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.
Lt. Gov. Mike Stack III, dogged by controversy, campaigned at Pennsylvania Society, shadowed by one of his Democratic primary election challengers, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, who will be endorsed Monday by former Gov. Ed Rendell.
A senior adviser to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party has some strong and dismissive thoughts on sexual harassment. Philadelphia's building trades unions will court Amazon in Seattle by air. And Vince Fumo hangs with Joey Merlino.