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RD had a little Lamb

Today is the Pennsylvania primary. It’s the first election since the state ordered the districts redrawn to fix the gerrymandering problem.

I was just listening to Nate Silver at the fivethirtyeight podcast who said that 9 out of PA’s 18 congressional districts are competitive, including mine.

Yes, friends, I was redistricted. I was in a district represented by the totally awesome Mike Doyle (D) who is working his butt off to get Net Neutrality back. Now, I’m stuck in Keith Rothfus’ (R) district. The Mighty 17th is just a twinkle in the Democrats’ eyes right now since technically, it won’t exist until January 2019.

And yet, it has not one but TWO incumbents. Wrap your head around that. Keith Rothfus is the rep for the old district 12, which was shaped like a hammerhead shark, and Conor Lamb represents the 18th which is west and south of Pittsburgh. (I’m starting to get confuzzled about all this).

Anyway, I did some limited campaigning for Lamb back in March and he pulled of a squeaker of a victory. But now, his odds of winning the 17th are vastly improved since this district got some pretty big, pretty diverse, heavily Democratic suburbs sucked into it. One of them was mine. {{bwahahahahhhhh!!!}}

Its only a primary and Lamb is running unopposed, which sort of takes the fun out of it. But Lamb is such an ideal candidate to vote for in this district that I’m looking forward to it. Rothfus is a anti-choice, pro-Republican, pro-NRA Republican and the district as a whole moved from something like +11 for Trump to +2.5 for Trump after redistricting. In other words, we have a real shot of turning this district blue.

Shout out to John Fetterman, mayor of beautiful downtown Braddock, PA, champion of urban renewal and medical marijuana. He’s running for Lieutenant Governor.

And let’s not forget Governor Tom Wolf who turns out to have just the right amount of assertiveness and cunning to outmaneuver the Republican legislature.

Maybe I should have titled this post “A Wolf, a Lamb and a Fetterman”.

Let’s do this thing.

If this is your primary day, get out there and vote, even if your candidate is running unopposed.

SURF’S UP!!