and this is just a head fake, then this move will be second-guessed like you wouldn’t believe.

They have the data, and I don’t, so I’m going to trust them on this one and interpret this as a very positive development.


39 posted on 11/01/2012 3:30:39 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Arthurio

Great point. The key, I read, were the ‘burbs around Philly. If R/R can generate the turnout they expect, PA is more than in-play!


40 posted on 11/01/2012 3:31:47 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: johncocktoasten

Totally thread unrelated, but are you a guest of the Underhills?


41 posted on 11/01/2012 3:32:03 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: paul544

McCain was desperate and had exhausted all reasonable possibilities of an electoral college win. He was hoping against hope to find some traction elsewhere and gambled on PA.

That is not even remotely close to the situation we have today.


42 posted on 11/01/2012 3:38:46 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Chuck Todd says desperation. He is trying to get something since he is losing Ohio. MSNBC is really hard to watch, but I cant help it :)


43 posted on 11/01/2012 4:29:42 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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44 posted on 11/01/2012 4:36:11 PM PDT by randita
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To: GoCards
Chuck Todd says desperation. He is trying to get something since he is losing Ohio. MSNBC is really hard to watch, but I cant help it :)

It things are going well on Tuesday night, I will be watching MSNBC hoping for Jim Jones to show up with cool aid.

45 posted on 11/01/2012 4:43:04 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (I advocate indentured servitude for the 47% until the national debt is eliminated.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Oh no doubt. If Romney wins MSNBC will have the highest ratings EVER


46 posted on 11/01/2012 4:50:15 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: randita

I understand Penn has little early voting, leaves large numbers who can be influenced


47 posted on 11/01/2012 5:00:13 PM PDT by bricks4all@aol.com
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To: bricks4all@aol.com
I understand Penn has little early voting, leaves large numbers who can be influenced

The only early voting in PA is absentee voting. Lots of PA folks are left to go to the polls on Tuesday... I'm hoping that Romney can flip a few more our way in Eastern PA over the weekend.

48 posted on 11/01/2012 5:17:57 PM PDT by GCC Catholic
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To: GoCards

“If Romney wins MSNBC will have the highest ratings EVER.”

So true. Big question: Do you switch from FOX to MSNBC 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 10 minutes after FOX calls it for Romney? I’ve been debating this scenario with myself. The issue is how much pure jubilation do you want versus pure schadenfreude?


49 posted on 11/01/2012 5:22:32 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

MesSNBC will be great fun to watch Tuesday night.


50 posted on 11/01/2012 7:19:40 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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