Connect with us

Northeast

Young Latino voters in Pennsylvania are 'Trump fans' on economy, may vote Republican in 2024: Report

Published

on

Latino voters and political strategists are arguing in a report from Friday that Republicans have a serious opportunity to win Hispanic voters in Pennsylvania, a state that will be critical for the 2024 election. 

Central to winning over Latino voters is that the Bidenomics message has “fallen flat” in Pennsylvania, Politico reported. 

“According to an early February national NBC poll, Biden’s approval rating declined among Latinos to 35 percent, and he is essentially tied among Latino voters with Trump,” the outlet continued. 

LATINO SENATE HOPEFUL SAYS HISPANIC VOTERS BEING ‘BLINDSIDED’ BY DEM POLICIES, AIMS TO FLIP BORDER SEAT RED

Latino voters and political strategists are arguing in a report from Friday that Republicans have a serious opportunity to win Hispanic voters in Pennsylvania, a state that will likely be critical for the 2024 election.  (Getty Images)

Advertisement

Nicarol Soto, a Democrat born in the Dominican Republic, said that Latino voters believe that the “economy was [in] better shape when Trump was the president,” adding that “they feel identified with him.”

“We are losing a lot of voters,” Soto said. “They’re moving towards the other side.” 

“The Republican Party has the greatest opportunity with the fastest-growing demographic in their history,” Pennsylvania Republican strategist Charlie Gerow told Politico. “2024 is the opportunity for Republicans to truly break through and win if not a majority, then a large plurality of the Latino vote.”

Gerow argued that Latino voters “are trending Republican across the state with very little direct engagement from GOP campaigns and the state party.” 

“Anybody in a position of political power in the GOP who is sitting back and not bothering to capture this growing, right-trending voter bloc should get out of the way and let the rest of us who care to grow the party take the lead,” he said. 

Advertisement

LATINO VOTERS WARN BIDEN THAT LIFE WAS BETTER UNDER TRUMP: ‘LOT OF FRUSTRATION’

Joe Biden, southern border

Marine Corps veteran Omy Maldonado said that Latino residents of Pennsylvania were unhappy with the border crisis.  (JIM WATSON/AFP)

Marine Corps veteran Omy Maldonado said that Latino residents of Pennsylvania were unhappy with the border crisis. 

“The Hispanics I know who legally immigrated to the United States are angered by illegal immigration at the border,” he said. “It’s like going to the store and having people continue to cut in front of you at the checkout line.”

Berks County, Pennsylvania Republican commissioner Michael Rivera claimed that Trump is popular with young Latino voters under 40. 

“A lot of them are Trump fans,” Rivera said. “They like how he ran the country, what he did for the economy when he was president. And that’s what I’m hearing has made a good number of them change from Democrat to Republican.”

Advertisement

Another Pennsylvania resident, Maria Montero, said that Latino voters “don’t have to shift their values,” to vote for Republicans. “Their values are already aligned with Republicans. The shift really is to have their voter registration match who they are.”

 

Read the full article from Here

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Northeast

Maine's Democrat governor wants to tackle gun control and mental health in wake of mass shooting

Published

on

Maine’s governor rolled out legislation on Wednesday she said will prevent dangerous people from possessing weapons and strengthen mental health services to help prevent future tragedies like the Lewiston mass shooting that shook the state.

Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, called for the changes in January in a speech that came three months after an Army reservist killed 18 people in the worst mass shooting in the history of the state. The reservist had a history of mental illness and erratic behavior before the shootings.

DEMOCRAT MAINE GOVERNOR TOUTS LOCATION FOR A KEY WIND PORT, SEEKS TO LEAD IN OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY

Mills said there is broad support for the kind of changes in her proposals, which would also establish a violence-prevention program at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The proposals would need to find support in a state with a higher percentage of gun ownership than most of the Northeast.

“They are practical, common-sense measures that are Maine-made and true to our culture and our longstanding traditions while meeting today’s needs. They represent meaningful progress, without trampling on anybody’s rights, and they will better protect public safety,” Mills said.

Advertisement

One of Mills’ proposals would strengthen the state’s extreme risk protection order law. Some law enforcement personnel have said the state’s yellow flag law made it difficult to remove shooter Robert Card’s weapons despite clear warning signs. Mills said her change would allow law enforcement to seek a protective custody warrant to take a dangerous person into custody to remove weapons.

Gov. Janet Mills speaks during a news conference in the aftermath of a mass shooting, in Lewiston, Maine, Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. Gov. Mills, a Democrat, rolled out legislation on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, she said will prevent dangerous people from possessing weapons and strengthening mental health services to help prevent future tragedies like the Lewiston mass shooting that shook the state. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Another proposal would extend the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to advertised, private sales of firearms. Still another would incentivize the checks for unadvertised, private sales.

The proposals would also establish a statewide network of crisis receiving centers so that a person suffering a mental health crisis could get care swiftly, Mills said.

The governor’s supplemental budget includes other proposals geared at crisis response and mental health. It also proposes to create a Maine mass violence care fund with $5 million to cover physical and mental health expenses connected to a mass violence event and not covered by insurance.

Advertisement

“Our community’s difficult healing process will continue long into the future, and this will provide folks with the support they need when they need it,” said Democratic Rep. Kristen Cloutier of Lewiston.

Card committed the shootings at a bowling alley and restaurant in Lewiston on Oct. 25. He was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Card had been well known to law enforcement for months before the shootings, and a fellow reservist told an Army superior that Card was going to “snap and do a mass shooting.”

Read the full article from Here

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Boston, MA

Bruins win wild one in Edmonton, 6-5, in OT

Published

on

Bruins win wild one in Edmonton, 6-5, in OT


The Bruins lost another defenseman, a three-goal lead and then another one-goal third period lead in Edmonton.

But they refused to the lose the game.

After killing a penalty penalty in overtime, Charlie McAvoy beat Stuart Skinner on a terrific backhand goal to lift the B’s to an electric 6-5 win over Edmonton, snapping the Oilers’ eight-game home win streak.

“I just loved the way we kept forging ahead,” coach Jim Montgomery told reporters in Edmonton. “We didn’t worry about what happened, positively or negatively. i thought we continued to play. Obviously, they had a great push by a great team in the third period and it snowballed, but we went right back to work after that. When they made it 4-4, the next four minutes I thought we controlled the game…great for the fans.”

Advertisement

The B’s managed to beat one of the most explosive teams in the NHL on a night when their goalie, Jeremy Swayman (39 saves), was not at his best. But on an overtime penalty kill, Swayman came up with a huge glove save on Leon Draisaitl to give McAvoy the opportunity to win another game. This time he didn’t wait till the ninth round of the shootout like he did on Monday against Dallas, taking a Jake DeBrusk pass and going straight down the slot, toe-dragging it and beating Skinner on the backhander at 3:10 of OT.

Montgomery decided to break up his rotation and play Swayman in back-to-back games, partially to go with the hot hand. But he also did it with Linus Ullmark’s spectacular game in Calgary last season in mind. The B’s play the Flames on Thursday.

“(Swayman’s) game was kind of like our team’s game. Things are going really well, then they go not the way you want it,” said Montgomery. “His mental makeup is unreal. He just thinks he’s going to stop every puck, so he doesn’t worry about what just happened. He moves forward. That’s why he’s able to keep making saves.”

Rookie Mason Lohrei, recalled from Providence, stepped up to the occasion, recording three assists and four blocks in 23:32 of icetime.

“He was really good,” said Montgomery. “He played more direct, north, coming out the D-zone and at the offensive blue line under pressure. And then when he had time and space, I thought he was really good. Thought he was good on the power play as well.”

Advertisement

It was an eventful, crazy game from the first puck drop.

The first period started out very badly, then very well. Just 1:05 into the game, Ryan McLeod gave Matt Grzelcyk a two-handed chop on the top of his left foot, earning a tripping call. Grzelcyk needed help off the ice as he could not put any weight on the foot. He would surprisingly return to the bench late in the period but did not play again. That was not welcome news, considering they were already without Hampus Lindholm for the trip and possibly longer. While Lindholm is out “week-to-week,” Montgomery termed Grzelcyk as “day-to-day right now.”

On the power play, the B’s looked crisp as the first unit whipped the puck around with precision. But it was the second unit that found the back of the net. Morgan Geekie (a career-high 10 goals) scored from the outside of the right circle, thanks to a Jake DeBrusk screen.

But in the fast-paced first, the Oilers eventually got rolling and tied it up at 11:40. The struggling Derek Forbort lost the puck as he tried to break it out as Connor McDavid flicked it off his stick. It went to Warren Foegele, who took it to the net and beat Swayman through the pads.

The B’s survived an Anthony Richard trip on McDavid and then pushed back. They held a 14-12 shot advantage in the first, but could not get another by Stuart Skinner.

Advertisement

But Brad Marchand gave the B’s their one-goal lead back just 25 seconds into second. Danton Heinen gave Marchand a nifty little pass just outside the blue line to give the captain a little bit of room to attack. From the outside of the left circle, Marchand found the sizable hole Skinner left on his short side for his 26th goal.

The B’s made it a two-goal lead at 4:40 with another fourth (third?) line goal. From the right point, McAvoy gave a short pass to Jesper Boqvist just below him. Boqvist flipped the puck toward the net and, with Justin Brazeau screening in front, Trent Frederic (16) tipped it past Skinner.

Veteran Corey Perry tried to get his team into the game by taking a run at McAvoy and missed, but Parker Wotherspoon caught the attempt and had words with Perry. Perry started throwing hands immediately and Wotherspoon had to oblige, landing some good shots and getting the W. Perry got the extra two, but the B’s could not cash in.

But after killing off another Edmonton power play, the B’s extended the lead to 4-1. At the end of a terrific shift by the B’s first line, Jake DeBrusk backhanded home a rebound of a David Pastrnak shot at 13:57. It was his 13th and first in 10 games.

They would not run away with it, however. The Oilers got one back just 90 seconds later when Zach Hyman won a puck battle along the boards and fed a wide-open Foegele in front of the net for his second of the game on backhander.

Advertisement

The B’s were lucky to get out of the period with a two-goal lead. Edmonton kept them hemmed in their own end for the better part of the final four minutes of the period. Mason Lohrei, who had three assists, was on the ice for the final 3:46. But the B’s were able to survive and catch their breath.

Then after Swayman allowed a bad goal at 6:14 of the third, the Oilers were with striking distance. The netminder tried to clear the puck himself along the wall but it was stopped by Cody Ceci at the right point. Ceci fired a shot that looked like an easy save for Swayman, but it somehow squeezed through and behind him. Mattias Janmark just tapped it in for the easy one.

It was all tied up 1:10 later. A Darnell Nurse left point shot produced a fat rebound and Perry lifted it over Swayman’s pad for the equalizer.

“Our bench was really calm, even though it looked like we were in an avalanche for a while,” said Montgomery.

The B’s regained the lead but couldn’t maintain it. After a nice play by Lohrei to keep the puck in and drop it for Pastrnak, the sharpshooter whistled a shortside wrister past Skinner at 12:41.

Advertisement

But Swayman’s rebound control issues continued. The Oilers tied it up just 38 seconds later when he couldn’t control Mattias Ekholm’s long distance shot and Zach Hyman tucked the rebound underneath the netminder.

The B’s looked like they would be able to run out the clock to get it to overtime and they did, but not without shooting themselves in the foot. After overskating a puck at his own blue line, James van Riemsdyk took a tripping penalty with 20 seconds in regulation.

They managed to kill it in OT and then van Riemsdyk was a stopped on a breakaway coming out of the box.

But for the second time in as many games, McAvoy was the hero.



Source link

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Pittsburg, PA

Page’s Dairy Mart set to open on March 8

Published

on

Page’s Dairy Mart set to open on March 8



CBS News Pittsburgh

Live

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Page’s Dairy Mart on the South Side has announced its opening date for the season!

Advertisement

The popular ice cream shop along East Carson Street shared the news on their Facebook page that they’ll be opening for the spring season on March 8. 

Drumroll please… the announcement you’ve been patiently waiting for is here! Mark your calendars Pittsburgh— SPRING BEGINS MARCH 8TH! 🍦🌼🪴

Posted by Page’s on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Last year, Page’s was ranked the 16th best ice cream shop in the country by Yelp. 

The list was created by ranking a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews over a 14-month span. 

Advertisement





Source link

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Trending