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The Tide Continues To Turn - Lamb Clings To Tiny Lead
Topic Started: Mar 14 2018, 06:25 AM (171 Views)
La Pasionaria
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I know the Trump acolytes here will try to downplay this election but even if Lamb doesn't win it reveals a major shift away from Trump and his ideas in a very red district!

Lamb clings to tiny lead with all precincts reporting http://politi.co/2p9WlmN

"The closely watched special election race for a congressional seat in western Pennsylvania is still too close to call — but Democrat Conor Lamb, leading by fewer than 700 votes, declared victory here early Wednesday.

No major news organization has called the race for Lamb, but the slim margin is an ominous sign for Republicans heading into an increasingly hostile midterm environment. The latest vote count showed Lamb with a tiny lead over Republican Rick Saccone — with a possible recount looming."

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CautionaryTales
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If Pennsyltucky falls, it’s curtains for Trump’s so called “mandate”


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PATruth
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It was a good win for the democrats. Lamb endorsed Trump's tax cuts and distanced himself from the left's top nut job, Nancy Pelosi. It almost sounded like he was running against Pelosi? He didn't bring in the usual Hollywood wacks and he ran as a centrist.

The democrats should learn from this race but I guarantee they won't. An old school democrat has broad appeal. The American hating, open borders socialists which have taken over the democrat party will still rule the party.
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Some say that Lamb is more of a Republican than a Democrat, but maybe he's what a Republican would be before Trump radically changed the party.

Democrats could learn a lesson here. A belief in fiscal conservatism, fair elections, and getting the government out of our bedrooms might be a winning combination against the new Republican Party.
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nNeo

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Mar 14 2018, 09:06 AM
Some say that Lamb is more of a Republican than a Democrat, but maybe he's what a Republican would be before Trump radically changed the party.

Democrats could learn a lesson here. A belief in fiscal conservatism, fair elections, and getting the government out of our bedrooms might be a winning combination against the new Republican Party.
Yup. I tend to vote for those folks, no matter what letter comes after the name.
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This is an interesting district for a Trump supporter to loose in. It's 95.8% white, with a below average percent of college degrees.

I guess it's the type of district that would have given Trump a 20% margin in 2016.
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BuckFan

He also was strongly pro-union and worker. Backed pension security, Medicare and Social Security. Yes he was a moderate, centrist Democrat. More of those will be running in districts that we lost in the past and will win.

Sure, it won't make Progressives happy but it will give Democrats the power back and then we can have the discussion on just where the Party stands on issues like universal healthcare and gun control.
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thoughtless
Mar 14 2018, 12:36 PM
This is an interesting district for a Trump supporter to loose in. It's 95.8% white, with a below average percent of college degrees.

I guess it's the type of district that would have given Trump a 20% margin in 2016.
Lamb is a good looking young ex-marine that ran away from Pelosi and the far left. Saccone was simply not a good candidate. It's nice to see a democrat that's not a raging socialist for a change.
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Mar 14 2018, 12:41 PM
He also was strongly pro-union and worker. Backed pension security, Medicare and Social Security. Yes he was a moderate, centrist Democrat. More of those will be running in districts that we lost in the past and will win.

Sure, it won't make Progressives happy but it will give Democrats the power back and then we can have the discussion on just where the Party stands on issues like universal healthcare and gun control.
I don't think most Americans give a hoot about what the extremes of either party claims are the most important issues.

Personally, I welcome moderates of either party, and have been getting tired of choosing between a left-wing or right-wing nut job. Fix the damn pot holes in the road, and spend my tax dollars wisely, and you get my vote.
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nNeo

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Mar 14 2018, 01:21 PM
I welcome moderates of either party, and have been getting tired of choosing between a left-wing or right-wing nut job. Fix the damn pot holes in the road, and spend my tax dollars wisely, and you get my vote.
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