election-2022

Building a ticket that matches Pennsylvania’s diversity could pose challenge for Democrats in 2022

BY: - October 19, 2021

Democratic hopeful Shapiro doesn’t look like the majority of Pennsylvanians — 51 percent of the state’s population are women. About 20 percent of the state is not white, a share that's grown in the last decade.

Capital-Star Q+A: Gov. candidate Jason Monn thinks Harrisburg needs an everyman

BY: - October 15, 2021

The self-described a 'nobody from nowhere' from Erie County talked vaccine mandates and his leadership style.

The Democratic establishment is behind Josh Shapiro for governor. Will Pa. follow?

BY: - October 13, 2021

Shapiro said he has "been in the game. I have taken on the powerful and I’ve held them accountable. I’ve gotten real things done for the people."

Val Arkoosh is vying for Pa.’s open U.S. Senate seat. And she’s prioritizing women in the workforce

BY: - October 12, 2021

If elected to fill the seat left vacant by Lehigh Valley Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, Val Arkoosh would not only be the first woman to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate but the first female physician from either party.

Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro will seek Democratic nod for governor in 2022

BY: - October 11, 2021

There have been been low-key efforts to recruit a progressive primary challenger, but they haven't been successful.

Capital-Star Q+A: Lou Barletta thinks second time’s the charm in GOP governor’s run

BY: - September 24, 2021

A native of northeastern Pennsylvania’s coal fields, he was known for passing city ordinances attacking undocumented immigrants, and for being among the first state politicians to back former President Donald Trump.

Capital-Star Q+A: RINO hunter Joe Gale wants to make sure conservatives are energized for 2022

BY: - September 17, 2021

After an aborted run for Lieutenant Governor in 2018 — he was too young to hold statewide office — Gale is now running for the Republican nomination for governor. Though a magnet for controversy, he argues his uncompromising ideology and equal disdain for both party’s institutions make him the right man for the job.

Capital-Star Q+A: Pa. is sick and needs a doctor, says GOP Gov. candidate Nche Zama

BY: - September 3, 2021

"I realized that Pennsylvania is dying. And if Pennsylvania’s dying, it is very much in need of a cardiac surgeon for heart surgery." 

Capital-Star Q+A: 2022 GOP gov. candidate Jason Richey on taxes, hyperloop, and voting

BY: - August 27, 2021

The Capital-Star is trying to sit down with as many candidates as possible to ask them about their campaigns, background, and issues impacting Pennsylvanians.

COMMENTARY

Ahead of tough 2022, progressive PAC pitches infrastructure, Biden budget to Pa. | Friday Coffee

BY: - August 13, 2021

Labor-backed For Our Future PA builds on 2020 gains as it prepares for a tough 2022.

GOP 2022 gubernatorial hopefuls spar over Pa. vote by-mail law

BY: - August 5, 2021

In the lead up to the 2022 governor’s race, some Pennsylvania Republican hopefuls are reaching for a new way to question conservative credentials — did their rival vote to approve no-excuse mail-in ballots?

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.