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Postby Poptone » Tue May 15, 2018 3:54 pm

really hope Sarah Innamorato can wipe the floor with Don Costa in PA-21, feels good to vote for a DSA-backed candidate
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Postby light rail coyote » Tue May 15, 2018 4:06 pm

palmer eldritch wrote:no big big contests today but PA has a lot of important house primaries and NE-02 might be interesting


Um excuse me the Portland city council race could potentially see the unseating of an incumbent in favor of a socialist and may be replacing an open seat with a fairly radical BLM activist. same with possibly getting rid of one of the most conservative democrats in our legislature, and a surprisingly exciting labor commissioner race.

there's also the GOP gubernatorial primary but tbh I don't see buhler losing.
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue May 15, 2018 4:18 pm

I guess I better watch these hot races
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Postby light rail coyote » Tue May 15, 2018 4:19 pm

lol
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Postby laserblast » Tue May 15, 2018 4:39 pm

imagining the carnival of souls guy typing all of LRC's posts in these threads is quietly one of my favorite hpn things
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue May 15, 2018 10:04 pm



sick
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Postby blurst of times » Tue May 15, 2018 10:05 pm

Wow that rips
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Postby Poptone » Tue May 15, 2018 10:07 pm

so awesome, i did not expect that, especially with those margins
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Postby light rail coyote » Tue May 15, 2018 10:08 pm

hell yeah
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Postby John Dark » Tue May 15, 2018 10:10 pm

John Fetterman appears to have the Lt. Gov on lock, too.
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Postby Poptone » Tue May 15, 2018 10:11 pm

apparently he had a p disastrous visit with the local DSA chapter where he couldn't adequately explain past problematic positions and just kept hammering on his Bernie endorsement
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Postby light rail coyote » Tue May 15, 2018 10:28 pm

tbh i don't really know that much about fetterman. i know i've seen some stuff i've disliked but i can't even remember what it was.

that also happened with a bunch of local candidates for the oregon legislature here. anyone who got an our revolution endorsement was given slots at DSA meetings and only a few got endorsements, and there was a small public spat that got some media coverage as a result. in the DSA's defense, their standard was that any candidate they endorse gets chapter resources for campaign work and they rightfully don't want to expend a ton of energy helping someone get elected if there's not enough agreement and they could be spending that effort elsewhere.

the DSA here has basically gone from being nonexistent to becoming a genuine driver in local politics- they've basically framed the entire city council election in terms of what issues candidates are being forced to discuss and have had really well organized turnout to these city hall budget forums and have framed the discussions at each ones, getting a ton of media coverage. it seems like they could potentially unseat the incumbent mayor in 2020 if they expend their resources on it (not in the sense that i think an explicitly DSA candidate will win but that if whoever wheeler's challenger is courts them they could be a decisive factor). pretty neat.
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Postby John Dark » Tue May 15, 2018 10:41 pm

Rick Saccone...two-time loser.
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Postby universe » Tue May 15, 2018 10:43 pm

Genuinely curious if Fetterman decides to suit up now. His look is a big part of his persona.
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue May 15, 2018 10:51 pm

morganelli lost pa07 thankfully
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Postby Amblin » Tue May 15, 2018 11:00 pm

universe wrote:Genuinely curious if Fetterman decides to suit up now. His look is a big part of his persona.



At least wear pants and not shorts
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Postby Feech La Manna » Tue May 15, 2018 11:00 pm

It’s not even Memorial Day yet!
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Postby light rail coyote » Tue May 15, 2018 11:07 pm

damn polls closed less than 10 minutes ago and incumbent city councilor nick fish just won over socialist julia degraw.

although the other race is going to a runoff between a fairly corrupt establishment dem and a pretty promising outsider so that's cool
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Postby light rail coyote » Tue May 15, 2018 11:08 pm

pramilla jayapal's sister shusheela just got elected to the county commission
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Postby light rail coyote » Tue May 15, 2018 11:12 pm

slumlord incumbent state senator rod monroe getting crushed in a landslide right now hell yeah
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Postby gucci man » Tue May 15, 2018 11:17 pm

light rail coyote wrote:slumlord incumbent state senator rod monroe getting crushed in a landslide right now hell yeah


portland checking in...woooooooooooooo :awful:
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue May 15, 2018 11:32 pm

wow eastman may have upset bradshford in NE02 primary
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Postby brent » Tue May 15, 2018 11:39 pm

hell yeah
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Postby tgk » Tue May 15, 2018 11:49 pm

who's this squish

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Postby Bartatua » Tue May 15, 2018 11:50 pm

palmer eldritch wrote:

sick


nice
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Postby Poptone » Tue May 15, 2018 11:53 pm

bwahahahaa

Update, 10:35 PM: With 99% precincts reporting, it appears that Dom Costa’s attempt to obtain the GOP ballot line fell short by about two dozen votes. Innamorato finishes with 5,757 votes, nearly 65% of votes cast. Summer Lee won with 6,655 votes, or almost 68% of votes cast.
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Postby Feech La Manna » Tue May 15, 2018 11:55 pm

Dom Costa sounds like a Final Fantasy boss
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Postby Poptone » Tue May 15, 2018 11:57 pm

for those that aren't from the area or didn't read the mother jones article, a nice capsule of the scumbag Innamorato took down tonight:

The man she’s challenging, Dom Costa, was first elected to the statehouse in 2008 and is well known for his career in law enforcement, which culminated in 2006 with a 9-month stint as Pittsburgh’s chief of police. In 1997, Costa was formally reprimanded for his role in an incident in which fumes escaped from an abandoned house SWAT team members were using for tear gas training, sending at least 17 residents of a predominately African-American neighborhood to hospitals and sparking a federal civil rights suit. In 2002, Costa and another officer were shot in the line of duty following an armed standoff. An internal review found that his actions on the scene had violated 10 department regulations, and it recommended a 10-day suspension. He retired from the force on medical leave before any formal disciplinary action took place; parts of the bullet are still in his neck today.

In 2008, in what a Post-Gazette editorial termed a win for “the old boys’ club,” Costa won the Democratic nomination for a statehouse bid, campaigning on a pledge to bring 8-year term limits to Harrisburg. “They knew the Costa name is a good name,” he boasted after his victory. He’s never faced a serious challenger since.

In early 2017, less than a year after Sanders carried the district in Pennsylvania’s presidential primary, Costa was listed as a co-sponsor of a bill that would have withheld funds from universities that had declared themselves sanctuary campuses—that is, schools that had committed not to cooperate with immigration enforcement efforts that might target students. Immigrant rights activists rallied outside of his district office, while others, including Innamorato, gathered signatures urging him to change his position. Costa quickly said he’d made a mistake while navigating the legislature’s computerized bill tracking system, inadvertently causing him to sign on to the legislation. Activists were suspicious; just the year before, Costa had co-sponsored and voted for a bill that would have stripped state funding from Pennsylvania sanctuary cities.

The demonstrations, along with Costa’s votes to ban abortions after 20 weeks and to preempt local gun control measures, prompted “a coming to terms,” Innamorato said. (In 2009, Costa appeared at statehouse NRA rally beside the NRA’s president.)
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Postby Poptone » Tue May 15, 2018 11:58 pm

Feech La Manna wrote:Dom Costa sounds like a Final Fantasy boss


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