Skip to comments.Special election PA state senate
Posted on 04/02/2019 4:07:47 AM PDT by mikelets456
Please see link... There a special election in the PA senate and we need all to get out and vote. Raja is a pro 2a candidate and the Democrat is another radical against the 2a...
Nope. It will all come down to who counts the votes on Tuesday.
Big. So far, out of 27 specials, Rs have flipped 6 seats, one seat in LA flipped R-I when all the Ds voted with the I.
But not a single seat so far has flipped R-D.
In addition, the races in MN and CT were especially concerning to the DemoKKKrats, as the MN seat was held by an family for years, and the CT seat was blue and very suburban, indicating the Trump suburban vote was coming back (according to pollster Richard Baris).
I hope this trend continues. How anyone could vote for these radical Dems any more is beyond me....
Hate to be the pessimist here, but this one is going to the Dem.
The PA Republican Party once again quite STOOOOOPIDLY nominated a candidate who has virtually no shot.
- He is arrogant.
- He is Indian (and let’s face it, there are lotsa Stan Grabowskis from Turtle Crick n’at who are never going to go there).
- He is neck-deep in his involvement with H1B’s and offshoring.
- His company is one of THE WORST places to work in Western Pennsylvania, and all of his ex-employees are all to happy to tell others about that.
- His opponent is a military vet (albeit a shockingly Liberal one)
- His opponent is white with a vowel at the end of her name.
Decades living in this are tell me that Mr. Raja is toast.
So please, GOP, QUIT NOMINATING HIM!!!!!
WI Supreme Court:
There is also a seat on the WI Supreme Court up this week in a California Rules Top Two format; though we dont generally cover judicial races it is worth an incidental mention. There are two candidates, both judges on the states intermediate appellate court, liberal Lisa Neubauer and conservative Brian Hagedorn. Dems enthusiasm in the Trump era probably means Neubauer is a moderate favorite, especially as she has a large spending advantage. Hagedorn has also been under fire for founding a religious school with policies against LGBT individuals, which cost him support from outside Chamber of Commerce forces.
PA-SD-37 is the biggest legislative race of the day by far.
At stake is an R+4 seat covering most of the middle- to upper-middle-class suburban South Hills region in suburban Pittsburgh, making a crescent from Sewickley in the west to Mt. Lebanon and Jefferson in the south. 2012 nominee, ex-Mt. Lebanon councilman, and local GOP official Raja (R) is making a second bid for this seat.
An Indian immigrant, Raja (who does not use his first name)
has a very interesting story of building a software company from scratch. He is an establishment conservative with some minor upscale moderate tendencies. However, he has been hit for outsourcing and suing employees in business disputes, which led him to underperform in his run seven years ago. Raja is facing former congressional candidate and Bush 43 Admin official Pam Iovino (D). Iovino has an interesting biography as a career Naval officer who later served in a high-level VA post under W. She has also held veterans affairs positions in state and Allegheny county government. Iovinio is running as an establishment liberal, and has been hit by Raja for some issue stances that are a bit left of the districts sensibilities, particularly on abortion. The leftward trend in this area and Rajas weakness as a candidate would seem to make Iovino a marginal favorite to flip the seat, though overall the race is still quite competitive.
That sucks-—the idiotic Republicans in Bucks county have done the same stupid crap and lost a few seats because of their stupidity. We have 2 more seats (special elections) in the State Senate-—we can not afford losses!
Other than “he’s wealthy enough to self-fund” I cannot think of a single reason why the PA GOP keeps running this guy.
I keep waiting for the ads with his ex-employees with blurred out faces talking about what a crappy outfit that is to work for.
The numbers of liberals in the military has always surprised me. There was a retired Navy Captain I used to work with was a card-carrying member of the Socialist Party. (Really its true! He showed me his membership card. At the time I didn’t think they still existed!)
I asked another conservative career officer friend colleague why this seemed to be. His reply was on a superficial level the military is how socialists\liberals would like to see society operate. Minimal societal caste, they would explain away the officer\enlisted caste as like party official(management)\worker. Also to this “military socialist thinker” things (equipment, goods, supplies) “appear” for them to use. They don’t ask or care to understand how it got there.
Well that’s his explanation! I think there is some truth in it.
Interesting take on liberals in the military - I’ve always thought that any person who served in the military and valued the experience and still identified as a “liberal” must be nuts - must have never seen the Democrat 2004 nominee for president John Kerry testifying before congress about how our troops in Vietnam were all murderers and rapists, must not understand how the Democrat party - Bobby Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy in particular - undercut our efforts in Vietnam at every turn, don’t understand how Clinton and Obama cut funding to the military mightily - Clinton called it “spending the peace dividend” - but the socialist explanation you present handles the incongruity as well as any I’ve heard.....
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