In W. Pa., a progressive wave washed away the competition. How they did it and what it means

BY: - May 21, 2023

If government doesn't reflect the people, 'it’s our duty to change that,' Democratic Allegheny Co. Executive nominee Sara Innamorato said.

A voting sign in Philadelphia

Want more Pa. Black voters to vote progressive? Here’s how | Michael Coard

BY: - May 21, 2023

It starts with Black voters taking charge of their own progressive movement - and white progressives not being so paternalistic.

4 important reads from the 2023 Pa. primary election | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 20, 2023

Looking for a recap of the results from Tuesday's primary election?

Allegheny County Chief Public Defender Matt Dugan

‘Halftime?’ Allegheny Co. Dem DA nominee Dugan may face Zappala again in November

BY: - May 19, 2023

Thanks to a last-minute push, the vanquished incumbent prosecutor may show up on the Republican ballot.

Big races, low turnout: Three takeaways from Primary 2023 | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 17, 2023

When another election night turns into a Talking Heads song: You may ask yourself ... well, how did we get here?

Democrat Heather Boyd wins special election, securing Democratic Pa. House majority

BY: - May 16, 2023

[*This story was updated at 12:26 a.m., May 16, 2023, to reflect updated unofficial vote tallies] Democrat Heather Boyd won the special election to replace former state Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, preserving the Democratic one-vote majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Boyd, a former congressional staffer from Upper Darby Township, received about 60% of […]

Dan McCaffery wins Democratic primary for Pa. Supreme Court

BY: - May 16, 2023

The Associated Press called the race for McCaffery shortly after 9 p.m.

‘Nothing out of the ordinary’ Schmidt says of Pa. primary election

BY: - May 16, 2023

“You will never see a headline that reads an election went smoothly, but that’s what happened today in Pennsylvania,” Schmidt said from the Capitol Media Center. 

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: Primary Election Day 2023 in Pennsylvania

BY: - May 16, 2023

All day this Election Day, the Capital-Star will bring you the very latest on the 2023 primary election. Keep checking back here today for continuous updates from our staff, social media posts from the campaigns, material submitted by readers, and other stuff that catches our eye. There are a lot of important races on the […]