Skip to comments.Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District Special Election Thread, 03/12/2018, Saccone vs. Lamb
Posted on 03/13/2018 8:19:22 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
Your comments, inputs, items of interest, relative weather in the district, turnout as the day goes by, voting problems with machines, equipment, things of interest to voters & observers, general overview, etc. are most welcome!!!
A LOT of talk about how Lamb is the moderate democrat that appeals to us SW Pennsylvanians and Saccone is a firm, conservative republican but ran a lackluster campaign.
Hillary by a landslide
Too early to tell from my perspective, though I have to say I’m not all that optimistic (hope I’m proven wrong).
I voted around 7AM today. There were about four others waiting outside with me; poll worker said it was the first time there was a line outside the polling place in the morning.
I’m in the part of the district that is close to the City of Pittsburgh, so it’s heavily Dem.
I had to practically beg my BF, who lives in the rural part of the District, to vote today and tell his friends to vote. There’s not a lot of enthusiasm about this election from the (R) side.
HEY, ALL YOU REPUBILICANS GET OUT AND VOTE....EARLY AND OFTEN...YOU HAVE TO BE BETTER CHEATERS THAN THE DAMN RATS.
“I voted around 7AM today. There were about four others waiting outside with me; poll worker said it was the first time there was a line outside the polling place in the morning.”
NOW i’M GOING BACK AND VOTE AGAIN.....
Trump has very little coattails. When you add the GOP candidates since Nov 2016 have been running against the DEM candidates *and* Trump simultaneously, it’s a recipe for political disaster.
I think it’s hard to get excited about a candidate like this. I hope he wins, because this will be spun by the MSM as a loss for Trump.
Is the steel union really going to turn out the vote against Trump? Looks like it. Saccone seems to lack any lift from supporting Trump: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/12/politics/steel-workers-pa-18/index.html
What are the election integrity laws like in PA? Is there “same day voting?” Voter I.D. that doesn’t accept student I.D.’s?
If you’re in an area that’s ‘heavily dem’ AND people aren’t showing up to vote.... ISN’T THAT A GOOD SIGN?
Ingrates!! They better—he’s trying to help them and the country out.
Won’t they have to vote again in November?
Well, the coal miners in West Virginia not only voted for Trump but down-ticket Republicans as well. Lets hope the steel workers of SW Penn. do likewise. This is a very important election!
Saccone is a firm, conservative republican but ran a lackluster campaign.
Republicans need to upgrade their candidates. This guy was too worn out to campaign. And when he did, he wasn’t good at it.
Demos selected a young guy in Atlanta area to run and almost won. Dems have selected a young energetic guy to run in PA. Maybe republicans need to rethink a few things.
Remember that the GOPe in this state has a poster boy of Pat Toomey. Unlike tax cuts and illegal immigration (things in Saccone ads) being pro-gun means something in western PA. The GOP is seen as anti-gun and that equals disaster. Hope I’m wrong.
BUMP for later reading...
Both Saccone and the media will win tonight. Saccone wins by beating Lamb and the media wins because he won’t win by the DJT margin of (+/-) 20 points. A rematch is scheduled for November.
They shouldnt have Allegheny County in the District. It is infested with leftists.
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