Posts tagged Mitt Romney

Romney redux?

   August 22, 2014 9:02 am    1

Mitt Romney for president — again — in 2016? It’s unlikely, but the 2012 GOP presidential nominee is not without his share of support. There’s been some buzz about Romney redux,¬†though Romney said that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., his 2012 running mate, should make his own run for the Oval Office in 2016. That’s…


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Ornstein delivers the punch lines in Erie

   November 16, 2012 9:06 am    0

Political observer Norman Ornstein is a keen observer of Washington, D.C., politics, but he could have a second career as a standup comic. Ornstein, who spoke Thursday at the Jefferson Educational Society’s Global Summit in Erie, rattled off several funny lines before his lecture turned serious. Ornstein said he called GOP strategist Karl Rove the…


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Erie County: Friendly territory for Obama

   November 8, 2012 8:27 am    1

In the presidential race, Erie County stood out in Tuesday’s election. Robert Speel, associate political-science professor at Penn State Behrend, said that President Barack Obama won 58 percent of the vote in Erie County, which is the highest percentage win for him in the western half of Pennsylvania.¬† Obama only won two counties in this…


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Election rallies in full swing

   November 2, 2012 6:23 am    0

It’s pre-election rally time in the Erie area. Today at 2 p.m., Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Bill Cole and former Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper of Erie will urge volunteers to attend get-out-the-vote neighborhood canvasses this weekend and discuss the importance of voting Tuesday. Democrats also will hold a GOTV rally for President Barack Obama and…


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New poll: Tighter presidential race in Pa.

   October 31, 2012 6:33 am    1

Maybe Pennsylvania is in play, after all, in the presidential race. A Franklin & Marshall College poll released today shows that Barack Obama now leads Mitt Romney by just 4 percentage points, with 4 percent undecided, among likely voters. That compares to a 9-point lead that Obama held in the September poll, with 3 percent…


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Check here for debate watch parties

   October 22, 2012 9:07 am    0

The final presidential debate watch parties in Erie are set. For those in the Republican camp, you can watch at Erie County Republican party headquarters, 2206 W. 15th St., (behind Big Lots). For those on the Democratic side, you can watch at the Barack Obama/Erie County Democratic Party headquarters, 1305 State St. The debate between…


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A buzz about the debate

   September 27, 2012 11:43 am    2

Remember some of the buzzwords from the 2008 election? They included hockey moms, hope, change, and Joe the Plumber. Now CafePress, Inc., plans to have a little fun with buzzwords that will be used between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney during their first debate on Wednesday night. Every time one of the buzzwords is…


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Questions about Pa.’s battleground status

   September 13, 2012 6:35 am    0

Republicans insist that Pennsylvania is in play between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. But the evidence, so far, suggests otherwise. Where are the ads? Where are the candidates, especially in the Erie area? Right now, they are in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Virginia and Colorado, which are shaping up as some of the…


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DNC vice chairwoman to address Erie rally

   August 30, 2012 10:35 am    0

Linda Chavez-Thompson, vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, will address local labor leaders and Erie Democrats at a rally in Perry Square late this afternoon. The rally will start at 5 p.m. Chavez-Thompson, also the former vice president of the AFL-CIO, will talk about what’s at stake in the election between President Barack Obama…


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Delegates from Erie County hear from Christie

   August 29, 2012 8:55 am    0

The Pennsylvania delegation got another chance today to hear from Chris Christie, Tuesday night’s keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention. Delegates and alternates from Pennsylvania and New Hampshire heard from the New Jersey governor during a breakfast gathering, said alternate delegates Sheila Sterrett of Harborcreek and Lori Maus Joint of Erie. Sterrett said Christie…


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