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State Rep. Carrie DelRosso wins GOP Lt. Gov. race

BY: - May 18, 2022

She will run on the same ticket with Mastriano in the November general election against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro, and his running mate, Austin Davis.

Hart ends gubernatorial bid, endorses Barletta in GOP primary

BY: - May 13, 2022

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

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.

Wave of GOP primary challengers seek Harrisburg shakeup over mail-in voting, pandemic response

BY: - April 19, 2022

Among those who face opponents  are House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, both chambers’ top budget officials — House and Senate Appropriations Committee chairs Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York, and Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh — and a handful of other minor members of leadership, as well as a number of rank-and-file members.

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 […]

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.

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.

How Pa. teachers’ pensions fit into the feud between Oz, McCormick

BY: - March 24, 2022

The argument goes something like this: Starting in 2012, PSERS, which pays for 500,000 former teachers, principals, and other school employees retirements, decided to make a new investment in Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut-based financial services firm that McCormick worked at from 2009 until 2022 — first as president, then as CEO.

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.

Capital-Star Q+A: Reentering public life for governor run, Melissa Hart talks regulations, abortion

BY: - March 4, 2022

'Looking at what unfortunately, oftentimes what government does to [people], instead of for them, are the things that drive me to be a candidate,' Hart said.

Wolf, GOP spar over Pa. gas exports, Russian imports

BY: - March 3, 2022

In a slew of legislative memos and press releases earlier this week. Top House Republicans Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York, Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, and Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, all called for the expansion of natural gas drilling and the extension of pipelines through neighboring states that have opposed their construction.

Harrisburg School Board director Carrie Fowler collects signatures for nomination petitions at Harrisburg's Broad Street Market in March. Seven candidates petitioned to challenge five incumbents, all Democrats, in the May 21 primary. Photo source: Citizens to elect Jayne Buchwach to School Board.

County party committee members can start collecting signatures, Pa. high court rules

BY: - March 2, 2022

These officials will have until March 15 to get their signatures, aligning with congressional and statewide candidates, the high court said.