Skip to comments.Gleason: Palin will help GOP win 'four or five' congressional seats in PA
Posted on 09/23/2008 7:28:41 AM PDT by impeachedrapist
...[g]eneric ballots between Republicans and Democrats show a dead heat, Gleason said, "and that's caused Democrats to be very nervous about their congressional seats."
The chairman, joined by congressional candidate Craig Williams for the state's 7th Congressional District, spoke to reporters on a conference call hours before Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden campaigned in the Philadelphia suburbs.
The GOP appears to have its best shot at winning back seats in northeastern Pennsylvania, where Republicans Lou Barletta and Chris Hackett are in tight races with their opponents. Barletta is locked in a heated battle with longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Nanticoke) in the 11th Congressional District, and Hackett is facing first-term U.S. Rep. Chris Carney (D-Dimock) in the conservative 10th Congressional District.
Republican chances outside of NEPA appear less positive. An internal poll released by Melissa Hart's campaign showed her down five points to U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire (D-McCandless), a rematch of their 2006 battle when Altmire unseated her.
Gleason also pointed to Williams' race against U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Edgmont) as a potential Republican victory.
(Excerpt) Read more at politickerpa.com ...
But PA does have a lot of vulnerable freshman Dem incumbents. The Dems know this, which is why most of these incumbents are well financed. But I think you'll start seeing those $$$ gaps close rather quickly if McCain/Palin keep visiting PA, as I expect they will.
The above races provide a perfect opportunity for conservatives to help conservative candidates win elections and help destroy Barack Hussein Obama's chances of winning the White House.
I hope whoever has the PA ping list will use it on this thread.
Republican [retired Marine and Gold Star father] Tom Manion is airing his campaign's first television advertisement, as his bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Bristol) enters the home stretch before Election Day.
The 30-second spot, one of four ads filmed by the campaign, is running on local cable, including on CNN's Larry King Live. Featuring little biographical information, its primary focus echoes what has been a key plank of Manion's campaign in the 8th Congressional District: the death of his son in Iraq.
"...as your congressman, let me assure you, if I ever have to vote on sending your son or daughter to war, it will be as a parent who lost his son in Iraq, and as someone who truly understands the heartbreaking cost of war."
The next ad could air as early as this week, a campaign spokeswoman said...
Manion has been endorsed by Vets for Freedom.
I think Williams is going to win.
So you’re the keeper of the PA ping list? I guessed well. :-)
I’m for Craig Williams..we can get rid of Sestak.
Yes, I’m still sore about losing Curt Weldon in the final weeks of the last campaign on trumped up charge of wrongdoing. there has never been an idictment, much less a peep about the investigation. A Clinton dity trick it was...but now they’re gone., And hopefully, so will Sestak in a few more weeks. /rant off/
As Ronald Reagan and Rush Limbaugh have repeatedly preached:
It is amazing what happens when true conservatism is presented as an option to the American people.
Even though I live in Indiana County I see Altmire ads but no Mellisa Hart....What is she waiting for?
If Hart rewins her seat, with effectively NO BUDGET and NO SUPPORT, that’s huge folks. Altmeyer is being majorly bankrolled, and is advertising on TV and Radio and Billboards and if he loses to Hart who literally is virtually invisible in the media this election, that’s a huge repudiation of Altmeyer/Dems, and would definately signify a bad bad bad day for dems, because if she wins, she’ll be on the tail end of a lot more wins by R’s that day.
Frankly I’m amazed she’s within 5, her campaign has no money and no exposure to speak of at this point.
She has ZERO money and no RNC support... the DNC is majorly bankrolling Altmeyer to retain his seat.
She's probably looking for money and volunteers.
This is good to see things looking better for congressional races. The spin has been that Democrats are going to beef up their majorities in both houses of Congress in the November election. Maybe they will lose seats instead. Stay tuned.
The worst combination would be President Obama backed by strong Democrat majorities in Congress. Some Democrats even think that they can get up to 60 senators, which would give them a filibuster-proof Senate. Watch out if that happens. There will be an Obama steam roller if he has those numbers in Congress to work with.
She's probably looking for money and volunteers.
Now, now, let's not exaggerate. At the end of June, acc to the FEC, Hart had $625K in the bank, with no debt. At the same time Altmire had $2.5M, with virtually no debt. So back then, before the Sarah surge, he had about four times the money Melissa did.
Dick Morris has a new map I’m sure we are all interested in.../s
Hackett (GOP challenger in PA-10) has actually outraised the incumbent by a half a million bucks. However, as of late June Carney had about a million still in the bank, while Hackett had almost a half million in debt.
Tribune 7, has it.
Pombo's old seat, CA-11. The district went 54% for Bush in 2004. On 30 June the incumbent Dem freshman, McNerney, had $1.3 million. The GOP challenger, Dean Andal, had $667K. Definitely enough money to be competitive in a district favorable to Pubbies.
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