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  •  In an open seat (6+ / 0-)

    It's winnable mainly because the PA GOP is trending poorly with their candidates.  Going from the likes of Gerlach/Dent/Fitzpatrick to people like Barletta isn't a good trend.

    In short, it depends on the 2 parties' nominees, but it's prett likely the GOP will make an error and go hard right.

    "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 Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 07:41:44 AM PDT

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    •  SEPA GOP (5+ / 0-)

      There's no poor trend of GOP candidates in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Candidate nominations are machine controlled. There's a deep Republican bench in every single competitive seat in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and GOP candidates are always popular local officials. Remember, Pat Meehan and Mike Fitzpatrick won their seats in the same year at Lou Barletta won his (although, to be fair, Fitzpatrick won back his old seat). Also, look at the candidate field that was growing in PA-06 before Gerlach decided to drop his gubernatorial bid; now ex-State Rep Curt Schroder (Gerlach's likely successor), County Commissioner Ryan Costello, businessman Steve Welch, Lower Merion Township Commissioner Scott Zelov, and former ChesCo GOP Chairman Patrick Sellers were all running. All of those candidates were of a high quality.

      From the North Shore of Illinois, now living on the Main Line of Southeastern Pennsylvania

      by IllinoyedR on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 07:46:47 AM PDT

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