Crunching the numbers: Campaign finance reports show a few surprises

BY: - October 17, 2023

Campaign finance reports from the year’s third quarter are in, and there are a few surprises in the contests for Pennsylvania’s U.S. House seats. Here’s a look at how the latest numbers from the Federal Election Commission break down, and how they compare to the year’s previous quarterly results, and the 2022 election cycle. U.S. […]

Manchin earned $476K in 2022 from family coal company, congressional disclosures show

BY: - July 11, 2023

The West Virginia Democrat's coal industry ties are 'a classic case study for a conflict of interest in Congress,' an expert said.

In suburban Allentown school board race, deep-pocketed PACs step up

BY: - June 26, 2023

A PAC founded by Republican Dean Browning was the biggest donor in the Parkland district contest.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Dems shake the money tree ahead of Feb. 7 special elections | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 1, 2023

With control of the House on the line, Democrats warn of the consequences of a GOP majority.

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

A deep-pocketed donor from Pa. is moving onto the national stage. That’s a problem | Opinion

BY: - January 19, 2023

No one in public office should take money from billionaire Jeffrey Yass - Democrat or Republican

Two Lehigh Valley pols raised more than $1M each for winning state Senate races

BY: - December 18, 2022

The tallies 'certainly signal we are in a new era in terms of the costs of state legislative races,' Muhlenberg College political analyst Chris Borick said.

Republican Lisa Scheller, left, and Democratic incumbent Susan Wild, congressional candidates for the 7th District, shake hands after their debate Oct. 6 at Muhlenberg College, Allentown. The second half of the debate will air on “Business Matters” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 on WFMZ-TV. / Photo by Donna Fisher

In the Lehigh Valley’s 7th District, Democrat Wild rakes in cash, Republican Scheller spends on ads

BY: - October 17, 2022

Records show incumbent U.S. Rep. Susan Wild with $1.5M left. Challenger Lisa Scheller has $544K.

Josh Shapiro about to speak a press conference

Shapiro emerges from primary season with strong fundraising advantage over Mastriano

BY: - June 20, 2022

Democrat Josh Shapiro holds a massive fundraising lead over Republican opponent Doug Mastriano going into the summer campaign season.

PAC linked to billionaire Jeffrey Yass donated heavily to Coleman’s 16th Senate campaign

BY: - June 2, 2022

Citizens Alliance for Pennsylvania gave more than $376,885 in donations and in-kind contributions.


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.


Yass, he can: Pro-charters billionaire jumps into key Pa. House, Senate races | Thursday Coffee

BY: - May 5, 2022

A PAC connected to Jeffrey Yass, of Montgomery County, recently dumped $65K into Democratic contests, records show.