Wolf picks up endorsement

   August 8, 2014 10:41 am    0

Tom Wolf has received an endorsement from Democracy for America, the national progressive political action group founded by Howard Dean. Dean is the former Vermont governor, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former presidential candidate. Democracy for America says it has 51,470 members in Pennsylvania and 1 million members nationwide. Since Dean founded…


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LaVallee gets endorsement in bid for Congress

   August 5, 2014 2:56 pm    0

  Democrat Dan LaVallee, running for Congress in the 3rd District, has received the endorsement from the Alliance for Retired Americans. “This organization represents thousands of union retirees throughout the 3rd Congressional District. The issue of protecting and preserving Medicare for future generations is a priority to me. My opponent’s actions have demonstrated that we are…


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PoliticsPA’s Ups & Downs for this week

   August 1, 2014 4:49 pm    0

Tom Wolf is among the mentions.  Check it out right here. Enjoy the weekend, folks. –Kevin Flowers


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Corbett tries similar campaign tactic the second time

   July 29, 2014 2:36 pm    0

Political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young, in their latest “Politically Uncorrected” column, say that  Gov. Tom Corbett is trying something unusual in his re-election campaign. While Corbett first ran for the governor’s job, they wrote that he took on the culture of Harrisburg — including “exploding budget deficit, bloated bureaucracy and a Democratic Party eight years…


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PoliticsPA’s Ups & Downs for this week

   July 25, 2014 4:47 pm    0

Pat Toomey is among the mentions this week.  Check it out here. Enjoy your weekend, folks. –Kevin Flowers


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Strano Taylor gets endorsement from women’s group

   July 25, 2014 1:14 pm    0

Kerith Strano Taylor, the Democratic challenger for Congress in the 5th District, has been endorsed by the Women’s Campaign Fund. The nonpartisan organization states on its web site, www.wcfonline.org, that it is dedicated to “dramatically increasing the number of women in elected office who support reproductive health choices for all.” Strano Taylor will face U.S. Rep. Glenn…


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Corbett’s pension reform pitch to property owners

   July 23, 2014 10:06 am    0

Gov. Tom Corbett, during his visit to Erie on Tuesday, framed his push for public-sector pension reform in a way that might make property owners take notice. Corbett said a proposal for “hybrid” reform, for new state and public school employees, isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue. “It’s a property-owner bill,” he told business leaders at the…


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LaVallee to Kelly: support minimum wage hike

   July 17, 2014 12:43 pm    0

Democrat Dan LaVallee is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Congressman Mike Kelly to support legislation that would increase the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. Kelly, thus far, has not supported efforts to increase the federal minimum wage. “An individual working in the Third Congressional District earns approximately $26,654, this…


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AG Kane: 2016 election ‘a long way off’

   July 17, 2014 9:38 am    0

Will Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane run for U.S. Senate in 2016? That’s the question I asked when she stopped at the Times Publishing Co. this week. Not surprisingly, she didn’t say yes, or no, for that matter. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is expected to seek a second six-year term, but likely would face a Democratic opponent,…


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Strano Taylor gains key labor endorsement for Congress

   July 14, 2014 1:52 pm    0

Kerith Strano Taylor, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 5th District, has gained the endorsement from the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. Strano Taylor, of Brookville, Jefferson County, will face U.S.  Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Centre County, in the Nov. 4 election. The sprawling 5th  Congressional  District includes most of eastern and central Erie County.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is the…


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