Campaigns & Elections

COMMENTARY

The primary is over. The shakedowns for contributions continue. Save your money | Ray E. Landis

BY: - May 22, 2022

If you must give to a campaign, cut your donation by half, and give the balance to a worthy cause that will really make a difference.

Pa. Primary 2022: LGBTQ candidates ran across Pa., to mixed results | Analysis

BY: - May 22, 2022

Some high-profile candidates lost their contests, but other legislative candidates saw electoral success.

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Doug Mastriano’s primary win, explained | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 21, 2022

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, who trafficked in baseless claims of election fraud has won the GOP’s gubernatorial nomination.

Misinformation, violence and a paper shortage threaten midterm elections, officials say

BY: - May 20, 2022

'The November 2020 election in Pennsylvania, like every election since, was free, fair and secure,' acting Pa. Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman said

COMMENTARY

Fetterman’s lesson for Dems: A clear brand and coherent message wins every time | Friday Coffee

BY: - May 20, 2022

Behind the headlines, there was little that was unconventional about his win on Tuesday night.

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Why the LGBTQ community rejected Brian Sims for lieutenant governor | Mark Segal

BY: - May 20, 2022

Sims was a bad candidate from the start due to a lot of past baggage and controversy.

Republican Scheller likely to get rematch with Democrat Wild in Lehigh Valley congressional race

BY: - May 18, 2022

The race has national implications, as Republicans look to flip the U.S. House in November.

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Doug Mastriano speaks at an event

Pa. Dems want to run against Mastriano. They may end up regretting it | John L. Micek

BY: - May 18, 2022

The Franklin County lawmaker's hardline stances are a feature, not a bug, of the GOP.

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3 more races we’re watching this post-primary Wednesday | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 18, 2022

From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, there was no shortage of interesting races on the ballot on Tuesday.

Mastriano projected winner of Pa. Republican governor primary

BY: - May 17, 2022

Mastriano will face Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who was running without opposition in Tuesday’s intra-party contests.

LIVE COVERAGE: Primary Election Day 2022 in Pennsylvania

BY: - May 17, 2022

Stay with the Pennsylvania Capital-Star all day for live updates from across the state.

COMMENTARY

Pa. Primary 2022: 3 storylines we’re following today | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 17, 2022

The Trump factor. Will the Dems beat the midterm curse? And what about the race for LG?