Campaigns & Elections
Lehigh County Controller Mark Pinsley seeks Democratic nod for Pa. auditor general
Lehigh County Controller Mark Pinsley is the third Democrat to enter the race to challenge Republican Auditor General Tim DeFoor.
DeSantis and Newsom clash in TV debate, charging each other with lies and bullying
Ron DeSantis of Florida and Gavin Newsom from California, two of the nation’s most well-known governors who sit on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum, engaged in a fiery 90-minute debate on Thursday night from Alpharetta, Georgia, which was broadcast live on the Fox News Channel. The stakes were undoubtedly higher for DeSantis, 45, who […]
Unsealed court filing shows U.S. Rep. Scott Perry contacted Pa. lawmakers before Jan. 6 attack
The records a federal court ordered turned over to a special prosecutor investigating efforts to overturn President Joe Biden’s election include conversations between U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (R-10th District) and Pennsylvania lawmakers, a court filing shows. The conversations were about purported fraud in the commonwealth’s 2020 election, according to the document, which was unsealed by the […]
Prokopiak becomes third candidate to announce a bid for for Galloway’s House seat
Pennsbury School Board Member Jim Prokopiak is the third candidate to announce their intentions for the Democratic Party nomination for the soon-to-be-vacated seat held by state Rep. John Galloway.
Biden campaign pivots to focus on healthcare
President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is launching a new ad today with a focus on health care costs, part of a larger push by the campaign to persuade Americans that former President Trump would revisit his attempts to do away with the Affordable Care Act if (ACA) elected to a second term. The ad titled […]
Stranded legislation: Pa. lawmakers in both chambers lament lack of consensus
State Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) had introduced the Fairness Act, to extend Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination law to LGBTQ+ people, in every legislative session since 2001 before it passed in the state House this spring. Five months after lawmakers sent House Bill 300 to the Republican-controlled Senate with a bipartisan 102-98 vote, the historic legislation remains on […]
PA Society’s annual gathering returns to NYC on Thursday
The 125th annual dinner of the Pennsylvania Society is scheduled for Saturday evening at the New York Hilton Midtown.
Pennsylvania redesigns its mail-in ballots for the 2024 election
Pennsylvania’s Act 77 —which allows "no-excuse" mail-in voting— made voting by mail a popular option in 2020, but there have been numerous challenges and disputes over how to consider ballots with return envelopes that are filled out incorrectly.
Pa. Supreme Court justices question GOP effort to impeach Philly DA Larry Krasner
Chief Justice Debra Todd suggested articles of impeachment, like other unfinished legislation, die when the General Assembly's session ends.
Pa. Rep. Craig Williams joins GOP attorney general race
York County District Attorney Dave Sunday and former Delaware County District Attorney Kat Copeland are also seeking the GOP nomination for Pennsylvania AG.
Pennsylvania Auditor General DeFoor announces reelection bid
He was endorsed for a second term by the Pennsylvania Republican Party at its 2024 endorsement meeting.
Koch network’s Americans for Prosperity PAC endorses Nikki Haley for president
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Action, the Koch-based super PAC, announced in February that it was looking for a candidate to challenge Trump and has been running digital ads against the former president since June.