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Tom Fitzgerald

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Thomas Fitzgerald, the award-winning national politics writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, covered the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns, as well as the Florida recount that followed the 2000 Bush v. Gore election. He has also covered Harrisburg for The Inquirer and served as chief of its City Hall bureau, reporting extensively on state and local politics.

Before joining The Inquirer, he was a reporter for the Bergen (N.J.) Record, covering the 1996 and 2000 presidential primaries, and wrote for the Trenton Times and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. His work has earned him numerous state and regional journalism honors, and he has been a frequent guest on TV and radio programs in Philadelphia and nationally.

You can reach Tom Fitzgerald at 215-854-2718 or

Read Thomas's blog Big Tent
Latest post: Wolf: Corbett 'sticking it to' middle class - 08/14/2014
The right has his no-tax pledge. But liberals have sacred cows, too.
In a cartoon ricocheting around the Web, the conservative antitax crusader Grover Norquist is depicted as the disembodied head of the Wizard of Oz - a green, glowering face floating above Republican politicians bowing in reverence, the entire scene lit by votive torches.
Fiscal cliff talks bypass middle class
Some no longer sticking by no-tax-hike pledge, but he isn't sounding a softer line. Polls are divided.
For a generation, it has been Republican orthodoxy: No tax hikes. Period.

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