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  •  PA Sen: Casey 48-38 (8+ / 0-)

    “The country tried everything Romney says, and it brought the economy to the brink of collapse”

    by Paleo on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 05:02:42 AM PDT

    •  You missed the better news (5+ / 0-)
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      bear83, pademocrat, Sylv, itskevin, JBraden

      Kathleen Kane up 12, 41-29.

      I remember people thinking she couldn't win statewide because the GOP always wins PA-AG.  No one seemed to understand that in the past the GOP did a good job of picking strong candidates who could hold their own in certain Dem areas.  

      The GOP had a big fail this time in selecting someone form a small county without a lot of political sway.  if Kane is able to juice turnout in Scranton/NEPA on election night she could actually blow this thing out.

      Still kinda sad kane beat Murphy, but any Dem is better than Corbett was or Freed would be.

      "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

      by rdw72777 on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 05:55:11 AM PDT

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      •  Sandusky (3+ / 0-)
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        The elephant in the room in this race is Jerry Sandusky, and more specifically, Corbett's politically motivated handling/cover-up of the case while AG.  Kane has promised to fully investigate Corbett's role.  

        What we've seen with the Sandusky case is just the tip of the iceberg.  What's been hushed up so far is that this isn't actually a Penn State scandal, it's a Second Mile scandal, and there are a lot of very powerful, politically connected people at SM who could be in A LOT of hot water.  While the PSU people who have gone down so far due to this deserve the scrutiny they've gotten, they weren't actually involved in the criminal activity (except obviously Sandusky himself), but rather were lax in rooting it out at their institution.  The role of the people connected to SM will end up being much more insidious.  

        There are very powerful people who so far have thrown PSU under the bus and tried to firewall themselves from scrutiny.  The PA AG is the one who will have the power to blow the lid off this.  Expect this race to get really ugly in the final month if it looks like Kane could win.

        •  Not true (2+ / 0-)
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          The PA-AG race is simply being won because Obama/Casey are storng and the GOP picked a bad candidate.  In vote rich Philadelphia, where much of the margin will be made, I'd doubt a good chunk of the electorate even links Corbett to Sandusky.

          The idea that Sandusky is tainting Corbett or tilting the PA-AG race in any way has been overblown by people who want it to be.  It's really more of an arithmetic exercise of coattails given the top of the ticket.  

          Let's face it Kane donated to Corbett.  To try and distance herself completely and blame Corbett in hindsight she would sound like a Paterno.

          "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

          by rdw72777 on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 06:52:25 AM PDT

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      •  Good news for Kane, but Murphy is more of an (0+ / 0-)

        ideological Democrat. But things don't look as good in U.S. House races in se Pa. May be difficult to pick up seats there- Democrats have pulled money for tv.

        "A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere ". C. S. Lewis

        by TofG on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 06:28:38 AM PDT

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        •  Dems never had a chance (1+ / 0-)
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          bumiputera

          In SEPA for pickups.  I never found Boockvar that inspring even and that's the best shot.  And even if she was dragged across the finish line in 2012, the seat would just flip back in 2014.

          I wish all that SEPA house money had gone elsewhere honestly.  

          Though I will miss the old ad wars like Jim Gerlach vs Lois Murphy as those ads were basically each accusing the other of eating puppies.

          "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

          by rdw72777 on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 06:33:58 AM PDT

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    •  Casey is running a lazy campaign (0+ / 0-)

      I sincerely hope that he can get up off his butt and campaign.

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