David McCormick launches campaign for Senate

BY: - September 21, 2023

He made the announcement at an event in Pittsburgh on Thursday, throwing his hat into the ring for a second bid at the Senate.


A look back at Pa.’s 2022 U.S. Senate contest and what it says about 2024 | Analysis

BY: - May 7, 2023

Does the GOP face an uphill climb as it looks to unseat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey?

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

The four political storylines that defined 2022 | Analysis

BY: - December 26, 2022

From the fight over abortion rights to nationally watched campaigns, these are the stories that set the tone for the year.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner takes questions from reporters after a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday, 10/21/22. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

Republicans tried to put crime on the ballot in 2022. Voters didn’t go for it | Opinion

BY: - November 16, 2022

Despite the claims from Republicans, violent crime in 2022 is nowhere near the problem it was in the 1990s.


A red wave that turned into a red trickle is a red flag for the GOP | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 14, 2022

And, nearly a week after Election Day, GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has conceded.


Fetterman made the ‘carpetbagger’ label stick on Oz. It helped him in the end | Opinion

BY: - November 14, 2022

Lesson? Relentless trolling about New Jersey paid off.


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.

Oz concedes to Fetterman in Pa.’s U.S. Senate race

BY: - November 9, 2022

Republican Mehmet Oz called Democrat John Fetterman at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday to concede in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race.

Democrat Fetterman declares victory in Pa.’s U.S. Senate race; Republican Oz concedes

BY: - November 9, 2022

(*This story was updated at 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday, 11/9/22 to update on John Fetterman claiming victory. It was updated again at 10:27 a.m. to include Mehmet Oz’s concession.) PITTSBURGH —  Democrat John Fetterman declared victory shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, after media outlets projected him the winner in the race for Pennsylvania’s U.S. […]

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman (L) and Republican U.S. Senate nominee Mehmet Oz (R) Campaign file photos

Pa.’s U.S. Senate race is too close to call

BY: - November 9, 2022

The U.S. Senate race between Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz was too close to call Tuesday night as Pennsylvania counties continued counting ballots — a process that could last for days. As of midnight, 48,938 votes, 1.13 percent, separated the candidates, according to unofficial, real-time results from the Department of State. However, those […]


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.

‘It’s going to come down to every single vote,’ Fetterman says at Harrisburg campaign stop

BY: - November 6, 2022

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman sat down with state Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, for a discussion with voters Sunday morning in Harrisburg, talking about his stroke, policy decisions, and what he described as the “stark choice” between himself and Republican nominee Mehmet Oz.