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.
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.
Wait a sec - I read just this morning on FR that the “Tea Party” is over and done with.
Don’t get my hopes up and then crush ‘em.
It’s flop-sweat time at the ol’ e-GOP hotel.
This is good news!
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.
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.
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...
Thanks for the post.
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.
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.
Great news! Congrats PA! Congrats to all those who worked hard to make it happen.
Thanks for posting.
So much for the TEA Party being dead
The MSM will ignore it or claim it is due to racism or something like that.
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.