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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:15 AM

PA Gov Corbett in Trouble?

The Dems won all of the state offices up for election last night, which by itself spells trouble for the governor. One curious finding I noticed while trolling through the county totals this morning: Centre County, home to Penn State, had relatively even votes for President, State Auditor, and State Treasurer but Kathleen Kane the Dem for Attorney General won by over 15%.

I read this as an indication that Happy Valley is not too happy about how the Sandusky investigation was handled by then Attorney General Corbett. My personal opinion as that the Republican establishment was not overly enthusiastic about investigating Paterno who has contributed his fund raising services to several Republican candidates in the past. Any favoritism or perceived favoritism by Corbett and other Republicans during the Sandusky investigation is going to be a topic of conversation before the next gubernatorial election. Lack of support in central PA and southern PA (which have large Penn State followings) due to any revalations uncovered by Kane will make Corbett's reelection very difficult in my opinion.

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modrepub Nov 2012 OP
Pakid Nov 2012 #1
JPZenger Nov 2012 #2
MrMickeysMom Nov 2012 #6
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Nov 2012 #3
drm604 Nov 2012 #4
drm604 Nov 2012 #5
JPZenger Nov 2012 #7
PRETZEL Nov 2012 #8
meow2u3 Nov 2012 #9

Response to modrepub (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:02 AM

1. One can only hope

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:41 AM

2. Many Republican legislators were running away from the school cuts they approved

Many Republican legislators were using mis-information to direct attention away from the public school funding cuts they approved.

I bet Corbett gets a primary challenge. He may just go away - I'm not sure he has the energy for another term.

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Response to JPZenger (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:15 AM

6. What possibly drains this man's energy?

He has teams do everything for him. Legislation by ALEC is given an open door, and the gas and oil industry will have something really nice for him (and Rendel, I'd think).

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:51 AM

3. HEARD THIS in JULY...

From a FORMER congressman from Erie!

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:49 AM

4. This could get very interesting.

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:38 PM

5. When does Kane take office?

Edited to add: Never mind. I found it.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/wu01/vc/visitor_info/creating/executive.htm
143. WHAT ARE THE TERMS OF OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AUDITOR GENERAL, AND STATE TREASURER?
Their terms are four years, beginning on the third Tuesday of January following their election.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:14 AM

7. What's that noise?

What's that noise? It sounds like industrial sized paper shredders working 24 hours in the Attorney General and Governor's offices.

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:05 AM

8. Be wary of budgetary extortion

that could force AG elect Kane to cut staffing to a point where she won't be able to do any type of thorough investigation.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:11 PM

9. If Corbett is in trouble, I want a front row seat

I want to see this pedophile enabler brought to the justice he tried to run from.

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