Tag Archives: pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA: Trump’s Rick Saccone Loses Again

CBS Pittsburgh reports: Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone is now zero-for-two in his campaigns for the U.S. House in Pennsylvania this year. Two months after Saccone’s stunning loss in a special election for a House seat west of Pittsburgh, Saccone has conceded in the Republican primary for another seat Tuesday night to state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler. The two runs in ...

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Another GOP House Rep Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

The Daily Beast reports: Republican Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA), who represents Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district, announced Friday that he will resign his seat. The embattled lawmaker previously said he would not seek re-election following revelations that he used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual-harassment claim. Meehan’s district, previously drawn in moose antler fashion around Philadelphia was redrawn for November’s midterm ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Nutjob GOP State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe Calls Gay Rep. Brian Sims A “Lying Homosexual”

The Associated Press reports: A Republican state lawmaker in Pennsylvania is calling a colleague a “lying homosexual” in a Facebook post attacking liberal legislators. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe also is defending his comments, which he made Friday. He tells The Associated Press that he mentioned the sexual orientation of Democratic Rep. Brian Sims of Philadelphia because Sims has spoken openly about ...

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Pittsburgh Readies Riot Police In Case Of Mueller Firing

Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate reports: Pittsburgh Police are gearing up for possible protests in the event President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller. A memo went out to the police department from Victor Joseph, commander of the Pittsburgh Bureau of police. In the memo the department’s detectives are instructed to begin wearing a full uniform and carrying riot gear with ...

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GOP House Rep. Charlie Dent Abruptly Resigns

Back in December, Pennsylvania GOP House Rep. Charlie Dent announced that he would retire at the end of this term, citing Trump’s “divisiveness” as among his reasons. Today Dent revealed that he will resign from the House “in the coming weeks,” opening up the likelihood of a special election ahead of the midterms.  UPDATE: Here’s his statement. Serving the 15th ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: “Libtards Take It In The Ass” Former Police Chief Convicted Of Lying On Firearms Application

Surely you remember this nutjob. Scranton’s ABC affiliate reports: A controversial former police chief has been found guilty of lying on a firearms application. A jury in Schuylkill County convicted former Gilberton Police Chief Mark Kessler of lying on an application to buy a firearm. Kessler received national attention in 2013 when he posted a profanity-laced video on YouTube showing ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Catholic Diocese Releases List Of 51 Priests And Laymen “Credibly Accused” Of Molestation

Go Erie reports: The Catholic Diocese of Erie on Friday opened a long-locked vault of secrets and released the names of priests and lay people accused of sexually abusing minors while working in the diocese. The list is made up of 51 names — 34 priests, 21 of whom are dead, according to revised diocesan figures, and 17 lay people, ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Junior Obtains Concealed Gun Permit

Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post reports: Despite nationwide marches for gun control, divorcing Donald Trump Jr. is doubling down on firearms. Avid hunter Don Jr. — whom sources say has lobbied his father, President Donald Trump, to ignore calls for gun control — has celebrated becoming a single man by getting a permit to carry a concealed gun in Pennsylvania, ...

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REPORT: Another GOP House Rep Hits The Exit

City & State Pennsylvania reports: Sources have told City&State PA that Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello has decided not to seek reelection in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Sixth Congressional District. Despite filing petitions on Tuesday to run for another term, four Republican sources said Costello indicated at a recent meeting with state and local GOP officials that he intends to drop ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Trial Begins For Parents Charged In Faith Healing Death Of Their Two Year Old Daughter

The Reading Eagle reports: After a roughly six-hour process, attorneys selected a jury to hear the case of an Upper Tulpehocken Township couple who did not seek medical attention for their 2-year-old daughter before she died of pneumonia. Jonathan Foster, 35, and Grace Foster, 33, are being tried on charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Saccone Still Won’t Concede Loss To Lamb, Launches New Campaign In Another District

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: Though he hasn’t conceded a loss to Democrat Conor Lamb in the 18th Congressional District, Republican Rick Saccone has officially secured the number of petitions needed to run in the newly-redrawn 14th District, his campaign announced Monday. In what his camp is calling a “fresh start,” the state representative will run this time in a district ...

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Saccone Won’t Concede Until Voting “Irregularities” Cleared Up (Insisted Interview Take Place In Gun Shop)

Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate reports: In his first TV interview since election day, Republican Rick Saccone says it’s way too early to call it quits in his nail-biter race with Democrat Conor Lamb. “You haven’t conceded, right?” KDKA political editor Jon Delano asked Saccone on Thursday night. “That’s right. We’re still going through the process. It’s not over yet, said Saccone, ...

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Rick Saccone Won’t Concede, May Demand Recount

CBS News reports: Republicans eyed a recount and a lawsuit over perceived irregularities in a closely watched U.S. House race in Pennsylvania where Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead in the longtime GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump. With the last batch of absentee ballots counted, Lamb, a 33-year-old former prosecutor and first-time candidate, saw his edge ...

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SPIN HARDER: Rep. Paul Ryan Shrugs Off Conor Lamb’s Result Because He’s An “Anti-Pelosi Conservative”

According to House Speaker Paul Ryan, conservatives actually won in Pennsylvania yesterday because Conor Lamb is one of them. CNN reports: Speaking to reporters at the weekly Republican leadership news conference Wednesday, Ryan defined Democrat Conor Lamb as a “pro-life, pro-gun, anti-Nancy Pelosi conservative” and noted that there wasn’t a Democratic primary that would have pulled Lamb to the left. ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Conor Lamb Declared Apparent Winner

NBC News reports: Democrat Conor Lamb is the apparent winner over Republican Rick Saccone in Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, according to an NBC News projection. With 99 percent of the votes counted, Lamb was leading by 641 votes in a district long held by the GOP and one that President Donald Trump — who backed Saccone ...

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LIVE RESULTS: Pennsylvania US House Race

NPR reports: Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District is coming down to the wire, with Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb battling for a seat deep in Trump Country. President Trump won this Pittsburgh-area district by about 20 points in 2016, but it’s Lamb who has run a high-energy race to challenge Saccone, after Rep. Tim Murphy, ...

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Saccone: My Opponents Hate Trump, America, And God

NBC News reports: Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone on Monday evening asserted that his political opponents “hate” the president, the United States, and even God. “They’re energized for hate for our president,” said Saccone, standing alongside Donald Trump Jr. in a firehouse in this western Pennsylvania town. He continued, “Many of them have a hatred for our country. I’ll you ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Dem +6 In Final US House Poll

Just in from Monmouth: Democrat Conor Lamb has taken a lead over Republican Rick Saccone in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. The Monmouth University Poll finds PA18 voters are divided on whether recently announced steel tariffs will help or hurt the local economy, but very few say this policy will influence their vote in Tuesday’s election to ...

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REPORT: Trump Privately Trashes GOP House Candidate

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: There’s a reason Trump said hardly anything about Republican candidate Rick Saccone during a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night that was supposed to promote his candidacy: Trump thinks Saccone is a terrible, “weak” candidate, according to four sources who’ve spoken to the president about him. Trump isn’t the only top Republican who’s found Saccone ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Dem +4 In Special US House Race

Talking Points Memo reports: Democrats are on the verge of a major upset victory deep in Trump country, according to a new bipartisan poll shared first with TPM. Democrat Conor Lamb leads Republican Rick Saccone by 48 percent to 44 percent in a survey conducted by RABA Research, a bipartisan firm. That would mark a huge upset in a conservative ...

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