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Baer Growls Archive: May, 2013
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The trouble with Tom
Fri, May 24, 2013, 8:52 AM
Okay, we all know Tom Corbett has a penchant for drawing the attention of social media then regular media, allowing detractors, Democrats and...
Watch out for Wagner
Wed, May 22, 2013, 8:28 AM
Former state Auditor General Jack Wagner lost his bid Tuesday to become Pittsburgh's next mayor -- he was handily beaten by City Councilman...
The race in the Capital City
Tue, May 21, 2013, 8:48 AM
Harrisburg residents are voting Tuesday in a contested Democratic primary for mayor that features an embattled incumbent and offers the winner...
The mayoral candidate's daughter
Thu, May 16, 2013, 8:47 AM
Here we go again. Remember back in 2007 when then-candidate Michael Nutter broke through in the Democratic primary with a TV ad featuring...
Another idea for Gov. Corbett
Wed, May 15, 2013, 8:51 AM
Following Monday's Daily News column in which I recommended a 5-step plan for poll-challenged Gov. Corbett to get on a path to reelection,...
More fun with booze
Tue, May 14, 2013, 8:43 AM
The United Food and Commercial Workers union, a staunch opponent of privatizing Pennsylvania's booze system, claims that a main proponent of...
The Representative and social media
Mon, May 13, 2013, 9:00 AM
And now a little tale about using social media to make one's case. Last week, in a "Baer Growls" blogpost about our esteemed Legislature,...
PA history buffs alert
Fri, May 10, 2013, 9:09 AM
With the death of former PA Gov. George Leader, a York County Democrat revered during his time in office in the 1950's and until his death...
John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.