Commonwealth Confidential Archive: May, 2009

G-20 summit, a chance to showcase Onorato's Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh - long maligned as a dying buckle of the Rust Belt - will bask in the world spotlight this fall as host of the next G-20 summit... Read more

Poll finds Specter up 9 points on Toomey in U.S. Senate race

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In a head-to-head fall matchup, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D., Pa.) maintains a lead over Republican Pat Toomey, although the former Lehigh Valley... Read more

Cash rolls in for non-candidate Onorato

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Allegheny County executive Dan Onorato is not yet a candidate for governor but his supporters are opening their wallets for him anyway. Onorato... Read more

Budgetary backbiting continues in the Capitol

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The Rendell administration’s full frontal assault on the budget adopted by the GOP-controlled Senate continued today, and Republicans... Read more

Scranton endorses Toomey

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Former LG Bill Scranton, a prominent Republican moderate, endorses conservative Pat Toomey for Senate this morning. It's a coup for Toomey... Read more

Specter makes rounds with PA Dems

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Newly-minted Democrat Sen. Arlen Specter is busy trying to woo Democratic leaders from the party chair on down. Politico reports this morning... Read more

Rendell gets gardening fever

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First Lady Michelle Obama has touched off a gardening frenzy among the nation's governors. In the backyards of executive mansions from coast... Read more

Biden e-endorses Specter

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After weeks of rumblings from the left and a continuing flirtation with a primary challenge by Rep. Joe Sestak, the White House struck back... Read more