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SCOTT WAGNER BEATS THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT - CAP and a Pennsylvania write-in revolt.
American Thinker ^ | 3.20.14 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 03/20/2014 11:24:23 PM PDT by neverdem

First, it was a Florida congressional race. Now? A Pennsylvania special election for the state Senate. The Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania scores a major win — and yes, the winner says he heard about Obamacare. Scott Wagner is a Pennsylvania state Senator this morning. It wasn’t supposed to happen.

In a stunning upset, the York County businessman, taking a stand against the state’s political establishment of both parties, made state history by winning a special election for the Pennsylvania state Senate — in a write-in landslide, defeating both the Republican and Democrat nominees.

Wagner captured 48 percent of the vote. His Republican opponent, a state representative with the backing of the local and state GOP, received 27 percent; the Democrat 26 percent.

The election was set in motion by the resignation of a sitting Republican senator. The GOP establishment, in this case both in York County (located in the heart of central Pennsylvania) and in Harrisburg, decided to back state Representative Ron Miller...

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: allcaps; cap; gope; pennsylvania; scottwagner; teaparty; tpm; wagner; writein; zottoobamacare
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1 posted on 03/20/2014 11:24:23 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

The ROLL begins
Let's ROLL !!
And let the " ELITES" from both parties know that we are PI$$ED !!


2 posted on 03/20/2014 11:32:27 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: neverdem
Question, neverdem.

What's the procedure for getting a post, like this one, highlighted in the “Editorial” column on the right side of the page?

I've scooped big news stories many times at Free Republic, and I've had several dozen posts that generated more than a hundred comments.

But I've never had a post highlighted in the right side columns.

3 posted on 03/20/2014 11:38:46 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: neverdem
A tsunami is imperceptible at sea but breaks with irresistible force upon the land.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 11:42:08 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: neverdem

great read. this is surely a template for conservative victory from the bottom up. it’s a model for everything that an independent conservative needs to do to win. this man and his group CAP (Citizen’s Alliance for Pensylvania) could catalyze a national conservative party. God’s speed to mr. wagner. CAP...even better than TEA.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 11:46:16 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: neverdem

Wait a sec - I read just this morning on FR that the “Tea Party” is over and done with.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 11:50:08 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: neverdem

Don’t get my hopes up and then crush ‘em.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 11:51:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: neverdem

It’s flop-sweat time at the ol’ e-GOP hotel.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 12:16:46 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: neverdem

This is good news!


9 posted on 03/21/2014 12:45:49 AM PDT by American Quilter (I believe the Benghazi whistleblowers.)
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To: neverdem

Unlike the Florida race where GOPe candidate Jolly beat the Democrat, the Tea Party was in essence the “third party” in the form of Scott Wagner running against the Republican and Democrat candidates as a write-in.

The conservative grassroots here in my county (York) showed up to vote Wagner in. We are mad with the alleged Republican majority in our legislature that won’t go against the unions with pension reform or abolition of the unionized state stores that monopolize distribution of adult beverages.

We are even madder that the GOP controlled legislature and “Republican” Governor Tom Corbett dumped at 28 cent a gallon gas tax increase on us late last year.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 1:22:53 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: neverdem

Bookmarking this one as proof that a vote for the real conservative is not a vote for the Dem. Thanks for the Friday victory post.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 2:24:25 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: neverdem
Will no one discuss the hidden gem in this?

I.E. the write in vote as a game changer.

For Worse Linda Murkowski did it in Alaska, and Now Mayor Duggan did it in Detroit to get on the ballot, and now this Senator.

IMHO it can be a powerful tool for an insurgent politician who wants to throw the long ball...

12 posted on 03/21/2014 3:05:16 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: Nextrush
We are even madder that the GOP controlled legislature and “Republican” Governor Tom Corbett dumped at 28 cent a gallon gas tax increase on us late last year.

Don't worry, our roads will be smooth as silk in a year or two/SARC
13 posted on 03/21/2014 3:40:16 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The pockets of the unions for mass transit workers and construction workers will be full and they will donate to their favorite politicians.

If you read deep into this article, you find that half the PAC’s (35 of 70) that help fund Republican Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi’s campaign treasury of 1.3 million dollars are union PAC’s.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 4:39:17 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: momincombatboots

You got it.

The GOPe machine tried to scare people around here telling them voting for Wagner would help the Democrat win.

Wagner won by 21% over his nearest rival as the third candidate.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 4:43:35 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the post.

Great article.


16 posted on 03/21/2014 5:38:30 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: zeestephen; Admin Moderator

Dear AM - Can you post this to breaking news?

Thanks ... ; - )


17 posted on 03/21/2014 5:56:42 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Nextrush; momincombatboots
Replace Obama with whomever the libtard is:



18 posted on 03/21/2014 7:17:43 AM PDT by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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To: neverdem

This is great news. Perhaps, in the long run, this will turn PA back into a red state. There are too many infiltrators in the PA GOPe that work inside the party to keep the liberal interests in power.

I hope this guy starts showing up in campaign stops and ads with other CAP candidates. I hope CAP candidates kick ass all over the GOPe on primary day in May.


19 posted on 03/21/2014 8:32:18 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Nextrush

Isthe CAP formally connected to the Tea Party?


20 posted on 03/21/2014 8:49:34 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: Nextrush

They just got put on notice.

And as for Corbett... my beef with him is for not coming down with BOTH feet on this lunatic Attorney General for dropping the investigation into four Democrats taking payoffs.

They have over 400 HOURS of video/audio of these four Philly Democrats - and maybe others - taking payoff money, and she dropped the investigation.

She’s Democrat first, and AG second.

And Corbett, in typical GOP fashion, isn’t fighting back at all.


21 posted on 03/21/2014 10:03:19 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: newfreep; All
Started in 2005 but didn't get “legs” until 2009.

Not a coincidence I'm sure as that is when the Tea Party Movement exploded on the scene thanks in part to Free Republic.

Check out this video Here with the Executive director of CAP ‘splaining it.

They also take on the unions, needed BIG time!

22 posted on 03/21/2014 10:05:21 AM PDT by Syncro (So? -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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To: neverdem

BookMark


23 posted on 03/21/2014 10:52:04 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: neverdem
CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?
24 posted on 03/21/2014 10:54:58 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: neverdem

Not to dash your and others’ enthusiasm, but what works in some relatively homogenous congressional districts, it won’t necessarily work in state or general elections.


25 posted on 03/21/2014 11:13:46 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: neverdem

Great news! Congrats PA! Congrats to all those who worked hard to make it happen.
Thanks for posting.


26 posted on 03/21/2014 11:19:00 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: yellowdoghunter
colbert won't get this families vote this time around..he is a crummy gov.

wake up PA. republicans in Harrisburg, we are fed up with you and your loving taxes...

DEMAND VOTER I.D. or this country will never survive.

27 posted on 03/21/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: neverdem

So much for the TEA Party being dead


28 posted on 03/21/2014 11:52:46 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

They did what my tag line says! How would I not love it!


29 posted on 03/21/2014 11:55:45 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: neverdem

The MSM will ignore it or claim it is due to racism or something like that.


30 posted on 03/21/2014 12:06:47 PM PDT by matt04
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To: haircutter

I agree with voter ID. We have voter ID here in Oklahoma, I have to show my ID everytime I vote. i know the lady who runs the voting precinct where I vote and she strictly enforces it.


31 posted on 03/21/2014 12:09:23 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

HUGE MEGA DITTOS .. I don’t think any of the GOP pols have a clue what’s going on.

They see it .. they’re just not willing to accept the truth .. YET!!


32 posted on 03/21/2014 12:33:27 PM PDT by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: neverdem

From the York Dispatch

Bridges burned: If Wagner is the certified winner of the race, he’ll fill the seat left vacant by former Sen. Mike Waugh until the session ends Nov. 30.

Wagner must also win the May 20 primary to appear on the ballot for the Nov. 4 general election, the winner of which will fill the seat for a full 4-year term.

Miller, an incumbent representative in the state House from Jacobus, said he’s going to make a decision within the next week about whether to run in the primary.

He didn’t submit a petition to be on the primary ballot for his seat in the House, but both he and Small have done so for the Senate seat. Republican Zack Hearn of Windsor Township is also a contender.

Wagner said he was confident he could handle the fight if the GOP battles him even harder in the primary.

“I don’t fear the Republican Party, trust me,” he said. “They ran their best guy ... and he broke his legs halfway around the track.”

He said a lot of damage has been done over the last 30 days of the race, and he will have to step back and evaluate how to work with a group of 49 other senators that include some same-party incumbents who didn’t want him.

But he said he’ll figure it out.

“I’m not going to the Senate for the next eight years to do nothing,” he said.

Perhaps offering the first olive branch, Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released a statement congratulating Wagner on his presumed victory Tuesday night.


33 posted on 03/21/2014 1:03:41 PM PDT by tired&retired
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To: neverdem
But I've heard from numerous freepers that not lining up behind the party's pick is "throwing a vote away" and thaT write-in candidates never win!!!

/sarc, obviously.
34 posted on 03/21/2014 1:04:04 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: neverdem

"This is ridiculous, Sean! These are tiny, tiny victories! They don't mean squat! We should pay no attention to them at all!"


35 posted on 03/21/2014 1:04:22 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: zeestephen; neverdem
What's the procedure for getting a post, like this one, highlighted in the “Editorial” column on the right side of the page?

Actually all you have to do is check the appropriate box in the 'Highlights' section of the topic screen when you are posting, and it winds up there. The Sidebar Moderator decides whether it is worthy of staying where you posted it.
36 posted on 03/21/2014 1:20:39 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: yellowdoghunter

lucky U

Eric Holder and Democrats in PA...put screws to what the people of Pennsylvania WANT..

I’ve really become frustrated with the politics in this state. time to relocate...


37 posted on 03/21/2014 1:20:49 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: haircutter

We need TRUE AMERICANs to run for every seat in this blessed country and TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK 1 seat at a time! NO MORE “we have to vote for the best hopeful to win against a democrat” _ I WANT AMERICANS who love AMERICAN VALUES to run on AMERICAN VALUES! GET it GOPees!


38 posted on 03/21/2014 1:26:00 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: neverdem

“...The Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania scores a major win...”
*******************************************************************

Here is a link to the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania:

http://www.empowerpa.org/

Folks (and businesses) interested in helping out the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) in their continuing fight to restore the Constitutional principles of limited government, economic freedom, and personal responsibility can do so at this webpage:

http://www.empowerpa.org/invest/


39 posted on 03/21/2014 1:35:09 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: neverdem

The win is in the details. A lot of TEA Party candidates would do well with more prep work.

Leadership Institute has some great training programs. FReepers should be regulars for this type of training.


40 posted on 03/21/2014 1:37:35 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: American Quilter

yes, it is excellent news!! GO PATRIOTS!! GO TEA PARTY!!


41 posted on 03/21/2014 1:44:18 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: 1010RD; All
Here is the linkie:

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/?utm_source=Leadership+Institute+Training&utm_campaign=6133d8496c-CROChallengeAGrads&utm_medium=email

42 posted on 03/21/2014 1:49:38 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: newfreep

The CAP is pro free market economics with its executive director saying the idea is to nudge the eternally progressive Pennsylvania GOP in a more conservative direction.

Its not a formal “TEA PARTY” group but by its mission ends up helping real conservatives in GOP primaries.


43 posted on 03/21/2014 1:57:42 PM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: bamahead
Thanks, bama.

I had no idea what that page was for.

From time to time I would check things on that page, then, when I tried to post, the program would stop me because I did not fill out a “Required” box.

So, I just type “news” or “chat” in there and ignore the “Choose” option.

44 posted on 03/21/2014 2:37:58 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: neverdem

This victory probably means Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be all over the Sunday talk shows trumpeting the meaningless of this ‘’small, inconsequential election.’’


45 posted on 03/21/2014 2:45:47 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Chgogal; metmom

Thanks. Every FReeper should take their campaign courses. They have online training.

Homeschoolers should try to work these classes into their studies. We have to learn now to win elections, over and over and over again.


46 posted on 03/21/2014 3:13:34 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: COBOL2Java

From the photo looks like Karl may want to spend a little more time at the gym and a little less at Hometown Buffet.


47 posted on 03/21/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: nathanbedford

Don’t forget about the harbinger sign close to the sore when the water level drops or the tide level drops down.... that’s the time to start running as fast as you can.


48 posted on 03/21/2014 4:26:22 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: dadfly

Old what’s his name from Kentucky Mitch Mitch McConnell surely must be watching this with a nervous brow.


49 posted on 03/21/2014 4:28:59 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: neverdem
Great news! And the GOP was going to whip up TEA Party/TEA Party Express this year. Sounds like there is a revolt afoot.

Now if Louisiana can only dump that Dumb-Blonde US Senator Mary Landrieu...

50 posted on 03/21/2014 7:07:12 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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