Democrats’ Pennsylvania Trouble

“Pennsylvania’s voters will ultimately view the election as a referendum on the pandemic. Though the state’s political map favors Biden, his party’s energy platform and Wolf’s overreach could lead enough disenchanted voters to the GOP fold. Lamb’s district is a gauge of the electoral mood. The Democratic congressman, hailed for his upset special-election victory in 2018, was outraised in the second quarter by Sean Parnell, a U.S. Army combat veteran. The district—home to Royal Dutch Shell’s future petrochemical complex, one of America’s largest construction sites—includes the kind of working-class voter who questions the Democratic Party’s commitment to his economic interests. Statewide, policies that imperil the crucial energy sector or shutter small businesses could lead blue-collar voters to conclude that Biden, like Wolf, is not their friend.”  Charles F. McElwee, “Democrats’ Pennsylvania Trouble,” City Journal, 7/24/2020.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close