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….

Kelly to hold meet and greet in Erie

   September 12, 2014 1:46 pm

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly will greet supporters in Erie on Saturday. Kelly, of  Butler, R-3rd Dist., will greet voters from 9 to 10 a.m. at Erie GOP headquarters,  in the Schaal Glass Plaza at 2305 W. 12th St. He will talk about the Nov. 4 election and how supporters can participate in his “get out…

Casey urges Postal Service to keep Erie facilty open

   September 10, 2014 9:42 am

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has joined the list of elected officials calling for the U.S. Postal Service to reconsider closing its mail-processing facility in southeast Erie. Casey, D-Pa., has written a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe urging him to reverse course on the proposed closing. “I am aware that the USPS has to…

LaVallee gets endorsement in bid for Congress

   August 5, 2014 2:56 pm

  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…

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,…

LaVallee grabs endorsement from Erie union, two others

   April 30, 2014 11:29 am

Dan LaVallee, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 3rd District, continues to gain support from labor. He’s announced that the United Mine Workers of America District 2, The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 293, and the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO have endorsed his campaign. LaVallee is unopposed for his party’s nomination in the May 20 primary. His…

LaVallee scores third labor endorsement in 3rd Dist. race

   March 20, 2014 9:45 am

Dan LaVallee, a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 3rd District, has picked up another labor endorsement. LaVallee, 26, of Cranberry Township, Butler County, got the endorsement from Local 9 of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.  LaVallee said in a statement that he was “thrilled” to get the endorsement. “For far too…

LaVallee picks up 2nd labor endorsement

   March 13, 2014 9:20 am

Dan LaVallee, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 3rd District, has picked up another labor union endorsement. Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 12 has endorsed LaVallee, who is unopposed for his party’s nomination in the May 20 primary. He will face U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, of Butler, R-3rd Dist., in the Nov. 4 election. Kelly is…

LaVallee gets endorsement in 3rd Dist. race

   March 3, 2014 3:54 pm

Congressional candidate Dan LaVallee today received an endorsement from Steamfitters Local No. 449 and its nearly 1,500 members. LaVallee, 26, of Cranberry Township, Butler County, is a Democrat running for his party’s nomination in the 3rd District, which includes the city of Erie and western Erie County. He is the only Democrat in the race. If no one…