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Republican Pa. congressman won't seek reelection: report
The Hill ^
| March 24, 2018
| Josh Delk
Posted on 03/24/2018 1:10:30 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff
Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Ryan Costello will not seek reelection in 2018 as he faces a difficult midterm race in a district with a growing Democratic voter base, according to City & State Pennsylvania.
Despite having filed this week to run in the Republican primary in May, Costello told state and local GOP officials that he plans to drop out in the weeks beforehand, the anonymous sources said.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 115th; gop; pa; paping; redistricting; ryancostello
posted on 03/24/2018 1:13:10 PM PDT
So he filed to block other Republicans, then is going to bail so the democrats can have an easy win in a close district?
Sounds like he’ll end up with a soft ‘lobbying’ or ‘consulting’ gig for this one.
posted on 03/24/2018 1:14:18 PM PDT
Whats the point of registering only to drop out?
posted on 03/24/2018 1:14:28 PM PDT
(DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
Daddy, what does a pussy look like?
posted on 03/24/2018 1:14:53 PM PDT
(I'll learned it on Free Republic same as you)
Whee. More RINOs taking off their fake trunks.
posted on 03/24/2018 1:16:19 PM PDT
(DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
Did he do this to ensure the dim win? Else why drop out?
The PA Supreme Court re-drew all of the Congressional Districts in PA. His district probably leans blue now.
posted on 03/24/2018 1:24:23 PM PDT
That was reported four or five days ago. I guess the Hill is into reporting old news as well as fake news.
A bulldog eating mayonnaise.
posted on 03/24/2018 1:30:57 PM PDT
(Liberals can kiss my bitter clingers!)
Yeah. It's going to be difficult, so better just drop out … /s
What is that old saw? Oh, yes "When the going gets tough, the tough get going!".
Apparenlty even though Costello is from Pennsylvania, he's not from Valley Forge.
Costello reportedly met with former 6th District Rep. Jim Gerlach (R) and the state GOP chairman about the decision Friday, which he said would avoid a costly defeat for the party in the coming months.
Does this make sense to anybody??
posted on 03/24/2018 2:33:44 PM PDT
("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
Sounds like they told him he wasn’t getting any funds for election.
posted on 03/24/2018 2:43:07 PM PDT
Republicans are worthless.
posted on 03/24/2018 2:45:58 PM PDT
(...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
Another one bites the dust.
posted on 03/24/2018 3:19:07 PM PDT
("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
A corrupt Pennsylvania State Supreme Court overrode the bipartisan selection of the new districts, and thus handed the seats to the Democrat Party. It is an outrage.
Why does the Republican Party keep losing these?
posted on 03/24/2018 3:33:39 PM PDT
(It doesn't matter who votes for whom, it only matters who counts the votes - Joe Stalin)
So this will be ANOTHER Dem pick up this fall!
posted on 03/24/2018 4:43:57 PM PDT
posted on 03/24/2018 6:36:31 PM PDT
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