I was going to write a post last night, but Judy and I were both obsessively scouring the internet for results from the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.
Conor Lamb, the Democrat, won by about 600 votes, which is a remarkable result in a district that Trump won by 20 percentage points in 2016. (There may be a recount, however.) Here’s what Political Wire, which has become my “go to” political website, had to say about the significance of this special election:
There are 119 congressional districts held by Republicans that are more liberal than Pennsylvania’s 18th. If Democrats are competitive in just half of them, Republicans will be swept out of office this fall in record numbers.
Now, this is not a political blog. In fact, I started this blog in part to distract myself from politics. But I never claimed to be consistent, and I feel compelled to highlight this promising development.
In honor of this event, I am posting the state song of Pennsylvania. It is entitled, appropriately enough, “Pennsylvania”. Enjoy.