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Pennsylvania (GOP Club)

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  • Some Delco hair salons reopen in defiance of state mandate (Philly Burbs)

    05/20/2020 5:18:36 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    Delco Times ^ | 05/20/2020 | Bob Grotz
    Slowly and subtly, Delaware County barber shops are doing business again despite the governor’s order forbidding it. In Media, a few blocks from the borough offices, Giovanni’s Barber Shop was back in operation offering full services Wednesday. Owner Nichole Missino has her fingers crossed that her new, relatively low-key approach and detail to safety and sanitation procedures to reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus will work.
  • Trump has commanding fund-raising advantage

    10/26/2019 6:47:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Tribune-Democrat ^ | October 26, 2019 | John Finnerty, CNHI State Reporter
    President Donald Trump has been building a commanding fund-raising lead nationally for the 2020 presidential campaign. That trend is mirrored in rural Pennsylvania, where the president received more in campaign contributions than the four leading Democrats combined. Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raised $125 million in the third quarter of the year, a presidential fundraising record, according to the Associated Press The Trump campaign said that it has raised more than $308 million in 2019. “The power of incumbency is a major, major advantage,” said Chris Borick, a political science professor at Muhlenberg College. Trump “is following...
  • Stuart Varney: Trump speech in natural gas-rich state may turn the tables on Democrats

    10/21/2019 8:00:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2019 | Matt London
    Fox Business host Stuart Varney predicted that President Trump may have a surprise for Democrats and those calling for "drastic action" on climate change, as the president is set to give a speech in natural gas-rich Pennsylvania on Wednesday. On Sunday, the Washington Post Editorial Board wrote an opinion piece arguing for a "carbon tax," which would be levied upon businesses and individuals based on greenhouses gas emissions. The board wrote, "The science does not change because politicians deny that humans are warming the planet. Likewise, the economics do not change because politicians find them ideologically or politically inconvenient." "It's...
  • Mark Sanford kicked off his presidential campaign against Trump in Philly. One person showed up.

    10/16/2019 6:42:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 16, 2019 | Anna Orso
    The bell in the Independence Hall tower rang at 9 a.m., and Mark Sanford took a deep breath. He grabbed a giant check for “one trillion dollars,” stood next to a tiny wooden lectern, and asked me if I was ready for him to kick off a news conference announcing his bid to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. It didn’t really feel like a news conference. I was the only reporter there. And when it began, the only others around besides his two aides were a family 30 yards away with a selfie stick and a...
  • Liberal groups pledge millions to push Pa. Trump voters to switch allegiance

    10/06/2019 12:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 18, 2019 | Julian Routh
    As Democrats inch closer to the 2020 primary elections without a clear front-runner, two prominent liberal super PACs are pouring money into Pennsylvania in an effort to pull working-class voters away from Donald Trump. In separate efforts that nonetheless have striking similarities, Priorities USA and American Bridge have pledged millions of dollars to persuading swing voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida and Wisconsin that the incumbent Republican president isn't looking out for their interests. "We want to show what life is like for real Pennsylvanians in Trump's economy," said Jack Doyle, director of outreach for Priorities USA’s Pennsylvania effort. "President Trump...
  • 'I still like Trump’s chances': Pennsylvania's forgotten say the president is their man for 2020

    09/15/2019 11:32:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2019 | Rob Crilly
    It is not an unusual sentiment in this blue-collar corner of Pennsylvania: “I voted Trump last time, and I’ll vote Trump next time because there’s a lot of loonies out there.” What is unusual is that Gary Reese, 75, served as the Democratic mayor of Kingston, a town in Luzerne County at the heart of what used to be the state’s coal belt, in the 1990s. “The Democrats used to be about the working man,” he continued. “Now, they sound like communists.” Luzerne County emerged as one of the bellwethers of Mr Trump’s unlikely 2016 victory, a place where a...
  • Trump re-election campaign flies banners to thank workers on Labor Day

    09/02/2019 4:17:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 2, 2019 | Mark Moore
    It will be a day at the beach for President Trump’s re-election campaign on Labor Day. The campaign is taking to the skies on Labor Day to fly banners over beach-goers to show its thanks for workers fueling the economy. “Labor Day is the perfect time to thank American workers for everything they do for our country,” said Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign communications director. “Under President Trump’s policies, the economy is strong and growing, and more Americans are working than ever before. The American economy is the envy of the world and our American workers are the best on the...
  • Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale Disputes Reports On Internal Polling

    05/22/2019 3:01:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2019 | Amber Athey
    Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale is disputing media reports that claim the campaign’s internal polling shows the president trailing Joe Biden in key battleground states. Politico reported Monday that that the campaign recently conducted polls in 17 states that ultimately showed President Donald Trump losing to former Vice President Joe Biden in three major Rust Belt states: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.
  • Trump's Pennsylvania rallies are a better indicator than polls: Former GOP pollster

    05/22/2019 2:35:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | May 21, 2019 | Courtney Leopold
    On Monday night, President Trump held a rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania to ramp up support in the all-important battleground state. Trump won Pennsylvania in 2016, but according to a newly released Quinnipiac pollOpens a New Window. , Joe Biden leads the President 53 to 42 percent there. With recent polls showing Biden in the lead over the other 23 declared Democrat candidates, many officials within the Trump campaign are looking at the former VP as their main opponent going into the election. Chris Wilson, former pollster for the Ted Cruz Campaign, and CEO of WPA Intelligence warned that polling is...
  • Trump targets Pennsylvania, people fainted

    05/22/2019 2:06:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 21, 2019 | Karen Townsend
    Pennsylvania was Trump country in 2016. The question in 2019 is, will Pennsylvania deliver the votes for a Trump victory in 2020? In the match-up between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016, Trump won the state by more than 44,000 votes. The contest turned out to be 48.2% to 47.5% in favor of Trump. With the additions of Wisconsin and Michigan, Trump broke through the blue wall previously responsible for Democrat wins in presidential elections in recent years. The combined margin of votes in favor of Trump in all three states totaled 77,000. So, it was tight in these...
  • In rural Pennsylvania, Trump jokes about serving a 5th term: "We'll drive them crazy"

    05/21/2019 3:44:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 21, 2019 | Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    In a spirited campaign rally Monday night, a bullish President Trump called on his fervent supporters in rural Pennsylvania to mobilize for his reelection bid, telling them he could potentially serve a fifth term in the White House with their help. "We ran one time and we're '1-and-0' — but it was for the big one. Now we're going to have a second time. And we're going to have another one. And then we'll drive them crazy," the president told the raucous crowd in the small town of Montoursville in central Pennsylvania. "Maybe if we really like it a lot...
  • Trump Trains His Fire on Biden in Must-Win Pennsylvania

    05/20/2019 10:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 20, 2019 | Brian Bennett in Montoursville, Pa.
    President Trump seems itching for a fight against Joe Biden. Monday night he tried out some new jabs. Standing in front of thousands of supporters at a rally in north central Pennsylvania, Trump leveled multiple attacks on Biden, who leads Trump in an early poll in the state. Trump said foreign leaders will get their way with Biden as president and that Pennsylvanians shouldn’t feel a kinship with the former vice president because Biden left the state when he was a child. “Don’t forget: Biden deserted you,” Trump said as he wrapped up his speech to thousands of supporters gathered...
  • Joe Biden heads to Philadelphia to give pitch on uniting the country

    05/18/2019 7:00:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 18, 2019 | Molly Nagle
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will head to Philadelphia Saturday, for the third and final phase of his presidential campaign rollout -- making his pitch to unite the country. Biden will hold his first campaign rally in Eakin’s Oval near the famous "Rocky steps" of the Philadelphia Art Museum Saturday afternoon. The rally, which was announced the same day Biden officially entered the race in April, will focus on his vision “for unifying America with respected leadership on the world stage -- and dignified leadership at home,” according to a press release from the campaign. The event is seen as...
  • Biden tears into Trump at Pittsburgh campaign kickoff

    04/29/2019 5:07:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | April 29, 2019 | MARC CAPUTO
    PITTSBURGH — In his first official event as a 2020 presidential candidate, Joe Biden skipped past the primary on Monday and went right to the general election. From the atmospherics of his first campaign rally to the substance of his speech, the former vice president delivered a carefully calibrated message: While his rivals are chasing the Democratic nomination, Biden plans to pursue a mission focused on Donald Trump. “If I’m going to be able to beat Donald Trump in 2020, it’s going to happen here,” Biden told a packed crowd at the Teamsters Local 249 banquet hall. Biden offered an...
  • Trump camp descends on Pennsylvania as alarms grow over 2020

    04/27/2019 3:25:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 24, 2019 | Holly Otterbein and Alex Isenstadt
    Senior Trump 2020 advisers are headed to Harrisburg on Wednesday to meet with Pennsylvania GOP officials amid mounting concerns about the president’s prospects in the critical battleground state. Trump's campaign is moving to shore up the state after 2018 midterm elections that saw Republicans get blown out in races up and down the ballot. Compounding the situation is a state party organization riven by turmoil and infighting. The private meeting, confirmed by a half-dozen party officials, underscores the high stakes for the president in the state. Trump won Pennsylvania by less than 1 percentage point in 2016, and reelection aides...
  • Trump campaign preparing early focus on Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan

    03/13/2019 3:58:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2019 | Steve Holland
    President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is preparing an early focus on Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, states that were instrumental to his improbable 2016 victory but where his support has softened, two campaign advisers said. The decision to accelerate campaign organising and eventually get the Republican president to make trips to the three states is a recognition that Trump’s path to re-election in 2020 will need to repeat some of the successes he had in 2016. Advisers also see a need to bolster Trump’s support in Florida, a battleground state he considers his second home but where opinion polls show him...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour in 2018, 2019

    10/08/2018 4:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 8, 2018 | Dan Merica
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour. The Clintons announced on Monday that they would headline a series of live events together -- billed "An Evening with The Clintons" -- across the country in the final weeks of 2018 and into 2019. The tour will provide the Democratic stalwarts with a notable platform weeks after the consequential 2018 midterm elections and deep into 2019, when a number of Democrats will be jockeying for positions in the fight to be the party's standard bearer against President Donald Trump in 2020. The events, which are being produced by tour promoter Live...
  • I Found Trump’s Biggest Fan

    10/06/2018 6:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | October 3, 2018 | Ben Bradlee Jr.
    Lynette Villano’s grandson doesn’t speak to her because of it, but she’s still one of the president’s most die-hard supporters. Are there enough Lynettes for Trump to win in 2020? The day after the 2016 election, Lynette Villano, a 72-year-old widow and clerk for the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, sent her grandson Connor Mulvey a text message: “I guess you can probably figure out that I’m very happy today,” Lynnette began. “Donald Trump is to your generation what Ronald Reagan was to ours. I am so fortunate to have been part of both. … He defied conventional...
  • 'He mostly can do no wrong': Bradlee on Trump's devoted base in a blue-collar Pennsylvania county

    10/05/2018 11:57:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 5, 2018 | Meg Cunningham
    A Pennsylvania county has become the example of how Trump took the nation by storm with a conservative rhetoric that reached the forgotten corners of America in the 2016 cycle. Ben Bradlee Jr., a former Boston Globe reporter who led the Pulitzer-Prize winning team featured in the movie "Spotlight," sat down with ABC’s Political Director Rick Klein this week for the Powerhouse Politics Podcast to discuss his book, “The Forgotten: How the People of One Pennsylvania Country Elected Donald Trump and Changed America.” His book takes a deep dive, through the lives of 12 characters, into how Luzerne County became...
  • Michael Steele: ‘Swing Voters Are Moving Away from the Trump Circus’

    08/04/2018 1:14:13 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 78 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 8-3-2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele likened President Donald Trump’s rally last night in Wilkes-Barre, PA to a “circus” that is causing “swing voters” to move away from Republicans. Steele said, “Pennsylvania is a bellwether for a number of important races coming up this fall and the fact that the president is so narrowly playing to a base, that he feels good in that setting, he’s having fun, he’s riffing and cussing and doing all this and those folks are loving it. To Charlie’s point, the rest of the country, the independent voters,...