Posts tagged John Hanger

Hanger quits race for governor

   March 13, 2014 10:30 am    0

It’s been a tough week for Democratic candidates for governor. John Hanger, the former state environmental protection secretary who made marijuana reform a key part of his campaign, withdrew from the race today. The timing was unexpected, coming three days after filing petitions to get on the May 20 primary ballot. But in a statement, Hanger…


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6 Dems, 2 Republicans running for governor

   March 12, 2014 1:38 pm    0

Barring any successful challenges to petitions, the GOP and Democratic fields are now set for the May 20 primary for governor. Six Democrats are running. The one minor surprise is that Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz did not file her nominating petitions to meet Tuesday’s deadline. The Lebanon Daily News, her hometown newspaper, reported that Litz…


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Hanger scores victory among progressive activists

   March 3, 2014 11:48 am    0

Tom Wolf is leading recent polls for the Democratic nomination for governor, but John Hanger scored a victory over the weekend. Hanger, a former state environmental protection department secretary, received the most votes for governor in a straw poll following a debate hosted by Keystone Progress in Harrisburg. The liberal group hosted 800 progressive activists over the weekend…


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Polls say Wolf zooms to frontrunner status

   February 26, 2014 11:43 am    0

Tom Wolf, a former Pennsylvania revenue department secretary, is arguably the sudden frontrunner in the Democratic race for governor. Three new polls have given a boost to Wolf’s chance in a seven-person field for the May 20 primary. The latest, a Franklin & Marshall College poll released today, shows Wolf with 36 percent of the…


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Max Myers drops out of Pa. governor’s race

   February 24, 2014 12:01 pm    0

And then there were seven. Max Myers, the longshot Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor, has withdrawn from the race, reducing the field of Democrats by one. “The logistical and financial challenges of moving my campaign forward have become too great to overcome,” Myers said in a statement. Myers, a Pentecostal minister from Mechanicsburg, focused attention on…


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Hanger to visit Erie on Sunday

   February 20, 2014 9:25 am    0

John Hanger, one of seven Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania governor, will meet with voters Sunday evening. Hanger will be at Erie County Democratic Party headquarters, 1305 State St., from 5 to 7 p.m. for a meet-and-greet and fundraiser, with a suggested donation of $20. Hanger has made some waves in the campaign with his proposal…


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Wolf, Hanger to visit Erie

   February 7, 2014 12:04 pm    0

Two of the seven remaining Democratic candidates for governor will make appearances in Erie. The public can meet Tom Wolf, former state revenue secretary, during a continental breakfast at the Avalon Hotel, 16 W. 10th St., on Feb. 15 at 8:30 a.m. Reservations can be made by calling Art Martinucci at 450-5779. The reservation deadline is…


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State analysts list 5 key factors in Democratic governor’s race

   January 29, 2014 12:06 pm    0

Pennsylvania political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young have presented a case for a path to victory  in the 2014 state Democratic gubernatorial primary. As many as eight Democrats could be on the May 20 ballot, with the winner advancing to face Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. Their full column, called “Politically Uncorrected,” can be found at Madonna and Young…


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Not your typical campaign billboard in Erie

   January 27, 2014 2:20 pm    3

Democrat John Hanger, who’s running for governor, advocates the legalization of marijuana in Pennsylvania. And he’s not shy about it. Billboards in Erie and Scranton, like the one here,  proclaim his position on the issue. The Erie billboard is on Interstate 79, near West 26th St. What do you think about the platform from the former…


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Schwartz leads Dem gubernatorial race in Harper Polling

   November 15, 2013 9:36 am    0

There’s a reason that Gov. Tom Corbett specifically targeted U.S.  Rep. Allyson Schwartz for criticism during his campaign visit to Erie this week. It’s early in the campaign, but Schwartz is one of the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination and the right to oppose Corbett on Nov. 4, 2014. Harper Polling, a firm founded by Brock…


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