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Pennsylvania (GOP Club)

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  • Grim Signs for Democrats in OH and PA

    09/01/2010 10:33:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Politics 365 ^ | September 1, 2010 | Charles Ellison
    Distressing signals for Democrats keep streaming in as key polls in two major electoral bellwether states show the prospect of major gains for Republicans in November. Long considered two critical and accurate measures of the electorate’s mood in Presidential and other federal races, recent polls in Ohio and Pennsylvania are showing signs of voter disappointment with Democrats, particularly in hard fought Senate and Gubernatorial races gaining national attention. In a soon-to-be-released survey by Raleigh, NC-based Public Policy Polling, a majority of Ohio-based respondents surveyed claim they’d prefer former President George W. Bush in the White House than current President Barack...
  • Lingenfelter Off Ballot In Pa-8

    08/21/2010 4:31:54 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 9 replies
    The Republican's road to returning as the party representing Pennsylvania's 8th District in Congress got a little easier after a successful petition challenge knocked conservative independent Tom Lingenfelter off the ballot, Thursday. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini ruled that 769 signatures on the petition were invalid because they were obtained by circulators who lived outside the district. snip Among those circulating the petitions for Lingenfelter were two interns working for Democrat incumbent Patrick Murphy. The Republican in the race is former Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, who Murphy beat by 1,518 votes in 2006.
  • Judge Told To Unseal Orie Info

    08/19/2010 1:46:08 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 9 replies
    The state Supreme Court, yesterday, ordered the trial judge to unseal documents relating to the cases of state Sen. Jane Clare Orie (R-40) and her sister, Janine Orie. The Ories have been charged in Allegheny County with theft of service and other crimes relating to the allegation that they improperly assigned state employees to work on the successful election campaign of their sister Joan Orie Melvin to the state Supreme Court last fall. The 40th District includes part of Allegheny County. The District Attorney is Stephen Zappala, a Democrat and a political enemy of the Ories.
  • Site Flunks Delco (Pa) GOP On Liberty

    08/17/2010 1:29:36 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 2 replies
    LibertyIndex.com run by Bob Guzzardi of Bryn Mawr is a fascinating site full of useful information where each bill passed by the Pennsylvania legislature since 2003 is analyzed with regard as to how it effects the liberty of the residents of the Commonwealth. The legislators are then graded on their support for liberty based on their votes. The site defines The Liberty Index rating as an "assessment of whether a piece of legislation advances or restrains individual liberty, particularly, economic freedom to spend your money the way you think best." The highest grade for a Delaware County legislator is the...
  • The 3rd-Party Candidates In Pa. Races

    08/03/2010 7:29:33 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 4 replies
    Pennsylvania's filing deadline for minor and independent candidates for state-wide races was yesterday. Among those who appear to have acquired the needed number of signatures are John Krupa, who is running for governor under the "Tea Party" banner; engineer Douglas Jaimson who is running for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian; and York County homosexual activist Marakay Rogers who will be the Libertarian candidate for governor. Ms. Rogers running mate will be Kat Valleley.
  • Pa. Republicans stumble in cash race

    08/01/2010 9:53:36 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 4+ views
    The Politicio ^ | July 19, 2010 | Alex Isenstadt
    Republican House candidates in Pennsylvania, a state expected to be rich with electoral prizes for the GOP this fall, have fallen almost uniformly short in the competition for cash, imperiling their party's prospects in a knot of crucial congressional battlegrounds. In five districts, Republican challengers ended the second quarter of 2010 vastly outgunned in the fundraising department. Democratic Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, who represents the 3rd District, reported having $1 million in the bank at the end of June, compared with $104,000 for challenger Mike Kelly, who raised a meager $79,000. In Rep. Jason Altmire's 4th District, the incumbent had $1.5...
  • Pa. In Top 4 In Legislative Pay

    07/28/2010 8:43:04 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Pennsylvania's state legislators are the fourth best paid in the nation, according to The Pew Center of the States. At $78,314, it puts the wonders of Harrisburg just behind third place New York ($79,500) and second place Michigan ($79,650) but with a ways to go to catch the champ which is California at $95,291. What's interesting about the rankings is that it correlates nicely with the listing of states with the greatest fiscal problems.
  • Joe, Give Back The Dough

    07/23/2010 9:13:01 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 7 replies · 2+ views
    GOP senate nominee Pat Toomey has sent a letter to Dem opponent Congressman Joe Sestak (D-Pa7) asking he return $119,650 in campaign contributions. Why? The donor has received federal earmarks through Sestak's office and Sestak says "If an organization or individual has made a request for an appropriations project, and has made a contribution to his campaign, he returns that contribution"
  • Blood From Stones In Springfield (Pa)

    06/29/2010 12:56:31 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 1 replies
    Here are two of the four homes for sale in the 100 block of West Springfield Road, Springfield, Pa. Note, that's just in the 100 block. The tax pain suffered by the people of this state can be laid solely at the feet of government corruption; mostly by Democrats but the Republicans are far from innocent bystanders. It's only going to get worse and, no, the pending reform is not going to help.Enshrine this in gold: it is every bit as decent and moral to cut a public employee's pension as it is to force someone to sell their home...
  • Pennsylvania: Palin 24, Gingrich 23, Huckabee 20

    06/28/2010 8:33:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 28, 2010 | AllahPundit
    That’s actually not the most intriguing data point from this poll, but I know the Palinistas will whine forever if I don’t highlight the fact that she’s leading somewhere, so there you go. Don’t get me wrong: It is interesting that she’d do well in a northeastern state, which traditionally aren’t thought of as “Palin country.” But of course these are primary voters we’re talking about, and Pennsylvania Republicans are sufficiently red-meat that Specter abandoned ship before having to face them in a primary. No shocker, really, that a “true conservative” would fare well with them. So what’s the intriguing...
  • Proposed Pa Pension Fix Just Another Scam

    06/10/2010 8:43:30 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 1 replies · 41+ views
    A bill being considered by the state House to ease the pain of Pennsylvania taxpayers about to take an unforeseen hit to fund the pension plans of public employees is just going to postpone the pain until those who vote for it are themselves collecting pensions and probably residing in another state. HB 2497 would limit taxpayer contributions in the near term only to jack them up in later years , according to the always excellent Commonwealth Foundation. This plan would ultimately put Pennsylvanians on the hook for another $52 billion over 30 years according to CF.
  • Progressive Pa. Dem Praises Political Hackery

    06/09/2010 5:44:11 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 2 replies · 27+ views
    State Sen. Daylin Leach whose 17th District includes Haverford and Radnor appears to be just peachy with the practices that caused Bonusgate. In a column on his website Daylinsignts.com he takes issue with the report of the Grand Jury that investigated the crimes implying the Grand Jury could be just as easily called "The Doofus Patrol" and dismissing the anger expressed by those who after sitting through months of testimony indicted several lawmakers and staff members for taking taxpayer money to finance political campaigns. The indictments, btw, have already led to several convictions. Among the objections in the report that...
  • Pennsylvanians Are Right Wing Fanatics

    05/26/2010 7:12:17 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 20 replies · 524+ views
    A Rasmussen poll this month shows that by the definitions of some most Pennsylvanians are right-wing extremists.
  • Corbett Quits Scheduled GOP Debate

    05/06/2010 5:40:51 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 10 replies · 257+ views
    PCN, the non-profit cable network covering Pennsylvania government and culture, has announced that it is canceling the debate scheduled for tomorrow between State Rep. Sam Rohrer and Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbet after Corbett announced he would not attend. Rohrer and Corbett are the candidates in the GOP gubernatorial primary which is May 18. Rohrer said both teams had confirmed participation and that he remains willing to debate.
  • Live Free Pa Is A Week Away

    05/01/2010 6:28:16 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 1 replies · 80+ views
    The Commonwealth Foundation's celebration of "freedoms we enjoy but are under attack by Harrisburg and Washington" is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 8, at the Elstonville Sportsman’s Associaton in Manheim. Live Free Pa. comes with breakfast, lunch, beer, shooting activities, cigars and live rock ‘n’ roll by Jump the Gun and features a chance to shoot up a car.
  • A Million Pa. Independent Voters To Miss A Primary Choice

    04/14/2010 10:22:33 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 14 replies · 296+ views
    Pennsylvania's primary election is May 18 and, third-party romantics aside, from it will be chosen the candidates who will be the people who lead this state. A little over a million of Pennsylvania's 8.4 million registered voters will not participate in this choice because they have registered as something other than a Republican or Democrat. Pennsylvania is one of 14 closed primary states. The actual breakdown of labels is 36,473 Libertarians; 484,597 "no affiliation" and 490,526 "other voters.
  • Admiral Joe Knocks Regular Joe Off Dem Ballot (Pa Senate)

    04/13/2010 8:10:17 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 15 replies · 477+ views
    Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled today that Joe Vod Varka failed to get the 2,000 valid signatures required to be on the May 18 ballot for the Democrat Party senate primary election. Vod Varka, a small business owner from Allegheny County, shocked the political establishment by appearing to get the signatures last March. He describes himself as a conservative Democrat. He is against ObamaCare and has been an NRA member for 36 years.
  • Rohrer Gets Bachmann Endorsement (Pa Gov Primary)

    04/02/2010 10:59:04 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 1 replies · 220+ views
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Sam Rohrer has gained the endorsement of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN6) who has been called the second most dangerous woman in American. . . . . .Mrs. Bachmann met Rohrer in 1998 when Rohrer went to Minnesota to discuss federal mandates regarding schools. She says it was he who inspired her to run for office as a state senator.
  • Bill Would Make Election Franking A Crime (Pa)

    03/25/2010 8:02:49 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 8 replies · 183+ views
    The Pennsylvania House State Government Committee, March 23, unanimously gave its OK to House Bill 2271 that would make it a criminal offense for a legislator to mail tax-funded pieces within 60 days of an election in which the legislator is a candidate for public office. State House and Senate rules now prohibit the practice and they are generally followed but the act is not yet criminal. The bill would subject a transgressor to "a fine of not more than $1,000 or to imprisonment for not more than one year or both".
  • Clear Road For Lou Barletta (Pa primary)

    03/23/2010 12:06:58 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 2 replies · 178+ views
    Chris Paige has withdrawn from the Pennsylvania 11th Congressional District Republican Primary leaving Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta the last man standing to face the Democrat candidate this November.