Monday, June 4, 2007

Democratic Discontent: In Pennsylvania, a state where discontent with Republicans proved crucial for Democrats' recapturing of Congress (Bob Casey's victory over Rick Santorum helped secure the one-vote majority for Democrats in the US Senate, and Republicans lost more House seats--4--in PA than in any other state), there also appears to be discontent over the present Senate immigration bill. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, over 80% of Pennsylvanians are opposed to "amnesty". Freshman Democratic representative Jason Altmire seems to have declared his opposition to the Senate bill in this story. Rep. Phil English (R) also opposes it. Rep. Mike Doyle (D) has not decided yet, according to this story.