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Siloch
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« on: November 24, 2014, 04:53:58 pm »
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Not only did he win the state comfortably he carried all the counties around Philadelphia. These counties used to be GOP territory but moved away because the GOP became to conservative yet they voted for Santorum? This wasn't a usual low turnout midterm either this was an election year and Santorum still won.

Santorum is more conservative than Bush, that's an odd result.

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2014, 04:56:08 pm »
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This has already been done and I just saw it my bad haha.... sorry Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2014, 04:59:09 pm »
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Not economically speaking he isn't,and perhaps the Democrats fielded a weak challenger.

But seriously fiscal liberalism and social liberalism do not always mix, and Santorum is only conservative where social issues are concerned, he is a moderate on economics.

And given that he lost to Bob Casey, who is only slightly more to the left... you can see that in a state part Philly,part Pittsburgh, and part Dixie that he fit well with the climate.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2014, 06:45:24 pm »
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Ron Klink actually would have been a good fit for PA, considering he was conservative on most social issues and liberal economically. However, this was before Santorum went off the deep end. He was a conservative, yes, but Pennsylvanians will only dump an incumbent if they prove absolutely intolerable. In 2000, Rick Santorum hadn't reached that point yet. Ron Klink lacked money and presence as well.
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