Posts tagged Tom Corbett

Tomalis resigns as Corbett’s special adviser

   August 12, 2014 1:32 pm    0

Ron Tomalis had become a campaign issue in the race for Pennsylvania governor between Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf. So it’s no surprise that Tomalis, special adviser to Gov. Tom Corbett on higher education, has resigned. Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq announced the resignation today. Democrats had been hammering Corbett on how much…


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Corbett: Campaign staffers in meetings OK

   August 8, 2014 4:27 pm    0

Gov. Tom Corbett has come under fire for allowing campaign staffers to attend meetings in the governor’s office. That’s in part because, as state attorney general, he prosecuted state legislators who illegally mixed politics with their elected duties. A total of 22 House members and staffers from both parties were convicted or pleaded guilty to…


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Wolf picks up endorsement

   August 8, 2014 10:41 am    0

Tom Wolf has received an endorsement from Democracy for America, the national progressive political action group founded by Howard Dean. Dean is the former Vermont governor, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former presidential candidate. Democracy for America says it has 51,470 members in Pennsylvania and 1 million members nationwide. Since Dean founded…


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Corbett tries similar campaign tactic the second time

   July 29, 2014 2:36 pm    0

Political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young, in their latest “Politically Uncorrected” column, say that  Gov. Tom Corbett is trying something unusual in his re-election campaign. While Corbett first ran for the governor’s job, they wrote that he took on the culture of Harrisburg – including “exploding budget deficit, bloated bureaucracy and a Democratic Party eight years…


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Corbett’s pension reform pitch to property owners

   July 23, 2014 10:06 am    0

Gov. Tom Corbett, during his visit to Erie on Tuesday, framed his push for public-sector pension reform in a way that might make property owners take notice. Corbett said a proposal for “hybrid” reform, for new state and public school employees, isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue. “It’s a property-owner bill,” he told business leaders at the…


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Corbett unleashes first post-primary TV ad

   July 10, 2014 12:04 pm    0

Gov. Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley have released their first television commercial since the May 20 primary. Called “Building a Future,” the ad focuses on what the GOP team calls the state’s rebounding economy under the governor’s leadership. Corbett’s Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, the businessman and former state revenue secretary, calls the latest…


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Of course: Wolf to attend Jeep festival

   June 13, 2014 9:29 am    1

Remember Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf’s Jeep ad? It was one of the early television ads that introduced himself to Pennsylvania voters, and was later lampooned by Gov.  Tom Corbett in an ad of his own. Well, Wolf plans to attend what’s being called the “Jeep Invasion,” the opening event of the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival…


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Corbett gains endorsement from Perry

   June 5, 2014 11:15 am    1

Gov. Tom Corbett has picked up an endorsement from a fellow governor. Corbett’s campaign today announced that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has endorsed the Republican’s bid for a second term. Perry focused on Pennsylvania’s rebounding economy during Corbett’s tenure that the campaign said has helped create more than 150,000 private sector jobs and has led to the state’s lowest unemployment rate…


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Two more Pa. polls show Wolf with the lead

   June 4, 2014 11:43 am    1

Two more polls spell more bad news for Gov. Tom Corbett’s re-election hopes. A Quinnipiac University poll released today shows Democrat and businessman Tom Wolf with a commanding 53 percent to 33 percent lead over Corbett, the Republican seeking a second term. Quinnipiac said that Wolf emerged “apparently unscathed by a bruising Democratic primary battle” with…


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Wolf leads Corbett in Rasmussen poll

   June 2, 2014 12:54 pm    1

The first post-primary poll shows Democrat Tom Wolf with a commanding lead over Gov. Tom Corbett. The Rasmussen poll of 750 likely voters shows Wolf with 51 percent of the vote and Corbett, seeking a second term, with 31 percent. Fourteen percent remain undecided, while 4 percent prefer someone else. The survey was conducted May…


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