Tagg Romney In Springfield

Tagg Romney In Springfield
Tagg Romney with a Springfield resident in Springfield, Pa., this morning at the GOP Delaware County Victory Center, 1001 Baltimore Pike, 19064.
The appearance of the possible first son this late in the campaign showed that the Republicans see a good chance to take Pennsylvania for the first time since 1988 in a presidential race.
Tagg, by the way, is a heck of a nice guy. The only complaint about his visit might be that he actually showed up on time. Many hoping to see him missed him as they expected the usual campaign whimsy of a start time being set significantly before the arrival of the person they hope to see.
Mitt, the man himself, will be appearing tomorrow evening at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley.
Tagg Romney In Springfield

DNC Head Gets Heckled At Synagogue Rally

 DNC Head Gets Heckled At Synagogue Rally -- Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA13) tries to buck up Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA13) tries to buck up Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz after heckling at a Jewish Americans for Obama rally in Elkins Park, Pa.

A thousand-plus packed the auditorium, last night, July 16, at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Pa. for a rally sponsored by Jewish Americans for Obama. While the crowd may have been almost all Jewish not all of them were for Obama and things at times got contentious with shouting matches breaking out in the audience.

The headline speaker was Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who represents Florida’s 20th District in Congress. Unexpected heckling to her claims that the President was a strong supporter of Israel visibly upset and flustered her.

Ms. Wasserman Schultz made her appearance quite late and this appeared to force the other speakers to go on longer than they had expected.

Daylin Leach, who represents the 17th District in the state senate, told the crowd that the Republican Party was full of anti-Semitism. He said, without irony in front of the synagogue’s podium that the Republicans are theocrats who don’t believe in separation of church and state, all the while describing the importance of his Jewish values. He, as did most of the speakers, reiterated the GOP’s opposition to abortion as a reason they must not be allowed to have the presidency back. When he spoke dismissively that Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia would be opposed by those with Jewish family values, he was rebutted from the audience with a cry of “not true” stopping him cold.

Montgomery County Commissioner Chairman Josh Shapiro followed Leach and described his personal experiences with President Obama starting in 2006 when he was tasked with organizing a last minute rally for Democrats in the state which featured Obama as the speaker. He brought his family. While warming up the crowd he was told to extend his remarks as the then senator was not ready. He later found that the reason for the delay was that Obama had to take Shapiro’s one daughter to the potty as his wife was tied up nursing their newborn.

An experience to remember.

State Treasurer Rob McCord followed. McCord grew up in Lower Merion. He noted that he too is Jewish despite the name and shared some anecdotes regarding it. He described the anti-semitism that his family faced in Arizona, where he lived as a young boy before moving to Pennsylvania, when it became known that they were Jewish.

Congresswomen Allyson Schwartz (D-PA13) introduced Ms. Wasserman Schultz. Much of the crowd did not stay for the questions which was just as well as all the answers were either Mitt Romney is bad or Obama loves Israel.

Also taking the podium was Montgomery County Democrat Committee Chair Marcel Groen.

Buttons saying “Stop the Abington Hospital Merger” concerning the proposed merger with Holy Redeemer Hospital, a Catholic institution, were distributed before the event and worn by many in the audience. A merger would require Abington to stop performing abortions.

Rabbi Lance Sussman said the Congregation will offer the Republican Party an equal opportunity to hold a rally featuring nationally known speakers.

DNC Head Gets Heckled At Synagogue Rally Protestor. DNC Head Gets Heckled At Synagogue Rally. DNC Head Gets Heckled At Synagogue Rally. DNC Head Gets Heckled At Synagogue Rally. DNC Head Gets Heckled At Synagogue Rally.

 

Protesting Obama in Elkins Park, Pa.

DNC Head Gets Heckled

Primary Day 2012 In Pa

Those who have been following this blog or politics in general will know that today, April 24, is the Pennsylvania primary election.

The Democrat ticket features a challenge to incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Casey from blue-collar business owner Joseph Vodvarka of Allegheny County. Send a message Democrats. Show you are not sheep. Vote for the little guy.
It also incudes a battle for state Attorney General between Kathleen Kane of Lackawanna County and former 8th District Congressman Patrick Murphy, who our columnist Chris Freind really doesn’t like. The winner faces Republican David Freed of Cumberland County who is unopposed.
On the Republican ticket there is of course the presidential contest with  Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich still trying to take down Mitt Romney, and with Rick Santorum still on the ballot serving as a useful “none of the above”.
The most important presidential vote, though, may be those for the congressional district delegates (see list at the bottom). Of the 72 delegates Pennsylvania will send to the Presidential election 59 will be directly elected from the states 18 congressional districts.   
The U.S. Senate contest features David Christian of Bucks County, Marc Scaringi of Cumberland County, Sam Rohrer of Berks County, Tom Smith of Armstrong County and Steve Welch of Chester County. Welch, who is a former donor to liberal Democrat Congressman Joe Sestak, and who voted for Barack Obama, is the man the state Republican leaders strangely decided to endorse. He has also been endorsed by the Philadelphia Inquirer. If you are a Republican who believes President Obama has been good for this country, you should probably vote for Welch. I’m voting for Rohrer.
For those in the 9th State Senatorial District, incumbent Dominic Pileggi, who is that body’s majority leader, is trying to fend off a challenge from citizen Rogers Howard who is angry about drunken spending and cronyism in Harrisburg. For those living in the 9th District looking to send a loud message, well, here is your chance.
Frank Pinto of Dauphin County and John Maher of Allegheny County are seeking the nomination for state Auditor General. The winer will face Eugene DePasquale of York County who is running unopposed on the Democrat ticket.
Here is a list of  congressional district delegates posted by JediJones on FreeRepublic.Com in which he has endeavored to place the delegate with his preferred candidate. If the candidate’s name is on the party ballot you can be confident that that candidate is for Romney.
(Updated at noon)

CD 1 (Vote for 3)

Taxin, Marion (2008 alternate) [ROMNEY] {endorsed by county GOP in Delaware/Philly}

Vogler, Christopher [ROMNEY] {endorsed by county GOP in Delaware/Philly}

Boggia, Tom [PAUL]

Untermeyer, Michael

Anton, Frederick (2008 delegate) [ROMNEY]

Kerns Jr., Dale [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 2 (Vote for 3)

Tucker, Calvin

Harris, Lewis [ROMNEY] {endorsed by county GOP in Philly/Montco}

Vogler, Walter [ROMNEY]

Lang, Adam [ROMNEY] {endorsed by county GOP in Philly/Montco}

Gureghian, Vahan [ROMNEY] {endorsed by county GOP in Philly/Montco}

ALTERNATE Koren, Seth [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 3 (Vote for 3)

Sergi, Michael [PAUL]

Lange, Carl

English, Philip [ROMNEY]

Lindsey, Travis [PAUL]

Mustello, Michele (2004 alternate)

Pepper, Jean (2000 alternate)

Metcalfe, Daryl (State Rep.)

Salorino, Joe [PAUL]

Adametz, Paul

********************************************************************

CD 4 (Vote for 4)

Wingert, Lisa [ROMNEY]

Gerow, Charlie [GINGRICH]

Hoffman, Eric [GINGRICH]

Gillispie, Marilyn (2008 delegate) [SANTORUM]

Roberts, Elizabeth [PAUL]

Zentmeyer, Deborah [ROMNEY]

Bair, Barbara [NO RESPONSE]

Talley, Dave [PAUL]

Wingert, Kenneth (2004 delegate) [ROMNEY]

Parsley, Thomas Byran [PAUL]

Keys, Deborah [ROMNEY]

Brown, Emily [GINGRICH]

Matthias, G [SANTORUM]

Hoang, David [UNDECIDED, BUT SAYS HE LIKES ASIANS LOL]

Habacivch, William [UNDECIDED, DISLIKES ROMNEY AND PAUL]

Stewart, Dick (2008 delegate) [UNCOMMITTED, LONGTIME RNC MEMBER]

Doller, Suzanne C. (2008 alternate) [PAUL]

Grippi, Antonio [NO RESPONSE, BUT RUMORED TO BE FOR PAUL]

ALTERNATE Cotton, Derek [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Garry, Dave [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Nagle, Chad [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Shoemaker, Seth M. [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 5 (Vote for 3)

Styn, Mary

Martin, Thomas [PAUL]

Haas, Joyce [SANTORUM]

Corman, III, Jacob [SANTORUM]

Brown, Thomas G. [PAUL]

Mitchell, Lee A. [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Brady, Mark R. [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 6 (Vote for 3)

Spadt, Jonathan [ROMNEY OR POSSIBLY SANTORUM OR DISTRICT WINNER]

Schroder, Curt (State Rep.) [ROMNEY, SWITCHED FROM GINGRICH?]

Costello, Ryan [ROMNEY]

Duffy, Philip G. [PAUL]

Bender, Edmund (Berks County Patriots Member) [UNKNOWN]

Leban, Sean [PAUL]

Whitman, Byron [PAUL]

Kearney, Janice [UNCOMMITTED, LEANING TOWARD GINGRICH] [petition under challenge?]

Gerlach, Jim [ROMNEY]

ALTERNATE Doyle, Mary Louise [UNCOMMITTED, SOUNDS LIKE SHE DOESN’T LIKE GINGRICH]

ALTERNATE Cutillo, Jonathan [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Peppel, Brian [UNCOMMITTED, LEANING TOWARD DISTRICT WINNER]

ALTERNATE MacQueen, Norm [UNCOMMITTED, LEANING TOWARD DISTRICT WINNER]

********************************************************************

CD 7 (Vote for 4)

Cocco, Michael [PAUL]

Willert, Robert [ROMNEY?] {endorsed by county GOP in Delaware}

Grande, Joe [PAUL]

Owens, David [PAUL]

Lewis, Andy [ROMNEY?] {endorsed by county GOP in Delaware}

Sellers, Patrick Henry [PAUL]

Booker, Patricia [ROMNEY?] {endorsed by county GOP in Delaware}

Puppio, Michael [ROMNEY?] {endorsed by county GOP in Delaware} (2008 Delegate)

ALTERNATE Wood-Jacobs, Katherine

ALTERNATE Kocher, Patrick G. [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Salvucci, Elizabeth

ALTERNATE Egan, John

ALTERNATE Paracchio, Nicholas [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Boyle, Michael P. [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Welsh, Carolyn [ROMNEY]

ALTERNATE Moffa, Rocco [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 8 (Vote for 4)

Przybylski, Anastasia [DISTRICT WINNER]

Rosato, Ernest [PAUL]

Merritt, John [GINGRICH]

McCabe, Daniel [GINGRICH]

DiGirolamo, Joe [ROMNEY] {endorsed by county GOP in Bucks}

Serdula, Donna [PAUL]

Loughery, Robert [ROMNEY] {endorsed by county GOP in Bucks}

Puig, Ana [GINGRICH]

Dinan, Charles [PAUL]

Poprik, Patricia [ROMNEY] (2008 delegate) {endorsed by county GOP in Bucks}

Pao, David (2000 alternate)

O’Neill, Bernie (State Rep.) [ROMNEY] {endorsed by county GOP in Bucks}

Pepe, Rob [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Pepe, Eileen [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Rumbold, Andrew [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Schaefer, Kevin [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Stottlar, Justin [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 9 (Vote for 3)

Burkholder, Mary [UNCOMMITTED] (Has solid conservatives values and is a non-politician)

Shuster, Bill [ROMNEY]

Smith, Joan [PAUL]

Thomas, Bob (2008 delegate)

Epps, Meryle-Lynn [PAUL]

Ward, Judy [UNCOMMITTED] (A solid conservative, son is in the Navy, a non-politician. Judy is not sure if she will vote for District or State Winner, but wants the “People” to vote.)

Cruder, Audra [PAUL]

Hess, Dick (State Rep.)

Geist, Richard (State Rep.)

Alloway, II, Richard [SANTORUM]

Kagarise, Wade

Campbell, Allan (1996 delegate) [UNDECIDED, LEANING TOWARD GINGRICH]

ALTERNATE Comfort, Bernadette

ALTERNATE Ward, Judy [UNCOMMITTED, see above]

ALTERNATE Brown, Mark [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Schooley, Travis [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Gambol, Patricia [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 10 (Vote for 3)

Cipolla, Anthony [PAUL]

Harris, Mark [DISTRICT WINNER]

Sides, Carol

Price, James T. [PAUL]

Saylor, Pat (2008 delegate)

Brobson, Robert

Wilson, Aaron [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Price, Nancy E. [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 11 (Vote for 3)

McPherson, Randolph [GINGRICH]

Harrison, Michael [PAUL]

Etzweiler, Debra

Evans, Kathy

Urbanski, William [GINGRICH]

Ely, Donald [ROMNEY]

Reichley, Evan [SANTORUM]

Haste, Jeff [ROMNEY]

Henry, Lowman [GINGRICH PROBABLY?]

Gordner, John (State Senator) [ROMNEY]

Cusat, Jeffrey

Henry, Scott

Anderson, Michael [PAUL]

Piccola, Jeff (State Senator) [ROMNEY]

Zapach, Joseph [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Anderson, Holly [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 12 (Vote for 4)

Laporta, Stephen [GINGRICH THEN SANTORUM THEN ROMNEY]

Pavlick, Jeannette [DISTRICT WINNER, HAS SOLID CONSERVATIVE POSITIONS]

Wilson, Ann [NO RESPONSE]

Cooper, Jill [DISTRICT WINNER]

Majernik, David [DISTRICT WINNER]

Gleason, Jane (Daughter of Bob “Gunner” Gleason. Bob is the Chairman of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania.) [SANTORUM OR POSSIBLY UNCOMMITTED NOW]

Fromme, Christopher [SANTORUM OR POSSIBLY DISTRICT WINNER NOW, ALSO LIKES PAUL]

Turzai, Lidia (2008 delegate) [DISTRICT WINNER, HAS SOLID CONSERVATIVE POSITIONS]

Boreland, Lawrence [PAUL]

McMullen, Mike (2008 delegate) [GINGRICH]

ALTERNATE McMullen, Mike (2008 delegate) [GINGRICH]

ALTERNATE Kennedy, Sarah

ALTERNATE Pruchnic, Carol [ROMNEY]

********************************************************************

CD 13 (Vote for 3)

Donnelly, William [ROMNEY]

McMonagle, Michael (2008 delegate) (President of Pro-Life Coalition PA in Lansdale) [ROMNEY]

Ellis, Thomas [ROMNEY]

Salvi, Michael Anthony [PAUL]

Yates, Brandon [PAUL]

Boyd, Edward

Barrilli, Robert

Gilber, Steven J. [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Hennelly, John [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Odhner, Chad [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Fishburn, Shaun [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 14 (Vote for 3)

Meloy, Mary Ann

Wander, Joshua [GINGRICH]

Roddey, James [ROMNEY]

Brajovic, Melina [PAUL]

Pfeifer, Carl [UNCOMMITTED](has no preconceived plans based on the District or State winner)

Yanovich, Jared [PAUL]

Haluszczak, Melissa [UNCOMMITTED]

ALTERNATE Maul, Andy [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Sheets, James [PAUL]

WRITE-IN Destro, Tony [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 15 (Vote for 3)

Smith, Robert (2008 alternate)

Day, Gary (State Rep.) [petition under challenge]

Carroll, Thomas

Metrick, Michael [GINGRICH]

Simao, Antonio [UNCOMMITTED] (his vote would only deviate if there is a brokered convention, which means he is genuinely open to all the candidates) [petition under challenge]

Browne, Pat [ROMNEY, SWITCHED FROM SANTORUM?]

Blickman, Ellen [PAUL]

McElwee, Charles [GINGRICH PROBABLY?]

Eckhart, Glenn

Diamond, Russ [PAUL]

Piotrowski, Rich [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Felix, Patricia [UNCOMMITTED] (a solid conservative but probably not Paul because of his stance on the military)

ALTERNATE Donatelli, Chris [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Lax, John [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Schulberger, Todd [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 16 (Vote for 3)

Brubaker, Michael [ROMNEY] {endorsed by county GOP in Lancaster}

Walker, Robert [GINGRICH]

Sheaffer, Evgenia [PAUL]

Sheaffer, Ben [PAUL]

Womble, Ann [ROMNEY] {endorsed by county GOP in Lancaster}

Frick, Clifford [GINGRICH]

Miller, Rodney [UNCOMMITTED]

Gibson, Andrew [PAUL]

Dumeyer, David [ROMNEY] {endorsed by county GOP in Lancaster}

ALTERNATE Schnee, Marilyn [DISTRICT WINNER]

ALTERNATE Bradley, Ben [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Lawrence, John

ALTERNATE Lafauci, Daniel [PAUL]

ALTERNATE Demme, Ethan [DISTRICT WINNER]

ALTERNATE Scoppettuolo, Jason [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 17 (Vote for 3)

Antonello, Anthony M. [PAUL]

Manko, John [PAUL]

Daub, Daniel (2008 delegate) [ROMNEY]

Spano, Charlie [GINGRICH]

McAndrew Spano, Mary Rose [GINGRICH]

Kerr, Robert [ROMNEY]

Miller, Trent [PAUL]

Sterns, Gretchen [SANTORUM PROBABLY?]

Gaetano, Rose Ann [SANTORUM]

Montero, Maria [ROMNEY]

Thomas, Scott

Dougherty, Mary Beth [ROMNEY, SWITCHED FROM GINGRICH?]

Roces, Eltgad

Mezzacappa, Tricia [GINGRICH PROBABLY?]

ALTERNATE Sheeler, Greg [PAUL]

********************************************************************

CD 18 (Vote for 4)

Steeber, Charles [GINGRICH]

Morreale, Steven [PAUL]

Uram, Thomas (2008 alternate)

Means, Sue

Means, Jim

Oliverio, Louis

Hatton, Meryl

Dougherty, Brian [PAUL]

Garsteck, James [PAUL]

Stopperich, Sonia

Silvis, Mary Jo (2008 delegate)

Wells, Jay

Disarro, Joseph

ALTERNATE Garsteck, James [PAUL]

Primary Day 2012 In Pa

Primary Day 2012 In Pa

Howard Is Breathing On Pileggi’s Neck Harder Than Expected

The Tea Party challenger to the powerful state senate majority leader has gotten twice the number of  signatures needed to get on on April 24 Republican Primary ballot.

Rogers Howard credited his success to a volunteer army of stay-at-home moms, military veterans and professionals.

The man whose job he wants, Dominic Pileggi, the one-time mayor of Chester who has represented the 9th District since 2002, was thought by the pundits to be in for cakewalks in the primary and general elections.


Feinberg RINO Hunt May Get Some Big Guns

The young man primarying the more-liberal-than-he-should-be Republican representing the 18th Congressional District outside of Pittsburgh may be getting some high-caliber endorsements.

PoliticsPa is reporting that senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma are considering supporting Evan Feinberg, who served as an aide to both men, over long-time fellow party member  Timothy F. Murphy.

Murphy has a history of supporting Democrats and other big-spenders on budget-busting votes.

Hat tip Bob Guzzardi.

Hopes High For Successful Pittsburgh RINO Hunt

Tea Party activist Bob Guzzardi is enthused about Evan Feinberg’s chances to unseat go-along-to-get-along, establishment-Republican Congressman Tim Murphy in the  primary election looming for April 24.

Murphy has represented the 18th District, which is near Pittsburgh, since 2003.  RedState.org points out that he has voted for just about every big spending bill that has come his way, and has consistently opposed reforms to combat waste and fraud.

Guzzardi notes that the  district voted 65 percent for Pat Toomey and “is a plus 6 or plus 8, that is, tends ‘conservative’.”

Feinberg told Guzzardi this morning, Oct. 4,   that he will be able to tap into national money to challenge Murphy.

“Evan Feinberg has filed his FEC papers and will be opening a bank account tomorrow,” Guzzardi says. “His website will be up in a few days.”