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: Nick Field - 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: Nick Field - 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 […]
Inside Josh Shapiro’s 2022 landslide — and what it means for 2024 | Analysis
By: Nick Field - 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: Nick Field - May 7, 2023
Does the GOP face an uphill climb as it looks to unseat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey?
Voter Registration Update: On the eve of critical midterms, Dems show signs of life
By: Nick Field - 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.
In must-win suburban Philly, Fetterman criticizes Oz on residency, rallies the faithful
By: Nick Field - October 9, 2022
With New Jersey in view, the Democrat took advantage of geography.
Voter Registration Review: The changing complexion of Pa.’s voter rolls from 1998 to 2022
By: Nick Field - 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: Nick Field - 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: Nick Field - 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: Nick Field, Stephen Caruso and Marley Parish - 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: Nick Field - 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: Nick Field - 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.