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Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:05 PM

Rep Tom Marino resigns his seat in Congress (PA-12)

US Rep Tom Marino unexpected resigned his seat today. Guess he didn't like being in the minority, but that's not his excuse.

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/01/17/US-Representative-Tom-Marino-Lycoming-County-Republican-unexpectedly-resigns-Congress/stories/201901170134

Since there is already going to be a special election to fill Renschenthaler's seat in the state legislature on April 2nd, I'd expect this special election will be called for the same day.

PA-12 is a GOP-friendly district and encompasses the lightly populated counties along the northern border with NY state and below them through the mountains. But this district also includes State College, home to Penn State, and several other small colleges. In a low turnout special election, Centre County voters could swing the election to a Dem.

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Reply Rep Tom Marino resigns his seat in Congress (PA-12) (Original post)
DeminPennswoods Jan 2019 OP
mikeysnot Jan 2019 #1
tblue37 Jan 2019 #2
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2019 #3
czarjak Jan 2019 #4
FakeNoose Jan 2019 #5
Lucky Luciano Jan 2019 #6

Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:08 PM

1. writing on wall

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:09 PM

2. Maybe a Democrat will win the special election to fill the seat. nt

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:15 PM

3. Marino resigning from Congress

Marino resigning from Congress
NEWS
JAN 17, 2019

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station, today announced his resignation from Congress, effective Jan. 23.

He issued the following statement: “As of Jan. 23, 2019, I am officially stepping down from Congress. Having spent over two decades serving the public, I have chosen to take a position in the private sector where I can use both my legal and business experience to create jobs around the nation. I want to thank the people of the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania for the faith they have placed in me to represent them in Congress. It truly has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I worked in Congress to fight for the hardworking people of our region and I am proud of the work we have accomplished. I am confident that the area will continue to thrive.”

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 04:38 PM

4. Republican fighting for hardworking people?

That's how propaganda works, you get people to believe in bullshit.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 08:00 PM

5. Why did he run for re-election in November?

This is puzzling, but maybe it's an opportunity for a Democrat to snag his seat!

Here's the 12th district map:


It's a lot of sparsely populated counties in the north-central part of the state.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 07:28 AM

6. This is not the good part of PA...this is the Alabama in between.

Dems would be very lucky to win.

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