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    Default PAS GOP HOUSE SPEAKER TO RETIRE AFTER 3 TERMS

    https://apnews.com/0cffef1a0e13b58e67b96d965854825b

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai will not run for reelection, the Republican announced Thursday, ending the career of a conservative force in state government in a critical year when Democrats are aiming to take control of the chamber.

    Turzai, 60, made the announcement at a news conference at his office in his suburban Pittsburgh district with his wife and youngest son and a couple dozen supporters, occasionally tearing up when describing his decision to leave a job he said he loves.

    However, he also described the long hours away from home and on the road, saying that serving in the job has been the privilege of a lifetime, but that it is time for someone else to take his place.

    Ive made this decision knowing Ive left it all on the field, Turzai said.

    Turzai also seemed to put aside any talk of running for higher office, after pursuing and then abandoning bids for lieutenant governor, Congress and governor in the past 15 years.

    Turzai was first elected in 2001, becoming speaker in 2015 after four years as House majority leader. He emerged as a force for fiscal and social conservatism in state government, as well as a powerhouse fundraiser for the House Republican majority.

    Without someone ready to fill Turzais big fundraising shoes, his departure could boost Democrats efforts to win control of the chamber for the first time since 2010. Democrats also could put more effort into winning his district , once a solidly Republican bastion that is changing.
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    Default Re: PAS GOP HOUSE SPEAKER TO RETIRE AFTER 3 TERMS

    Saw that on news this morning. Why does it seem that only Republicans are retiring in PA?
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    Default Re: PAS GOP HOUSE SPEAKER TO RETIRE AFTER 3 TERMS

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacaheat View Post
    Saw that on news this morning. Why does it seem that only Republicans are retiring in PA?
    Dems are stepping up their blackmail game. Look at the US house in 2018.

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    Default Re: PAS GOP HOUSE SPEAKER TO RETIRE AFTER 3 TERMS

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacaheat View Post
    Saw that on news this morning. Why does it seem that only Republicans are retiring in PA?
    I'm seeing it more and more---This is EXACTLY what happened in VA. And I agree, the last 6 Senate special elections were Republicans "retiring"---
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    Default Re: PAS GOP HOUSE SPEAKER TO RETIRE AFTER 3 TERMS

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacaheat View Post
    Saw that on news this morning. Why does it seem that only Republicans are retiring in PA?
    Dems think they are about to win full control of all three branches of PA's government. They don't want to retire and miss out on the gloating/revenge party.
    Hopefully they are wrong, but it's definitely up in the air.

    ETA: Anyone who witnessed the Dem's behavior at the state senate judiciary hearings earlier this year knows what i'm talking about. They are giddy at the chance to stomp all over us (gun owners)
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    Default Re: PAS GOP HOUSE SPEAKER TO RETIRE AFTER 3 TERMS

    ^ Yep, I was there. The Dems, especially that nasally one with the NY accent that sounded like Joe Pesci - they had a one-track mind, to crush the 2nd Amendment by any means necessary - lying, stealing, cheating....



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    Default Re: PAS GOP HOUSE SPEAKER TO RETIRE AFTER 3 TERMS

    As if that's not enough, remember if the DO win control this year, they will have full control of the 2021 redistricting process. They'll be locked in basically forever at that point.

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    Exclamation Re: PAS GOP HOUSE SPEAKER TO RETIRE AFTER 3 TERMS

    Bloomturd $$$ working it's way through the state's.

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    Default Re: PAS GOP HOUSE SPEAKER TO RETIRE AFTER 3 TERMS

    How does PA get qualified, decent people to run?

    VA lost so badly in part because IIRC almost 25% of districts had no Republican candidate, let alone a pro-gun candidate. Add the redistricting and Bloomberg money and it should be no surprise why it happened.

    People talk a lot about gun owners not showing up to vote, but they have to have somebody to vote for.

    How does PA keep that from happening here?
    I am not a lawyer.

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    Default Re: PAS GOP HOUSE SPEAKER TO RETIRE AFTER 3 TERMS

    Local news just speculated he might run for Governor.

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