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Republicans are panicking after a Democrat just cleaned up in a deep-red PA district
Business Insider ^ | 03/14/2018 | Allan Smith

Posted on 03/14/2018 7:49:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Republicans are panicked after Democrat Conor Lamb closed in on a victory over Republican Rick Saccone in a Pennsylvania congressional district that went for President Donald Trump by 20 points in 2016.

That Lamb could perform so well in a district that overwhelmingly supported Trump and had sent a Republican to Congress without much contention for the better part of two decades signaled major challenges for the party as it seeks to maintain its congressional majorities in this year's midterm elections.

"It's really hard to see how anyone looks at the factors Republicans are facing at this time, and the environment Republicans are in, and conclude anything other than that we are heading for a very difficult cycle," a Republican strategist close to the race told Business Insider.

"The narrow margin in a district the president won handily should be a serious wake up call for Republican incumbents across the map," the person added late Tuesday night. "No suburban district is safe and every candidate better be ready for the most difficult cycle of their career."

There are roughly 120 House seats currently controlled by Republicans in districts that are not as solidly Republican as Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District.

Lamb's results came on the heels of Democratic Sen. Doug Jones' shocking win in Alabama and big wins for the party in New Jersey and Virginia late last year. As of 12:30 a.m. on the East Coast, Lamb led Saccone by a slim margin of just more than 500 votes with only some absentee ballots outstanding. Lamb declared victory, and Democratic campaign groups followed suit.

Needing a huge boost from those ballots to leapfrog Lamb, Saccone told supporters he was going to "fight" until the very end. But many Democrats already proclaimed Lamb the victor.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; democrats; dempickups; elections; pa2018; panic; pennsylvania; rinopanic; saccone
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1 posted on 03/14/2018 7:49:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Good..................


2 posted on 03/14/2018 7:51:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (The people who call Trump a tyrant are the same people who want the president to confiscate weapons.)
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To: SeekAndFind

In Hillary’s famous words, “what happened?”


3 posted on 03/14/2018 7:51:19 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: SeekAndFind

Have they tossed out all of the illegal alien votes yet?


4 posted on 03/14/2018 7:51:55 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: SeekAndFind

No need for panic, but cause for concern.


5 posted on 03/14/2018 7:52:02 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cleaned up? 600 or so votes? Plus the GOP could not have found a weaker candidate.


6 posted on 03/14/2018 7:52:09 AM PDT by TonyM (UPS)
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To: SeekAndFind

The people for the most part still get their news from abc, nbc, cbs.


7 posted on 03/14/2018 7:52:09 AM PDT by xzins (Retired US Army chaplain. Support our troops by praying for their victory.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well I suppose the GOP has better stop sucking real damn soon then.


8 posted on 03/14/2018 7:52:10 AM PDT by chris37 (Laws don’t prevent criminals from committing crimes. Guns prevent criminals from committing crimes.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have long held the opinion that the GOP Establishment is happiest when they are in the Minority. As the minority party, they enjoy all of the perks and privileges that holding office offers while having the luxury of being able to “piss and moan” about not being able to do anything because they are the minority. No accountability and no responsibility to hamper their ability to fleece the taxpayers at will.

There should have never been a question that the democRATs would lose this race in an epic fashion. The RNCC threw this race and nobody will convince me otherwise.


9 posted on 03/14/2018 7:52:23 AM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reps need some fresh faces with young blood.


10 posted on 03/14/2018 7:52:23 AM PDT by Harpotoo
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11 posted on 03/14/2018 7:54:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (The people who call Trump a tyrant are the same people who want the president to confiscate weapons.)
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To: Howie66
The GOPe are the "Washington Generals" of the political world.......


12 posted on 03/14/2018 7:54:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Look, no matter the outcome of this election the MSM was going to spin it as doom and gloom on the Republicans lead by that “mean man” Trump.

As I understand it, (1) the election is not final, (2) whomever wins only serves until November (the next election), (3) if the PA SC ruling stands then this district ceases to exist and the candidates must run in an entirely new one and finally (5) will the Republican voters come out in November 2018? The last one is the key.

Let’s not get our panties in a wad, which is what the MSM would like to see.


13 posted on 03/14/2018 7:55:29 AM PDT by lowbuck (The Blue Card (US Passport) Don't leave home without it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Democrat base has been ginned up to white hot fury

The Democrats are dumping huge money into these special elections and are mobilizing their idle election turnout workers from all over the country.

Reportedly over 80 million dollars for the Ossoff, Moore and Lamb and probably more.

On the other hand , Republicans are giving their base the middle finger.

It will be interesting to see how the plays out in the general election where Democrat are not able to focus all of their national assets on a single local race.

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14 posted on 03/14/2018 7:55:55 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SeekAndFind

Election fraud, plain and simple.


15 posted on 03/14/2018 7:56:07 AM PDT by fwdude (History has no 'sides;' you're thinking of geometry.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bullshat if that scared ya you dont need to be voting you need to be under the bed !


16 posted on 03/14/2018 7:56:18 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (I think therefore im Dangerous to the liberal agenda !)
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To: Harpotoo

“Reps need some fresh faces with young blood.”

This will ever get much harder when the changing demographic wave of America continues it course... as the historic minorities become majority and the youth that is looking at the planet globally, nationalism, patriotism and sovereignty have lesser meaning.


17 posted on 03/14/2018 7:56:23 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: SeekAndFind

IMO this is a Pyrrhic victory for the Dems. Lamb ran and apparently won as a centrist Democrat. This throws a monkey wrench into the Bernie wing of the party with their claims that the party has to lurch even further left. So the Dem civil war will continue unabated and unresolved.


18 posted on 03/14/2018 7:56:24 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SeekAndFind

Republicans are panicking after a Democrat just cleaned up in a deep-red PA district

Wait until after the recount to make such bold claims. No winner yet.


19 posted on 03/14/2018 7:56:31 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Howie66

Exactly the same way I think about the GOPe....


20 posted on 03/14/2018 7:56:38 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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