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Ta Ta Tribune-Review

Yesterday was the last print edition of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. It's now an online newspaper only for Pittsburgh although Trib Total Media will continue to publish printed editions of the Greensburg Tribune and Valley News Dispatch plus a few other small papers.

They've been downsizing and contracting since their owner Richard Mellon Scaife died in 2014 and the trust he was using to prop up the paper was emptied. One less right wing rag.
Posted by DeminPennswoods | Thu Dec 1, 2016, 07:21 AM (5 replies)

So what happened in Pennsylvania?

I'm sure, like many Keystonestater's, I was very, very surprised by the election results. There was a huge turnout in Philadelphia that gave Clinton a 450+k margin. She also won the Phila collar counties, including Chester, by a lot. There are many republican counties in the state, but they are generally lightly populated.
I was stunned the margins there were enough to overcome a nearly 800k margin in the urban areas.

When I looked at the numbers from the Dept of State's election results, it turns out Dem Josh Shapiro who ran for state attorney general actually got the most votes of ANY candidate on the ballot. He overperformed Clinton by a little under 144k votes. Had just half of the Shapiro voters, voted for Clinton instead of who they did vote for or did not vote, HRC would have carried the state. In fact Dems swept every row office - attorney general, state treasurer and auditor general. The second consecutive election this has occurred. So there isn't some big reluctance on the part of Pennsylvanians to vote for Dems.

From my perspective, I live in western Pennsylvania. I am a loyal Democratic voter, yet there was absolutely no outreach to Dems here other than in Allegheny county. I think if HRC had done a few of her smaller "listening" events in a few spots out this way, she would have connected better and I feel would have changed enough minds to win.

Posted by DeminPennswoods | Wed Nov 23, 2016, 11:38 AM (17 replies)

Pgh Post-Gazette endorses McClelland in PA-12

This surprised me after them endorsing 3 neanderthal Rs for state senate yesterday.

Anyway, they're endorsing her over Keith Rothfus, the R incumbent.

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016/11/01/Erin-McClelland-in-the-12th-A-worthy-challenger-to-the-incumbent-Rothfus/stories/201611300001
Posted by DeminPennswoods | Tue Nov 1, 2016, 06:35 PM (2 replies)
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