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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Philadelphia Democrat Mike Stack III became the first lieutenant governor in modern Pennsylvania history to lose reelection in a primary. Stack was dealt a crushing defeat in Tuesday's election, falling to Braddock Mayor John Fetterman in one of the most hotly contested primaries for lieutenant governor.


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Fetterman -- a 6-foot-8, goateed mayor who became a favorite of liberals when he ran two years ago for U.S. Senate -- will now run alongside Gov. Wolf as a ticket in the fall election.


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The real populist movement is beginning now unlike dotards phony populism.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-16 09:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In other PA news:

Women Score Major Victories in House Primary Races in Pennsylvania

A state representative, an Air Force veteran and two high-powered lawyers -- all women -- won Democratic House primaries on Tuesday in Pennsylvania, where a record number of women ran for House seats in a year of intense political enthusiasm among female Democrats.

It was a night of victories for at least seven Democratic women running for the House in a state that has an all-male congressional delegation of 20 and a Statehouse dominated by male politicians. Female candidates showed strength in nearly every region of Pennsylvania, from the Philadelphia suburbs to the conservative southwest.


#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-16 09:42 AM | Reply

Don't forget a true progressive woman winning in Nebraska.


Medicare-for-all progressive wins surprise victory in a key Nebraska House primary

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-16 09:56 AM | Reply

Prumary victories are jokes if not followed up by actual victories in the general election.

This guy defeated a sitting within a governor, his race is a Gamble.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2018-05-16 12:44 PM | Reply

"This guy defeated a sitting within a governor, his race is a Gamble."

No, I don't think so. Something was up with the Lt. Governor:

John Fetterman won the five-way Democratic Party primary race for lieutenant governor Tuesday, beating incumbent Mike Stack.

The Braddock mayor's victory means he will run on a ticket with Gov. Tom Wolf in the fall. Pennsylvania first started allowing lieutenant governors to serve a second term in the 1970s.

Stack, a former Philadelphia state senator, has had a chilly relationship with Wolf in their first term together.

Wolf last year ordered an investigation into the treatment of state employees by Stack and his wife and stripped Stack of state police protection.


#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-16 12:52 PM | Reply

Having just spent some time in Pennsylvania, I have no additional insight into their politics other than a reinforcement of my belief that I wouldn't expect a minority candidate to do well there.

That state is Gerrymandered so bad it's not fair to call it a representative democracy. Which is good for the GOP.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-16 01:11 PM | Reply

It's just a Blue Fart.


#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-05-16 01:51 PM | Reply

#6 | Posted by snoofy

Except that the gerrymandering was at least somewhat fixed just a couple months ago and in a statewide election gerrymandering wouldn't come into play. Honestly a minority candidate might do well - depending on their minority and politics.

#8 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-05-16 02:07 PM | Reply

Snoof...Not any more, this eas the first non-gerrymandered.
As a Dem running with a fairly popular Governor, he's probably headed to office.

#9 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-05-16 02:08 PM | Reply

RC, I wish you hadn't changed the hradline. To me the story is more that Fetterman won than Stack lost.
Fetterman is a very progressive politician who has been trying for statewide office for a while. Here in Philadelphia, he's constantly making appearances at hip bars and such courting the young crowd.

#10 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-05-16 02:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The real populist movement is beginning now unlike dotards phony populism.

#1 | Posted by 726

It began in 2016. Democrats ignored it and lost. Listening to democrats like Corky, they'll probably do it again. They think "We're not trump." is good enough to win swing voters. They were wrong last time and they'll be wrong again.

The DNC is too addicted to bribe money. Until the democrats break that addiction, they can't credibly claim to be the party of the common man.

#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-05-16 07:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


How could any party be more addicted to bribery than the Trump pay-to-play administration which has now expanded to encompass the entire U.S. foreign policy?

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-05-16 11:04 PM | Reply

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