Max Myers drops out of Pa. governor’s race

   February 24, 2014 12:01 pm

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 Max Myers, the longshot Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor, has withdrawn from the race, reducing the field of Democrats by one.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…

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

   January 29, 2014 12:06 pm

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 http://politics.fandm.edu. Madonna and Young…

Schwartz leads Dem gubernatorial race in Harper Polling

   November 15, 2013 9:36 am

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…

Erie Dems: Dinner with a side of politics

   October 24, 2013 10:09 am

The Erie County Democratic Party will hold its fall “beef and ballots” dinner tonight. The event will begin at 6 p.m., with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at the Erie Maennerchor Club, 1601 State St. Guests can still pay at the door tonight, said Bill Cole, the party’s chairman. The cost is $35 per person,…

Rendell stays neutral

   September 13, 2013 9:39 am

Former  Gov. Ed Rendell cleared up any ambiguity about who he might be endorsing in the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial primary: No one. Rendell held a news conference and issued a news release to say he’s staying neutral. Rendell said in a statement that speculation appeared to arise because he will be the co-chairman Monday of a…