President Trump's unpopularity among Pennsylvania voters and Democratic Party enthusiasm for the Nov. 6 general election help give Gov. Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. double-digit leads in reelection bids over Republican challengers.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. has renewed his call for stronger, federally mandated reporting regulations for cases of child abuse or neglect, an effort he launched in 2011 in the wake of child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University.
A poll from a political action committee founded and funded by conservatives shows the Republican nominees for governor and the U.S. Senate in "dead heat" races with Democratic incumbents. The PAC's chairman called those results "surprising."
The Rev. Jesse Jackson said he plans to speak with Philadelphia Eagles players about their "right to kneel" during the national anthem. He also had some sharp words for President Trump's recent dust-up with NBA star LeBron James.
Vice President Mike Pence will raise campaign cash for U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta on Monday in Philly, and President Trump has promised to campaign for Barletta in Pennsylvania. Post-Helsinki, will Barletta's close ties to Trump be an asset or a liability?
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's political reputation was built on a controversial 2006 law aimed at an influx of Latino immigrants to his hometown of Hazleton. Barletta, now challenging U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., defends the law, even though it was never enforced and cost the borough of 25,000 residents nearly $1.7 million in legal expenses.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat, came to town for U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. Harris is a much-discussed potential candidate for president in 2020, despite being just 18 months into her first six-year term as a senator. Barack Obama was in a similar position a dozen years ago.