election-2022

COMMENTARY

Why is Joe Manchin? What the Dems really need to do about their W.Va problem | John L. Micek

BY: - June 10, 2021

Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer have enough to worry about with the Party of Q and Insurrection. Trying to keep Manchin mollified and onside is a waste of time and energy. 

Pa. GOP gubernatorial hopeful McSwain using pre-checked box for extra donations

BY: - June 8, 2021

Donate to Bill McSwain’s state-level political action committee once, and if you’re not careful, you could end up donating to him for months to come.

Auditioning for LG, Sims raises $285k in first six weeks of statewide campaign

BY: - April 16, 2021

State Rep. Brian Sims has already raised $285,000 in six weeks since announcing his 2022 run for lieutenant governor, according to fundraising numbers shared with the Capital-Star by a campaign spokesperson.

Western Pa. state Rep. Ortitay looking into Pa. governor’s run

BY: - March 11, 2021

Oritay has taken conservative stances on such issues as gun rights, been an advocate on mental health issues, and occasionally critiqued former GOP President Donald Trump on Twitter.

Democrat Kenyatta brings his ‘working poor’ Philly upbringing to 2022 Senate race

BY: - February 20, 2021

A tall, brash Democratic politician familiar to Twitter users and cable news viewers alike with a pitch about fighting for working people has just stepped into Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate race.  You may feel like you have already read this story, but it’s not about Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. It’s about Philadelphia state Rep. Malcolm […]

Pa. state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta announces 2022 run for U.S. Senate

BY: - February 18, 2021

The left-wing of Pennsylvania’s 2022 Democratic U.S. Senate primary just expanded.

Philly Rep. Brian Sims says he’ll seek Dem nod for Lt. Gov in 2022

BY: - February 15, 2021

The first out LGBTQ person elected to be a state lawmaker in Pennsylvania has announced he’s running for lieutenant governor. Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, announced his candidacy in 2022 for the statewide post on Monday, while decrying Pennsylvania’s “broken politics.” “We need adults in the room, and I want to bring bold, visionary leadership based […]

Pa. Democrats call for investigation of GOP statehouse colleagues’ role in Capitol siege

BY: and - February 11, 2021

House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia, said the full scope of Republican involvement won’t be known without a formal investigation. 

Fetterman justifies — but does not apologize for — chasing down and brandishing shotgun at Black jogger while Braddock mayor

BY: - February 10, 2021

His political future now clear, Democratic Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has addressed a controversial incident that occurred eight years ago when he was mayor of Braddock, Allegheny County. In Dec. 2013, Fetterman chased a Black jogger in his pickup truck after hearing what he thought were gunshots while playing outside with his son, according […]

Fetterman’s early 2022 entrance gives him time to build strength — or set up his fall

BY: - February 9, 2021

Fetterman — the 6’8” former mayor of a western Pennsylvania mill town known for his social media jabs and informal dress — has built a brand and identity with strong appeal to thousands of avid supporters. 

Toomey’s exit kick-starts 2022 guesswork among Pa. politicos

BY: - October 5, 2020

News that Toomey will retire in 2022 has served as a starting gun for speculation about that year's two marquee races: Senator and Governor.