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By John Guerriero, Kevin Flowers Erie Times-News staff bloggers
John Guerriero and Kevin Flowers have joined forces for Campaign ’14, a blog about the 2014 races for governor and U.S. House, among others. And you'll read about President Barack Obama, Congress and what's going on in Harrisburg. Check it out and you’ll be a lot more informed before voting in the May 21 primary and the Nov. 5 election.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: June 27th, 2013

Democratic Erie County executive nominee Kathy Dahlkemper spent less than her May 21 primary opponent, but she said much of her advertising was targeted to specific voters.

Kathy Dahlkemper/file photo

Kathy Dahlkemper/file photo

Erie County Executive Barry Grossman outspent Dahlkemper, but it wasn’t enough for him to keep the seat.

Dahlkemper said that while some of her television advertising was placed during shows for general audiences, she also placed ads during programming geared toward women.

The campaign also sent out mailings to voters that it knew were most likely to vote in off-year primaries, she said.

“Once you know who you’ve got in your corner, you find those voters who are undecided and you target them,” she said.

Barry Grossman/contributed photo

Barry Grossman/contributed photo

“It all comes back to knowing who you need to get to to win,” she said.

– John Guerriero

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Posted: June 13th, 2013

Erie  County Executive Barry Grossman has denied a rumor that will be seeking a write-in victory to keep his job in the Nov. 5 election.

Barry Grossman/contributed photo

Barry Grossman/contributed photo

Grossman, who lost the Democratic nomination to Kathy Dahlkemper in the May 21 primary, said today that he is not mounting a write-in campaign.

“A couple of people approached me and I told them I wasn’t interested,” he said.

He said they were people who supported his candidacy.

Forget about Grossman trying to switch parties and run as an Independent or third-party candidate.

Pennsylvania has what’s called a “sore loser” law that prevents a loser in the primary from switching parties and running in the general election.

By the way, Independents and third-party candidates have until Aug. 1 to file their nomination petitions.

Dahlkemper, the former congresswoman, will face Republican businessman Don Tucci in the election.

– John Guerriero

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Posted: May 20th, 2013

It’s that time in the election season.

The two Democratic candidates for Erie County executive have announced where they will vote Tuesday and what they will do on primary night.

Barry Grossman/contributed

Barry Grossman/contributed

Erie County Executive Barry Grossman will vote at Lincoln Community Center, 1255 Manchester Road, Fairview, between 7 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. 

Grossman and members of his campaign will watch election returns and hold a party at the Sunset Inn, 1990 Lakeside Drive, starting at 7 p.m.

Dahlkemper will vote at 7:30 am. at the GECAC Senior Center, 1210 W. Eighth St.

Kathy Dahlkemper/File photo

Kathy Dahlkemper/File photo

She will visit polling places during the day, then hold a primary night party starting at 8 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 32 W. Eighth St.

Don’t forget to vote.

– John Guerriero

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Posted: May 15th, 2013

Kathy Dahlkemper, the Democratic candidate for Erie County executive, has received five endorsements from current or former officeholders.

Kathy Dahlkemper/file photo

Kathy Dahlkemper/file photo

Millcreek Supervisor Brian McGrath, Erie County Council members Phil Fatica and Fiore Leone, former County Councilwoman Joy Greco and Jim McCall, a former Millcreek Democratic Party chairman, are all endorsing Dahlkemper.

She is running against incumbent Barry Grossman for the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary.

In an endorsement that the five signed, they addressed Millcreek Democrats in a letter. “Please join us in supporting Kathy Dahlkemper for county executive. Erie County is at a pivotal point in time. Kathy has the ideas and skills to lead Erie County in the challenging days ahead,” they wrote.

They said that a vote for Dahlkemper is a vote for the county’s future.

The Democratic winner will face the winner of the GOP primary - Don Tucci, Thomas Wesley McGahen or Tom Loftus.

They will square off in the Nov. 5 election.

– John Guerriero

 

 

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Posted: May 2nd, 2013

Kathy Dahlkemper, a Democratic candidate  for Erie County Executive, will be scooping out ice cream and politics on Sunday.

Kathy Dahlkemper/File photo

Kathy Dahlkemper/File photo

She’s taking her mobile headquarters to Cherry Hill Drive-In Ice Cream shop, 8915 Route 6N,  Albion Borough, from 5 to 7 p.m.

She will serve ice cream to customers, and before that, campaign door-to-door in nearby neighborhoods.

“Places like Cherry Hill are what make Erie County unique,” Dahlkemper said in a statement. “They’re important to the fabric of the community, and it’s important to give them the support and encouragement they deserve so they know how appreciated they really are.”

Dahlkemper’s platform includes what the campaign calls openness and accessibility. As part of that platform, she is meeting with residents to hear their concerns and to talk about her priories of job creation and economic development, according to a news release.

Dahlkemper will square off against incumbent County Executive Barry Grossman, a fellow Democrat, in the May 21 primary.

– John Guerriero

 

 

 

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