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Title: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: nini2287 on June 10, 2005, 02:19:44 am
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05122/497704.stm

Here's some info  on Catherine Baker Knoll


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Keystone Phil on June 10, 2005, 10:24:37 am
Knoll seems to be a nice lady and happens to be a conservative Dem but she's just out there. She's done in 2006. I highly doubt she'll be able to get out of the Primary.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: PBrunsel on June 10, 2005, 10:41:31 am
Sally Pederson doesn't really do a lot. She is more like Vilsack's good will ambassador to Central and Northwestern Iowa.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Jake on June 10, 2005, 10:58:16 am
I live in PA. Unfortunately that means we have the same Lt. Governor.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Ben Meyers on June 10, 2005, 04:43:26 pm
I think our's is named Brogan. 

Actually, on second thought, he's not it anymore.  Now, it's Toni Jennings.

She's nice, I've met her quite a few times. 


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Emsworth on June 10, 2005, 08:12:30 pm
New Jersey, unfortunately, does not have a Lieutenant Governor.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Cubby on June 11, 2005, 09:39:27 pm
Kevin Sullivan (D) 2004-

He's too new to have done anything, but at least there's a Democrat next in the line of succession.

I miss Rowland :(

I find it hard to believe that 40% of those polled live in PA. 8/40? Seriously?


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: TomC on June 11, 2005, 09:40:19 pm
Mine is, like, 82. He's been Lt. Gov for over 30 years. Out LG is a member of the State Senate- like Pres Pro Temp. He's a Dem but has given committee chairmanships and other goodies to Repubs over the years. This year, even though the St Sen is 17 R to 16 D, he retained power for the Dems. Last week, he badmouthed the FBI for catching four of our sens/reps taking bribe money. He led a prayer for the accused. He's a hoot.

John Wilder's his name.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Jake on June 11, 2005, 09:54:00 pm
I find it hard to believe that 40% of those polled live in PA. 8/40? Seriously?

Not suprising. About a fifth of the Americans on the forum hail from PA and the make up a suprisingly large proportion of those that visit and post on this board.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: TheWildCard on June 12, 2005, 12:43:48 am
I'd rather have yours than Bustamonte... At the very least for the raw entertainment value lol.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: MAS117 on June 12, 2005, 09:56:36 pm
New Jersey, unfortunately, does not have a Lieutenant Governor.

We will in 2009.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Erc on June 12, 2005, 10:06:48 pm
I don't even know who my Lt. Governor is...


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Max Power on June 12, 2005, 10:32:02 pm
Does anybody have a link to the 2002 PA Lt. Gov. race results?


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Jake on June 12, 2005, 10:35:24 pm
I pretty certain PA elects both on a ticket so 53-44 like the Gubernatorial race.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Keystone Phil on June 12, 2005, 10:40:41 pm
I pretty certain PA elects both on a ticket so 53-44 like the Gubernatorial race.

Yes. They run seperatley in the Primary and are thrown together on the same ticket for the General.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: nini2287 on June 12, 2005, 10:46:21 pm
I don't even know who my Lt. Governor is...

You're not alone.  I was looking around at an old Quinnipac poll a few weeks and only 4% of New Yorkers were able to correctly name the Lt. Gov. (Mary Donahue)


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Max Power on June 12, 2005, 10:48:24 pm
I pretty certain PA elects both on a ticket so 53-44 like the Gubernatorial race.

Yes. They run seperatley in the Primary and are thrown together on the same ticket for the General.
I know. The primary is what I want results for.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Keystone Phil on June 12, 2005, 10:50:56 pm
I pretty certain PA elects both on a ticket so 53-44 like the Gubernatorial race.

Yes. They run seperatley in the Primary and are thrown together on the same ticket for the General.
I know. The primary is what I want results for.

http://web.dos.state.pa.us/cgi-bin/ElectionResults/statewide1.cgi?choice=LTG&eyear=2002&etype=P


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Jake on June 12, 2005, 10:54:39 pm
Hah, one of my old county commissioners ran for Lt. Governor and lost badly. Interesting. Dominated my county though.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Max Power on June 13, 2005, 09:19:16 pm
I pretty certain PA elects both on a ticket so 53-44 like the Gubernatorial race.

Yes. They run seperatley in the Primary and are thrown together on the same ticket for the General.
I know. The primary is what I want results for.

http://web.dos.state.pa.us/cgi-bin/ElectionResults/statewide1.cgi?choice=LTG&eyear=2002&etype=P
Thanks. Kukovich did pretty good. He was state senator for my region. I hope he runs in 2006.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: King on June 13, 2005, 11:18:27 pm
Cruz Bustamante is an ok guy, but some the Dems trying to (and probably will succeed in) replace him scare me.  I am pulling for Garamendi, but will likely vote for Tom McClintock in the general (only GOP contender so far).


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: PADem on June 14, 2005, 02:19:51 am
Heh, I loved the paragraph

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"In light of Rendell's voracious eating habits, one Harrisburg political gadfly, Gene Stilp, has quipped that Knoll may be "just a cheesesteak away" from the governor's office"

I was at a restaurant at the same time as the Governor once and I can vouch for that. Nice guy actually.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: nini2287 on June 14, 2005, 02:20:53 am
Heh, I loved the paragraph

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"In light of Rendell's voracious eating habits, one Harrisburg political gadfly, Gene Stilp, has quipped that Knoll may be "just a cheesesteak away" from the governor's office"

I was at a restaurant at the same time as the Governor once and I can vouch for that. Nice guy actually.

Haha, I was at a restaurant once the same time as Jon Fox.  He beats Rendell in that category ;)


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Keystone Phil on June 14, 2005, 10:46:06 am
Heh, I loved the paragraph

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"In light of Rendell's voracious eating habits, one Harrisburg political gadfly, Gene Stilp, has quipped that Knoll may be "just a cheesesteak away" from the governor's office"

I was at a restaurant at the same time as the Governor once and I can vouch for that. Nice guy actually.

Haha, I was at a restaurant once the same time as Jon Fox.  He beats Rendell in that category ;)

I think Rendell has a far more serious eating problem. I remember PoliticsPA or Grassrootspa showing the tab Rendell ran up in one year for food. It was really bad.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Lt. Gov. Immy on June 14, 2005, 04:32:53 pm
My Lt. Governor is Jim Risch.  He used to a terror in the Capitol, earning the nick name the "Prince of Darkness."  He's running for Governor next year.  I might vote in the Republican primary to make sure he doesn't win.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: True Federalist on June 14, 2005, 10:54:35 pm
As long as we are on the subject of Lt. Gov's  here's an article from The State (http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/11888287.htm) for you to chew on.

Note that the entry of a Democrat into the race today doesn't cause them to focus on how Fritz Hollings' son, Michael, stacks up against the incumbent Andre Bauer, but against the Republican challenger to Bauer, Mike Campbell, son of former Governor Carroll Campbell.  Granted some of this is because both their fathers have had much more of an impact on SC politics that Bauer has (and likely ever will in my opinion) but frankly I doubt that Bauer will be reeected, and I really hope that my doubts will come true.


Title: Re: Is your Lt. Gov. worse than mine?
Post by: Kevinstat on June 28, 2005, 03:11:22 pm
Maine Senate President Beth Edmonds, who would become Governor if Governor Baldacci died or resigned before December of next year, is very liberal and is regarded by some as not having the proper credentials of someone in her position (she's a retired or on leave children's librarian), but she seems like a nice lady and must have decent political skills, as she defeated a former 19-year state House Speaker for the gig.  That former Speaker, John Martin, had given up the speakership under pressure in 1994, but had seemed to have reestablished and slightly reinvented himself politically and was someone I believe many expected to be elected.  Edmonds is elligible for another term both in the Senate and as Senate President and represents a Democratic-leaning district, but the Republicans seem positioned to mount another strong challenge for control of the Senate next fall and there are several V.I.P.s among the Democrats in the Senate who could be strong challengers for the top spot if the Democrats kept the majority and they saw an opportunity.