Pennsylvania for Dummies w/ RCP’s Charles McElwee

Animals,

The last time there was a national meltdown happening in Pennsylvania it was 1979 and the nuclear power plant at 3 Mile Island was what was getting a little bit hot.

Now, 40+ years later, the meltdown is happening over politics, where a series of races in Pennsylvania will possibly determine who controls the Senate (Oz vs Fetterman), if crazy MAGA hardos can actually win statewide (Doug Mastriano) — and if the Red Wave does not materialize, as predicted — House seats in Central and Northeastern PA could be the Keystone of Democrats’ defense of Congress.

With all that as a prelude, SSG is very happy to welcome back RealClearPolitIcs’s Charles McElwee, who basically a hit a walk-off grand slam the last time he was on the show.

PENNSYLVANIA FOR DUMMIES W/ RCP’S CHARLES MCELWEE

This 19 mins of material is dense with bettable material. Here is just one quote from Charles that occupies 30 seconds:

WHY CHARLES THINKS DR. OZ IS THE REAL FAVORITE:

“Let’s go back to August and all the stories about how Oz was toast. I never bought into that. I thought it all was nonsense. Refused to cover it because, the reality is, a candidate like Fetterman – he may say he is going to those traditionally Trump counties throughout the state, but those voters are not going voting for Fetterman.

“Fetterman’s vase is where I am in Radnor township in suburban Philly, it’s not in the rural counties no matter how much he thinks he can successfully engage them… they’re not inclined to vote for a guy like Fetterman, and the reason, Alex, is because the crime crisis, a concern that is topping is topping polls, the crime crisis isn’t limited to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, it’s a crisis of Williamsport, Hazleton, and Allentown – all the small cities throughout the state that have voters that were Democrat, but would never imagine voting Democrat considering the past few years. 

“And that’s why you are seeing dramatic voter registration margins that are playing to Republicans’ favor statewide. 

“Just based on that alone, the fact that Democrats just have about a half-million voter registration advantage, back to where it was in 2000, suggests to me that one, a candidate like Oz could absolutely squeeze through and survive this race.”

OR — HERE IS A 6 MINUTE SUMMARY OF THE SENATE RACE ALONE:

This episode also covers the Governor’s race, featuring MAGA maniac Doug Mastriano, about whom, Charles told us:

“Mastriano is a somewhat of a mysterious figure in the sense that we don’t know his entire biography” and that Mastriano “a distinct candidate compared to the average MAGA candidate in Pennsylvania.”

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