Primary Preview: Here’s who’s running for Pa. governor
One Democrat and seven Republicans are vying to replace term-limited Gov. Tom Wolf.
Hart ends gubernatorial bid, endorses Barletta in GOP primary
Melissa Hart, a former state senator and GOP gubernatorial candidate, announced at a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday that she would suspend her campaign and Barletta, a former member of congress and the elected mayor of Hazleton in Luzerne County
Corman ends GOP governor bid; endorses Barletta in effort to halt Mastriano
The top-ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania Senate dropped his faltering bid for governor on Thursday, urging GOP voters to coalesce around former U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, as establishment Republicans frantically work to head off a primary win by an insurgent candidate whom they view as unelectable. “I’m putting party first and supporting someone who can […]
McSwain tops latest fundraising among Pa. GOP governor candidates with $5M from one group
The former federal prosecutor's campaign was boosted by a group that supports school choice.
Five GOP gov. hopefuls, minus the front runners, debate transportation funding, election law
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
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 […]
‘The ballots are called mail-in ballots.’ Pa. Senate approves bill eliminating drop boxes
The upper chamber voted 29-20 along party lines to approve a GOP-authored bill that would require voters who don’t return mail-in ballots through the U.S. Postal Service to deliver them to their county elections office instead of depositing them into a drop box.
Legislation eliminating ballot drop boxes advances to Pa. Senate
The Senate State Government Committee voted 7-4 along party lines to approve the bill, which requires mail-in ballots not returned through the postal service to be delivered by voters directly to their local elections office rather than deposited into a drop box.
Pa.’s governor candidates feud over how to reduce pain at the pump
There's small distinctions between each candidate's plan; though some activists want to see them be more creative.
Advocates again call on Pa. Senate to open two-year window for child sex abuse survivors
If it weren’t for an advertising error made last year by the Department of State, a proposed constitutional amendment authorizing the window for child sex abuse survivors would have appeared on the May 2021 primary election ballot.
The platforms are the same, but strategies differ for Pa. 2022 GOP governor hopefuls
In a likely first, all nine GOP hopefuls were in the same place Friday for an annual conservative conclave.