special-elections

‘This was a sham’: Lebanon Co. Republicans say party boss poisoned special election candidate selection

BY: - October 17, 2019

Lebanon County GOP Chairman Casey Long denies any wrongdoing.

What Pennsylvanians can expect if their state lawmaker unexpectedly resigns

BY: - October 10, 2019

The average citizen won't notice the change, according to one expert.

Veteran conservative activist Matt Brouillette says he’s running for Folmer’s state Senate seat

BY: - September 25, 2019

Matthew J. Brouillette, the former head of Harrisburg's preeminent rightwing think tank, announced Wednesday that he is seeking the nomination for the state Senate seat last held by Mike Folmer.

Special election for former Sen. Mike Folmer’s seat to be held Jan. 14

BY: - September 25, 2019

Folmer, R-48, who resigned last week after being charged with possession of child pornography. 

Republican David Rowe wins special election for state House seat formerly held by U.S. Rep. Keller

BY: - August 20, 2019

Rowe garnered 63 percent of the vote in the 85th District, according to unofficial results from the Department of State. 

Tuesday’s special election in the Susquehanna River Valley will pit Democrat against Republican — against Republican

BY: - August 19, 2019

“This all boiled down to one or two people’s choice,” a write-in candidate said said. “All the voters have to do is ratify the choice. I disagree. That’s not democracy.”

Republicans pick Lewisburg businessman to run for House seat formerly held by Rep. Fred Keller

BY: - June 14, 2019

Democrats will name their candidate next Thursday, June 20, according to Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesperson Brandon Cwalina.

Special election candidates Sam Doctor and Marci Mustello. (Courtesy campaign Facebook pages)

This Butler County Democrat lost a House election. But does his race hold a lesson for red district underdogs?

BY: - June 4, 2019

Democrat Sam Doctor’s double-digit loss in a special election for a Butler County state House seat could yield lessons for other red district underdogs. 

Special election candidates Sam Doctor and Marci Mustello. (Courtesy campaign Facebook pages)

Given the chance to make a choice, voters turned out in Butler County’s special House election

BY: - May 23, 2019

Turnout was up nearly seven percentage points in the Butler County state House seat up for a special election Tuesday. Republican Marci Mustello, a local committeewoman, and veteran staffer for U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, bested Democrat Sam Doctor 57-42 percent in the race to fill former GOP Rep. Brian Ellis seat. Ellis resigned in March following […]

Special election candidates Sam Doctor and Marci Mustello. (Courtesy campaign Facebook pages)

Union-driven campaigns have helped Pa. Democrats flip red seats. Could it notch them one more victory?

BY: - April 29, 2019

Union-backed Democrat Sam Doctor is taking on Republican Marci Mustello in the May 21 special election.

Republican Fred Keller rolls out new ads in PA-12 special election

BY: - April 9, 2019

Keller, a state House member, faces Democrat Marc Friedenberg in the heavily Republican seat held by ex-U.S. Rep. Tom Marino.

Democrat Pam Iovino wins special election to represent Pittsburgh suburbs in Pa. Senate

BY: - April 2, 2019

Democrat Pam Iovino won a highly contested race to represent the 37th Senate District in the Pittsburgh suburbs Tuesday, flipping a Republican-held seat and moving her party closer to control of the chamber. Iovino, a Navy veteran and former Veterans Affairs aide to President George W. Bush, defeated businessman D. Raja, a Republican who was […]