Archive: December, 2012
Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Pennsylvania, which for years has ranked near the bottom of states in the number of women in positions of political power, just got a crack in the glass ceiling with the November election of Kathleen Kane as attorney general.
Might the state be on its way to shattering it with a female governor?
State politicos, now relocating to New York for the annual Pennsylvania Society weekend, are buzzing about Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz's consideration of a challenge to Gov. Tom Corbett. Just elected to her fifth term in the U.S. house from suburban Philadelphia, Schwartz has often been mentioned as a likely candidate for the next step.
Crossroads Grassroots Public Strategies (GPS), the committee tied to former Bush adviser Karl Rove that spent millions in the presidential campaign, is weighing in on the messy fiscal cliff negotiations with a TV ad for national cable.
The spot argues that President Obama is proposing insignificant spending cuts to go along with tax increases in the negotiations, violating his promise of a serious, “balanced” approach to the nation’s budget problems.
"President Obama's idea of a balanced plan is that we pay more and government gets to spend more,” said Crossroads GPS president and CEO Steven Law. “The White House has shown it is not serious about the debt, as it has yet to propose significant spending cuts to go along with its massive proposed tax hikes. Serious revenue concessions have been made, but Obama won't take yes for an answer."