special-elections

Republicans want Rep. Marty Flynn removed from Senate special election ballot

BY: - April 6, 2021

Charlie Spano and Arthur J. Albert, better known as Joe Albert, contend Flynn never personally filed a valid financial interest statement on time.

Pa. House lawmakers Mullins, Flynn face off to run for Scranton state Senate seat

BY: - March 10, 2021

The district includes all of Lackawanna County, home to Scranton, as well as parts of neighboring Monroe and Luzerne counties in northeastern Pennsylvania.

A deep dive into Bucks County’s 18th House District special election and what it tells us | Analysis

BY: - March 30, 2020

Democrats were hoping for a win in the suburban Philadelphia district. They didn't get one. But the results still have much to teach us.

Republicans claim sweep of three House specials in midst of coronavirus outbreak

BY: - March 17, 2020

Republicans claimed a sweep in three state House special elections Tuesday, keeping the partisan balance of the lower chamber intact, and dashing Democratic hopes of a strong night. The wins came across the commonwealth, from suburban Philadelphia to old milltowns south of Pittsburgh to a rural district in western Pennsylvania, and left the GOP confident […]

With 41 cases, COVID-19 spreads to western, central Pa., Wolf says

BY: - March 13, 2020

State health officials on Friday afternoon announced eight new cases of COVID-19, including the first ones outside of eastern Pennsylvania, as Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the shutdowns of businesses and public spaces in one more southeastern county.

Democrat Green to replace Johnson-Harrell in West Philly House seat

BY: - February 26, 2020

Unofficial tallies showed Roni Green, an official with Service Employees International Union Local 668, winning the 190th House District seat formerly held by Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell.

Can an Army veteran and firefighter turn a Trump-y W. Pa. House seat blue?

BY: - January 28, 2020

Speaking at a diner in West Newton, a small borough of 2,500 about 25 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Prah told the Capital-Star that he visited each township, borough and city in the district and talked with about 500 people, in barbershops or cutting their grass, to decide if he could win the race. 

COMMENTARY

The cost of these Pa. special elections is anything but special for the taxpayers | Opinion

BY: - January 24, 2020

Pennsylvania state House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, says one of his main concerns is to “protect taxpayers.'' However, one of his recent moves did anything but “protect taxpayers.''

Turzai schedules March 17 special elections for three House seats

BY: - January 7, 2020

House Speaker Mike Turzai scheduled three special elections barely a month ahead of Pennsylvania’s 2020 presidential primary, raising the ire of Democrats.

Johnson-Harrell replacement to be picked Feb. 25

BY: - December 16, 2019

It will be the seventh special election to replace a lawmaker who resigned from office, either in scandal or for a different opportunity.

The last moderate standing?: Suburban Republicans look to life after Gene DiGirolamo

BY: - November 7, 2019

The ripples from Tuesday night’s Democratic sweep in the Philadelphia suburbs aren’t going to wait until next November to exert their influence on Harrisburg. One of the chamber’s last, and most stubbornly moderate Republican lawmakers, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, ran for, and won, a seat on Bucks County’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night.  He’ll be […]

Democrats choose history professor for special election in 48th Senate District

BY: - October 21, 2019

The state party nominated Annville resident Michael Schroeder at a convention on Sunday, according to a press release.