Political analysts’ take on Pa. politics

   December 22, 2014 10:43 am

Political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young have released a year-end column about changes and challenges in Pennsylvania politics in 2015. They noted that voters decisively elected a new governor, Democrat Tom Wolf, rejected a current governor, Republican Tom Corbett, yet voted decisively that the GOP should control the state Legislature. Divided government will be one of the themes of…

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…

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…

AG Kane: 2016 election ‘a long way off’

   July 17, 2014 9:38 am

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,…

Kane’s stock could be rising

   January 2, 2014 3:03 pm

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s meteoric rise in state politics may be the start of something bigger. State political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young, in their latest “Politically Uncorrected” column, say that Kane, in less than one year, has become the state’s “reigning political star.” Speculation about the Democrat’s political future, they say, range from a late…

Pa politicians/celebrity doubles

   June 19, 2013 4:10 pm

PoliticsPA has compared some Pennsylvania politicians with their Hollywood celebrity look-alikes. One of the most striking resemblances is between Attorney General Kathleen Kane and actress Lauren Graham. The one between county executive Democratic nominee Kathy Dahlkemper and “Arrested Development” actress Lucille Bluth. Not so much. Check out the politicians and their doppelgangers here, courtesy of PoliticsPA. — John…

Corbett could face 2014 challenges

   November 14, 2012 1:36 pm

Political pundits Terry Madonna and Michael Young are already handicapping the field for the 2014 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election. Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to seek re-election. But Democrats smell blood in the water based on his job polling numbers, and the Nov. 6 Democratic victories in the state highlighted by President Barack Obama’s second-term win…