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Tue Mar 19, 2019, 08:05 AM

State House Rep Brian Ellis (R-Butler) resigned, Special elect May 21st

Last edited Wed Mar 20, 2019, 05:13 PM - Edit history (1)

over sexual assault allegations. There was a bi-partisan consensus he should resign. There will be yet another special election, which, I'm thinking will coincide with the upcoming primary. I'm not sure this seat is flippable given that Butler county is pretty conservative, but you never know.

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Reply State House Rep Brian Ellis (R-Butler) resigned, Special elect May 21st (Original post)
DeminPennswoods Mar 2019 OP
bearsfootball516 Mar 2019 #1
DeminPennswoods Mar 2019 #3
EndGOPPropaganda Mar 2019 #2
FakeNoose Mar 2019 #4
DeminPennswoods Mar 2019 #5
FakeNoose Mar 2019 #6
DeminPennswoods Mar 2019 #7
DeminPennswoods Apr 2019 #8

Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 08:09 AM

1. Would be tough.

He won in 2018 with 76 percent, 16,000 votes to 5,000.

https://ballotpedia.org/Brian_Ellis_(Pennsylvania)

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 08:17 AM

3. Ellis was essentially unopposed,

no Dem ran against him. It might well be different now.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 08:10 AM

2. ...Given Butler county is brainwashed by Fox and Limbaugh..

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 10:23 AM

4. More details in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
3/18/2019
Headline: Butler County state legislator resigns following accusations of sexual assault

Link: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/03/18/Butler-County-state-legislator-resigns-following-accusations-of-sexual-assault/stories/201903180127

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Last week, the woman filed a formal complaint with an attorney representing the GOP Caucus and its members on the Ethics Committee, which has the power to recommend various sanctions, up to removing someone from the House.

The woman wrote in her complaint that she went to a Harrisburg bar with a friend in October 2015, believes she had less than two drinks and then “was in a state of blackout.”

She wrote that she woke up in Ellis’ bed the next morning, naked and in pain. When she confronted Ellis, he told her they had sex, and she believes was raped, according to her complaint.

The Inquirer and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette do not identify victims of alleged sexual assaults unless they wish to be named. The woman works in state government but not directly for Ellis.


This time, the woman was heard and believed!


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 11:55 AM

5. Bet she's a GOP staffer

or someone well known to Republicans. I thought it was odd the state Rs called on Ellis to resign right away. That's not their usual MO.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 01:32 PM

6. She knew the right buttons to push, for sure

Wonder why she waited until now, the incident happened in 2015.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 05:15 PM

7. HD-11 Special Election set for May 21st, coinciding with primary

The special election for Ellis' seat, HD-11, has been set for May 21, 2019 to coincide with the PA primary.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 09:25 AM

8. Dems nominate Sam Doctor, 28 yr old steelworker

http://www.politicspa.com/hd11-doctor-receives-dem-nomination/90817/

Doctor ran, as an Independent, against Ellis this past Nov and suffered a lop-sided loss. Butler is very GOP friendly territory, so a D pick up isn't too likely, especially with a failed, repeat candidate.

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