Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano with his wife Rebbie at a campaign rally Thursday, 9/15/22 in suburban Philadelphia (Capital-Star photo by Peter Hall).

Here’s what Doug Mastriano said — and didn’t say — in his concession speech

BY: - November 14, 2022

The Republican wished Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro well and said the state is in need of election law changes.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

LIVE COVERAGE: The 2022 General Election in Pennsylvania

BY: - November 8, 2022

All day this Election Day, the Capital-Star will bring you the very latest on the 2022 general election.

Key: Navy - D+5,000 or more, Blue - D+1,001 to D+4,999, Light Skyblue - D+1 to D+1,000. Light Salmon - R+1 to R+1,000, Red - R+1,001 to R+4,999, Maroon - R+5,000 or more. (Map by Nick Field via Dave’s Redistricting)

Voter Registration Update: On the eve of critical midterms, Dems show signs of life 

BY: - November 3, 2022

Much can change in just five months -- and it has. Here's a look at the state play and its impact on Pa.'s key races.

Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman speaks during a voting rights roundtable sponsored by the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday, 10/26/22 (Screen Capture).

‘We will have to be ready,’ to protect elections every day, Black lawmakers warn | Thursday Coffee

BY: - October 27, 2022

Less than two weeks from Election Day, voting rights stayed on the docket. And a new poll showed leads for top Democratic hopefuls.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro gets a trim -- and an earful -- from the crowd at Philly Cuts, a barber Shop in West Philadelphia on Saturday, 10/22/22 (Capital-Star Photo by John L. Micek).

‘I feel the weightiness of the moment’: Pa.’s Shapiro says as governor race enters its final days

BY: - October 24, 2022

Pa. Dems are putting a lot on Josh Shapiro's shoulders. Is he up to it?

Pa’s 2022 candidates — and their stances on LGBTQ issues — take the national stage | Analysis

BY: - October 22, 2022

There are bright line divisions between the Democrats and Republicans running for governor and U.S. Senate.

Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano with his wife Rebbie at a campaign rally Thursday, 9/15/22 in suburban Philadelphia (Capital-Star photo by Peter Hall).

A free people need a free press for democracy to flourish | Opinion

BY: - October 9, 2022

What was true in 1789 is true in 2022: A strong press is essential to a strong America.

Oz discusses policies during Pa. Chamber dinner while Fetterman sits out

BY: - October 4, 2022

Republican nominee Mehmet Oz shared his plans for Pennsylvania if elected to the U.S. Senate during the Nov. 8 general election.

Shapiro, Fetterman lead in new Franklin & Marshall College poll | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 25, 2022

Despite recent gains, the poll still points to some structural problems for Democrats.


Pa. Primary 2022: 3 storylines we’re following today | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 17, 2022

The Trump factor. Will the Dems beat the midterm curse? And what about the race for LG?

Primary Preview: Here’s who’s running for Pa. governor

BY: - May 15, 2022

One Democrat and seven Republicans are vying to replace term-limited Gov. Tom Wolf.

Corman ends GOP governor bid; endorses Barletta in effort to halt Mastriano

BY: - May 12, 2022

The top-ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania Senate dropped his faltering bid for governor on Thursday, urging GOP voters to coalesce around former U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, as establishment Republicans frantically work to head off a primary win by an insurgent candidate whom they view as unelectable. “I’m putting party first and supporting someone who can […]