Tom Smith to campaign in Erie this evening

   November 5, 2012 10:32 am

Campaigning continues until the last minute, and that includes in Erie County. Republican Tom Smith, who’s running against U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in Tuesday’s election, is scheduled to be at Erie County Republican Party headquarters, 2206 W. 15th St., at 5:30 p.m. today. And he’ll have some company. Also scheduled to appear are David Freed,…

Super Pac sends out super pamphlet

   October 31, 2012 9:07 am

For weeks now, your mailbox has been full of more than just the usual bills and advertisements. We’re at the height of the campaign season, so campaign brochures and fliers are crammed in your mailbox, too. But FreedomWorks for America, a super PAC, is sending out more than just a brochure to some households. The…

Sen. candidate Smith completes statewide tour

   September 7, 2012 1:53 pm

Tom Smith, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, today completed a statewide tour that touted what he called a record of job creation and a plan to “restore the American dream.” Smith’s tour included six stops throughout the state: Philadelphia, Mountain Top, Pittsburgh, Meadville, Harrisburg, and ending this afternoon in Tyrone. Erie wasn’t…

Two takes on today’s jobs report

   July 6, 2012 7:11 am

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, Tom Smith, offered different perspectives on today’s disappointing national jobs report. The Bureau of Labor Statistics report for June showed that just 80,000 jobs were added, keeping the unemployment rate unchanged at 8.2 percent. Casey, chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, said in a statement,…

Poll shows Obama with lead in Pa.

   June 6, 2012 7:03 am

The Franklin & Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters seems to support the theory that the state might not enjoy its typical battleground status this year in the presidential race. The June poll shows President Barack Obama with a healthy lead over MittĀ  Romney, 48 percent to 36 percent. The poll of 412 Pennsylvania voters…

An Express backing for Smith for Senate

   April 27, 2012 10:47 am

The Tea Party Express today endorsed Republican Tom Smith for U.S. Senate. Fresh off Tuesday’s win for the GOP nomination in a five-man field, Smith will now try to unseat U.S. Bob Casey, D-Pa. Casey also won his party’s nomination Tuesday. The Tea Party Express, billing itself as the nation’s largest Tea Party political action…

Welch criticizes Smith in Erie over taxing issue

   April 16, 2012 7:15 pm

Steve Welch, the U.S. Senate candidate backed by the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, went on the attack today in Erie against rival Tom Smith. They are among five Republicans seeking their party’s nomination in the April 24 primary. The winner will likely face U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat, in the Nov. 6 election. Welch…

Herman Cain endorses Rohrer for Senate

   March 27, 2012 6:49 am

Sam Rohrer, one of five GOP candidates for U.S. Senate, has received the endorsement from businessman and former presidential candidate Herman Cain. Cain endorsed Rohrer at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Harrisburg, an event at which Rohrer, a former state House member, won a straw poll among the Republican candidates. Rohrer also has launched what…