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Tue May 15, 2018, 11:22 PM

Women Score Major Victories in House Primary Races in Pennsylvania

Source: New York Times

A state representative, an Air Force veteran and a high-powered attorney — all women — won Democratic House primaries on Tuesday in Pennsylvania, where a record number of women ran for House seats in a year of intense political enthusiasm among female Democrats.

It was a night of major victories for female candidates in a state dominated by men from Congress to the Statehouse. Women showed strength in nearly every region, from the liberal eastern suburbs to the conservative southwest. Democratic women won competitive primaries in two safe Republican districts in western Pennsylvania.

Madeleine Dean, the state House member; Chrissy Houlahan, the veteran; and Mary Gay Scanlon, the lawyer, each won in Philadelphia suburban districts that they are now favored to carry in November, according to results from The Associated Press. Their primary victories raise the likelihood of women cracking the state’s all-male congressional delegation of 20 after midterm elections.

The women won in districts that were redrawn to replace a gerrymandered Republican map that the State Supreme Court ruled illegal in January. The new map of the state’s 18 House districts — and the ebullience it set off among Democrats hoping to capture the House of Representatives in the midterms — put Pennsylvania front-and-center among four states that held primaries on Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/us/politics/pennsylvania-primaries.html

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Reply Women Score Major Victories in House Primary Races in Pennsylvania (Original post)
brooklynite May 15 OP
GP6971 May 15 #1
turbinetree May 15 #2
blue neen May 15 #3
DeminPennswoods May 16 #9
blue neen May 16 #12
DeminPennswoods May 16 #13
George II May 15 #4
truthisfreedom May 15 #5
appalachiablue May 15 #6
JoeOtterbein May 15 #7
rpannier May 16 #8
BumRushDaShow May 16 #11
murielm99 May 16 #14
BumRushDaShow May 16 #15
BigmanPigman May 16 #10
heaven05 Thursday #16

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:23 PM

1. Good news

Thanks for posting.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:23 PM

2. The Wave is coming

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:24 PM

3. A woman won the Democratic primary for PA-14.

Her name is Bibiana Boerio, and she is very qualified.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #3)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:26 AM

9. This might get interesting

Reschenthaler, who won the R primary over Saccone, does not live in the new 14th district. I understand Boerio does live in it. Voters might decide they want a rep who lives in their district even if it is a Dem.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #9)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:57 AM

12. She does live in PA-14.

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Latrobe, I believe.

Yes, it could get interesting.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #12)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:26 PM

13. I know she does

Reschenthaler does not live in the new 14th.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:26 PM

4. It's a blue/pink wave in Pennsylvania. ALWAYS good news!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:30 PM

5. Lock him up! Replace him with the pink blue wave!

He’s useless history!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:46 PM

6. Great news, go women of PA, the great Keystone State! Thanks for the news,

I was wondering what's going on there tonight.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:48 PM

7. Great!!!! This gives Jess King a chance too in PA 10!!!

Super cool news!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:04 AM

8. I was concerned with one race and it was a relief

John Morganelli lost. I didn't care which of the other two won, just as long as this crank didn't get the nomination
Morganelli, a district attorney who tweeted after that presidential election of 2016 that he would like a job with the Trump administration.

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Response to rpannier (Reply #8)

Wed May 16, 2018, 07:00 AM

11. Yes - felt the same. Sorry for the long response below but had to remark...



This would be a great seat pickup if GOTV is there (I usually haven't included it in my pickup column but am more and more hopeful for this one).

The reconfigured district (which no longer splits the Lehigh Valley area) is not loony and there is no need for a Democrat to be one either. The new district now encompasses all of Allentown/Bethlehem (of the "steel" fame) and Easton (of Crayola crayon fame). Where before, Easton had been peeled off into a different district so that both sets of municipalities would be diluted in wacky ways with rural red areas (i.e., diluted within the old PA-15 and PA-17). The combined population of Allentown/Bethlehem is ~ 200,000 and all 3 cities are strongly Democratic. Both counties in the new district (Northampton and Lehigh) have majority Democratic registrations and county/municipal officeholders.

Old map (where PA-7 replaces what was PA-15 & PA-17, in part) -



New map with the new PA-7 -



The 7th District covers all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and southern Monroe County. The primary race drew attention beyond the Lehigh Valley, because of the new makeup of the diverse district and because of the open seat in a mid-term election. The term is for two years.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/elections/index.ssf/2018/05/wins_lehigh_valleys_democratic.html



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #11)

Wed May 16, 2018, 03:06 PM

14. This is a great post!

This is useful information even for those of us who do not live in PA. Good luck to all your Democratic candidates.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #14)

Wed May 16, 2018, 03:46 PM

15. I would love to be able to get 5 additional seats

to supplement our current 5 (out of a total of 18) - i.e., take PA-1, PA-5, PA-6, PA-7, & PA-17. Based on statewide party registration, THAT is what we should really have - 10 Democrats - 8 GOP.

With the gerrymandered districts, it is currently 13 GOP - 5 Democrats.

This is a good summary of what's at stake now (although the author threw a 6th seat in there that is a long shot but who knows?) - https://www.vox.com/2018/5/16/17352828/pennsylvania-primary-2018-results-house-nominees


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:48 AM

10. I think William Penn would be very pleased indeed!

Yeah, the commonwealth is back in good hands!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:08 AM

16. ahh, the worm turns

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