Campaigns & Elections
With no majority in the Pa. House, Democrats and Republicans are fighting over who calls the shots
Foreshadowing contentious times to come, Democrats and Republicans in the evenly-divided state House sparred Thursday over who has the power to call a special election for a vacant seat in western Pennsylvania. Caucus leaders took umbrage at each others’ positions on the unusual circumstances stemming from the Republicans’ loss of 13 seats in the general […]
Shapiro names longtime aide Dana Fritz as chief of staff
Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro has tapped a former aide in the attorney general's office and gubernatorial campaign manager to lead his staff.
Inside the post-election review designed to give Pa. voters more confidence in the results
All 67 counties were required for the first time to participate in a 'risk-limiting audit,' a statistical method of checking the accuracy of the election outcome.
Rendell fundraiser, Casey campaign manager among leaders of Shapiro’s inaugural committee
A prominent Democratic fundraiser, a former campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, and a Philadelphia securities lawyer are among the co-chairs of Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro’s inaugural committee. The group will lead the planning and fundraising efforts for the inauguration of Shapiro and Lt. Gov.-elect Austin Davis on Jan. 17. “This inauguration will be a […]
When it comes to prosecuting Trump, Merrick Garland needs to decide already | Bruce Ledewitz
Donald Trump needs to be removed from public life. It's time for the AG to fish or cut bait.
Early voting mattered In Georgia in 2022. Don’t let them cancel it in 2024 | John A. Tures
It would be a slap in the face to working Americans and the parents of school-aged children
What the midterm results say about U.S. voters in 2022 | Opinion
They reflected the diversity of the electorate and were not the endorsement or repudiation of a candidate’s or party’s agenda.
Abortion advocates aim to outflank lawmakers in 2024 using ballot measures | Analysis
The midterms showed the political potency of abortion ballot measures.
Shapiro transition team pulls in experience from Democratic and Republican administrations
“It obviously sends a very strong and sincere message that he’s wanting to get stuff done,” former Democratic Party chair T.J. Rooney said.
Pa. House Republican leadership gets a shakeup as control of the chamber is in limbo
House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, is bowing out of his leadership role with control of the lower chamber uncertain.
Pa. Dems Chair Sharif Street on Election ’22: Three takeaways | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Democrats 'held [themselves] out as the grown-ups in the room,' the Philadelphia Democrat said.
Yes, there were Election Day problems in Luzerne Co. No, that’s not a sign of fraud | Opinion
In the future, Luzerne County Council needs to fully fund the Bureau of Elections in the county budget.