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GOP Guv candidate Laura Ellsworth dings rivals for ditching debate

Posted on April 20, 2018

With the ongoing slap-fight between GOP gubernatorial hopefuls Scott Wagner and Paul Mango showing no signs of abating any time soon, you’d be forgiving for occasionally overlooking the fact that there’s a third candidate in the race.

But Pittsburgh attorney Laura Ellsworth is taking aim at her two rivals this Thursday morning for ditching a scheduled April 24 debate on school issues put on by the Philadelphia-based advocacy group Excellent Schools PA.

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Penn Live

 

Moderate GOP Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-7) To Resign

Posted on April 17, 2018

Charlie Dent was already one of a record number of House Republicans who weren’t running for re-election this November. Now he’s rushing out the door even faster.

The moderate Pennsylvania Republican — who hasn’t been shy about voicing his frustrations with the congressional GOP and disdain for President Trump — on Tuesday announced he would soon resign from Congress instead of sticking around until January.

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NPR

 

Race For Congess: Democrat Judy Herschel

Posted on April 17, 2018

Two candidates are running in the Democratic primary in the 12th Congressional district, one of Pennsylvania’s seats in the U.S. House. One of those candidates is Judy Herschel. WPSU’s Anne Danahy talked with Herschel about why she’s running and what she sees as priorities for the next Congress.

WPSU invited all candidates in competitive races for U.S. House seats in the 12th, 13th and 15th Congressional districts for interviews.

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WPSU Radio

 

Race for Congress: Democrat Marc Friedenberg

Posted on April 16, 2018

Two candidates are running in the Democratic primary in the 12th Congressional district, one of Pennsylvania’s seats in the U.S. House. One of those candidates is Marc Friedenberg. WPSU’s Anne Danahy talked with Friedenberg about why he’s running and what he sees as priorities for the next Congress.

WPSU invited all candidates in competitive races for U.S. House seats in the 12th, 13th and 15th Congressional districts for interviews. The deadline for registering to vote in the 2018 primary is April 16.

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WPSU Radio

 

Attacks in Pennsylvania governor’s race getting personal

Posted on April 14, 2018

With less than five weeks to go before the Pennsylvania primary, the blistering attacks between Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Wagner and Paul Mango are getting more intense and personal.

In the latest exchange, Wagner’s daughter Katharine speaks directly into the camera answering a Mango ad that calls Wagner a “deadbeat dad.”

 

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WHYY

 

Race For Congress: Democrat Wade Jodun

Posted on April 13, 2018

Two candidates are on the Democratic primary ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives’ 15th Congressional district. One of them is Wade Jodun. WPSU’s Anne Danahy talks with Jodun about why he’s running to represent Pennsylvania and what changes he wants to see in Washington.

WPSU invited all candidates in competitive races for U.S. House seats in the 12th, 13th and 15th Congressional districts for interviews. The deadline for registering to vote in the primary is April 16.

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WPSU Radio

 

Gov. Wolf Wants Voting Machines With Paper Trail By 2019

Posted on April 12, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration told Pennsylvania’s counties Thursday that he wants them to replace their electronic voting systems with machines that leave a verifiable paper trail by the end of 2019, although counties warned that the price tag is a major problem.

Counties estimate the cost will be $125 million and said the greatest single impediment to buying new voting machines is the lack of a funding source.

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AP

 

Race For Congress: Democrat Susan Boser

Posted on April 12, 2018

Two candidates are on the Democratic primary ballot for U.S. House 15th Congressional district. One of them is Susan Boser. WPSU’s Anne Danahy talks with Boser about why she’s running and what she thinks needs to be done to help rural economies.

WPSU invited all candidates in competitive races for U.S. House seats in the 12th, 13th and 15th Congressional districts for interviews. The deadline for registering to vote in the primary is April 16.

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WPSU Radio

 

Pennsylvania U.S. house candidates vying for party nominations to speak to WPSU

Posted on April 12, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Candidates seeking to secure their parties’ nominations for Pennsylvania U.S. congressional races will speak to WPSU-FM reporters and have their interviews air during “Morning Edition” on WPSU-FM throughout April and May. The interviews will air at 5:50 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. on WPSU-FM and will be available the same day of airing on wpsu.org/radio.

Read more: https://bit.ly/2qrXNRb

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Penn State News

 

Nine congressional candidates for 13th district campaign together in Franklin County

Posted on April 6, 2018

All nine candidates running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 13th District shared the floor Tuesday at the Menno Haven retirement community.

The candidates were given the opportunity to distinguish themselves by answering questions, ranging from immigration to gun rights to transportation. Judging from the polite applause at the end of the two-hour session, no clear favorites emerged. About 40 people attended.

Read more: https://bit.ly/2H30WkP

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WITF

 

Number of women running for US House seats sets record

Posted on April 5, 2018

The number of women running for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, the vast majority of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies of the Republican-controlled Congress.

Their ranks will continue to grow in the weeks ahead, with filing deadlines still to come in more than half the states.

Read more: https://apnews.com/f41233ffc9ca484ca8a91a59c083f6f9

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AP

 

Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango advocates changes to education system

Posted on April 4, 2018

Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango backed school vouchers and the elimination of school property taxes, framed the opioid addiction crisis as a social issue and criticized the state Supreme Court’s decision to redraw Congressional district maps in a visit with The Daily Item’s editorial board Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.tribdem.com/pennsylvania/news/gubernatorial-candidate-paul-mango-advocates-changes-to-education-system/article_44152096-974e-5686-9c00-a3de951316e0.html

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The Tribune-Democrat

 

What Would Downsizing Pennsylvania’s Legislature Actually Do?

Posted on April 3, 2018

(Harrisburg) — While he was working on the US Constitution, James Madison realized there was a pretty fundamental part of state governments that seemed useless to regulate.

In the Federalist Papers, he noted, “No political problem is less susceptible of a precise solution than that which relates to the number most convenient for a representative legislature; nor is there any point on which the policy of the several states is more at variance.”

Hundreds of years later, states are no closer to a consensus on what makes a legislature successful.

Read more: http://radio.wpsu.org/post/what-would-downsizing-pennsylvanias-legislature-actually-do

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WPSU Radio/WITF

 

Saccone concedes 18th district race in phone call to Lamb

Posted on March 24, 2018

Rick Saccone on Wednesday conceded last week’s special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, putting an end to an eight-day stretch of meticulous recounts and talk of a Republican challenge.

In a statement provided to the Post-Gazette from his campaign, Mr. Saccone said he spoke with Democrat Conor Lamb on Wednesday afternoon.

“This afternoon, I spoke to Mr. Lamb, conceding the race in the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District and congratulating him on his victory,” Mr. Saccone said. “While there are less than 800 votes separating us, the people of the 18th District deserve to have a voice representing them in Congress.”

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2018/03/21/Conor-Lamb-Rick-Saccone-conceded-18-district-special-election-pa-congress/stories/201803210227

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Who’s On The Primary Ballot For U.S. House Seats In Central Pennsylvania

Posted on March 21, 2018

In Pennsylvania, candidates running in the primaries for U.S. House and Senate had to file their nomination petitions by the end of the day Tuesday. That deadline had been extended because of the legislative redistricting that took place.

In the 12th Congressional district, Democrats Mark Friedenberg, of Centre County, and Judith Herschel, of Susquehanna County, are seeking the nomination. Republicans running are Tom Marino, the incumbent from Lycoming County, along with Douglas McLinko, of Bradford County. The district includes the eastern half of Centre County and stretches from Perry County to the New York Border.

Read more: http://radio.wpsu.org/post/whos-primary-ballot-us-house-seats-central-pennsylvania

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WPSU-FM

 

U.S. Supreme Court And Federal Judges Both Reaffirm New Pennsylvania District Map

Posted on March 20, 2018

After the federal judge ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court also decided to keep in place a revised map of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts, turning down a separate request from Republican leaders in the state Legislature.

A panel of federal judges on Monday dismissed a legal challenge by Republican congressmen to a district map imposed last month by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Read more: http://radio.wpsu.org/post/us-supreme-court-and-federal-judges-both-reaffirm-new-pennsylvania-district-map

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AP/WPSU-FM

 

Democrat Conor Lamb Appears To Have Won Pa. Special Election. Here’s What It Means

Posted on March 14, 2018

Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET

Democrat Conor Lamb appears to have won the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, defeating Republican Rick Saccone in an upset for President Trump and congressional Republicans, based on a review of the vote by member station WESA and barring a recount.

Read more: http://radio.wpsu.org/post/result-pa-special-election-could-mean-trouble-republicans

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NPR/WPSU-FM

 

GOP gearing up to challenge District 18 results, impound all voting machines used in special election

Posted on March 14, 2018

Republican officials are alleging voting irregularities in the District 18 special election, and say they plan to go to court seeking to impound all the voting machines used Tuesday.

Democrat Conor Lamb of Mt. Lebanon holds a slim lead over Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone of Elizabeth Township. With a few absentee and provisional ballots still out, his lead is a few hundred votes out of more than 200,000 cast in the congressional district formerly held by Republican Tim Murphy.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2FUVtfu

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Pennsylvania Special Election Too Close To Call

Posted on March 13, 2018

Updated at 5:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday

Votes are still being tallied in Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District — and it appears nearly every single one will need to be counted.

The race between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb is down to the wire for this seat deep in Trump Country, with confidence at Lamb’s campaign early in the night giving way to supporters holding their collective breath as the results tightened to a near tie through the evening.

With all precincts reporting, The Associated Press says that the race is too close to call, with Lamb ahead of Saccone by just 677 votes. The outcome appears as though it will be decided by outstanding absentee ballots. But Lamb and national Democrats declared victory anyway, given that Saccone needed to win a huge percentage of those absentees to close the gap.

More: http://radio.wpsu.org/post/pennsylvania-special-election-down-wire-trump-country

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NPR/WPSU-FM

 

GOP Pours Cash Into Pennsylvania Special Election To Prevent An Upset Defeat

Posted on March 12, 2018

At least for one more day, the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania are alive with the sound of campaign cash.

Voters in the state’s 18th congressional district on Tuesday elect a new member of Congress. It’s a surprisingly close race in this reliably Republican district between Democratic former prosecutor Conor Lamb, and Republican state legislator Rick Saccone. GOP and conservative groups are shoveling in dollars to overcome Saccone’s lackluster fundraising — this despite his claim that he “was Trump before Trump was Trump.”

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NPR/WPSU-FM

 

Candidates Statewide Scramble To Adjust To Pennsylvania’s New Congressional Map

Posted on March 2, 2018

Democratic congressional hopeful Laura Quick and two campaign staffers recently set up shop for the afternoon inside a Panera Bread not too far from her home in Palmyra, Lebanon County.

They’d popped open their laptops on the table closest to a fireplace going full blast. That warmth would probably be welcome on most February afternoons, but it was an unseasonable 70 degrees outside.

“I asked them to turn it off, but they can’t,” explained Josh Brady, 23, Quick’s unofficial numbers guy.

So they decided to deal with the extra heat.

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WPSU-FM

 


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