Campaigns & Elections

With no majority in the Pa. House, Democrats and Republicans are fighting over who calls the shots

BY: - December 1, 2022

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

BY: - December 1, 2022

Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro has tapped a former aide in the attorney general's office and gubernatorial campaign manager to lead his staff.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Inside the post-election review designed to give Pa. voters more confidence in the results

BY: - December 1, 2022

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

BY: - November 30, 2022

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 […]

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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland

When it comes to prosecuting Trump, Merrick Garland needs to decide already | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - November 29, 2022

Donald Trump needs to be removed from public life. It's time for the AG to fish or cut bait.

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U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., campaigning in Atlanta on Monday 10/24/22 (Capital-Star photo by Ariana Figueroa).

Early voting mattered In Georgia in 2022. Don’t let them cancel it in 2024 | John A. Tures

BY: - November 28, 2022

It would be a slap in the face to working Americans and the parents of school-aged children

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Voters in the midterm elections decided that the GOP would run the House, while the Democrats would run the Senate. Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images.

What the midterm results say about U.S. voters in 2022 | Opinion

BY: - November 27, 2022

They reflected the diversity of the electorate and were not the endorsement or repudiation of a candidate’s or party’s agenda.

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Abortion advocates aim to outflank lawmakers in 2024 using ballot measures | Analysis

BY: - November 26, 2022

The midterms showed the political potency of abortion ballot measures.

Shapiro transition team pulls in experience from Democratic and Republican administrations

BY: - November 23, 2022

“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

BY: - November 22, 2022

House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, is bowing out of his leadership role with control of the lower chamber uncertain.

SHARIF STREET AT PRESS CLUB

Pa. Dems Chair Sharif Street on Election ’22: Three takeaways | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 22, 2022

Democrats 'held [themselves] out as the grown-ups in the room,' the Philadelphia Democrat said.

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A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Yes, there were Election Day problems in Luzerne Co. No, that’s not a sign of fraud | Opinion

BY: - November 22, 2022

In the future, Luzerne County Council needs to fully fund the Bureau of Elections in the county budget.