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Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:46 PM

BTRTN: Pennsylvania's 18th Special Election: More Than a Moral Victory This Time?

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BTRTN's prediction in another House special election, tomorrow's nailbiter in Pennsylvania's 18th district. Will Conor Lamb pull a Doug Jones and finally win one for the Dems in the House?

"Why are they are going to this much effort in a district that is so bright red that the Democrats did not even field a candidate in this same race in either 2014 or 2016? And why, for a district that will actually disappear once Pennsylvania’s new district map is in place – this coming November?

There is only one answer: desperation. They are utterly terrified of the implications of a Republican loss, a loss that would make GOP candidate Rick Saccone the proverbial canary in the mineshaft, whose early 2018 demise could very well mean an epic November disaster. If the GOP can’t win a district like this, how can they expect to win any of the 50+ elections that are “in play.” Indeed, by definition, such a loss would mean many, many more GOP seats could be up for grabs.

Let’s set the stage. GOP representative Tim Murphy was forced to resign last October, another scandal-laden politician who had an affair and urged his mistress to have an abortion. In the days before this messy business became public, Murphy, a poster child for pro-life Christian conservative politics, espoused his support of anti-abortion legislation..."

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