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A woman, Jackie Springer of Shippensburg, looks at a picture of her son, Austin Springer, as she talks about his death from overdosing on fentanyl.

Mastriano pitches 25-year mandatory sentences for fentanyl dealers in fatal overdose cases

BY: - June 27, 2022

With parents whose children died of fentanyl overdoses, Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano proposed 25-year mandatory minimum sentences for dealers who provide deadly overdoses of the drug

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.

Five GOP gov. hopefuls, minus the front runners, debate transportation funding, election law

BY: - April 19, 2022

By contrast, all five of Tuesday’s attendees have been polling in low single digits, though those same surveys have shown that a significant number of Republicans have yet to make up their mind in the primary. An Eagle Consulting Group poll released last week put the total of undecided voters as high as 44 percent.

Corman to stay in GOP governor primary, though election logistics meant his fate was sealed

BY: - April 13, 2022

The highest-ranking Pennsylvania Senate Republican attempted to end his gubernatorial campaign — but it’s unclear if he could have had his name physically removed from the ballot even if he followed through with it. In a filing on Tuesday afternoon, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, said he was ending his campaign and asked […]

Pa.’s governor candidates feud over how to reduce pain at the pump

BY: - April 10, 2022

There's small distinctions between each candidate's plan; though some activists want to see them be more creative.

Josh Shapiro about to speak a press conference

Capital-Star Q+A: Josh Shapiro on the death penalty, climate and Harrisburg

BY: - April 8, 2022

The only Democratic gubernatorial candidate on the ballot in 2022 says he's here to take on 'big fights.'

Doug Mastriano speaks at an event

The platforms are the same, but strategies differ for Pa. 2022 GOP governor hopefuls

BY: - April 1, 2022

In a likely first, all nine GOP hopefuls were in the same place Friday for an annual conservative conclave.

Now a defender of personal freedom, Mastriano wanted to lift privacy rules in pandemic’s early days

BY: - April 1, 2022

In statements no longer available on his Senate website, the GOP governor hopeful said HIPAA regulations 'are threatening the lives of our citizens.'

Two GOP hopefuls ask for Mastriano; running mate Daniels to be civil in 2022 primary

BY: - March 24, 2022

In a Thursday video, lieutenant governor contenders Jeff Coleman and Chris Frye called on fellow aspirant Teddy Daniels to stop making personal attacks against his opponents in online videos.

Four GOP gov. candidates demand Republican moderator, no yes or no q’s for primary debates

BY: - March 22, 2022

Representatives of the four campaigns told the Capital-Star that the letter’s debate criteria only applied to the May primary.

An early guide to Pennsylvania’s 2022 Senate and governor’s primary election

BY: and - March 15, 2022

A TV star, an attorney general, a lt. governor, and a former member of Congress will be among those competing for voters' attention this spring.

‘Abortion rights are always on the ballot.’ Advocates issue a call to action ahead of 2022 election

BY: - February 11, 2022

More than a dozen state legislatures have imagined a post-Roe era, with bills to limit abortion access. And if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark case, more could follow.