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  • Here Come The Other States

    10/21/2012 9:59:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies ^ | October 19, 2012 | Dick Morris
    While all national attention is focused — indeed riveted — on the seven to nine swing or battleground states, a major shift is taking place in the rest of the country: Voters are turning off Obama and onto Romney. In the forty states where the Obama campaign has not spread toxic negative ads against Romney, the Republican is gaining by leaps and bounds and will likely carry a bunch of “non-swing” normally blue states. Specifically, Romney is now three points ahead in Pennsylvania, one point behind in Michigan, and only two points behind in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Together, these four...
  • Obama Campaign asks for Poll Watch Volunteers

    10/21/2012 1:12:57 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies
    Israpundit ^ | 10/21/12 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Obama Campaign calls for Poll Watch Volunteers Bracketed comments are ours. William – Despite Republican attempts to shift the election law landscape, there have been incredible victories this year to expand voting rights [to illegal aliens, dead people, and fictional characters like Mickey Mouse], especially in Pennsylvania. For our campaign, it’s about protecting that right to actively participate in our democratic system of electing our leaders. That’s why we’re assembling an all-star team of volunteers [such as thugs armed with billy clubs], dedicated to making sure voters across Pennsylvania get to cast their ballots on Election Day [unless they look...
  • Romney Campaign Town Hall Town Hall Event with John Bolton in Pittsburgh Tuesday (Oct 23) 8pm

    10/20/2012 6:23:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    First Paul Ryan, now Conservative hero John Bolton? Something’s happening in Pennsylvania … You’re Invited to a Town Hall Event with Ambassador John Bolton, Former US Ambassador to the United Nations When: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 Doors Open 7:00 PM | Event Begins 8:00 PM Where: Rashid Auditorium, 4th Floor, Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA 15213 To register for the event, click here. For questions, contact us at: | (717) 746-8098 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (PA) to GOMITT (466488)
  • Republicans Find New Hope in Pennsylvania (Romney, RNC move 60+ staff to PA, more on the way?)

    10/20/2012 5:27:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | Saturday, October 20, 2012 | Manu Raju
    For months, Pennsylvania was considered a cakewalk for Democrats, with Sen. Bob Casey easily cruising to reelection and its 20 electoral votes in the bag for President Barack Obama. But enter Republican Tom Smith and his personal fortune, and suddenly the Keystone State has the potential of upending the national political landscape. Buoyed by a tightening presidential race here, Smith — a no-name GOP Senate candidate and self-funding multi-millionaire — has suddenly made Republicans bullish about picking off the Keystone State to make Mitch McConnell majority leader and Mitt Romney more competitive here. “He wasn’t on any endangered list,” Rep....
  • Per Twitter: Romney moving 60 staffers to PA

    10/20/2012 6:57:36 PM PDT · by LS · 61 replies
    Twitter | 10/20/2012 | LS
    According to twitter, Romney team moving 60 more people to PA. But here are the other two interesting Twitter posts: Obama starting to release internal #s on PA---desperation firewall move? Then this: someone (apparently doing "down ticket" polling in OH reported and I quote "VERY good numbers for Romney in OH." I would guess that the only statewide (as opposed to regional) polling would be for Mandell, but that wasn't clear. At any rate, put these tidbits together and it sounds like both Romney and Obama know the real story about OH and that the battle is shifting to PA....
  • Utica shale, below the Marcellus, contains large gas, oil reserves, study shows

    10/20/2012 2:34:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Drilling companies beginning to explore the Utica shale got a piece of good news Friday when the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the rock formation in Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states holds enormous reserves of natural gas and oil. Releasing its first estimate of the Utica, the USGS calculated the shale formation holds about 38 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, recoverable natural gas, 940 million barrels of oil and 9 million barrels of natural gas liquids like ethane and propane. The Utica lies beneath the Marcellus shale...
  • Mitt Romney pushes into battle ground states of PA and NH weeks before presidential election

    10/20/2012 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 70 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:28 PM | Jonathan Lemire
    Anxious to find the right combination of states to win the Electoral College, Mitt Romney’s campaign pushed Saturday into battlegrounds it had largely avoided. The Republicans forged into the swing states of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, which the GOP had previously appeared resigned to ceding to President Obama. Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate, ripped Obama’s energy policy to a crowd at the Pittsburgh International Airport. "Gas prices are more than double what they were four years ago - who knows what they're going to be if he got four more years," Ryan said. "Not only are these policies wrong, they...cost...
  • Mitt Romney Can Win Pennsylvania Because He Is Winning The “Jobs” Argument

    10/20/2012 1:28:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Our latest Pennsylvania poll conducted 10/11-10/13 and released by the Washington Examiner October 18th shows Mitt Romney has taken the lead over President Obama by a 49-45 margin. This automated poll, conducted with 1,376 likely voters, was conducted on behalf of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, and released publicly by the Pa GOP shortly thereafter. This poll validates our last three publicly released polls showing the Keystone State as a tossup – including a pair of polls taken before the first televised presidential debate in Denver both showing the Keystone State was already in play even when other firms...
  • Poll shows Romney leading in blue Pennsylvania

    10/18/2012 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Snuph · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2012 | 5:38 pm | Susan Ferrechio
    A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading in Pennsylvania, a state that Republicans had all but written off just weeks ago but which is now listed as a toss up by the Real Clear Politics website. Susquehanna Polling and Research provided The Washington Examiner with a poll it conducted for state party officials that shows Romney with a 49 percent to 45 percent lead over President Obama. It's the first poll to show Romney leading among likely voters in the Keystone State. "The polling is very clear that the race is certainly up for grabs and Republicans have a...
  • Poll shows Romney leading in blue Pennsylvania (Shock poll-Drudge)

    10/18/2012 3:59:56 PM PDT · by MiddleEarth · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2012 | Susan Ferrechio
    A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading in Pennsylvania, a state that Republicans had all but written off just weeks ago but which is now listed as a toss up by the Real Clear Politics website. Susquehanna Polling and Research provided The Washington Examiner with a poll it conducted for state party officials that shows Romney with a 49 percent to 45 percent lead over President Obama. It's the first poll to show Romney leading among likely voters in the Keystone State.
  • Romney’s Rust Belt Surge Threatens Obama’s Firewall

    10/18/2012 8:13:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies ^ | Published October 18, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    “I hear Pittsburgh is very nice this time of year.” -- A senior Romney campaign staffer talking to Power Play about the strategy for the closing weeks of the campaign. Two weeks ago, Mitt Romney trailed in five Rust Belt battleground states by an average of 6.9 points in the Real Clear Politics Average of polls. This morning, his average deficit was just 3.2 points. While all 11 swing states have moved his direction since the Republican nominee’s boffo performance in his first debate with President Obama, Romney has seen the most significant improvement in the core column of the...
  • Summer heat brings back the stink bugs

    10/17/2012 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2012 | Shivan Sarna
    Warm weather this year has contributed to a resurgence in the mid-Atlantic region’s brown marmorated stink bug population, with researchers estimating at least a 60 percent increase this year in insects that soon will be making their way indoors to escape cooling temperatures. Record summer heat that lasted through September favored the resurgence of stink bugs, which breed twice a year — in spring and summer. Michael Raupp, entomology professor at the University of Maryland, said the favorable conditions enabled the bugs to complete their second breeding cycle in “spectacular fashion,” meaning they are poised to invade homes and businesses...
  • Ann Romney to attend rally in Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania back in the mix?)

    10/14/2012 3:07:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | October 14, 2012 | Matthew Kemeny
    ELIZABETHTOWN — Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will campaign for her husband Monday at Elizabethtown College. Ann Romney will attend a rally at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center in the 900 block of East College Avenue. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the event begins at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested can register for the event at All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue....
  • AP: Sen Arlen Specter Has died

    10/14/2012 10:04:14 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 235 replies
    AP ^ | 10/14/12
    According to the AP ex Sen Arlen Specter has died.
  • Romney isn’t giving up on Pennsylvania

    10/14/2012 8:35:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/11/2012 | John Gizzi
    Amid rumors in Republican circles and on the Internet that the Romney campaign had decided to write off Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes as lost to President Barack Obama, the Republican candidate’s surge in polls last week made it clear they felt the Keystone State was in play.“Pennsylvania is a state which the Romney campaign believes presents a real opportunity for a Romney victory,” Katie Packer Gage, Romney’s deputy national campaign manager, told Human Events. “If President Obama can’t win there, he can’t win at all. So we plan to fight hard there. We have seen evidence in recent...
  • Casey and Smith to Debate in Pa. Senate Race

    10/14/2012 6:58:05 AM PDT · by Tamzee · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michael Catalini
    (snip) The debate between Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and Republican challenger Tom Smith will air from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 on Philadelphia's 6ABC. Veteran Philly newsman Jim Gardner will moderate the debate between the Keystone State's junior senator and Smith with Action News' Monica Malpass and Vernon Odom as panelists, the Casey campaign announced today. (snip)
  • Police union plans party for cop fired after punching woman

    10/12/2012 7:26:51 PM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies ^ | October 12, 2012 | DANA DiFILIPPO
    WHEN PHILADELPHIA police Lt. Jonathan D. Josey II punched a woman last month and a video of the incident went viral, Commissioner Charles Ramsey called it "troubling" and fired him. Mayor Nutter was "horrified" and apologized to victim Aida Guzman, and protesters rallied with "We are all Aida" signs. But Fraternal Order of Police members, apparently, are "all Josey." The police union will fete the 19-year veteran with a $30-per-person benefit Oct. 28. "Come On Out and Support ONE OF OUR OWN" reads a flier inviting officers to the five-hour, Sunday-afternoon event at the FOP Hall on Spring Garden near...
  • Romney-shirt girl gives up on Philly schools

    10/11/2012 1:08:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 11, 2012 | Regina Medina
    SAMANTHA PAWLUCY, the Port Richmond teen embroiled in a high school controversy over her T-shirt choice, will no longer attend Charles Carroll High School, her attorney and her father confirmed Wednesday. "She's totally uncomfortable. She doesn't want to go back there," said Richard Pawlucy, the student's father. He and his wife, Kristine, also pulled their two other daughters from the school. Samantha wore a pink Romney/Ryan T-shirt to Carroll High on "Dress Down Day" nearly two weeks ago. Her geometry teacher, Lynette Gaymon, asked her to leave the class and wondered why she was wearing a Republican top at a...
  • LFR Poll: Prez, Senate Races Within Margin of Error (Pennsylvania now a toss up?)

    10/10/2012 5:40:11 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 21 replies
    Politics PA ^ | 10-10-2012 | Keegan Gibson
    October 10, 2012 LFR Poll: Prez, Senate Races Within Margin of Error Written by Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor A poll commissioned by conservative non-profit group Let Freedom Ring, Inc. and obtained by PoliticsPA shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney 47 percent to 45. Sen. Bob Casey leads Tom Smith 44 percent to 41.The survey of 1,000 likely Pa. voters was conducted by Pulse Opinion Strategies on Oct. 8 via automated dials. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percent.Obama holds a positive job approval rating, 51 percent to 48. His personal favorability is nearly identical, 50 percent to...
  • Poll: Romney surges in Pennsylvania

    10/09/2012 10:35:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    Mitt Romney's strong performance in the first presidential debate may have put Pennsylvania back in play, and closed the gap with President Obama in other battleground states. A Siena Research Institute Poll on Tuesday showed the Republican nominee trailing Mr. Obama by only three percentage points, 43 percent to 40 percent, in the Keystone State. Other polls prior to the debate had shown Mr. Obama with as much as a 12-point lead. "Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes suddenly appear to be up for grabs," said poll director Don Levy. "Romney not only has Republican support but now leads in vote-rich areas...