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September 3rd Ups and Downs

Former President Donald Trump endorses a candidate for U.S. Senate, Gov. Tom Wolf scores a win for his climate change plans, plus a GOP candidate in a swing county makes headlines for the wrong reasons. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

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Sean Parnell. The Army veteran, author, and former congressional candidate who is running for U.S. Senate received an important endorsement for a GOP primary this week. Former President Donald Trump announced his support for Parnell’s Senate campaign. Trump pointed to Parnell’s military service in the endorsement, while also saying the GOP Senate hopeful will fight for “Election Integrity, Strong Borders, our Second Amendment, Energy Jobs, and so much more.” It is unclear how Trump’s endorsement could play in 2022’s general election, but with the former president’s approval rating remaining high in the GOP, it will likely help Parnell in his quest for the party nomination. 

Tom Wolf. The Governor scored a win for his climate change plans. The Associated Press reports that the Independent Regulatory Review Commission voted 3-2 in favor of “the plan to impose a price on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants in Pennsylvania.” The AP describes the vote as the “last regulatory hurdle” for Wolf’s plans to fight climate change. 

Steve Lynch. A GOP candidate in a swing county made headlines in the commonwealth and beyond for the wrong reasons this week. Lynch, a Republican hopeful for Northampton County Executive, made a speech during a rally in Harrisburg where he said “he would confront pro-mask school board members with “20 strong men” and deliver them an ultimatum — get out or get removed,” according to the Allentown Morning Call.

Teddy Daniels. In the effort of getting the message out to GOP voters, joining Tucker Carlson on Fox News for an interview is certainly one of the most sought-after places to promote your candidacy. Daniels, an Afghanistan War veteran who is running for the GOP nomination for the 8th Congressional district for the second consecutive cycle, joined Fox Nation’s Tucker Carlson Today to discuss his thoughts on the recent events in Afghanistan.  

Dawn Stensland. TalkRadio 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia has a new talk-show host. It was announced this week that Stensland will be hosting a program weekdays on 1210 WPHT from 10 AM -12 PM.


8 Responses

  1. Tweet of the week is some twerp joking about past catastrophic flooding in Johnstown that killed people. SMMFH

  2. This intensity over masks is bonkers! A candidate for County Executive in Northampton County is turning school board members into political footballs during a pandemic for his own political gain. Let’s hope to God this person does not win. We should be congratulating anyone for serving on a school board where they take everyone’s hassles for no pay and now are being used to promote a political career. Sad.

  3. Teddy Daniels will be a winner.

    Hey Teddy, point out the hypocrisy of the way the national media blew off the American military deaths caused by Biden’s incompetence and how quickly they have tried to turn attention away from it.

    1. Hey! I felt the same way when the twin towers were destroyed and 2996 lives were lost on 9/11 about Bush. There was never any attention turned to Bush accept tor the dumb look on his face when he was told.

  4. Tom Wolf’s woke carbon tax will have no effect on climate change when the Chinese and Indians are building one new power plant a week. It will further penalize the least among us as the price of electricity increases and this becomes a regressive tax. Maybe he should work on cleaning up the financial mess with Penn Dot and the turnpike commission, something he actually may have the legal power to do.

    1. He should support the “forensic” audit concerning the presidential election. Check every paper ballot for bamboo and hire a paranormal team to capture the ghost of Hugo Chavez.

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