Democrat Lindsay Powell projected winner of Allegheny County special election
PITTSBURGH – Democrats appear to have regained control of the state House of Representatives, as unofficial results of a special election in Allegheny County show Lindsay Powell defeating Republican Erin Autenreith. The Associated Press called the race for Powell shortly after polls closed at 8 p.m. “This is not just about the 21st District, this […]
‘Vulnerable’ Deluzio gets a new GOP challenger for reelection bid
Republican state Rep. Rob Mercuri, of Allegheny County, has joined the race to challenge U.S. Rep. Chris Deluzio, D-17th District, for his seat in western Pennsylvania. Mercuri, of Wexford, a suburb of Pittsburgh, is in his second term in the state House, where he has served as a member of the education, finance and government […]
State lawmakers, experts discuss deceptive practices, misinformation from anti-abortion centers
On Tuesday, Democratic state lawmakers heard from a panel of reproductive health activists and experts about the deceptive and misleading practices crisis pregnancy centers or anti-abortion centers use to persuade pregnant individuals to carry a pregnancy to term.
State Rep. Austin Davis wins Democratic nod for Lt. Gov.
Davis beat out fellow state Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, and Montgomery County banker and insurance agent Ray Sosa, taking 66.22 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.
Progressive incumbent women were snubbed by Allegheny Co. Dem Committee. Does it matter?
The county party opted to endorse their primary opponents on May 17. It wasn't unfamiliar territory.
‘It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity:’ Advocates, officials emphasize need for high-speed broadband in rural Pa.
High-speed broadband access could be the key to reinvigorating rural Pennsylvania, advocates said during Friday Zoom call.
Report shows risk for Dems losing blue-collar voters in Pa., other states | Friday Morning Coffee
'We cannot elect Democrats up and down the ballot, let alone protect our governing majorities, if we don’t address those losses,” the report's author, Richard J. Martin, a Democratic campaign veteran, wrote.
From mayor to magistrate, Democrats backed diverse candidates in 2021 primary
Xander Orenstein ran for magisterial district judge with two, simple goals: To build a more merciful and fair justice system.
Kenyatta, Lamb, Boyle open second night of DNC
Pennsylvania state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta was one of 17 upcoming elected officials from across the country who introduced virtual viewers to Democratic candidate Joe Biden Tuesday night during the second night of the party’s virtual convention. The first term North Philadelphia representative, whose district includes Temple University, is the first LGBTQ+ person of color to […]
How Pa. Dems reacted to Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris for vice president
*** This developing story will be updated. Former Vice President Joe Biden ended weeks of speculation Tuesday, picking U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate. Here’s how Pennsylvania Democrats reacted to the news: Gov. Tom Wolf: “Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris to be his running mate marks an extraordinary and long overdue […]
Pa. Dems call for ‘recovery and healing,’ as state emerges from COVID-19 pandemic
Democratic lawmakers from Philly area gathered virtually Thursday to discuss a path forward for Pa. it emerges from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Democrats satisfied with Wolf budget request
After a budget address that included a laundry list of liberal priorities — from gun control and charter school reforms to LGBT non-discrimination and more money for human services programs, Democratic lawmakers stood by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday.