Politics & Policy

Keystone Thursday Mid-Day Update

  • Pat Meehan wants Joe Sestak’s old 7th district seat in Delaware County. His opponent, Bryan Lentz, has been specifically endorsed by President Obama, and Meehan is doing everything he can to expose Lentz as he sees him, as a Washington insider. So Meehan asked Lentz on the radio this week to name an area where he disagrees with Nancy Pelosi. Lentz was short for words. Listen here.

  • The first sentence in this article says it all: “U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire lauded parts of health care reform he voted against in March during an appearance in Harrison on Tuesday morning.” Keith Rothfus, his hard charging opponent, responded by saying, “I’m unequivocally committed to repealing ‘ObamaCare.’”

  • U.S. Rep. Tim Holden (D-17th) is a true believer. In conversation with the Harrisburg Patriot-News editorial board, he told them that the stimulus “did a lot of good” and said its chief failure has been the Democrats failure to adequately explain its good works to the public. Republican opponent Dave Argall could use your support.

  • In their second and final debate last night, Rep. Jim Gerlach and Democrat challenger Manan Trivedi sparred over the economy. Trivedi slammed the Tea Party movement as being “dangerous” for America, and Gerlach spoke against the Ground Zero Mosque and called for the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans. Gerlach has faced stiff competition in nearly every cycle in this moderate to Democrat district, but is expected to hold on in November.

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