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Races to fill the seats of two retiring lawmakers in the Philadelphia suburbs are among the most competitive campaigns for the Pennsylvania House this fall.
One evening news broadcast, 11 political ads, 0 political stories.
If one recent evening newscast is any indication, Philadelphia voters may be longing for used car ads and payday loan pitches - and maybe for some unbiased political reportage.
Mayor Carolyn Comitta and three other local notables are set to join Philadelphia Mayor Nutter in rappelling down the 31-story One Logan Square building on Thursday to raise money for a leadership program for students.
BucksInq: At the first of three scheduled debates between U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Pa.) and Democratic challenger Kevin Strouse, the two used an hour of radio airtime Wednesday to stake out positions on issues like healthcare, economic development, and foreign policy.
The questions from the audience were broad and unscripted, hitting topics like abortion rights, climate change, college tuition, and foreign policy.
CHESTER COUNTY GOP selects Ross to replace Walker in 158th District race KENNETT SQUARE State Rep. Chris Ross (R., Chester) will run for a 10th term to represent the 158th District in November, replacing a candidate who withdrew from the race last week.
Under a proposed settlement with the state, 27 same-sex couples who wed in the summer of 2013 would be recognized as married, but their legal anniversaries would move to May 20, 2014.
A lunchtime rally at the Delaware County Courthouse on Monday was billed as a fight for increasing the minimum wage, but it took on the character of a Democratic campaign rally, with not a single low-wage earner in sight.
The Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee charged Sunday that Chester County Republican Cuyler Walker, who last week pulled out of the race for the state legislature, was facing a law enforcement investigation.
Gun-owners' group donates funds and foot soldiers to GOP aspirant for Congress.
For a third straight year, Chester County will not raise property taxes in 2015, according to a preliminary budget unveiled Tuesday that officials developed to align with the county's strategic goals while adjusting for economic challenges.
Races to fill the seats of two retiring lawmakers in the Philadelphia suburbs are among the most competitive campaigns for the Pennsylvania House this fall.
One evening news broadcast, 11 political ads, 0 political stories.
If one recent evening newscast is any indication, Philadelphia voters may be longing for used car ads and payday loan pitches - and maybe for some unbiased political reportage.
Mayor Carolyn Comitta and three other local notables are set to join Philadelphia Mayor Nutter in rappelling down the 31-story One Logan Square building on Thursday to raise money for a leadership program for students.
The Daily Delco: A woman claiming to be the daughter of state Senate candidate John Kane has thrown a wrench into one of the state's most hotly contested races.
Seven months after missteps led her to drop rape charges against a prominent Republican Party official, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman is restructuring her office and partnering with a national research center devoted to evaluating problems in the justice system and improving the integrity of investigations.
Democrat John Kane and Republican Tom McGarrigle wrangle over an open state Senate seat in Delco's 26th District.
Ahead of November's election, Bucks County has relocated two of its polling places, one in Tullytown and one in Doylestown Borough.
BucksInq: At the first of three scheduled debates between U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Pa.) and Democratic challenger Kevin Strouse, the two used an hour of radio airtime Wednesday to stake out positions on issues like healthcare, economic development, and foreign policy.
The questions from the audience were broad and unscripted, hitting topics like abortion rights, climate change, college tuition, and foreign policy.