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Scott Wagner the presumed winner in 28th Senate
yorkdispatch.com ^ | 3/19/2014 | Christina Kauffman

Posted on 03/19/2014 1:27:51 AM PDT by Nextrush

In what appears to be an unexpected victory for a conservative businessman who had made s point of bucking his own party, Republican Scott Wagner is presumed to have won a write-in campaign to defeat party nominee Ron Miller for an open seat in the state Senate.

The closely watched, hotly contested face-off ended in disappointment for the Republican mainstay and a first major victory for the tea party in York County.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday night, write-in votes totaled 10,595 or 47.7 percent, to Miller's 5,920 or 26.6 percent. Democrat Linda Small of New Freeedom nearly edged out Miller with 5,704, for 25.7 percent....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: election; elections; lindasmall; newfreeedom; pennsylvania; ronmiller; scottwagner; statesenate; teaparty; york; yorkcounty; yorkpa
The GOPe tried to stop Tea Party supporter Scott Wagner from winning a state senate seat by creating a Special Election ahead of the primary election where they could pick a candidate.

Wagner got in the special election as a write-in and overcame negative ads by spending a lot of his own money along with support from the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania.

1 posted on 03/19/2014 1:27:51 AM PDT by Nextrush
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To: Nextrush
A tsunami is imperceptible at sea but breaks with irresistible force upon the land.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 1:36:29 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford

But!, But!, All I’ve been hearing lately is that the TEA party is dead.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 2:25:16 AM PDT by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: Nextrush

Very good news.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 2:43:32 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: dearolddad
To quote my favorite left-leaning author, those reports are greatly exaggerated.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 2:56:00 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,”
- Mitch McConnell


6 posted on 03/19/2014 2:59:20 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Nextrush

Great news!


7 posted on 03/19/2014 3:01:49 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Nextrush

Won on a write in...for a state senate seat!!! WOW !


8 posted on 03/19/2014 3:02:04 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Nextrush

York County in Pennsylvania


9 posted on 03/19/2014 3:04:31 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Nextrush

That is just superb. York County is one of those places I landed for a while. I designed and helped build the ash recycling facility that was at the Stewart’s quarry. Good for y’all!


10 posted on 03/19/2014 3:12:50 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Nextrush

Sooo...now the question will be whether or not Gleason and the PA GOP-E will back Wagner like they’re supposed to, or play “sour grapes” and help the Rat win in order to teach the TEA Party a lesson?


11 posted on 03/19/2014 3:24:48 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mosesdapoet

Write-in!!

Wow


12 posted on 03/19/2014 3:27:37 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Timber Rattler

My money is on Gleason and his cronies to sit this one out. They are a vindictive bunch and would rather see their party defeated than back a true conservative.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 3:37:33 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: nathanbedford
A tsunami is imperceptible at sea but breaks with irresistible force upon the land.

LIKE

14 posted on 03/19/2014 3:39:28 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Nextrush

And the Thunder Roll’s.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 3:39:56 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Nextrush

I voted for Scott Wagner yesterday. I just wanted a change from the establishment. Looks like I got my wish!


16 posted on 03/19/2014 3:46:59 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Nextrush

Great news!!!!


17 posted on 03/19/2014 3:48:29 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: Russ
"My money is on Gleason and his cronies to sit this one out. They are a vindictive bunch and would rather see their party defeated than back a true conservative."

Yes, but as the Maine GOP is on the verge of finding out, at times, when allowed the opportunity to walk away, it is best to walk safely away.

18 posted on 03/19/2014 4:21:34 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Timber Rattler

Gleason has sent a congratulatory message.

But the GOPe has to be worried. There are three Tea Party candidates for the May 20th Republican Primary for State House seats in York County alone, plus several others in the middle part of Pennsylvania and more beyond.

Wagner could influence these races with endorsements, money etc. etc.

I hope Wagner helps Bob Guzzardi in his GOP primary challenge to Tom Corbett for governor. The Establishment is challenging Guzzardi’s nominating petitions and if he gets thrown off the ballot, I hope Guzzardi goes forward as a write-in, too.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 4:30:17 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Nextrush

Wow! A tea party candidate just got almost as many votes, via write-in, as the establishment RINO and the democrat combined. November can’t get here quickly enough!


20 posted on 03/19/2014 5:03:31 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: Nextrush

The question begs, did they follow any other successful Write-In Models like current Mayor Duggan in Detroit, yes he is a D, but my point being a Write-In done right is the Stealth Game Changer, or am I the only one who sees it....


21 posted on 03/19/2014 6:23:13 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: RedMDer
very good news

Whenever a candidate who campaigns as a conservative defeats the RINOs and the dems, it is excellent news. There's no doubt that it's the conservatism that got them elected....and that it can be done without bowing to the ptb.

22 posted on 03/19/2014 6:26:36 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

Absolutely!


23 posted on 03/19/2014 6:42:41 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Timber Rattler
Sooo...now the question will be whether or not Gleason and the PA GOP-E will back Wagner like they’re supposed to, or play “sour grapes” and help the Rat win in order to teach the TEA Party a lesson?

Smart money is on the latter.

24 posted on 03/19/2014 6:58:31 AM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: woweeitsme

This is indeed great news. He won as a write-in candidate. Wow! He must have run a very good campaign; huh?


25 posted on 03/19/2014 7:09:21 AM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Nextrush

He didn’t just win, he nearly DOUBLED the votes of the GOP zombie.

A write in guy? That has to be pretty rare.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 7:11:00 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Din Maker

He basically ran against the establishment. I think that was enough in a pretty conservative area.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 7:11:12 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Nextrush

Good for him! I pray that Rove, et al, are taking notice that their slander and misinformation is not working so well these days, that people are wising up to them.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 7:49:59 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Nextrush

I did a search for Scott Wagner at the WaPo. Got back zip. Not surprised.


29 posted on 03/19/2014 8:23:47 AM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: dearolddad

“All I’ve been hearing lately is that the TEA party is dead.”

Yes, but just like dead people who miraculously vote Dumocrap, we do the same to the GOPe and Dums.


30 posted on 03/19/2014 8:41:39 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Din Maker

The sting must be strong with the PA GOPe.

What do we have to do to wake KY up?


31 posted on 03/19/2014 8:50:50 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Russ
Gleason is a total asshat and needs to go. There is an interesting discussion going on right now on the Pennsylvania freeper forum.

Gleason's hold on the panty-waist wavering GOP members from around Philadelphia has always been his ability to raise money and distribute campaign funds. My own State Senator, Kim Ward, who once followed Gleason's lead in supporting Arlen Specter, has now turned on him. My state Rep., Tim Krieger, was elected without his help and never cared for him from the get-go.

If you can get on your county committees to send Gleason out to pasture, now is a good time.

32 posted on 03/19/2014 9:09:22 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Timber Rattler
Gleason and the GOPe will probably just sit this one out. York County doesn't have a particularly well-suited demographic to "teach the TEA Party a lesson."

It would be like trying to teach the TEA Party a lesson in Wyoming.

33 posted on 03/19/2014 9:19:26 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: txhurl; All

What do we have to do to wake KY up?
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I’ll tell you what would do it: 1.) If we could get Rand Paul to withdraw his endorsement of McConnell and say he is remaining neutral in the GOP Primary. Or better yet, 2.) withdraw his endorsement of McConnell and endorse Matt Bevin.

What are the chances of either of those happening? Who knows. If he knew that Conservatives are turning on him and that they will remember when he runs for Prez in 2016, he just might.


34 posted on 03/19/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Nextrush.


35 posted on 03/19/2014 10:47:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nathanbedford

That sounds like something a Wise Man (or Wise Latina!) would say. Somewhat cryptic, and can be taken literally, or figuratively. I hope the Tea boils over in November.


36 posted on 03/19/2014 1:12:09 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: mosesdapoet

It must be a pretty literate county.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 7:07:07 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Din Maker

KY is like China in the words of Napoleon. Asleep and shall so remain, but if she wakes, who know?


38 posted on 03/19/2014 7:07:59 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Actually, I believe the Tea Party is very weak in WY. The Tea Party candidate for governor is getting no where in the race against all-establishment all-the-time Matt Mead.


39 posted on 03/19/2014 7:09:09 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: lee martell
I hope the Tea boils over in November.

Lets start throwing the tea in the water! Go TEAVOTERS Go!!!!!!!!

40 posted on 03/19/2014 7:19:19 PM PDT by TEARUNNER14 (While the U.S.A. burns to ashes, Obero eats grapes and play golf in hiding. :))
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To: Nextrush; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; campaignPete R-CT; Clintonfatigued; ...

Big news, sounds like PA conservatives managed to get around the state party anointing a special election candidate (no special primary) by running a write in.

Seems like a very safe GOP seat, the rat got only 26%.


41 posted on 03/20/2014 8:49:41 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: dearolddad

The reports of our demise is greatly exaggerated...


42 posted on 03/21/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Impy

Watch them move to somehow block write-ins...


43 posted on 03/21/2014 9:40:21 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Dusty Road

“And the Thunder Roll’s.”
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Yes, the thunder rolls.


44 posted on 03/22/2014 10:13:35 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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