Kelly says Obama immigration stand is political

   November 21, 2014 3:27 pm

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, of Butler, R-3rd Dist., didn’t much care for President Barack Obama’s announcement on immigration Thursday night. Among other things, Kelly suggested  it was kingly — and not in a good way. Here is the full test of Kelly’s statement: “Last night’s announcement by the president was 100 percent about politics, not…

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….

Strano Taylor commemorates 19th Amendment

   August 27, 2014 9:09 am

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….

Strano Taylor gets endorsement from women’s group

   July 25, 2014 1:14 pm

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…

Strano Taylor gains key labor endorsement for Congress

   July 14, 2014 1:52 pm

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…

Kelly, Thompson gain small business backing

   May 7, 2014 10:27 am

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly and U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson have picked up another endorsement in their bids for re-election. Kelly, of Butler, R-3rd Dist., and  Thompson, Howard Township, Centre County, R-5th Dist., gained the backing of The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small-business association. Kevin Shivers, executive state director of NFIB Pennsylvania, said in a statement,…

Thompson, Kelly vote against raising debt ceiling

   February 12, 2014 11:53 am

Wondering how Erie County’s two U.S. representatives voted on extending the nation’s debt ceiling without concessions and their reasons for it? Both Congressmen Mike Kelly, of Butler, R-3rd Dist., and Glenn Thompson, of Howard Township, Centre County, R-5th Dist., voted against it, though the measure gained enough GOP support to pass the House, 221-201. Thompson’s spokesman,…

Thompson scores SOTU guest

   January 28, 2014 11:02 am

Congressman Glenn Thompson has broken the huddle and announced his guest for tonight’s State of the Union address. It’s new Pennsylvania State University Football Coach James Franklin. “With the beginning of a new year, we are filled with a sense of optimism and possibility. The State of the Union offers us the chance to reflect upon…

Thompson covers ground in announcing re-election bid

   January 22, 2014 9:17 am

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson’s congressional district is so large that his re-election announcement tour this week covers more than 800 miles in 24 stops over 16 counties. Thompson, of Howard Township, Centre County, will bring his four-day bus tour to Erie on Thursday, where he will appear at a legislative luncheon at the Manufacturer &…

Thompson vs. Paterno in 2014?

   October 25, 2013 8:49 am

How is this for a potentially interesting congressional race in 2014? The online version of the Harrisburg Patriot-News reports that there are “fresh indications” that Jay Paterno, son of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, could enter the congressional race in the 5th District against U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, of Howard Township, Centre County. Here is…