3 hrs ago
Schwartz ties to Wall Street group draws rebukes from progressives
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz's association with a centrist Wall Street advocacy group that's attacked U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's progressive economic policies, has left the 2014 gubernatorial candidate in a delicate situation.
9 hrs ago
Photo: Firefighters Show Off Gear Purchased With FEMA Grant
The following was provided to Patch: In April 2013 The Fort Washington Fire Company was awarded a $67,020 FEMA grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for the purchase of 27 complete sets of structural firefighter gear .
13 hrs ago
Pa. politic$ without any limit$
And, yeah, it does in other states, too, but our state is one of only a dozen where money tends to matter most in statewide races.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Is Tom Corbett Too Vulnerable?
One paradox of Tom Corbett' s deep, deep unpopularity with Pennsylvania voters is that vulnerability has enticed a great many Democrats into next year's gubernatorial race-creating a "free for all" that could destroy the party's chances to capture the seat.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Democratic race for Guv is wide open in 2014: Monday Morning Coffee
Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Democratic candidate for Governor, talked with reporters at the The Pennsylvania State Capitol newsroom on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 about transportation legislation, and also fielded questions on a variety of other topics including the 2014 gubernatorial race.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The Huffington Post
Fight Brews In Pennsylvania's 13th District For Democrats' Direction
When Rep. Allyson Schwartz announced earlier this year that she will run for Pennsylvania governor, the relatively safe seat she left open created a race for the nomination that pits the major competing elements of the Democratic coalition against each other.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Former Abortion Clinic Owner Leads Democratic Candidates for Pennsylvania Governor
Want to know which candidate for governor Pennsylvania Democrats prefer? According to a new survey released today, the answer is a former owner of an abortion clinic.
Arkoosh highlights importance of a woman's voice
Dr. Val Arkoosh, a Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District, unveiled an online video highlighting what she sees as the importance of maintaining a woman's voice in the Pennsylvania congressional delegation.
Philadelphia Public Record
Pols on the Street: Dem Gubernational Hopefuls May Be Hurting Themselves
BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Five gubernatorial hopefuls hoping to win the Democratic endorsement and take on a beleaguered Republican Governor low in the polls, have begun the process that, in the end, may see themselves losing more voters than it gains them.
Rollicking crowd enlivens Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls
With six fun-filled, promise-loaded campaign months to go, five of the announced eight Democratic candidates appeared Saturday at a raucous Temple University forum that resembled a revival meeting.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
PA-Gov: PPP Confirms Tom Corbett (R) The Most Unpopular Governor In The Country, Numbers Worsen
Tom Corbett's situation has gone from bad to worse in the eight months since PPP last polled Pennsylvania.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
The Lebanon Daily News
Lebanon County's Jo Ellen Litz left out of governor candidates' forum
The first forum of Democratic candidates running for governor of Pennsylvania was held at Temple University on Sunday night, but not all those seeking the office were invited to participate.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Area Votes in Congress
Regulation of hydraulic fracturing. Voting 235 for and 187 against, the House on Wednesday passed a GOP bill to prohibit federal regulation on federal and tribal lands of the energy-extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, a boom industry in many states in which chemical fluids are injected deep into the earth to break loose previously ... (more)
Would-be Democratic Pa. governors lace into Corbett
PHILADELPHIA Five of the eight Democrats seeking to unseat Gov. Corbett next year lobbied for the limelight and lit into the incumbent Saturday at a candidate forum that exposed few gaps between them on policy and yawning chasms separating their styles.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Schwartz Bill Seeks Stronger Disclosure of Student Loan Options
WASHINGTON , Nov. 21 -- Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz , D- Pa. , issued the following news release: U.S. Reps.
Sunshine State News
With Friends Like EMILY's List ...
Who said friends are forever -- right, EMILY's List? The fair-weather, Washington-based political action committee that claims in its mission statement "to elect pro-choice Democratic women to office" can't -- make that, won't -- explain why it embraced a congressional candidate one day and dumped her the next, and now snubs one of the best friends ... (more)
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Philadelphia Public Record
Pols on the Street: Kenyatta Gets Early Primary Foe
BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Ori Feibush, a businessman who says he's helped breathe new life into South Street West and Point Breeze Avenue commercial corridors, has announced he intends to challenge 2nd Dist.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Candidate for governor releases education plan
In other political news: State Sen. Anthony Williams, who will likely run for mayor in 2015, recently attended a fundraiser at Bustleton's Congregations of Shaare Shamayim for Program Hope, which caters to needy local Russian-American families.
Transpo reversal a big win for Corbett
In a surprise reversal from just one night before, the Pennsylvania House narrowly passed Gov. Tom Corbett's massive transportation bill Tuesday night, the first step in what is likely to be a major legislative victory for the vulnerable governor.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Tom Wolf, candidate: Nerdy, practical and eager to see Pa. shine
He observes the recommended guidelines for a period of climbing intensity followed by a cool down; he stops when he has burned 600 calories.