Pennsylvania has some big races in 2022, but political parties are mostly staying silent. Why?
Even with an open governor’s mansion and control of the U.S. Senate potentially running through the commonwealth, Pennsylvania’s once powerful political parties are poised to play little role in picking their candidates for November. Parties were once able to make or break political runs, providing such key resources as access to campaign donors and getting […]
Harrisburg Republicans advance redistricting reform amid map fight
The proposal has a long way to go to become law — the earliest that could happen is spring 2023. But it’s the latest in a run of constitutional changes from Harrisburg Republicans that could reshuffle the balance of power in favor of the General Assembly.
In their first debate, Pa. GOP gov. candidates promise lower taxes, school choice
The GOP candidates are vying to replace Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who will leave office in January 2023 after serving the constitutional maximum of two, four-year terms.
Capital-Star Q+A: GOP gubernatorial hopeful Guy Ciarrocchi says he can jumpstart Pa.’s economy
Ciarrocchi has argued that the economy is the most important issue in the race, and thinks he can use his mix of experiences — including his time as chief of staff for former Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley — to change how the state’s bureaucracy works with businesses to encourage economic growth.
Despite their millions, GOP hopefuls Dr. Oz, White using pre-checked boxes for extra campaign cash
The practice pioneered by former President Donald Trump has been denounced as unethical. The Federal Election Commission wants Congress to ban it.
Pa. statewide judge race heads to recount, GOP requests another in Chester County
The recount is the latest sign of the tightening in many races that appeared to be going well for Republicans on Election Night.
As Pa. Senate leader Corman preps GOP governor run, rival Mastriano explores idea
Their tandem entrance brings a Trump-tinged feud between two legislative colleagues to a key 2022 primary.
Fresh off 2021 wins, Pa. GOP eyes a bright midterm. Can Democrats stop them?
“If someone was surprised, they shouldn't have been,” Muhlenberg College pollster Chris Borick said.
GOP triumphant in Pa. Supreme Court race; leads in three others
Republicans look to have swept four open state appellate court seats in Tuesday’s election, as the Associated Press called two races for the GOP overnight, and their candidates lead in two more. The top prize was an open spot on the influential Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which Republican Kevin Brobson, who is currently president judge of […]
Capital-Star Q+A: Gov. candidate Jason Monn thinks Harrisburg needs an everyman
The self-described a 'nobody from nowhere' from Erie County talked vaccine mandates and his leadership style.
Capital-Star Q+A: Lou Barletta thinks second time’s the charm in GOP governor’s run
A native of northeastern Pennsylvania’s coal fields, he was known for passing city ordinances attacking undocumented immigrants, and for being among the first state politicians to back former President Donald Trump.
Capital-Star Q+A: RINO hunter Joe Gale wants to make sure conservatives are energized for 2022
After an aborted run for Lieutenant Governor in 2018 — he was too young to hold statewide office — Gale is now running for the Republican nomination for governor. Though a magnet for controversy, he argues his uncompromising ideology and equal disdain for both party’s institutions make him the right man for the job.