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Montco's Shapiro laying groundwork for statewide run
Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County commissioners and a rising Democratic star, will bypass 2014 races for governor and Congress already congested with ambitious pols and instead launch his own political action committee to try to influence campaigns and issues around the state.
Thu May 16, 2013
Philadelphia Public Record
Democrats Rally For Primary
DECLARED Democratic candidate for Governor, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, greets supporters at Jefferson-Jackson dinner in S. Phila.
Tue May 14, 2013
Shorter Schwartz to Sestak: "So Pumped You're Not Running for #PAGov"
Obviously I don't think it's anything sinister from Rep. Schwartz - but she clearly has no problem with sharing the fact that she is pumped about Admiral Sestak focusing his efforts on a rematch with Toomey in 2016.
The Daily Caller
Allyson Schwartz: Too extreme for Pennsylvania
In March, Politico's Maggie Haberman speculated that the upcoming gubernatorial race between Pennsylvania Republican Governor Tom Corbett and his likely Democratic challenger, U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz, may be the next front in the so-called "war on women." Haberman noted, however, that Schwartz won't be sounding the charge herself.
Sestak announces early Senate campaign, solidifies Democratic gubermatorial field: analysis
In an unexpected announcement that essentially sets the Democratic field for the 2014 governor's race, former U.S. Rep.
Mon May 13, 2013
Pa. Dems line up vs. hobbled Corbett
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett may be the most vulnerable incumbent governor in the country - and Keystone State Democrats are lining up to challenge him.
Jungle Primary Angst for California Democratic Consultants
The fallout in the consulting world from two obscure local races continues to reverberate in the Golden State political world.
5 questions about the IRS scandal - Ohio GOP wants to ramp up...
FIVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE IRS SCANDAL. A classic Washington scandal is unfolding - complete with accusations of lies, abuse of power and questions about cover-ups. To add to the intrigue, it involves one of the most hated government agencies: the Internal Revenue Service.
Sat May 11, 2013
Why are Pennsylvania women hard to find in politics?
You can't help but notice it if you attend a House committee hearing, a news conference in the Capitol, or watch senators in session debating a bill: There's not a lot of women around here.
Fri May 10, 2013
Chelsea Clinton's mother-in-law moving closer to bid to return to Congress
Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies , Chelsea Clinton's mother-in-law, is moving closer to a bid to return to Congress after nearly 20 years out of office.
City controller race heats up with TV ad
A group of 19 politically active people, calling themselves an "ad hoc group of Philadelphia progressives," demanded yesterday that Mandel withdraw his "misleading TV commercial." On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers called Mandel's commercial a "distortion" of the record of City Controller Alan Butkovitz , who is seeking a third ... (more)
Thu May 09, 2013
PA-Gov: Bruce Castor
Well, if you were hoping for an epic primary showdown between vulnerable incumbent Governor Tom Corbett and Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Caster , I have some bad news for you: Bruce Castor, a Montgomery County commissioner, said Tuesday that he decided not to challenge Corbett in the 2014 Republican primary after announcing in December that ... (more)
Philadelphia Public Record
Pols on the Street: Canuso Retires As City Gop Chair
CHAIRMAN Vito Canuso introduces GOP candidates Dan Alvarez for DA and Terry Tracy for City Controller to Cannstatter crowd as Republican Counsel Michael Meehan looks on.
Allyson Schwartz Introduces Bill to Increase Health Care Costs
I've got a plan to make reimbursements to doctors and hospitals more predictable too - require them to publish their prices, and charge the same prices to Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance plan holders.
Wed May 08, 2013
Judge Ken Powell faces challenges to keep his seat
Common Pleas Court Judge Ken Powell is the only incumbent in the 20-candidate field, but faces a challenge to keep his seat in this year's elections.
Consensus builds for 5-year SGR transition period Rich Daly | 5/8/13 -
Providers are coalescing around a five-year transition period before moving to a new Medicare physician payment system, according to a House Republican involved in developing the replacement.
PA-Gov: Allyson Schwartz (D) Hits Tom Corbett (R) Hard Over His Remarks About The Unemployed
Received this e-mail today from Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz who is running against Governor Tom Corbett in next year's Governor's race: As states around us rebound from the recession, Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remains above the national average, and is nearly as high as it was when Governor Corbett took office.
Tue May 07, 2013
McCord edges closer to gubernatorial bid
While five Pennsylvania Democrats have thrown their hats into the ring for next year's governor's race, commonwealth politicos seem most interested in what two undeclared possible candidates will do.
Castor drops idea of 2014 challenge to PA Gov. Corbett
Bruce L. Castor Jr., a longtime critic of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, has abandoned his quixotic quest to unseat incumbent Republican Gov.
Long wait for device identifier gets longer
It's likely to be another seven weeks before the Food and Drug Administration plans finalizes long-awaited regulations that will require manufacturers to mark medical devices with unique identifiers that are expected to help track products during recalls, save money, and improve patient safety.