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Report: McCord not running for Senate seat

   November 17, 2014 10:56 am

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey will get a Democratic competitor in his bid for re-election in 2016. But one potential opponent has taken himself out of consideration. State Treasurer Rob McCord won’t run against Toomey, R-Pa., according to PoliticsPA, the online political site. McCord, however, believes Democrats have “a great shot” at winning the seat, and hopes to help achieve that…

PoliticsPA Ups & Downs – 11/14 edition

   November 14, 2014 4:41 pm

  Katie McGinty makes this week’s list.  Check it out here, and have a great weekend. –Kevin Flowers.

AG Kane expected at office this month

   November 13, 2014 3:36 pm

  Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, who was involved in a car accident in October, is expected back at the office Nov. 24, her office said today. The office released a detailed account of the accident and Kane’s injuries. Here is that release: “On the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, Attorney General Kane was involved in a…

Wolf imposes ethical conduct code

   November 12, 2014 11:18 am

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is requiring all members of his transition team to sign a code of ethical conduct agreement that, among other things, would ban them from accepting gifts that could influence how they perform their duties. Katie McGinty, his incoming chief of staff, has already signed the agreement — the first to do so. Wolf believes…

Wolf: McGinty will help him work with lawmakers

   November 10, 2014 2:03 pm

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf said that Katie McGinty’s experience in government and the private sector will help him work with the Legislature on a bipartisan basis. That was one of the reasons he cited today in announcing that McGinty, who ran against Wolf in the  Democratic primary, would serve as his chief of staff. McGinty campaigned on…

Wolf goes online to offer transition info

   November 10, 2014 10:41 am

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has launched a transition website to allow Pennsylvanians a chance to interact with the transition, learn more about the process, provide feedback, receive announcements and submit resumes. Visit the website at “Launching is the first step in the transition process, and it will help facilitate a conversation with the people of…

PoliticsPA’s Ups & Downs for this week

   November 7, 2014 4:52 pm

Midterm elections edition, and of course, Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf is featured.  Check it out here. Enjoy the weekend, everyone. –Kevin Flowers

LaVallee, Taylor thank supporters

   November 7, 2014 4:49 pm

    Democrats Dan LaVallee and Kerith Strano Taylor, who each lost bids to represent Congress on Tuesday night, thanked their supporters in separate, post-election messages this week. LaVallee’s message: Dear Friends When we started this campaign in late January, we knew it was going to take a lot of hard work, passion and dedication to…

Wolf urges cooperation between parties

   November 6, 2014 1:25 pm

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf, a Democrat, faces a tough road ahead with a GOP-controlled Legislature that was only emboldened by its gains in Tuesday’s midterm elections. But Wolf, according to comments attributed to him and released by his spokesman, said he is looking for cooperation between the parties. “I’m hoping that we can figure out ways to work…

Corbett, others to campaign in Erie

   November 3, 2014 9:32 am

Led by Gov. Tom Corbett, a Who’s Who of Pennsylvania Republican elected officials and other party leaders will be in Erie tonight on the eve of Tuesday’s election. Corbett, Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, U.S. Reps. Mike Kelly and Glenn Thompson, both of whom represents parts of Erie County, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, and retiring state Sen….

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