Democrat Lindsay Powell projected winner of Allegheny County special election

BY: - September 19, 2023

PITTSBURGH – Democrats appear to have regained control of the state House of Representatives, as unofficial results of a special election in Allegheny County show Lindsay Powell defeating Republican Erin Autenreith. The Associated Press called the race for Powell shortly after polls closed at 8 p.m. “This is not just about the 21st District, this […]

Control of the Pa. House at stake as Allegheny County candidates get out the vote

BY: - September 12, 2023

Voters in Allegheny County will determine which party controls the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in one week, when they choose former state Rep. Sara Innamorato’s successor in a special election.  But with no statewide races generating buzz, and a Steelers game against Cleveland the night before the election, candidates have had to push hard to […]

Abortion rights were the key issue in Democrat Heather Boyd’s 163rd House District victory

BY: - May 17, 2023

‘This is not the time for candidates or elected officials to be lukewarm. That’s where Heather stood out as a candidate,’ Planned Parenthood Pa. Advocates Executive Director Signe Espinoza said.

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 […]

Biden endorses Democratic nominee in DelCo special election for control of the Pa. House

BY: - May 15, 2023

President Joe Biden has endorsed Heather Boyd, the Democratic nominee in a consequential special election for a suburban Philadelphia seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The race between Democrat Heather Boyd and Republican Katie Ford in the 163rd Legislative District in Delaware County will determine which party controls the General Assembly and holds the […]

Democratic spending approaches $1M in special election to decide control of the Pa. House

BY: - May 10, 2023

Pa. Democrats have spent nearly $1 million to defend their House majority in the special election to replace disgraced state Rep. Mike Zabel

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)

Unpacking the week that was | Five for the Weekend

BY: - February 11, 2023

The Capital-Star team has you covered on the news you might have missed.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Rep. Culver elected to represent 27th Senatorial District

BY: - February 1, 2023

State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver will fill an open seat in the Pennsylvania Senate following a special election on Tuesday.

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

What to know about this week’s 27th Senatorial District special election

BY: - January 29, 2023

Pennsylvania voters in the 27th Senatorial District will head to the polls for a special election to decide who will fill a state Senate seat vacated by a Republican lawmaker last year.

Special election to replace Senate Republican scheduled for Jan. 31

BY: - December 1, 2022

The winner will serve for the remainder of Gordner’s term, which ends in 2024.

Special election for former Rep. Margo Davidson’s seat to be held Nov. 2

BY: - August 2, 2021

Davidson, who represented the 164th Legislative District, resigned on July 22, following misdemeanor charges of theft and election code violations for allegedly misusing campaign funds.

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.