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Essentially... with a third of republican voters strongly committed to Trump, any republican up for election who disavows Trump is likely to lose their elections.

On the other hand, any republican who backs Trump, also stands likely to lose their election if Trump loses badly.

So what a vise.
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The PA Senate race between Pat Toomey and Katie McGinty is currently the closest in the nation, and Toomey has been dancing on a high-wire for months now. Doesn't want to embrace the Trumpites, but also doesn't want his base to stay home on election day. The phrase, "Shit or get off the pot" has been bandied about a lot regarding him. Lately his campaign ads have been noticeably touting his bi-partisan qualities with lines like, "Pennsylvania deserves a senator who will cross party lines and provide independent leadership...”
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fightcitymayor wrote:
The PA Senate race between Pat Toomey and Katie McGinty is currently the closest in the nation, and Toomey has been dancing on a high-wire for months now. Doesn't want to embrace the Trumpites, but also doesn't want his base to stay home on election day. The phrase, "Shit or get off the pot" has been bandied about a lot regarding him. Lately his campaign ads have been noticeably touting his bi-partisan qualities with lines like, "Pennsylvania deserves a senator who will cross party lines and provide independent leadership...”


Saw an ad or mailer from him with 'repeal obamacare' in it. Seriously? 2016? That's shorthand for 'I'm an ass with no head attached.'
 
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fightcitymayor wrote:
The PA Senate race between Pat Toomey and Katie McGinty is currently the closest in the nation, and Toomey has been dancing on a high-wire for months now. Doesn't want to embrace the Trumpites, but also doesn't want his base to stay home on election day. The phrase, "Shit or get off the pot" has been bandied about a lot regarding him. Lately his campaign ads have been noticeably touting his bi-partisan qualities with lines like, "Pennsylvania deserves a senator who will cross party lines and provide independent leadership...”


His NRA grade went from an A to a C and he has been endorsed by Michael Bloomberg. If his district was more rural, I would say he was screwed.
 
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Saw an ad or mailer from him with 'repeal obamacare' in it. Seriously? 2016? That's shorthand for 'I'm an ass with no head attached.'
Actually that kinda makes sense for where he is at:

We all know "repeal Obamacare" is a rightwing dog-whistle that translates loosely to: "Fuck the liberals." So that becomes Toomey's way of interacting with the Trump crowd without actually having to overtly shake Trump's hand or show up at campaign stops with him.

And like any good politician, Toomey has different approaches for different markets. I live in a county where the Democratic stronghold is absolute. So my mailings consist of Toomey attacking Katie McGinty for being some sort of handmaiden for rich millionaire special interests (appealing to Bernie voters) even though Toomey himself has been a longtime crusader for deregulating Wall Street at all costs.

Right now the race remains a coin-flip, but Trump can't be helping.
 
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His NRA grade went from an A to a C...
Toomey had the audacity to co-sponsor a fairly notable bi-partisan bill that would have required criminal/mental background checks at gun shows and for online purchases. Of course rightwingers in America have so poisoned the well regarding common-sense reform that even though 72% of NRA members (and 83% of Americans) support background checks, well... you know how well that went. Toomey has now been disowned as a liberal heretic.

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wow ~"HOLLA Mika!" Whence "Lindsay Lohan" and 'moi' were CAUGHT-together by Katie Holmes, well, see you, until then! /kiss\
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wow ~"HOLLA Mika!" Whence "Lindsay Lohan" and 'moi' were CAUGHT-together by Katie Holmes, well, see you, until then! /kiss\


Ahem... I have that tape. You were roofied during a wargame convention, dragged to Lohan's Lair, and made to do bad, bad things.
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