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Pennsylvania (GOP Club)

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  • Trump wows the crowd in Newtown, Bucks County

    10/21/2016 7:31:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 21, 2016 | Caitlin McCabe
    Calling the movement he created "Brexit times five," Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday night spoke to a crowd of thousands in Bucks County, where he vowed again to jail illegal immigrants who reentered the country, to impose term limits for Congress, and to rebuild the "inner-cities of Philadelphia." Speaking in Newtown, a 0.6-square-mile borough where cow pastures are prevalent and neon Trump billboards dot the interstate leading into town, the candidate addressed the crowd for 30 minutes in a speech that offered very little that was new or surprising, and stuck to familiar themes, such as beating up...
  • Trump: 'We'll no longer be the dumb people; we'll be the genius people'

    10/21/2016 3:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 21, 2016 | Tom Fontaine
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told a frenzied crowd of more than 5,000 in Johnstown that polls are swinging in his direction and he's poised to solve a range of problems that he said are ailing Western Pennsylvania and the nation. “We're going to beat the system and we're going to un-rig the system,” Trump said Friday inside Johnstown's Cambria County War Memorial Arena, where most people remained standing, chanting and roaring with applause throughout the 45-minute speech. As for Johnstown, a town with a proud manufacturing history where Trump said one in three people live in poverty, Trump promised:...
  • Donald Trump Holding Rally In Newtown Friday (Pennsylvania)

    10/19/2016 9:59:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Patch ^ | October 20, 2016 | Kara Seymour
    Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for president, will be holding a rally at the Newtown Athletic Club Friday. The event was announced on the campaign's website. The rally will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Newtown Athletic Club Sports Training Center. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The NAC Sports Training Center is located at 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown. NAC owner Jim Worthington has been a vocal supporter of Trump and was elected as a delegate for the Republican National Convention in July. The rally in Newtown is one of two events scheduled in Pennsylvania Friday. The Republican candidate will be...
  • Susquehanna Poll: Clinton 44% Trump 40%; Toomey 42% McGinty 38% (Pennsylvania)

    10/11/2016 1:20:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Politics PA ^ | October 11, 2016 | Nick Field, Managing Editor
    Clinton and Toomey lead their respective races. That’s the conclusion of the latest Susquehanna University Poll, which was conducted on behalf of ABC27. In the presidential contest, Hillary Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump by a 44% to 40% margin. Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson got 4% while Green Party nominee Jill Stein received 2%. As for the Senate race, Pat Toomey leads Katie McGinty 42% to 38%. Finally, Susquehanna tested the favorable/unfavorable splits for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Barack Obama. Clinton got a 39/54 split whereas Trump faces a 36/56 divide. President Barack Obama received a split of...
  • Crowd roars at Donald Trump’s second appearance in Wilkes-Barre Township

    10/10/2016 8:32:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Times Leader ^ | October 10, 2016 | Melanie Mizenko
    WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump made a stop Monday at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Flanked by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, Alabama senator Jeff Sessions and several other local lawmakers, Trump made his passionate plea to have the packed arena get out and vote come Nov. 8. Over 9,000 of Trump’s biggest fans filled the arena for the “great movement.” And he thanked them profusely. “We’ve broke the attendance record,” Trump said as he opened his speech, over 30 minutes late, mentioning there were still people filtering in from the outside and asking if...
  • Initial reactions: 9 in 10 Trump voters in OH and PA unfazed by tape revelations

    10/09/2016 1:20:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    YouGov ^ | October 8, 2016 | William Jordan
    The latest wave of the YouGov/CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker polled likely voters in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin In a new wave of the YouGov/CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker Democrat Hillary Clinton leads her Republican challenger, Donald Trump, in Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The surveys were conducted before the release, Friday, of tapes showing Donald Trump speak in lewd terms about groping women. But a follow-up survey that recontacted the same voters from Friday to Saturday in Pennsylvania and Ohio reveals the vast majority of those who said they would vote for Trump earlier in the week are unmoved about...
  • Trump to focus ads on Pennsylvania, Ohio

    10/07/2016 2:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CTV News ^ | October 7, 2016 | Julie Bykowicz and Chad Day, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump is changing some of his advertising plans. He's focusing more than ever on Pennsylvania and Ohio, a sign of the importance his campaign is placing on those two states. The campaign plans to spend almost $1 million next week in Pennsylvania and $1.2 million there in each of the next three weeks, Kantar Media's political ad tracker shows. In Ohio, he'll spend more than $700,000 next week and about $1 million in each of the following three weeks...
  • 'We're going to win this': Eric Trump rallies the troops for his father

    10/04/2016 8:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | October 4, 2016 | Christian Alexandersen
    Those making calls, knocking on doors and placing lawn signs for Donald Trump in Harrisburg were visited by a thankful Eric Trump Tuesday afternoon. Trump and Hillary Clinton are battling it out in a tight Pennsylvania race, a swing state for the presidential election. Trump visited the campaign office in Mechanicsburg to rally the troops heading into the November election. "We are doing so great. Wherever I go, I see crowds like this" Trump said to the packed-in group. "The enthusiasm out there is absolutely incredible."(continued)
  • Why Democrats Keep Visiting Philly to Stump for Hillary Clinton

    10/04/2016 7:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | October 4, 2016 | Dan McQuade
    Pennsylvania is important to the election — and getting a big turnout in Philadelphia is vital to the Clinton campaign’s chances at victory. Tim Kaine debates Mike Pence tonight in the campaign’s lone vice presidential debate. Even though it won’t reach viewership levels of the first presidential debate, this will be the night where Kaine and Pence receive the most attention they’ll get during the campaign. On Wednesday, Kaine will come to Philadelphia to campaign. He joins a long list of Hillary Clinton surrogates who have stumped for the Democratic presidential candidate in Philadelphia. President Obama was at Eakins Oval...
  • New PA poll: 1 in 5 Philadelphians will vote for Donald Trump

    10/04/2016 6:45:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Billy Penn ^ | October 4, 2016 | Anna Orso
    A new poll shows Donald Trump is surging in Philly, with more than 1 in 5 likely voters in the city planning to vote for the GOP presidential nominee. The poll, released this week and conducted by pollsters at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, shows 22 percent of respondents from Philadelphia plan to vote for Trump, while 67 percent would vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Of the respondents, 11 percent were still undecided. There is a big caveat with these F&M poll results: Philadelphians only made up 8 percent of the 813 respondents. According to the most recent...
  • Pennsylvania moves to ‘toss-up’ in our new 2016 ratings! (From "Leans Democrat")

    10/03/2016 10:20:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 3, 2016 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    With the 2016 presidential election now just 36 days away, we'll be updating our Fix electoral map every Monday from here on out as things change. The big change this week is that Pennsylvania, long the holy grail for Donald Trump's chances of expanding the playing field and potentially getting 270 electoral votes in his race against Hillary Clinton, is moving back to the toss-up category in our rankings. Why? Because poll after poll after poll — including one released by Quinnipiac University on Monday — suggest that in a four-way race that includes Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green...
  • How Hostile Poll-Watchers Could Hand Pennsylvania to Trump (Barf alert)

    10/02/2016 4:38:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 2, 2016 | Erick Trickey
    In 2004, hundreds of University of Pittsburgh students waited for hours to vote in the presidential election. The local Democratic Party, alarmed at the bottleneck, handed out pizza and water to encourage the students to stay. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris worked the line, armed with a giant bag of Dunkin Donuts, and Liz Berlin of the Pittsburgh band Rusted Root performed on guitar. The stalled line wasn’t because of the high turnout. It was what was happening at the check-in desk....
  • Seniors bolster Trump's support in Pa.

    10/01/2016 3:22:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Item ^ | October 1, 2016 | John Finnerty, CNHI Harrisburg Bureau
    HARRISBURG — Jerry Calvert, 72, said Americans took a chance on a first-term U.S. senator from Illinois when they elected Barack Obama as the country’s 44th president. That “backfired,” he said. Now, Calvert, of Sharon, said Americans should take another chance, electing an outsider to succeed Obama. GOP nominee Donald Trump’s negotiation experience as a real estate developer will pay off for everyone, he said. “Trump definitely knows how to deal with people. He knows that we need to be firm and not let other countries push us around." Besides, he said, voters have "nothing to lose." "Our country is...
  • Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump in PA: 3 big surprises from CNN’s poll

    09/30/2016 12:32:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Billy Penn ^ | September 30, 2016 | Mark Dent
    Pennsylvania is definitely in play for this year’s presidential election. That’s obvious from Donald Trump’s impromptu Geno’s cheesesteak run and the Pennsylvania visits from the Obamas and numerous celebrities for Hillary Clinton. The polls show it too: A once double-digit lead for Hillary Clinton now down to 2.4 percentage points, according to the Real Clear Politics average. That Pennsylvania will likely be close this year is no surprise. Aside from 2008, Pennsylvania has routinely had one of the tightest races of any state in the last several elections. What’s surprising this year is how it’s in play. In this cray...
  • Donald Trump to rally Saturday in Lancaster County (Pennsylvania)

    09/29/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Allentown Morning Call's Capitol Ideas ^ | September 28, 2016 | Laura Olson
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is returning to Pennsylvania on Saturday. He'll be holding a 7 p.m. rally in Manheim, Lancaster County, according to Trump's campaign website. It will be held at Spooky Nook Sports, the largest indoor sports complex in the country. Trump also is scheduled to hold a fundraiser Saturday evening in Bergen County, N.J. Tickets for the Trump Victory fundraiser start at $5,000 per person, according to an invitation obtained by the Morning Call....
  • Polls Show Trump, Clinton Tied in Minnesota with Pennsylvania, North Carolina Tightening

    09/26/2016 12:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Three Breitbart/Gravis state polls of likely voters — Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina — demonstrate how close the presidential election between Democrat Hillary R. Clinton and her GOP rival Donald J. Trump has become just before the first presidential debate. In Minnesota, Clinton and Trump are tied with each having 43 percent of the vote, said Doug Kaplan, the managing director of Gravis Marketing, the Florida-based polling firm that executed the poll. In Pennsylvania, Clinton leads Trump with 46 percent to his 43 percent, and in North Carolina the former first lady leads Trump 44 percent to the New York...
  • Morning Call/Muhlenberg Poll: Clinton 44% Trump 41% (Pennsylvania)

    09/25/2016 2:22:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Politics PA ^ | September 25, 2016 | Nick Field, Managing Editor
    It appears the race in PA has tightened. That’s according to the latest Morning Call/Muhlenberg survey, which has Hillary Clinton at 44% and Donald Trump at 41%. Just a week ago, Morning Call and Muhlenberg College had Clinton with a 47% to 38% advantage over Trump. If Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein are included, Clinton’s lead over Trump narrows to two points, 40% to 38%. Johnson and Stein get 8% and 3% respectively. Demographics Digging into the crosstabs, Trump’s gains seem to come from additional support from Republicans (85/5) and the middle of the...
  • 'The Entire Election Could Boil Down To Pennsylvania,' New York Times Says

    09/16/2016 11:23:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Patch ^ | September 16, 2016 | Kara Seymour
    Think your one vote doesn't really matter? According to experts, it will — a lot. Hey Pennsylvania voters: you're important. Like, really important. It's no secret Pennsylvania is an extremely-coveted battleground state for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this fall. But some experts are now predicting the entire 2016 presidential election could essentially boil down to how we vote here in the Keystone State. Is that enough pressure for you? (By the way, the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 11.) In a piece published Friday by the New York Times, expert David Rothschild, an economist at Microsoft...
  • Could disenchanted Pennsylvania voters win the state for Trump?

    09/14/2016 3:04:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 13, 2016 | Amanda Hoover
    Finding the patterns: After going to the Democratic contender for more than 20 years, some analysts wonder if Pennsylvania could swing back to the GOP for a Donald Trump victory. Are they giving enough credit to the state's Democratic strongholds? Pennsylvania is a big prize in the electoral college that has belonged to Democrats for more than two decades, but some analysts and local politicians are wondering if the odd circumstances surrounding the 2016 election could shift the state into the red. As Pennsylvania has consistently picked Democrats for president since electing Bill Clinton in 1992, many considered Hillary Clinton...
  • Trump to Campaign in Delco Following Obama’s Visit to Philly

    09/13/2016 10:11:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Philly Magazine ^ | September 13, 2016 | Claire Sasko
    Democrats will hold a press conference outside the private Trump event. It’s going to be an eventful day for Pennsylvania. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Delaware County today, hours after President Barack Obama campaigns for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Trump will make an appearance at a private event at 7:30 p.m. at the Aston Community Center, located in Aston, Pennsylvania. The event is closed to the public but open to press. Greg Manz, Trump’s Pennsylvania communications director, told the Delaware County Daily Times that the event today is “a policy discussion with...
  • Why Democrats in Western Pennsylvania Are Voting Trump

    09/13/2016 1:02:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 13, 2016 | Salena Zito
    CHARLEROI, Pa.—Angela LeJohn is 49, has worked at a local energy company for nine years, and loves it. A registered Democrat, she never once voted for a Republican and never expected to entertain such a thought—not even in a local election—until this year. “The short of it is that I am looking at this election through self-preservation,” she explained. “I love my job, I love that I only live three miles from work, I love that who I work for contributes to a stable life, and I love that my community is holding on because of the trickle effect Lee...
  • Trump Plans Major Ad Buy Monday

    08/28/2016 10:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump's campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date — upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. The campaign is expects the ads to air as soon as Monday in nine swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on the air, along with New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada. 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney lost eight of those nine states. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has so far been badly outspent by his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and groups supporting her....
  • Meet Trump’s Pennsylvania supporters: Stop caricaturing his fans.

    08/24/2016 6:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | August 24, 2016 | Richard Morgan
    They operate heavy machinery. They Uber. They gush over the Olympics. Their friends are Bernie Sanders supporters. They’re on the local baseball team. Yes, they want to make America great again, but Donald Trump’s supporters contain multitudes. They are not, on the whole, the white-devil, frothing Confederate fanatics baffled columnists have made them out to be. So who is Team Trump, really? We met up with locals waiting in line to attend a Trump rally in Altoona, Pa., where the population is 93.8 percent white (as opposed to the national proportion of 77.1 percent), and discussed the colony at Jamestown,...
  • At the Base of Trump's Support

    08/21/2016 1:32:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 21, 2016 | Salena Zito
    RUFFSDALE -- If you drive anywhere in Pennsylvania, from the turnpike to the old U.S. routes to the dirt roads connecting small towns like Hooversville with “bigger” small towns like Somerset, you might conclude that Donald Trump is ahead in this state by double digits. Large signs, small signs, homemade signs, signs that wrap around barns, signs that go from one end of a fence to another, all dot the landscape with such frequency that, if you were playing the old-fashioned road-trip game of counting cows, you would hit 100 in just one small town like this one. In Ruffsdale,...
  • Trump Drops $4.9 Million on Paid Advertising

    08/18/2016 2:53:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | August 18, 2016 | David Knowles
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  • Donald Trump can win Pennsylvania. Here's why

    07/31/2016 11:55:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 31, 2016 | Jeff Cox
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump essentially had his legion of Pennsylvania supporters at "I'm building a wall." An anti-immigration stance is a powerful thing in a state that's been inundated with new residents from across the border. The composition of Pennsylvania's population has been shifting, with foreign-born residents now making up double the percentage of Keystone State citizens in 2015 than they did 25 years prior. (Immigrants still only make up 6.4 percent of the population.) For some Pennsylvanians, the changes have been hard to bear. They complain of streets that aren't as safe as they used to be, and...
  • Riots and Massive Protests Occurred Outside the DNC. Funny that the Media Hasn’t Mentioned That

    07/28/2016 10:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | July 28, 2016 | Brandon Morse
    Funny how that wasn't brought up. As some know, a four mile long fence was constructed around the DNC - go figure - to keep out unwanted protestors. These "unwanted protestors" being groups like Black Lives Matter - go figure again - and angry former Sanders voters who feel the DNC cheated them out of what they feel is their rightful candidate's nomination. According to UnicornRiot, which has been covering the activities outside of the DNC, these Bernie voters were many, and mad...
  • DNC Speaker Shouts Her Abortion and the Crowd Cheers

    07/27/2016 4:40:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 27, 2016 | John McCormack
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) When talking about abortion, Democratic politicians and activists usually prefer to speak euphemistically: The dismemberment or lethal poisoning of a baby who hasn't been born yet is almost always referred to as "reproductive health care" or "a woman's choice." The group NARAL, once known as the National Abortion Rights Action League, went so far as to change its name to NARAL Pro-Choice America so its supporters and allies could avoid saying the a-word. When talking about abortion, Democratic politicians and activists usually prefer to speak euphemistically: The dismemberment or lethal poisoning of a baby who hasn't been born yet...
  • Hundreds of Sanders supporters walk out after Clinton nominated

    07/27/2016 11:30:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 26, 2016 | Isaac Arnsdorf , Darren Samuelsohn, Katie Glueck and Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Demonstrators swarm the press tent with chants recalling Occupy Wall Street. More than a hundred Bernie Sanders supporters walked out of the Wells Fargo Center after Hillary Clinton won the roll call vote making her the Democratic nominee for president. The demonstration flouted the party's efforts to quell the revolt, even after Sanders himself moved to nominate Clinton by acclamation, and there were essentially no audible nays in the arena during the voice vote. . . Waving "Bernie or Bust" signs and wearing gags, Robin Hood hats and at least one Princess Leia costume, the demonstrators chanted "Walk out," "This...
  • DNC 2016: Demonstrators demonstrate Dems have problems with Clinton candidacy | Mulshine

    07/26/2016 6:18:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | July 26, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    PHILADELPHIA – I'll say this for Hillary Clinton. She certainly attracts a high-quality sort of protester. The people who showed up to protest Donald Trump last week in Cleveland were a self-centered bunch of attention-seekers. That chant that ended "five, six, seven, eight, America was never great!" was not intended to score political points with either side in this contest. But the Bernie Sanders supporters who showed up at the City of Brotherly Love have, coincidentally enough, shown a lot of brotherly love. Unlike in Cleveland, where the convention was held in a crowded downtown, this is being held in...
  • Politics In The News: The Democratic Convention

    07/26/2016 5:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 25, 2016 | Morning Edition
    Cokie Roberts and the Washington Post's Robert Costa talk politics ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Transcript. DAVID GREENE, HOST: And I'm David Greene in Philadelphia. And I'm with NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea. And Don and I and many others from NPR are going to be covering the Democratic National Convention, which begins tonight, Don. But, I mean, there's already been news coming out all weekend. The activity has begun. DON GONYEA, BYLINE: Remember those sleepy summer weekends of your No more. GREENE: (Laughter). That's right. GONYEA: So on Friday, Hillary Clinton chose her running mate,...

    07/26/2016 4:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Regated ^ | July 26, 2016 | Shane Ashton
    According to Jim Geraghty, the senior political correspondent for the National Review, the delegates who support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention were not allowed to be given the correct forms which would have allowed them to nominate and vote for an alternate vice president.(TWEET-AT-LINK) As reported by the National Review, 88 percent of Sanders delegates do not like Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine, former governor and current senator from Virginia. As covered by REGATED, Kaine holds many stances counter to progressive ideals. He has supported trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership as recently as Thursday,...
  • I am at the DNC in Philadelphia and I cannot find a single Hillary supporter

    07/25/2016 8:38:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Tab ^ | July 25, 2016 | Caroline Phinney
    Just seas and seas of Bernie or busters PHILADELPHIA — As I crawled into the back of my Uber this morning and asked to be driven to City Hall, my driver laughed. “You’re sure you don’t want to go further North instead?” she joked, “might be quicker to head uptown and then walk back.” Unamused and sweaty, I dismissed her comment and turned back to my phone to collect my thoughts before the long day. Moments later, the car jolted and I looked up to see that there were streams of people walking in front of and around us. There...
  • 'Lock her up': Sanders supporters adopt Trump's attack line on Clinton

    07/25/2016 8:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 25, 2016 | Adam Gabbatt and Dan Roberts in Philadelphia
    ‘We have got to defeat Donald Trump and elect Clinton,’ Sanders says – but protesters boo and express anger in Philadelphia over the leaked DNC emails Bernie Sanders supporters adopted one of Donald Trump’s attack lines against Hillary Clinton at the opening of the Democratic national convention on Monday, chanting “lock her up” at protests in downtown Philadelphia. Around 200 people were gathered at Philadelphia City Hall at noon, ahead of a planned march through the city. Most of the crowd were Sanders supporters, who voiced their anger at the leaked Democratic National Committee emails that showed behind-the-scenes support for...
  • Sanders Supporters On The March Against Clinton

    07/25/2016 1:56:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 25, 2016 | Morning Edition
    There's been a lot of talk about party unity at the Democratic National Convention, but many progressives who backed Bernie Sanders continue to have misgivings about Hillary Clinton. DAVID GREENE, HOST: And I'm David Greene in Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention begins tonight. And I'm alongside NPR's Don Gonyea, who has covered a convention or two. DON GONYEA, BYLINE: I have. (LAUGHTER) GREENE: It's been a little while, Don, since we saw parties having to really work to come together. We saw that in Cleveland last week and, safe to say, we're seeing that in Philadelphia....
  • Donald Trump's plan to win the week

    07/25/2016 10:51:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump isn't giving up the spotlight as Democrats meet in Philadelphia to formally make Hillary Clinton their presidential nominee. Trump will campaign with his vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, this week in the crucial battleground states of Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, where he'll host a town hall in Scranton on Wednesday. The four-state swing will mark the first time Trump and his vice presidential nominee campaign at each other's side since Trump called on the Indiana governor to join him on the Republican ticket just before the Republican National Convention last week. But while the...
  • Donald Trump Team Woos Bernie Sanders Supporters at Democratic Convention

    07/25/2016 3:24:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 24, 2016 | Charlotte Alter
    And after the DNC email leak, some Sanders supporters might be angry enough to switch sides Good fun could be had by all at a carnival-themed event hosted by the Republican Party in Philadelphia Sunday. There were bean-bag throws, a prize wheel and even a jumbo-sized version of Connect Four. One problem: the games were rigged so that Hillary Clinton won every time. That’s because the Republican Party was targeting a new voter base: ultra-liberal Bernie Sanders supporters. Trump laid out his pitch to Sanders voters in his acceptance speech at the RNC in Cleveland last Thursday, and continued his...
  • Rendell says Clinton needs to 'reconnect' with frustrated voters

    07/25/2016 2:57:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | July 24, 2016 | Salena Zito
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton's top two campaign strategists plan to cede no ground to Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. “He is not going to win this state,” Robby Mook, 36, said flatly in Clinton's cheerfully decorated but cramped Philadelphia headquarters on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. “The fundamental reason Donald Trump is going to lose this state is because he doesn't have answers,” Mook said. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, the chair of the convention host committee, a longtime supporter of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and a tireless campaigner, concurs: “But this time, it is not going to...
  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • Hillary to Challenge Black Lives Matter with Tuesday DNC Program

    07/24/2016 2:37:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 23, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Hillary Clinton will issue a challenge to the Black Lives Matter movement at the Democratic National Convention next week by spotlighting the mothers of several African Americans who have been recently killed by police or gun violence. The Mothers of the Movement organization will be featured Tuesday at the convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, The Hill reports. The group first met with Clinton in November. The seven mothers include those of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in 2012; Eric Garner, a New York man killed in 2014 by a...
  • Hillary Expected To Address Recent Shootings At African Methodist Episcopal Conference On Friday

    07/08/2016 1:37:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    KYW-AM ^ | July 7, 2016 | Cherri Gregg
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton will address thousands attending the African Methodist Episcopal conference in Philadelphia on Friday. The Black Church a familiar stumping ground for Hillary Clinton, and leaders expect Clinton to tackle tough Black issues straight on. Rev. Mark Tyler said she will be addressing many current events. “Not only will she speak about the shootings in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis, but she will be able to speak to it in a way that will certainly surprise a number of people.” Rev. Tyler is pastor of Mother Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia. His church...
  • Trump Victory in Pennsylvania Hinges on 10 Counties, Experts Say

    07/06/2016 9:12:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 6, 2016 | Salena Zito
    Republicans may not be committing political hyperbole this year when they say their presidential candidate can win Pennsylvania, experts say. Every election since Pennsylvania went for Bill Clinton in 1992, Republicans have declared “this time” the Keystone State will turn red. And every cycle they fail. This year might be different, according to experts in electoral math. “Republicans don't need Pennsylvania to win the electoral vote, but Democrats do, and a loss here for Hillary Clinton on election night would likely mean she loses the White House by the morning,” said Lara Brown, director of George Washington University's political management...
  • Organizers planning for 1 million protesters at Democratic Convention

    07/05/2016 9:57:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Philadelphia will Bern. The City of Brotherly Love is expecting up to 200,000 protesters at this month’s Democratic National Convention, the Philadelphia mayor’s office told The Post. Protest organizers, however, say they are planning for 1 million protesters. “It’s becoming more and more realistic as the days go on,” said the chief organizer, Billy Taylor, 31, who holds permits for three-quarters of the permitted protesters. Taylor, a local owner of a landscape business and a committed Bernie Sanders supporter, said the protest’s goals are to get rid of the chair of the Democratic Party, abolish superdelegates, implement same-day voter registration...
  • Poll gives Trump huge lead in Luzerne County (Pennsylvania)

    07/02/2016 12:23:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Citizen's Voice ^ | July 2, 2016 | Michael P. Buffer
    Luzerne County is one of seven counties in seven battleground states that can be viewed as bellwethers in presidential elections, according to a consulting firm that last month conducted a poll putting Donald Trump ahead by 17 percentage points in the county. The firm, Axiom Strategies, is run by Jeff Roe, who ran Ted Cruz’s Republican presidential campaign. It polled Luzerne County voters June 3 through June 5. The poll found 51 percent supporting Trump, 34 percent backing Democrat Hillary Clinton, 4 percent for Libertarian Gary Johnson, 5 percent for someone else and 6 percent undecided. Wilkes University political science...
  • Black Men for Bernie continue its agenda

    06/30/2016 8:14:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | June 29, 2016 | Samaria Bailey
    The Philadelphia-based grassroots campaign Black Men for Bernie said they will continue their work educating Black men on the social issues affecting their communities, even if Bernie Sanders does not gain the Democratic nomination, at a press conference on June 24. They also stressed that despite Hilary Clinton being the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, they do not support her or the party, as they are dissatisfied with both major political parties. Instead of voting Democrat for the general election, organizers called for a new class of political leaders, encouraged voters to abandon the two major political parties, and explore...
  • Clinton struggling in some reliably blue states

    06/27/2016 1:42:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Despite an increasing lead over businessman Donald Trump in head-to-head matchups, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is struggling to connect in some reliably blue states. Washington Post authors Philip Rucker and John Wagner report that there's concern among Clinton supporters who believe Trump might do well in three Rust Belt states: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. "In Michigan, Pennsylvania and, to a lesser extent, Wisconsin, an affinity for Trump's message of economic populism and nationalism has surprised many Democrats," Rucker and Wagner wrote. "These are big, industrial states they have carried for the past three decades — and where Clinton,...
  • Uprising in the Rust Belt: They used to be Democrats. Now they could hand Trump the White House

    06/24/2016 9:18:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 24, 2016 | Keith O'Brien
    CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa.—Donald Trump’s road to the White House begins here: on a four-lane highway, just east of Pittsburgh, past the roadside taverns, burned-out gas stations, and parking lots choked with weeds, up into the dark fingers of the Allegheny Mountains, and then down into the valley that was once home to steelworkers, coal miners and party-line Democrats. Regis Karlheim once counted himself among that third group. A farmer’s son, Karlheim grew up doing two things: voting Democratic and growing potatoes. “It was a lot of good years in potatoes,” he said. “Everybody and their brother grew potatoes in Cambria...
  • The Clinton Campaign Seems To Think Pennsylvania Is In The Bag

    06/23/2016 9:07:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | June 22, 2016 | David Wasserman
    But it shouldn’t bank on it. Hillary Clinton has a substantial lead in the polls over Donald Trump, and has vastly more cash on hand. But when it comes to spending that cash, her campaign may be making a strategic miscalculation. The campaign and an allied super PAC have reserved $137 million of ads across eight states — yet they’ve conspicuously left out the state that might be likeliest to tip the 2016 election: Pennsylvania. Michigan and Wisconsin were absent from the list, as well, but the Keystone State is the most curious Rust Belt omission. In May, we laid...
  • Shuttered prison being prepared for Democratic convention (Philadelphia)

    06/23/2016 4:33:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2016 | The Associated Press
    A shuttered Philadelphia prison that was built 120 years ago and once used inmates as test subjects for biochemical research is being readied in case space is needed to hold protesters arrested during the Democratic National Convention. Tens of thousands of protesters are expected at the July 25-28 convention. Officials with the city's prison system tell the Philadelphia Inquirer Holmesburg Prison can be used if needed for mass arrests. The prison was closed in 1995....
  • Will 'Pennsyltucky' dance to Trump's tune?

    06/23/2016 4:33:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2016 | Salena Zito
    OHIOPYLE, PA.- Judy and her husband Phil, who is in his 29th year of service in the military, along with three other couples who ventured from Pittsburgh to attend an annual craft beer festival held on the fringes of the Pennsylvania state park, all sat in folding chairs, waiting for the event to begin. They were three hours early, the second in line and well stocked with sunscreen, bottles of water, string cheese, beef jerky, cold beers and a very happy state of mind. “We come for the atmosphere, the camaraderie, the music, the beer of course, it’s just a...