Podcast: Primary Losers & Winners

With Pennsylvania’s primary behind us, who are the big winners and big losers? What does it all mean? And what happens next?

In the latest episode of the PoliticsPA Podcast, host Tom McGrath is joined by PoliticsPA managing editor Steve Ulrich and Keegan Gibson of Ceisler Media and Issue Advocacy in Pittsburgh. The three cover a range of topics, from the power of the Republican and Democratic bases in the primary and the rough night for incumbents to who exactly are the happiest—and most distraught—people in Pennsylvania politics in the wake of the election.

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7 Responses

  1. Democratic Turnout in the Primary was nothing to write home about. Shapiro and Fetterman will need to do something to juice turnout if President Biden does not start to get his act together soon.

  2. The big “winners” of the primary season have to be the Democrats. Both of their state-wide candidates emerge from the primary season unscathed, and the duo has some east/west and ideological balance. The GOP gave them the opponent they wanted in the governor’s race, and while the GOP should be spending this time defining Fetterman, and tearing down his persona, they’re instead set to be counting votes in perpetuity. Only Barnette would have been a bigger gift to the Dems from GOP voters. PA looks a lot like a national outlier with the national fundamentals so heavily favoring the GOP.

  3. gotta make Sweet Lou Barletta the biggest loser. The guy knocked himself out for Trump for years only to get hosed by Trump last week. Maybe all those years Sweet Lou refused to endorse others, or worse, endorsed when he promised he’d stay out of races, all the backstabbing, finally caught up to him.

  4. Big loser is Ted Daniels who couldn’t even ride the coat tails of Dougie’s gigantic win margin. Pa voters smart enough to identify a dude not worth votes. Past PFAs, taking a charity home that a really disabled vet should have had and selling it for profit, losing a cop job, using insulting terms, it all caught up to the guy. Anyone with a brain knew big Ted was a big liability to the top of the ticket.

  5. Pennsylvania will be the long term loser if Ding Dong Doug the Insurrectionist gets more than 30% of the vote in November. It will serve as proof that a large number of the population no longer believes in or supports the US Constitution or respects the Rule of Law.

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