Bartos And Sean Gale Also Seek GOP Senate Nomination

Bartos And Sean Gale Also Seek GOP Senate Nomination

By Bob Small

Jeff Bartos, the 2018 GOP lieutenant governor candidate, has quite a resume but very little traction, polling less than 10 percent in the latest tallies.

He helped initiate the Pennsylvania 30-Day Fund a non-profit that raised millions to provide  forgivable loans to small businesses affected by Covid 19 closures. This was inspired by the Virginia 30-Day fund, started by Pete Snyder.  There is nothing comparable in any the resume of any of the other Senate candidates.

He previously worked for the Mark Group and Toll Brothers, in the real estate market.

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Jeff Bartos

He has a law degree from the University of Virginia.

He has attacked three of his competitors, David McCormick and Carla Sands, as “political tourists” with questionable recent connections to Pennsylvania. He claims to have the most in-state donors of any of the GOP Senate Candidates.

John Fetterman, to whom he lost to in 2018, encouraged him to run for Senate and called him “ a really great dude who would elevate the conversation in Pennsylvania.”

Sadly, this bi-partisanship is seen by some as a defect.

Sean Gale is the brother of Joseph Gale, who is running for governor.

He is barely polling, as is Joseph Gale in his race. This is certainly not the Galeforce meant to shake up the state.  Part of his campaign strategy has been to attack candidates Kathy Barnette and Jeff Bartos, along with incumbent Pat Toomey on his campaign website.  Among other charges, he has called Toomey “Specter 2.0”

Bartos And Sean Gale
Sean Gale

He has specifically criticized Jeff Bartos for giving donations to Democrats, though the last one was 2014. Note: though his wife, Sheryl, gave contributions until 2016. He specifically called Bartos a RINO, a charge that has been thrown around quite a bit.

Sean Gale is a graduate of Villanova Law School.   

Among other campaign issues, he has said he would prioritize repealing the Affordable Care Act but would seek a replacement system and also supports tax breaks for businesses and individuals.

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Ex Officials Lobby For More Foreign Stem Students

Ex Officials Lobby For More Foreign Stem Students

By Joe Guzzardi

In early May, nearly 50 former U.S. officials who held prominent federal government positions sent an urgent letter to Senate Majority and Minority leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell, and to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Also copied was the Bipartisan Innovation Act Conference Committee, a group that will reconcile differences in the Senate and House versions of separate bills which address America’s global competitiveness.
Included among the letter’s signatories are the former secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and the Department of Navy, as well as the former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, a CIA director, their assistants and undersecretaries and a two-term U.S. representative. The letter’s tone is alarmist.

Ex Officials Lobby For More Foreign Stem Students

Summarized, the letter bemoaned what the writers called “immigration bottlenecks” and their “self-inflicted drag…on American competitiveness.” Their predictable solution: more immigration in the form of attracting an ever-higher number of science, technology, engineering and math students, the so-called STEM fields. The House version, America COMPETES, exempts numerical limits and country cap quotas for green cards for international students with advanced STEM degrees. Without the green card lure, the writers warned, the U.S. will be unable to attract the “best and brightest” foreign-born STEM talent and will lose its innovative edge. The House bill also would create new but unnecessary visas which translates to more immigration, including the “W,” for start-up business owners, and the EB-4 for South Korean foreign nationals.
The bombastic letter indicates that none of the DHS, CBP, CIA or U.S. representative signatories have any concern that their panic to attract international students, including Chinese nationals. China is the U.S.’s leading rival for worldwide tech superiority, and importation of more Chinese nationals could lead to more national security breachesintellectual property theft and stolen personal data. Evidence of China’s threat is abundant. A sampling: more than 24 Chinese nationals have been convicted of spying against the U.S., and the offices of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) have been infiltrated by People’s Republic of China subversives.
International students’ path to STEM degrees begins with an F-1 visa which allows them to enroll in a U.S. university. In the academic year 2020-2021, China was the leading contributor to overall international enrollment in U.S. schools with 317,299 students, a figure that COVID-19 reduced from the previous year’s 372,532 total. Nearly 40 percent of the Chinese 2020-2021 class studied STEM disciplines. A 2020 Center for Security and Emerging Technology study found that in pre-pandemic academic year 2018-2019, an estimated 122,000 Chinese nationals were pursuing STEM undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. degrees.
How worrisome the high Chinese STEM enrollment depends on whether an analyst considers China friend or foe. President Biden has made conflicting statements about the China-U.S. relationship. On one hand, Biden called President Xi his “old friend.” On another day, however, Biden said that China believed it would eventually “own America” within 15 years.
If Biden believes China’s goal is to conquer America, then inviting thousands of Chinese nationals to study STEM at the nation’s most prestigious universities is self-defeating and would accelerate the nation’s demise. Chinese status as students gives potential agents cover, and if the PRC orders them to spy, they know that it’s in their best interest to comply.
But congressional elites are oblivious to the growing danger that Chinese international students represent to the homeland.
In 2020, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) proposed that Chinese nationals be banned from coming to the U.S. to study STEM. Cotton suggested that in the interest of world harmony, young Chinese would be better served reading Shakespeare and the Federalist papers instead of mastering skills that they could use against America. Cotton called granting foreign students STEM degrees from U.S. universities “a scandal” because they return to China “to compete for our jobs, to take our business, and ultimately to steal our property and design weapons and other devices that can be used against the American people.”
Cotton’s straight talk, ignored by his colleagues and mocked by his detractors, is irrefutable. Weaponizing the enemy is folly. Yet, the letter’s signatories, officials supposedly well-trained in homeland security and once entrusted by the electorate to protect them from harm, insist on aiding the enemy which would accelerate America’s decline.

PFIR analyst Joe Guzzardi writes about immigration issues and impacts. Contact him at

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