John Vernon to formally announce Candidacy for US Senate in Erie September 15, 2011

Colonel John Vernon, USA (retired) is making a 2-day trip to Philadelphia, Carlisle, Williamsport, Wellsboro, ERIE, Media stop on I-79, Murrysville, and ending with a speaking engagement in Pittsburgh.  He will be formally announcing his candidacy for the US Senate at each of these 8 motorcade stops. Continue reading “John Vernon to formally announce Candidacy for US Senate in Erie September 15, 2011”

Obama approval rating falls after jobs speech

by Philip Klein

Not only did President Obama fail to get a bounce from his jobs speech to a joint session of Congress, but his approval rating actually declined slightly following last Thursday’s address, according to Gallup.

In the just released Gallup daily tracking poll, which now has three days of polling since the speech was delivered last Thursday (Sept. 9th through 11th), Obama’s approval rating has fallen to 42 percent. Continue reading “Obama approval rating falls after jobs speech”

Obama talks a big game — but offers more of same

That’s what this next election is going to be fought over. And that’s fine. What isn’t fine is the outright trickery with which Obama claims his new plan is going to be fully paid for off the bat.

He says the debt-ceiling super-committee, which has begun searching for $1.5 trillion to cut from the federal government, will find another $447 billion to pay for this American Jobs Act.

In the end, he offered no reason to believe that if it were entirely enacted it would actually do much other than act as yet another subsidy for the core of his base, unionized workers who already have jobs.

It was a corker of a speech, but it was nonsense on stilts — and its purpose was patent and cynical.

John Podhoretz, New York Post

Labor Day Republican Picnic called a grand success

Erie County Republicans gathered for the annual picnic at Waldameer Park on Labor Day.

Festivities began at 1 pm when guests began to arrive and several decorated tables of fully laid out picnic goodies were abundantly enjoyed.

Amongst the picnic crowd were special guests: former congressman Phil English, US Senate candidate John Vernon, Republican candidates for Erie county controller Mary Schaaf, Coroner Lyell Cook, County councilman Ebert Beeman, Council candidate Rebecca Styn, Governor’s representative David Mitchell, PaGOP representative for Western Pennsylvania Ben Wren, Millcreek auditor candidate Bob Praetzel, Millcreek commission candidates Tom Hutzelman and Lou Aliota.

The guests addressed the crowd after an introduction by Chairman Verel Salmon who exhorted the participants for party unity and turnout towards a victory in November. The importance of State, County and local elections was not lost on the party faithful.


Come to the Picnic

Labor Day September 5, 2011 is when the Republicans will be at Waldameer Park Southern Grove, for their annual picnic.

Hot Dogs and soft drinks are provided between 1-5 pm. Elected officials and candidates for November elections will be there to mingle with their supporters. Interested persons should plan to come and bring some food to share and also your family and swimwear.

Combo tickets are available for $17.75 (regularly $24.99) and that includes Water Park admission. Please contact Shirley at 814-476-7564.

Rasmussen: Obama strong approval by only 19%

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 19% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21 (see trends).

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) at least somewhat disapprove.
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This Morning with Kelly in Erie

US Representative Mike Kelly held well attended town hall meetings known as “Mornings with Kelly” at 9 am and 11 am, today at the Intermodal Transporttion Center.

Mike Kelly

He opened each session with a seven point presentation of 1) Empower small businesses 2) fix the tax code 3) Increase competitiveness 4) Encourage entrepreneurship 5)  Maximize domestic energy production 6)  Pay down America’s debt and 7) Invest in infrastructure. Continue reading “This Morning with Kelly in Erie”

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