PoliticsPA’s Ups & Downs for this week

   August 29, 2014 4:20 pm    0

President Barack Obama and Chaka Fattah are among the mentions. Check it out here. Enjoy the weekend , everyone. –Kevin Flowers


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Wiley to present proceeds from Veterans Resource Expo

   August 29, 2014 3:16 pm    0

    From the office of State Sen. Sean Wiley: On Tuesday, September 2, Senator Sean D. Wiley (D-Erie) will present a check to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.   On April 24, 2014, Senator Wiley, in coordination with the Erie County Vietnam Veterans Memorial, held the first annual Veterans Resource expo, welcoming dozens of service providers…


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Corbett poll numbers low again

   August 28, 2014 10:56 am    0

Gov. Tom Corbett  isn’t gaining ground in his bid to win a second term, a new poll shows. In fact, despite a barrage of negative campaign advertising and heavy campaigning in Erie and the rest of the state, his campaign remains struck in neutral. Corbett, who’s seeking a second term, is losing to Democratic nominee…


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Strano Taylor commemorates 19th Amendment

   August 27, 2014 9:09 am    0

Kerith Strano Taylor, the Democratic nominee for Congress in the 5th District, was among more than two dozen Democratic women candidates who commemorated the 94th anniversary of the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. Strano Taylor joined the others Tuesday on the steps of the state Capitol to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution….


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Romney redux?

   August 22, 2014 9:02 am    1

Mitt Romney for president — again — in 2016? It’s unlikely, but the 2012 GOP presidential nominee is not without his share of support. There’s been some buzz about Romney redux, though Romney said that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., his 2012 running mate, should make his own run for the Oval Office in 2016. That’s…


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Gallup poll: Congress gets low marks

   August 20, 2014 10:23 am    0

Congress isn’t popular with the public. A new Gallup poll shows that only 19 percent of registered voters think that members of  Congress deserve re-election, about the same as in two polls earlier this year. Gallup reports that the percentage is on pace to be the lowest in a midterm election since the polling company started asking…


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Kelly announces campaign co-chairs

   August 15, 2014 5:06 pm    0

Announced today by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly’s campaign:   Mike Kelly for Congress Announces Campaign Co-Chairs and Staff Butler, PA — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) today announced Micaela May-Vrabel, Jeff Smith, Sean Parnell and Wade Root will chair his 2014 re-election campaign. “After two terms of fighting to rein in frivolous spending and bring commonsense solutions…


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PoliticsPA’s Ups & Downs – 8/15 edition

   August 15, 2014 4:49 pm    0

  Tom Wolf and Gov. Tom Corbett are among the mentions once again.  Check it out here. Enjoy your weekend folks. –Kevin Flowers


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Tomalis resigns as Corbett’s special adviser

   August 12, 2014 1:32 pm    0

Ron Tomalis had become a campaign issue in the race for Pennsylvania governor between Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf. So it’s no surprise that Tomalis, special adviser to Gov. Tom Corbett on higher education, has resigned. Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq announced the resignation today. Democrats had been hammering Corbett on how much…


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Corbett: Campaign staffers in meetings OK

   August 8, 2014 4:27 pm    0

Gov. Tom Corbett has come under fire for allowing campaign staffers to attend meetings in the governor’s office. That’s in part because, as state attorney general, he prosecuted state legislators who illegally mixed politics with their elected duties. A total of 22 House members and staffers from both parties were convicted or pleaded guilty to…


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