State of Pennsylvania secondary Archives: on Principles & Values

Bob Casey: Dubbed "Sleeping Bob" for anti-Trump obstructionism

Republican Lou Barletta isn't shying away from his bond with Mr. Trump, who campaigned for him in northeastern Pennsylvania this month. He is criticizing Mr. Casey as an obstructionist, pointing to the incumbent's pledge to block Mr. Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the president even announced his choice of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

At the campaign rally this month, Mr. Trump told voters that Mr. Casey has opposed every one of his proposals to toughen immigration policy and border security.

He also came up with a nickname for the low-key Mr. Casey. "Sleeping Bob," Mr. Trump announced to the crowd. "That's it--Sleeping Bob. "I hear that Bob Casey is afraid to debate Lou Barletta," Mr. Trump told the crowd. "Is the president of the United States allowed to come into the debate forum? Is he allowed to sit in the front row watching Lou Barletta destroy Bob Casey? That will be great entertainment." He called Mr. Barletta "a star."

Source: Washington Times on 2018 Pennsylvania Senate race Aug 20, 2018

Ken Krawchuk: God by any name should not be government supported

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Keep God in the public sphere"?

A: Not sure what you mean by "keep". Allah, Zeus, Yahweh, Gaia, etc. should not be government supported.

Source: OnTheIssues interview: 2018 Pennsylvania Governor candidate May 18, 2018

John Fetterman: Beat establishment incumbent as Bernie Sanders progressive

Last week, John Fetterman was the mayor of a 2,000-person western Pennsylvania Rust Belt town, running in a hotly contested primary for statewide office. Today he's the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.

Fetterman, 48, is unmistakable: 6-foot-8, with a goatee and tattoos. And he dealt incumbent Democrat Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, an established name in Pennsylvania Democratic Party politics, a major upset. He also happens to have the backing of Bernie Sanders.

Fetterman drew 40% of the vote to clinch the nomination, emerging from a crowded field of four Democrats who were challenging Stack. The incumbent lieutenant governor has been mired in several scandals over excessive spending and mistreatment of staff.

Fetterman is now Wolf's running mate, and the two will face Republican state Sen. Scott Wagner and real estate executive Jeff Bartos in November. But as stylistically different as Fetterman is to his running mate, there's not a lot of daylight between the two on policy.

Source: on 2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race May 16, 2018

Scott Wagner: Pastors call on Wagner to apologize to Jewish philanthropist

Religious leaders are calling on state Sen. Scott Wagner, a Republican candidate for governor, to apologize for recently calling Holocaust survivor and wealthy businessman George Soros "a Hungarian Jew." Wagner then questions how Soros could fund liberal causes considering how he was persecuted in his old country and found success when he immigrated to the United States. Soros must hate America if he is against the free-market system that made him wealthy, Wagner says in the video.
Source: The Morning Call on 2018 Pennsylvania Governor race Aug 25, 2017

Tom Wolf: Schools that teach; jobs that pay; government that works

Some of the things I have talked about since I started running for governor two years ago: they boil down to three big themes that I hope will define my time in office:
  1. Schools that teach: because for our children to succeed tomorrow, every child must have access to a great education, and teachers must have the resources they need to deliver a great education;
  2. Jobs that pay: because for our economy to begin humming again, we need to be good partners with the private sector, enabling it to grow and create good jobs that will strengthen our middle-class families; and
  3. Government that works: because for our state to be great again, we need a government that is more efficient and less wasteful. One that restores faith in the fundamental notion that our democracy still works.
Source: State of the State address to 2015 Pennsylvania Legislature Mar 3, 2015

Arlen Specter: Switched from GOP to Democrat, then lost Democratic primary

Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania's longest-serving senator, lost his bid to run for re-election as a Democrat to Rep. Joe Sestak. After serving in the Senate for nearly 30 years as a Republican, Specter switched to the Democratic party in order to salvage his career. He won the support of the Democratic establishment--including Gov. Ed Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who worked on his behalf to mobilize voters in Philadelphia, a critical part of the state for Specter. President Obama also supported Specter, but he never joined him on the campaign trail.

While the Democratic establishment worked to elect Specter, Sestak seized on the 80-year-old senator's party switch to portray Specter as self-interested. He ran a bruising political ad that showed Specter with then-President George W. Bush.

Specter's loss is the latest sign of an anti-incumbent attitude among voters across the country, as also evidenced by the defeat of Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV).

Source: CBS News on 2010 Pennsylvania Senate race May 19, 2010

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