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Fetterman, Shapiro defy expectations for Democrats in 2022 midterm elections

BY: and - November 10, 2022

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro and U.S. Sen.-elect John Fetterman scored pivotal victories for Democrats this election cycle, defying expectations by attracting voters in areas that previously supported former President Donald Trump in a state that narrowly elected President Joe Biden in 2020.


Pa. voters sent the GOP a message on Tuesday. They need to listen | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 10, 2022

Pennsylvania voters soundly rejected the toxic extremism poisoning our politics.


While key Pa. races appear settled, the fight over mail-in ballots goes on | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - November 9, 2022

‘There should be some legislative fix to this,’ Widener Law School professor Michael Dimino said.

Shapiro claims victory in Pa. governor’s race; Mastriano says he’ll ‘respect’ what voters say

BY: and - November 9, 2022

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro claimed victory around 11 p.m. on Election Day as he maintained an 11-point lead over Republican Doug Mastriano, according to unofficial tallies.


Election Day 2022: Three storylines we’re following today | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 8, 2022

The pitches have been pitched. The ads have been aired. Now it’s up to you.

Shapiro rallies with Biden, Obama; tours Philly with Wolf in final weekend of governor’s race

BY: and - November 5, 2022

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro barnstormed Philly neighborhoods before a rally with two presidents on Saturday.

Shapiro speaks of opportunity for Pa., delivers dire warnings about his opponent

BY: - November 3, 2022

Pennsylvania voters are five days away from the most crucial election of their lifetimes, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro told supporters at a rally Thursday in Harrisburg. Shapiro spoke about his vision to create a stronger commonwealth for Pennsylvania residents and their children. He recounted his “big fights” as attorney general jailing thousands of drug […]

Key: Navy - D+5,000 or more, Blue - D+1,001 to D+4,999, Light Skyblue - D+1 to D+1,000. Light Salmon - R+1 to R+1,000, Red - R+1,001 to R+4,999, Maroon - R+5,000 or more. (Map by Nick Field via Dave’s Redistricting)

Voter Registration Update: On the eve of critical midterms, Dems show signs of life 

BY: - November 3, 2022

Much can change in just five months -- and it has. Here's a look at the state play and its impact on Pa.'s key races.

Darryl Thomas (center), owner of Philly Cuts on Chestnut Street in West Philadelphia, listens as state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, talks to Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro. Shapiro visited the community landmark on Saturday, 10/22/22 (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek).

‘A meeting place for people of goodwill’: Philly Cuts is more than a barbershop | Friday Coffee

BY: - October 28, 2022

How a West Philly landmark is working to improve the community — one trim at a time.

Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman speaks during a voting rights roundtable sponsored by the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday, 10/26/22 (Screen Capture).

‘We will have to be ready,’ to protect elections every day, Black lawmakers warn | Thursday Coffee

BY: - October 27, 2022

Less than two weeks from Election Day, voting rights stayed on the docket. And a new poll showed leads for top Democratic hopefuls.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro gets a trim -- and an earful -- from the crowd at Philly Cuts, a barber Shop in West Philadelphia on Saturday, 10/22/22 (Capital-Star Photo by John L. Micek).

‘I feel the weightiness of the moment’: Pa.’s Shapiro says as governor race enters its final days

BY: - October 24, 2022

Pa. Dems are putting a lot on Josh Shapiro's shoulders. Is he up to it?

Josh Shapiro with health care and service industry workers outside the Smithfield United Church of Christ in Downtown Pittsburgh on Mon., Sept. 19, 2022. CP Photo: Jamie Wiggan

‘Critical to protecting our democracy’: Author Tim Miller says of Pa.’s governor race

BY: - October 24, 2022

The former GOP strategist holds forth on Mastriano v. Shapiro; Fetterman and Oz, and why democracy is worth saving.