Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.
These Pa. lawmakers have 2022 primary challengers
Left, right and open seat, your comprehensive list of every Pa. lawmaker facing opposition on May 17.
Trump endorses television physician Mehmet Oz in Pa. Senate race
President Donald Trump has endorsed television physician Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s closely contested Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate. “The Great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has a tremendous opportunity to Save America by electing the brilliant and well-known Dr. Mehmet Oz for the United States Senate,” Trump wrote in a statement that was sent out while he […]
In Philly, Democratic U.S. Senate candidates battle for votes
(*This story was updated on Monday 5/9/22 at 1:26 p.m. to correct the list of endorsements for U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, D-17th District) By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA — As the primary race for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat enters its final stage, state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, and Pa. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman […]
Capital-Star Q+A: Josh Shapiro on the death penalty, climate and Harrisburg
The only Democratic gubernatorial candidate on the ballot in 2022 says he's here to take on 'big fights.'
Poll: McCormick, Barletta lead GOP primary pack; but many still undecided | Friday Morning Coffee
In the closely contested races for governor and United States Senate in Pa., the future belongs to the undecideds.
Pgh voters pick replacements for ex-Reps. Gainey, Wheatley in special Pa. House elections
Democrats Martell Covington and Aerion Abney will serve out the unexpired terms of now-Mayor Ed Gainey and his top aide Jake Wheatley.
Central Pa. state House candidate David Buell battles fake tweets, online smear tactics
By David Wenner State House candidate David Buell said that someone impersonated him in racially tinged tweets and also set up websites intended to hurt his campaign. “The divisive and racially-biased political attacks being used against me are disgusting and wrong. Whoever created the fake websites and Twitter account pretending to be me must be […]
Progressive incumbent women were snubbed by Allegheny Co. Dem Committee. Does it matter?
The county party opted to endorse their primary opponents on May 17. It wasn't unfamiliar territory.
U.S. Senate Democratic candidates Lamb, Kenyatta face off in first debate in Fetterman’s absence
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman did not attend the debate.
The platforms are the same, but strategies differ for Pa. 2022 GOP governor hopefuls
In a likely first, all nine GOP hopefuls were in the same place Friday for an annual conservative conclave.
Voter registration, mail-in voting: Here are deadlines to know ahead of the May 17 primary
The deadline to register to vote in the May 17 primary election is May 2.
Now a defender of personal freedom, Mastriano wanted to lift privacy rules in pandemic’s early days
In statements no longer available on his Senate website, the GOP governor hopeful said HIPAA regulations 'are threatening the lives of our citizens.'