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Tue May 15, 2018, 10:28 PM

PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATS FLIP A STATE HOUSE SEAT FROM RED TO BLUE


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Reply PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATS FLIP A STATE HOUSE SEAT FROM RED TO BLUE (Original post)
RandySF May 2018 OP
triron May 2018 #1
JoeOtterbein May 2018 #2
CaliforniaPeggy May 2018 #3
sarcasmo May 2018 #4
Cha May 2018 #25
DesertRat May 2018 #5
Cha May 2018 #24
Grassy Knoll May 2018 #6
Miigwech May 2018 #7
defacto7 May 2018 #8
backtoblue May 2018 #9
BobTheSubgenius May 2018 #10
renegade000 May 2018 #11
Demovictory9 May 2018 #12
blue neen May 2018 #13
blue-wave May 2018 #14
Matthew28 May 2018 #15
AllyCat May 2018 #16
BigmanPigman May 2018 #17
DeminPennswoods May 2018 #19
BigmanPigman May 2018 #20
BumRushDaShow May 2018 #28
DeminPennswoods May 2018 #33
BumRushDaShow May 2018 #36
DeminPennswoods May 2018 #37
BumRushDaShow May 2018 #38
DeminPennswoods May 2018 #39
BumRushDaShow May 2018 #40
DeminPennswoods May 2018 #41
BumRushDaShow May 2018 #42
DeminPennswoods May 2018 #45
yortsed snacilbuper May 2018 #18
CaptainTruth May 2018 #21
Cha May 2018 #23
Cha May 2018 #22
Mike Nelson May 2018 #26
TomSlick May 2018 #27
BumRushDaShow May 2018 #29
Uncle Joe May 2018 #30
smirkymonkey May 2018 #31
muntrv May 2018 #32
jimlup May 2018 #34
Honeycombe8 May 2018 #35
LAS14 May 2018 #43
ismnotwasm May 2018 #44

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:31 PM

1. Great news.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:42 PM

2. Great News!

WOW!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:46 PM

3. Absolutely fantastic news!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:48 PM

4. The #BlueWave is real.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #4)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:38 AM

25. ..

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:48 PM

5. k&r!

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #5)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:37 AM

24. Thanks trump!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:49 PM

6. Nice!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:50 PM

7. Yeah

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:54 PM

8. Big K&R

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:02 PM

9. Kick and rec

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:08 PM

10. And the day gets better!

For a more or less nondescript Tuesday, it's ending really, really well!

Cheers, everyone!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:09 PM

11. Awesome, it's a decent sized swing as well!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:11 PM

12. good news

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:12 PM

13. Fantastic!

Thanks for all you did to keep us informed about this race.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:20 PM

14. Excellent News!!

Thanks for posting.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:25 PM

15. great news

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:52 PM

16. This is just beautiful, ain't it?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:57 PM

17. Do you think this was due to ended gerrymandering?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #17)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:48 AM

19. No, state house and senate

districts are still gerrymandered. The state supreme court ruling only affected the federal congressional district map.

I think if someone challegened the state districts, they might win because they don't follow the compact and contiguous mandate in the state constitution either.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #19)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:50 AM

20. Oh, I see now. Thanks!

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #19)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:14 PM

28. Actually the original state seats were really gerrymandered worse than now

and they were redrawn by court order in 2012. The current boundaries finally went into effect for the 2014 election after appeals to the state Supreme Court in 2013 (where a unanimous opinion put the current iteration into effect).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #28)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:06 PM

33. HD-14 is worse

than before. It stripped out all the urban areas and put them in HD-10.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #33)

Thu May 17, 2018, 04:57 AM

36. I am hoping that some kind of completely independent board

can be put in place for redistricting (for state/federal districts) before 2020 but that will a difficult outcome to achieve - especially with the latest effort to reduce the number of state House seats. However at least the whole gerrymandering issue is finally on the public radar in a more significant way than in the past.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #36)

Thu May 17, 2018, 05:46 PM

37. It would be done if not for Metcalfe

gutting not one, but the replacement HB as well that would have created a non-partisan commission.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #37)

Thu May 17, 2018, 05:53 PM

38. In this current political environment

it is going to be a slog for sure to get there.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #38)

Thu May 17, 2018, 05:54 PM

39. HB 722 actually had more than half of state house

members as co-sponsors. It would have passed on a bi-partisan vote. That's why Metcalfe pulled his gutting two bills stunt.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #39)

Thu May 17, 2018, 06:02 PM

40. We have to make sure that Wolf gets re-elected

so that if one of these days, someone finally sees the light about Metcalfe and removes him from that position, Wolf will be there to sign the bills. I know they have been somewhat bogged down with reducing the size of the state House as it is.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #40)

Thu May 17, 2018, 07:42 PM

41. That and somehow getting Butler Co voters

to boot Metcalfe.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #41)

Thu May 17, 2018, 07:56 PM

42. That's a harder sell

but he is nothing but scandal so maybe they will get the hint.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #42)

Fri May 18, 2018, 06:43 AM

45. He was unopposed in the primary this year, but

in 2016, Metcalfe only got 60% of GOP voters, so maybe. Cranberry Twp is growing. Maybe the crazies are getting diluted.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:43 AM

18. Kick

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:08 AM

21. How long has it been red? (I'll read thru the posts 😎.) nt

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #21)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:25 AM

23. Republicans have held this seat for the past 34 YEARS!!!#BlueWave2018

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:24 AM

22. Republicans have held this seat for the past 34 YEARS!!!#BlueWave2018

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:19 AM

26. Congratulations...

...to Helen!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:02 PM

27. Go team!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:32 PM

29. That seat is in Bucks County

and may be a good sign for the new PA-1 congressional district (which includes all of Bucks County and a little of Montgomery). This state legislative district is winding through central Bucks County and is within PA-1.

State legislative district 178 -



The new PA-1 (congressional district) -

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:36 PM

30. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread Randy

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:39 PM

31. Congratulations Helen!

Well done!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 07:52 PM

32. State and local levels are where Democrats need to win.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:08 PM

34. We just keep it coming Blue Blue Blue!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:45 PM

35. Way to go, PA!!! NT

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 07:58 PM

43. K & R!!!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:01 PM

44. K&R

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