They could win by default, but that’s not good enough.
In a year when Republicans are operating in such an enviable political environment, why aren’t their U.S. Senate candidates holding big and impressive leads? Why does it look close? Why are party professionals getting worried?
The Democratic president is unpopular. What progress can be claimed in the economy is tentative, uneven, feels temporary.
By The Tribune-Review
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 8:55 p.m.
Updated 12 hours ago
On Nov. 4, vote to keep Pennsylvania Republicans Keith Rothfus (12th District), Bill Shuster (9th), Mike Kelly (3rd) and Lou Barletta (11th) in the U.S. House.
Representing his constituents admirably, Mr. Rothfus, of Sewickley, deserves a second term. He favors reducing taxes and regulations, repealing ObamaCare and increasing domestic energy production. Challenger Erin McClelland, a Harrison Democrat, supports dubious “pay equity” legislation (there are ample laws already on the books), parrots other liberal talking points and brags of her union endorsements.
Tom Wolf wants a “progressive” income tax in Pennsylvania. In fact, he has made it a cornerstone of his campaign for governor. The fact that it violates the uniformity clause of the Pennsylvania Constitution does not seem to bother him. Article VIII Section 1 states:
“All taxes shall be uniform, upon the same class of subjects….”
Although Wolf and his legal researchers are confident they’ve found a way around that hurdle, the campaign has been unable to work out exactly how high tax rates would need to go. According to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article:
The deadline to request a civilian absentee ballot is just five days away—Tuesday, October 28th at 5 pm.
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