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Fri Mar 16, 2018, 02:46 PM

New PA-14 candidates

According to reports in the Post-Gazette, 2 Rs, Saccone and Renthensalther(sp) and 2 D (Tom Prigg and Bob Solomon) are gearing up to run in the new PA-14.

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Reply New PA-14 candidates (Original post)
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 OP
bearsfootball516 Mar 2018 #1
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #2
sandensea Mar 2018 #3
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #4
sandensea Mar 2018 #5
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #6
blue neen Mar 2018 #7
femmocrat Mar 2018 #9
blue neen Mar 2018 #11
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #10
blue neen Mar 2018 #12
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #13
femmocrat Mar 2018 #8

Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 02:49 PM

1. Saccone will have a pretty good shot

The new PA-14 is significantly more conservative than the old PA-18.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 02:52 PM

2. It might be interesting because

Solomon is a Sanders-style populist with a very similar ecomonic message that Lamb ran on and was well-received by voters in the district.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 07:06 PM

3. Sounds like he may just succeed in splitting the conservative vote.

His name is Solomon after all.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 07:20 PM

4. Miners pensions should be a big issue in this new CD

The ongoing financial straights of the UMW pensions should tee up a lot of votes for whichever Dem comes out of the primary if they commit to working on legislation to fix that and ensure the pension can meet its full obligations. This will far outweigh any of the ususal GOP cultural wedge issues in determining who the voters will cast their ballot for.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 07:23 PM

5. Good.

It's nice to see reality trump dogma for a change.

Thank you for these news and your insights, DeminPennswoods. Always good to have a local, first-person perspective in what will surely be big news in the very near future.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 07:25 PM

6. You're welcome

It's nice to be able to talk state politics and issues. There really isn't a good website for that in the entire state!

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 10:29 PM

7. Saccone could be labelled a carpetbagger.

I don't think he lives in the new PA-14. Correct me if I'm wrong.

On edit: I don't think that Reschenthaler lives in PA-14 either. Don't know about the two Democrats.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:14 AM

9. I wish we could have kept Lamb, dammit.

If Saccone doesn't even live here, why is he running again! He could very well win considering his name recognition and how well he did.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:37 PM

11. I've been waiting for six years to see Keith Rothfus voted out of office.

6 long, excruciating years of having this tool for my rep.

Now it looks like Rothfus will finally get his comeuppance, and I won't get to have the joy of casting a vote to help make that happen!

It looks like the new PA-14 will be even more Republican than the old PA-12 and the old PA-18. Let's hope the Democrats have some really good candidates.

I feel like Saccone will not make it through the Primary, but we'll see.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:42 AM

10. Neither R lives in the district

Saccone lives in Elizabeth and Reschenthaler lives in Jefferson Hills, both places are in Allegheny Co none of which is in the new CD 14.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:38 PM

12. Thanks for the info.

Do you know about Prigg and Solomon?

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Response to blue neen (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 06:04 AM

13. Not a lot

I know Prigg campaigned for the seat last cycle, but I can't remember if he stayed in the primary or not. Erin McClelland was the Dem nominee, her second go at Rothfus. Prigg seems like a smart guy, but the couple times I saw him, he seemed like a pretty quiet person and wasn't a real forceful speaker. I don't know what kind of general election candidate he'd be.

Don't know anything about Solomon except what's been in the newspaper.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:12 AM

8. Thanks! I'm watching Prigg.

I started following Prigg on Twitter. He is very well-qualified. He came from poverty, joined the Army, and went to college after his service. He's a scientist and a professor now.

I think he's from Washington Co., but I don't know if he still lives there or why he was originally running against Rothfus if he lived in the 18th.

I'll check out Solomon too.

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