Election 2024

Biden campaign launches new ad focused on the president’s Scranton roots

BY: - October 3, 2023

A new ad from the Biden-Harris 2024 campaign points to President Joe Biden’s upbringing in Scranton as giving him a unique perspective on —  and empathy for— the struggles of middle class Americans. “He grew up a middle-class kid in a middle-class town,” the ad’s voiceover begins, “and while Joe Biden’s traveled far and wide, […]

Bhavini Patel launches campaign to challenge U.S. Rep. Summer Lee

BY: - October 2, 2023

Bhavini Patel, a member of Edgewood Borough Council in Allegheny County, announced Monday she will challenge U.S. Rep. Summer Lee for the Democratic nomination for the 12th District.  Patel has been widely expected to take another run at the seat she briefly campaigned for in 2022 when it was newly drawn. This time around, she […]

Biden-Harris campaign launches new ad geared toward Black voters

BY: - September 30, 2023

President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is launching a new ad focused on Black voters, touting how the Biden-Harris administration has “made equity a cornerstone of their administration’s policy agenda, and are lowering costs and creating economic opportunity for Black America,” according to a press release from the campaign. Titled “Get Ahead,” the spot will air […]

GOP presidential hopefuls tear into each other and absent Trump at second debate

BY: and - September 28, 2023

The candidates polling from second to eighth in the race for the Republican nomination for president largely agreed on policy, fought over their records and took aim at former President Donald Trump at their second debate of the year Wednesday night. Trump, who leads polls of the race by substantial margins, skipped the event at […]

Biden makes historic visit to metro Detroit picket line to rally with striking auto workers

BY: - September 26, 2023

In the midst of ongoing negotiations between striking auto workers and Detroit’s Big Three manufacturers, President Joe Biden on Tuesday made an appearance on the picket line in Belleville. Speaking to picketers from UAW Local 174 at Willow Run Redistribution Center in metro Detroit, Biden said that unions “saved the automobile industry” in times of […]

Erie state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro launches campaign for treasurer

BY: - September 26, 2023

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) announced his candidacy for state treasurer on Tuesday, blasting incumbent Republican Stacy Garrity for “extremist” views and saying he would “fight like hell” to defeat her. Bizzarro, who is serving his sixth term in the state House, serves as chairperson of the House Democratic Policy Committee. As treasurer, Bizzarro said […]

Republican Rob Mercuri gets key endorsement from Koch-funded super PAC

BY: - September 23, 2023

Pennsylvania Rep. Rob Mercuri, who is running against U.S. Rep. Chris Deluzio for Congress, received a key endorsement this week from a super PAC funded by the conservative Koch brothers’ network. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Action said in a news release this week it was endorsing Mercuri (R-Allegheny) and several other “key races for the […]

David McCormick launches campaign for Senate

BY: - September 21, 2023

He made the announcement at an event in Pittsburgh on Thursday, throwing his hat into the ring for a second bid at the Senate.

Western Pa. Democrats ‘welcome’ McCormick

BY: - September 21, 2023

Ahead of an event where he's expected to launch his campaign for U.S. Senate, Democrats in Pittsburgh took aim at David McCormick.

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, 21 bills that restrict voting or interfere with election administration were either signed into law, or await the governor’s signature, as of May 29 (Photo via the New Jersey Monitor).

State Senate votes to move up Pa.’s 2024 primary more than a month to March 19

BY: - September 20, 2023

Pennsylvania’s 2024 presidential primary would be held March 19, more than a month earlier than it is currently scheduled, under legislation passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. The Senate’s 47-2 vote sends Senate Bill 224 to the state House for consideration, where the chairperson of the chamber’s State Government Committee said he would consider […]

UAW president, Biden push back against reported Trump visit with striking Michigan workers

BY: - September 20, 2023

Former President Donald Trump’s plans to skip the second GOP presidential candidate debate and head to Michigan to meet with striking autoworkers isn’t going over well with the United Auto Workers (UAW) top official. “Every fiber of our union is being poured into fighting the billionaire class and an economy that enriches people like Donald […]

Vice President Kamala Harris urges Reading students to lead peers to the polls

BY: - September 19, 2023

READING., Pa. — In a national political climate that is breeding threats to fundamental rights and freedoms, young people have the power to decide the direction of the country by voting, Vice President Kamala Harris told an audience of largely Latino college students on Tuesday in Reading.  Harris called on the students to speak with […]