President Obama is coming to Philly, Sept. 20, to raise money for Joe Sestak’s campaign to be senator from Pennsylvania.
So Joe, you couldn’t get Mel Gibson ? The President is not a bad replacement choice. He seem to share the same warm feelings towards Israel and Jewish people as the Oscar-winning actor. And Chuck Hagel. And CAIR .
Hey, maybe the President is a Muslim after all.
Oh, I’m just joshing. The President likes his booze way too much and no Muslim could ever be such a fanatic supporter of unrestricted abortion.
But he really ought to haul Michelle with him the next time he visits Saudi Arabia. They never did take that Indonesian trip.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll released, today , has Republican Pat Toomey up 47-37 percent among likely voters over Democrat Joe Sestak in the Pennsylvania Senate race. Among registered voters, a category historically more favorable to the Democrats, Toomey is up 40-37 percent.
Meanwhile, the latest Rasmussen Poll has Toomey up 45-39 percent among likely voters with Toomey ahead 48-42 percent if leaners are factored in.
In the governor’s race, Reuter/Ipsos has Republican Tom Corbett head of Democrat Don Onorato 49 percent to 34 percent.
In other election news, Sestak has launched his first attack ads in which he accuses Toomey to be in the pockets of Wall Street and features a CNBC interview from 2007 in which he advocates ending corporate income taxes.
The ad buy is estimated to cost $110,000 and will run in every market but Philadelphia.
Toomey has responded saying he was just trying to explain to consumers that it is they who ultimately pay for taxes on corporations, and that he recognizes that a 0 percent corporate income tax is is “impractical for a host of reasons”.
Some friendly advice, Joe. You are living in a greenhouse on the “capitalist tool of Wall Street” matter so be careful about throwing stones. It’s not like Toomey ever voted to take $700 billion in taxpayer money to bailout Goldman Sachs et al. That’s not his name there in the yes category of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
It’s funny that even though the TARP bailout was pushed by President Bush most Democrats voted for it and most Republicans voted against it.
Pennsylvania’s filing deadline for minor and independent candidates for state-wide races was yesterday.
Among those who appear to have acquired the needed number of signatures are John Krupa, who is running for governor under the “Tea Party” banner; engineer Douglas Jaimson who is running for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian; and York County homosexual activist Marakay Rogers who will be the Libertarian candidate for governor. Ms. Rogers running mate will be Kat Valleley.
Ms. Rogers ran unsuccessfully for Superior Court last year.
It also appears that the Green Party will have a candidate in the staunchly Democrat 14th Congressional District race in Ed Bortz. The district includes Pittsburgh and is represented by Mike Doyle. Bortz’s concerns include the development of Marcellus Shale.
Also, in the governor’s race write-in campaigns for governor are being organized for Sam Rohrer, the state rep from the 128th District who was defeated by Tom Corbett for Republican Party nomination for the post.
Rohrer has not endorsed the campaigns, but he has not dis-endorsed them either.
Hat tip to GrassrootsPa.com
The latest Franklin & Marshall poll has Pat Toomey beating incumbent Arlen Specter to represent Pennsylvania in the Senate 33-29 with 32 undecided. This is a direct reversal of March’s results which had Specter up 33-29 with 29 percent undecided. In January F&M had Toomey & Specter tied at 30.
Also in the latest, Toomey beats Congressman Joe Sestak (D-7) 27-19 with 49 percent undecided. This is up from last month which had Toomey ahead 25-22 with 47 percent undecided.
And party-endorsed Specter keeps a strong lead over Sestak in the Democrat Primary race 32-12 with 52 percent undecided.
Rasmussen has Specter leading Sestak handily.
A QuinnipiacUniversity poll released March 2, however, has Specter beating Toomey by 7points and Sestak by 24 points.
In the GOP gubernatorial primary race, F&M has Attorney General Tom Corbett extending his lead over state Rep. Sam Rohrer to 28-4 but 66 percent remain undecided. In January, it was 23-5 with 69 percent undecided.
In the four-man Democrat gubernatorial race, Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato is the front runner favored by 11 percent of the Dem voters followed by state Auditor General Jack Wagner at 7 percent, Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel at 5 percent and State Senator Anthony Williams (D-191) at 2 percent with 71 percent undecided.
Here is a pdf of the F&M report.