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.

Capital-Star Q+A: Gov. candidate Jason Monn thinks Harrisburg needs an everyman

BY: - October 15, 2021

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

BY: - September 24, 2021

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

BY: - September 17, 2021

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.

Capital-Star Q&A: PA-10 Republican candidate Bobby Jeffries thinks he’d be Trump’s man for Central Pa.

BY: - September 16, 2019

[*This piece has been updated to clarify the timing of the Capital-Star’s interview with Bobby Jeffries and the timing of our reaching out to Democratic hopeful Tom Brier for comment on an allegation made in the course of the interview below.] Bobby Jeffries says he sees U.S. Rep. Scott Perry as the embodiment of a […]

Capital-Star Q&A: PA-10 candidate Eugene DePasquale on his congressional run, budget cuts

BY: - July 25, 2019

Central Pennsylvania's own 10th Congressional District is shaping up to be marquee 2020 fight.

Capital-Star Q&A: PA-10 Democratic candidate Tom Brier talks climate change, DePasquale

BY: - July 11, 2019

The 27-year-old from Hershey has never run for office before. So he's going big out of the gate.