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.

Special elections to fill vacant House, Senate seats to take place May 18

BY: - January 25, 2021

Two state lawmakers who succumbed to illnesses this month will be replaced in special elections on May 18, the same day as Pennsylvania’s spring primary.  Lt. Gov. John Fetterman signed the writ of elections on Monday to convene a special election that day in the state’s 48th Senate District, PennLive reported.  That seat has been […]

Pa’s April 28 primary date could be moved Wolf says, as counties brace for possible changes

BY: - March 16, 2020

This developing story will be updated. Pennsylvania could still delay its April 28 primary, Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday. And officials in Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, who have direct oversight of those elections, say they’re bracing for what might come next. “I’m not sure what impact [the COVID-19 outbreak] is going to have on the primary,” […]

Your cheat-sheet to Tuesday’s special election in the 48th Senate District

BY: - January 13, 2020

Voters in York, Dauphin and Lebanon counties will choose between a county prosecutor and an historian on Tuesday in a special election that will send its winner to the state Senate.  The Jan. 14 race in the 48th Senate district pits Republican nominee Dave Arnold, the Lebanon County District Attorney, against Democrat Michael Schroeder, a […]