Nick Field

Nick Field

Correspondent Nick Field covers Philadelphia and its suburbs for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.

Allegheny and Philadelphia counties spurred higher-than-usual turnout for an off-year election

By: - November 10, 2023

Turnout was higher than usual for an odd-year election, propelled in Allegheny and Philadelphia counties by top-of-ballot races.

Voter registration update: Republicans enjoy a strong year ahead of Election 2023

By: - October 29, 2023

Off-years, or odd-numbered years, tend to be favorable for the party out of the White House, and 2023 looks to be no exception. Since my last voter registration update in October 2022, Pennsylvania Republicans saw impressive gains all across the Commonwealth. Back then, the statewide Democratic margin was 549,288, a lead that’s since been whittled […]

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Inside Josh Shapiro’s 2022 landslide — and what it means for 2024 | Analysis

By: - May 21, 2023

The Montgomery County pol showed it's possible for Democrats to win back working class voters.


A look back at Pa.’s 2022 U.S. Senate contest and what it says about 2024 | Analysis

By: - May 7, 2023

Does the GOP face an uphill climb as it looks to unseat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey?

Key: Navy - D+5,000 or more, Blue - D+1,001 to D+4,999, Light Skyblue - D+1 to D+1,000. Light Salmon - R+1 to R+1,000, Red - R+1,001 to R+4,999, Maroon - R+5,000 or more. (Map by Nick Field via Dave’s Redistricting)

Voter Registration Update: On the eve of critical midterms, Dems show signs of life 

By: - November 3, 2022

Much can change in just five months -- and it has. Here's a look at the state play and its impact on Pa.'s key races.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman campaigns in Bristol, Pa.., on Sunday, 10/9/22 (Capital-Star photo by Nick Field)

In must-win suburban Philly, Fetterman criticizes Oz on residency, rallies the faithful

By: - October 9, 2022

With New Jersey in view, the Democrat took advantage of geography.

Key: Blue - Democratic in both November 1998 and July 2022. Light Sky Blue - Republican in November 1998 and Democratic in July 2022. Light Salmon - Democratic in November 1998 and Republican in July 2022. Red - Republican in both November 1998 and July 2022.

Voter Registration Review: The changing complexion of Pa.’s voter rolls from 1998 to 2022

By: - July 25, 2022

How has voter registration in Pennsylvania changed over the last 20-plus years? We crunched the numbers and made some surprising finds.

Voter Registration Update: Pa. GOP further narrows Dems’ registration edge

By: - May 16, 2022

These are concerning numbers for Pennsylvania Democrats. The party must find a way to pick up the pace, especially in the vote-rich Southeast.

Voter Registration Update: Latest data shows a strong summer for the GOP

By: - October 27, 2021

As of last week, Pa. had 4 million registered Democrats and 3.4 million registered Republicans.

‘The Big lie is just that, a big lie’: In Philly, Biden calls for concerted effort to fight assaults on voting rights

By: , and - July 13, 2021

“Make no mistake, bullies and merchants of fear, peddlers of lies, are threatening the very foundation of our country,” Biden cautioned. 

Voter Registration Update: Pa. Dems bounce back from 2020 lull | Analysis

By: - June 27, 2021

A quiet spring brings encouraging seeds for Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party.

Biden celebrates Amtrak’s 50th birthday and pitches more rail investment in Philadelphia

By: - April 30, 2021

Friday afternoon was a confluence of passions for President Joe Biden, as he marked his 101st day in office by celebrating Amtrak’s 50th anniversary at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.