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Posted: November 2nd, 2012

The two candidates for state Senate in the 49th District are touting their endorsements with just days left before Erie County voters head to the polls.

Candidates Sean Wiley and Janet Anderson/Contributed

Janet Anderson, the Republican candidate, announced her business endorsements from the Pennsylvania Chamber, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Pennsylvania Business Council and the Northwest Pennsylvania Food Council.

Sean Wiley, the Democratic candidate, announced endorsements from eight organized labor groups.

They include the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees District Council 85 (AFSCME), Pennsylvania American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Service Employees International Union Local 668 (SEIU).

Also, the Service Employees International Pennsylvania State Council, Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters, Teamsters Local 397, United Electrical & Radio Machine Workers of America Local 506, and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66.

Anderson also got the endorsement from Iron Workers Local Union 3.

– John Guerriero

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Posted: October 29th, 2012

With just eight days until Election Day, expect the final round of endorsements to roll in.

Here’s another one.

Sean Wiley, the Democratic candidate for state Senate in the 49th District, has picked up an endorsement from the Association of Pennsylvania State Colleges and Universities. The 49th District takes in most of Erie County.

The union represents 6,000 faculty members and coaches of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities, including Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Wiley and the Republican nominee for the seat, Janet  Anderson, are scheduled to participate in a forum today at 5 p.m. in Blasco Library’s Hirt Auditorium, 160 E. Front St.

Candidates Sean Wiley and Janet Anderson/Contributed

The forum is sponsored by Erie Vital Signs, a project that tracks trends and data in several of the Erie’s region’s critical areas.

Liz Allen, public editor for the Erie Times-News, will moderate.

– John  Guerriero

 

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Posted: October 11th, 2012

News about Janet Anderson in the 49th District’s Senate race can be found on a free app on your smart phone.

The campaign for Anderson, the Republican candidate, announced that the app is now available on both Droid and iPhone and can be downloaded at the App Store.

The app will update smartphone users on news, events, issues and more regarding Anderson’s race against Democrat Sean Wiley.

In case you were wondering, yes, the news release said, “There’s an app for that!”

– John Guerriero

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Posted: September 25th, 2012

Sean Wiley, the Democratic candidate for state Senate in the 49th District, has released another internal poll that shows he’s ahead in his race against Republican Janet Anderson.

Candidates Sean Wiley and Janet Anderson/Contributed

Thirty-Ninth Street Strategies polled 400 residents of the district in Erie County from Sept. 19-22. The poll showed Wiley with 53 percent, Anderson with 37 percent and 10 undecided.

The polling company said in a statement released by the campaign that “Wiley is in a good position to win.”

Wiley is trying to put the seat back in the Democratic column after Republican Jane Earll won four terms. She is not seeking re-election.

“I am so grateful for the support that I have received from my fellow residents of the 49th District,” Wiley said in a statement. “There is still a lot of work to be done to get the message of bringing Erie values to Harrisburg.”

Wiley previously released the results of another internal poll that showed him with the lead, too.

The race is being watched closely across Pennsylvania.

– John Guerriero

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Posted: September 4th, 2012

Sean Wiley, the Democratic candidate for state Senate in the 49th District, has released the results of an internal poll showing him with an 18-point lead over Republican Janet Anderson.

Candidates Sean Wiley and Janet Anderson/Contributed

The poll, conducted by Thirty-Ninth Street Strategies in Washington, D.C., showed Wiley with 51 percent, Anderson with 33 percent, and another 16 percent undecided.

The company polled 400 residents of the 49th District, which is in Erie County, from July 30-Aug. 2.

Anderson, of course, could release an internal poll of her own showing different results.

And much can happen before the Nov. 6 election.

Still, Wiley said in a statement, “I am deeply humbled by the support that I have received from my fellow residents of the 49th District. There is still a lot of work to be done to get the message of bringing Erie values to Harrisburg.”

– John Guerriero

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Posted: August 22nd, 2012

Lunch is on.

The Erie County Republican Party is hosting a free lunch today for veterans, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at its headquarters, 2206 W. 15th St., unit 104.

That’s behind Big Lots, near West 12th Street and Pittsburgh Avenue.

GOP candidates Janet Anderson, running for state Senate in the 49th  District, and Jason Owen, running for state House in the 3rd District, will be on hand.

Republicans expect anywhere from 30 to 100 veterans to attend.

– John Guerriero

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Posted: July 20th, 2012

Sean Wiley, the Democratic candidate for state Senate in the 49th District, will tour The Brothers Wood Potato Chip Co. on Saturday.

Wiley and his campaign staff will participate in the tour, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at 1524 Enterprise Road, Corry. It’s in an incubator building.

Wiley is running against Republican Janet Anderson in the Nov. 6 election.

The 49th District encompasses most of Erie County.

– John Guerriero

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Posted: July 12th, 2012

State Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-7th Dist., will campaign Friday in Erie on behalf of Democrat Sean Wiley, of Erie, who’s running for state Senate in the 49th District.

The district takes in most of Erie County. Hughes, Democratic chairman of the state Appropriations Committee, represents parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties.

Hughes is also expected to comment on the recently passed state budget, said Wiley’s campaign manager, Scott McLean.

Wiley’s campaign committee also will hold a rockin’ fundraiser Sunday, from 2 to 6 p.m., with the M-80s and opening act, Good Weather for Ducks.

The $20 admission will include hot dogs, soda and popcorn, McLean said.

Wiley is running against Republican Janet Anderson in the Nov. 6 election.

– John Guerriero

 

 

 

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Posted: June 14th, 2012

Opening the notebook from the campaign trail:

Ryan Bizzarro, Democratic candidate for state House in the 3rd District, will hold a fundraiser tonight at the Erie Elks Lodge No. 67, 2409 Peninsula Drive, Millcreek.

The cocktail reception is from 5 to 7 p.m.

The costs are $35 for an individual, $150 for a sponsor and $250 for a host. No corporate checks will be accepted.

The campaign says to send checks to 2653 W. 25th St., Erie, PA 16506; or contribute online at www.PAStateRep.com/donate.

Bizzarro is running against Republican Jason Owen. Both candidates are from Millcreek.

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The campaign for Fairview resident Janet Anderson, Republican candidate for state Senate in the 49th District, is offering free T-shirts for supporters to wear this summer.

The T-shirts feature Anderson’s campaign slogan, “Sowing the Seeds of Progress,” and her website, www.voteforjanet.com.

Call Michelle Underhill, executive assistant for the campaign, at 882-9300, or e-mail her at michelle@voteforjanet.com, to get a T-shirt or a free yard sign.

Anderson is running against Democrat Sean Wiley, of Erie.

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The Erie County Democratic Party will hold its summer family picnic on June 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Shade’s Beach, 7000 E. Lake Road, Harborcreek.

Reservations by Sunday are preferred. The cost is $12 per person and payment can be made at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

Checks should be written out to the Erie County Democratic Party.

Call John Morgan, second vice chairman of the party, at 864-5732 or e-mail him at 2ndvicechair@eriedems.com.

– John Guerriero

 

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Posted: June 5th, 2012

Politics will be on the agenda today for the Kiwanis Club of Erie.

Janet Anderson, the Republican nominee for state Senate in the 49th District, is the club’s featured speaker today at noon.

The club will meet at the Erie Maennerchor Club, 1607 State St.

Anderson is running against Democrat Sean Wiley in one of the most closely watched races in the state.

– John Guerriero

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