Pa. GOP gubernatorial hopeful McSwain using pre-checked box for extra donations

BY: - June 8, 2021

Donate to Bill McSwain’s state-level political action committee once, and if you’re not careful, you could end up donating to him for months to come.


Berks Co. GOP boss takes heat for comparing Dems to Hitler, Tojo | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 30, 2021

The comparison is 'outrageous,' Pa. Dems fume -- if entirely unsurprising.

Former Scranton-area GOP state legislative candidate charged with storming U.S. Capitol

BY: - March 25, 2021

Frank Scavo, a former school board member from outside Scranton, has been charged with four misdemeanors for allegedly entering the federal building on Jan. 6, according to local media.

Western Pa. state Rep. Ortitay looking into Pa. governor’s run

BY: - March 11, 2021

Oritay has taken conservative stances on such issues as gun rights, been an advocate on mental health issues, and occasionally critiqued former GOP President Donald Trump on Twitter.

MontCo Republican Jeff Bartos announces 2022 U.S. Senate run

BY: - March 8, 2021

Jeff Bartos, 48, has noted his interest for weeks, and is the biggest name to step into the potentially crowded GOP primary so far.

GOP lawmakers accuse Wolf admin of trying to fix results of ballot question limiting governors’ emergency powers

BY: - February 24, 2021

The bill that Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, described at a press conference would mark another attempt by the Republican-controlled Legislature to curb executive branch powers with policies that would outlast the current Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration. 

Western Pa. GOP taps ‘Trump House’ creator Rossi for state House run

BY: - February 22, 2021

Leslie Baum Rossi will face Democrat Mariah Fisher, a local borough councilwoman, for the seat.

Joe Gale, a Trump supporter and Montgomery County commissioner, declares run for governor

BY: - February 16, 2021

The Montgomery County native is the first candidate from either major party to publicly say he’ll run for governor in next year’s midterm elections. The state constitution prevents Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, from seeking a third term.

Veteran Pa. GOP activist Renee Amoore dead at age 67

BY: - May 5, 2020

By Johann Calhoun The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the death of political and business leader Renee Amoore. Her death was confirmed by Alex Balacki, First Deputy Coroner in that office. Amoore was the Deputy Chair of the Pennsylvania Republican Party and founder and president of The Amoore Group, which included Amoore Health Systems, […]

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, an ‘extremist,’ and challenger Timko, a ‘clown,’ face off in intra-party brawl

BY: - February 21, 2020

A messy primary fight between a former Congressional hopeful and an arch-conservative Harrisburg veteran is brewing north of Pittsburgh.

Turzai, Scarnati step down on top facing uncertain political waters

BY: - February 16, 2020

House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, both announced they would retire this year, when the odds of either chamber flipping are so-so.

‘Anytime Joe would speak, members listened.’ After two decades in Harrisburg, Scarnati leaves a complicated legacy

BY: - February 13, 2020

Scarnati, whose Jefferson County-based district covers wide swaths of northern Pennsylvania, announced Wednesday night that he would retire at the end of the year to spend more time with his family.