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  • Fmr Clinton Pollster Mark Penn: Conor Lamb Came Out Against Nancy Pelosi and Won

    03/19/2018 7:15:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn weighed in on Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district special election result, crediting Rep.-elect Conor Lamb’s (D-PA) victory to the candidate going against the far left like Nancy Pelosi. “[A]fter so much talk that the party was moving to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders [the special Pennsylvania congressional election] really reaffirms the power of a centrist Democrat,” Penn told New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable” host John Catsimatidis. “I mean, Conor Lamb really took a lot of centrist positions. He backed a lot of what President Trump was saying. And he came out explicitly against...
  • GOP Says Voting Machines 'Miscalibrated' in District Lamb Won, Saccone Votes Switched to Lamb

    03/15/2018 5:45:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 162 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 03/15/18 | Chris Menahan
    Serious shenanigans may have gone down in Pennsylvania's special election on Tuesday. From the Washington Free Beacon:Lamb currently leads Republican Rick Saccone by just 627 votes and there are still absentee and provisional ballots that have not been tabulated, but Republicans are already preparing for the likely recount and even a possible lawsuit regarding issues at polling sites, according to a Republican source familiar with the deliberations. "We're actively investigating three instances and likely to file court action on them," the source said. Among the listed concerns are "miscalibrated" voting machines in Allegheny County, the only county of four in...
  • The Memo: Trump tariff move may pay dividends in 2020

    03/05/2018 3:22:35 PM PST · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5 Mar 2018 | NIALL STANAGE
    President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports horrify Republican leaders in Congress — but they could yet pay political dividends. Trump’s move, cast by the White House as an effort to protect American manufacturing, has significant appeal in the Rust Belt states that were pivotal to his shock 2016 election win. Some Democrats in the region worry that senior figures in their party, especially those whose bases are in affluent coastal cities, are underestimating the political potency of Trump’s announcement. “It worries me as a Democrat that the national Democrats don’t see that Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and...
  • Vanity - NY Times has Saccone winning by 62% & then scraps prediction, suddenly....Election fraud?

    03/14/2018 2:49:46 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 23 replies
    Last evening I began watching the PA-18th-CD election returns on the New York Times newspaper election results site...which is by far the best in the business for election reporting and background information. As the initial election returns flowed in, the Times indicated that, though the race was very close, it appeared like Conon Lamb would eke out a victory scoring 52%-48% over Rick Saccone. Then about fifteen minutes later, the Times suddenly changed its prediction to Saccone winning by a 62%-38% over Lamb. The Times said that they had information as to voting patterns in the Conservative counties, indicating a...
  • Pennsylvania special election may see recount; Lamb, Saccone locked in razor-thin fight

    03/14/2018 9:42:12 AM PDT · by smileyface · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 14, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    It could come down to a recount. Democrat Conor Lamb has already declared victory over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s special House election, but Republicans say they aren’t giving up until every vote is counted. The contest has still not been called, but Lamb leads Saccone by a few hundred votes. There’s no mandatory recount for a federal race in Pennsylvania, but Republicans have the option of petitioning for one. "This race is too close to call and we’re ready to ensure that every legal vote is counted,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Matt Gorman said late Tuesday. “Once they...
  • Why It Doesn't Matter Who the Winner Is in PA-18

    03/14/2018 6:27:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    As of this writing, Democrat Conor Lamb is clinging to a lead of roughly 600 votes in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. There are probably not enough uncounted votes out there for Republican Rick Saccone to pull out the win. It also really doesn’t matter much, one way or the other (unless you are a Democrat living in the 18th who feels strongly about having a Democrat represent you in Washington). Here’s why: The House is increasingly polarized. There was a time that a narrowed House majority for a party would make for interesting politics in Washington,...
  • Ed Rendell Calls Late-Term Abortion Supporter Conor Lamb “Pro-life”

    03/13/2018 5:02:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    This could be the biggest lie of the election season . . . On CNN this morning, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell called Conor Lamb “pro-life.” The truth is that Lamb, the Dem candidate in today’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, has said he would have voted against a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, the point at which the unborn can feel pain. That makes Lamb radically pro-abortion, Ed. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Vanity - Democrat, Hillary Clinton/Media mocks America's Blue Collar workers in PA-18th-CD!!!

    03/13/2018 4:48:40 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 7 replies
    Democrat, Hillary Clinton, yesterday, while traveling in India & her adoring MSNBC Media Goon, Al Veshi bad mouths "Steelworkers" in the "RED" states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, etc., Blue Collar "Steel, etc." Workers as stupid and dumb because they did not vote for her in the POTUS campaign of 2016, won by Republican, Donald J. Trump. The very same Democrat, Hillary Clinton that told West Virginia coal miners, that she, along with Democrats, POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Debbi Wasserman Schultz, etc. would shut down coal mining in the entire USA and they would all...
  • Kasich Brags about Getting Elected at 30, Says “Big Guy” Will Say if He Should Run for Prez

    03/13/2018 9:57:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I try to like people, but John Kasich represents a real challenge. The guy really rubs me the wrong way. Somehow, in the midst of all the Tillerson-Pompeo talk, Kasich turned up on MSNBC this morning. Speaking of the special election in Pennsylvania today, Kasich bragged about having been elected to Congress at age 30. That, according to Kasich, makes 33-year old Dem candidate Conor Lamb “a little old.” Kasich made his 2020 strategy pretty clear, saying that the emergence of third parties “is more realistic than it’s ever been.” When host Stephanie Ruhle asked him flat out if he...
  • Lamb vs. Saccone Special Election PA18

    03/13/2018 5:16:01 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 906 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 13, 2018
    A thread to discuss the results. I feel like Lamb has a lot of momentum, has run as a moderate, and has run a better campaign. I'll predict he'll win tonight (although I'd like to see Saccone win). NYT does a good job with election results.
  • Lamb leads Saccone in poll released on eve of special election

    03/12/2018 2:31:30 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 125 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 12 March 2018 | Tom Fontaine
    updated 2 hours ago Conor Lamb will win Western Pennsylvania's special election race for Congress on Tuesday if there is a surge in Democratic turnout similar to what has been seen in other special elections over the past year, according to a Monmouth University poll out Monday. The Monmouth poll's “Democratic surge” model shows Lamb collecting 51 percent of the vote compared with Saccone's 45 percent, while 1 percent of likely voters would opt for a third-party candidate and 3 percent remain undecided. The poll's margin of error is 5.1 percent. Monmouth said Lamb holds a slim advantage within the...
  • Vanity - Is PA-18th-CD election going to mirror the Texas Primary?

    03/10/2018 8:53:21 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 28 replies
    Is the PA-18th-CD election going to be like the Texas Primary race, a Republican political devastation of the Democrat. Pollsters are calling this a tight race that could go either way. The Pollsters told us Texas was turning "Democrat Blue" in massive measure, but, in reality, after last weeks primary election, Texas is more "Red" then ever before. Pollsters wrong once again. Has the POTUS, Trump crusade to PA-18-CD saved the day for the Republicans. Will Republican, Rick Saccone prevail. After the magnificent Trump presentation, in front of five thousand people, my money is on Rick Saccone by at least...
  • Trump Rally Moon Township PA 7:00 PM EST

    03/10/2018 3:47:42 PM PST · by goldstategop · 130 replies
    Heads Up! Trump Rally at 7:00 EST. Carried on FNC. Its in Moon Township outside Pittsburgh. For GOP candidate Saccone. Trump carried the district in 2016.
  • Vanity - Trump/Saccone, "Massive" Political Rally Tonight, Western Pennsylvania

    03/10/2018 4:55:23 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 41 replies
    Trump/Saccone "Massive" Political Rally tonight being held at Atlantic Aviation, FBO, Moon Township, PA (Pittsburgh) commencing at 7:00PM local time. Doors open at 4:00PM, local time. Rally will be fully covered On Fox News Channel at 8:00PM EST and by live stream, the Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) commencing at 3:00PM, local time. Be there, or, tune in to FNC or RSBN to support both POTUS, Trump & Republican, Candidate, Rick Saccone!!! Go Trump, Go Saccone, Go MAGA!!!
  • Vanity - POTUS, Trump PA-18th-CD Rally, 03/10/2018 -Alantic Aviation, Moon Township, PA

    03/07/2018 5:41:01 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 11 replies
    After massive victories last evening by the entire Republican party in the great state of Texas, the GOP & POTUS, Trump will head out this coming Saturday evening to the 18th Congressional District seat in Western, Pennsylvania for a political rally being held for Rick Saccone, who is running for that seat. The rally will be held at Atlantic Aviation, Moon Township, PA (PIT Airport). Rally doors open at 4:00PM & rally commences at 7:PM. Two (2) tickets per request, available on the Trump for POTUS website. Folks make this Trump/Saccone political rally, the best ever..and then turnout and vote...
  • White House gears up campaigning for PA special election

    03/08/2018 9:08:56 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | March 8, 2018 | Steve Peoples
    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fighting to stave off another special election embarrassment, the White House is strengthening its final-days offensive in western Pennsylvania. President Donald Trump has long been scheduled to rally voters on Saturday behind Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone, a state representative whose underwhelming campaign has some Washington-based Republicans fearing the worst. It will be the president's second visit to the district on Saccone's behalf. Daughter Ivanka Trump appeared with Saccone in a separate visit last month as well and praised him as "a champion" for Republican priorities. The national GOP confirmed late Wednesday that Trump counselor Kellyanne...
  • Shannon Edwards, linked to resignation of Rep. Tim Murphy, is running for Congress

    02/22/2018 10:02:58 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 22 Feb 2018 | Natasha Lindstrom
    Shannon Edwards — the forensic psychologist whose reported extramarital affair with former U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy contributed to his resignation — announced Wednesday that she is making a bid for Congress. Edwards, a Republican in her early 30s from Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood, said that if elected, she pledges to be "an active, diligent" voice in Washington who will "fight the tough battles no one else chooses." Among her platform priorities: improving access to mental health treatment, reforming the criminal justice system and strengthening high school and post-secondary educational institutions. Under a court-imposed map being challenged by Republicans, Edwards could run...
  • Trump heading to Pennsylvania to back GOP candidate Rick Saccone in key special House race

    01/18/2018 8:44:09 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/18/2018 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump is throwing his weight behind a fellow Republican's battle to keep an open House seat in GOP hands Thursday, in what could be a key bellwether for the November midterm elections. Rick Saccone will face off against Democrat Conor Lamb on March 13 in a push to succeed former Republican Rep. Tim Murphy’s 18th Congressional District seat. Murphy resigned in October over a sex scandal in which his mistress claimed the pro-life conservative congressman pressured her to have an abortion. “Will be going to Pennsylvania today in order to give my total support to RICK SACCONE, running for...
  • Star GOP Congressman Finances Lavish Life with Taxpayer Money (Aaron Schock)

    03/13/2015 10:03:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 13, 2015
    A popular Illinois congressman once considered a rising star in the Republican party is in deep trouble for reportedly using taxpayer money to fund an extravagant lifestyle that includes stays at luxurious hotels, world travel, expensive cars and private jet rides to concerts and pro sporting events. The lawmaker’s name is Aaron Schock and he’s only 33, but he’s a seasoned politician who should have known better than to use public funds as a personal piggy bank. For six years he’s represented a working-class district in Peoria, Illinois in the U.S. House. One national media report says he had a...