Posts tagged Rob McCord

Report: McCord not running for Senate seat

   November 17, 2014 10:56 am    0

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…


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F & M poll: Wolf still leads Dems

   May 14, 2014 9:08 am    0

With just days before Tuesday’s primary, Tom Wolf continues to lead the pack of four Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for governor. The Franklin & Marshall College Poll released this morning shows Wolf, a businessman and former state revenue secretary, leading with 37 percent over his closest challenger, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, with 20 percent. Trailing are…


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Wolf: Endorsements happen

   April 29, 2014 1:32 pm    0

Democrat Tom Wolf isn’t taking Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott’s endorsement of Treasurer Rob McCord for governor personally. And Wolf said that he wouldn’t snub Erie in the May 20 primary if the wins the party’s nomination and the Nov. 4 election. “This is what happens in primaries. Rob got some endorsements; I did too,” Wolf told Times-News…


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Analysts: Dem governor could lead to gridlock

   April 17, 2014 1:44 pm    0

Statewide political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young say that the Democratic primary for governor is finally moving into high gear. “Over the next several weeks, Pennsylvania voters will be treated (if that’s the word) to a veritable barrage of political ads, press releases, debates and other assorted arcana of political campaigns heading for the wire,”…


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Guzzardi stays on the ballot

   April 16, 2014 10:14 am    0

Gov. Tom Corbett will have a primary challenger after all. Commonwealth Court Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt has denied a challenge to the validity of Montgomery County Republican Robert Guzzardi’s nominating petitions. That means Republicans will have a choice between Corbett and Guzzardi, a lawyer and businessman. Corbett is considered to be among the nation’s most vulnerable incumbents, though…


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Dem gubernatorial debate to air Wednesday

   April 7, 2014 10:33 am    0

The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will air live coverage of a Democratic gubernatorial candidates debate Wednesday at 7 p.m. The debate will be held on the Harrisburg campus of Widener University School of Law. PCN is joining with the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association and the Widener University School of Law, Law and Government Institute for the…


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McCord gets Philly-area AFSCME endorsement

   April 4, 2014 8:58 am    0

Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord has received another endorsement in his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor. McCord, one of four Democrats in the May 20 primary, got the nod from the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 47. McCord thanked AFSCME for its endorsement, saying he was honored. “A union helped…


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Wolf continues to lead primary field, poll says

   April 3, 2014 9:31 am    0

Tom Wolf must like what he sees from the pre-primary polls so far. Wolf, a former state revenue department secretary, continues to lead Democrats in the four-person gubernatorial primary field, according to the latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll released this morning. Wolf, a York County businessman, leads with 33 percent, followed by Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz,…


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Dem governor’s debate to air on PCN

   March 24, 2014 1:23 pm    0

With the May 20 Pennsylvania primary drawing closer, it’s debate time again. The Pennsylvania Cable Network, PCN, will air live coverage of the Pennsylvania College Democrats gubernatorial debate from Temple University in Philadelphia. The debate will be Friday at 7 p.m. Expected to participate are Democratic candidates Rob McCord, Katie McGinty, Allyson Schwartz, Jack Wagner and Tom…


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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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