November 3, 1999 |
A judge in Springdale, Pa., who was accused of shooting heroin in her chambers and protecting a drug dealer, lost her bid to be returned to office. District Justice Gigi Sullivan was attending a drug rehabilitation program and would not be available for comment, her lawyer Patrick Thomassey said. With seven of 10 precincts reporting, Republican David Sosovicka had 1,553 votes, or 63%, to 894 votes, or 37%, for Sullivan, a Democrat. Sullivan, 38, was running for a second six-year term. Atty. Gen.
November 8, 1991 |
Reforming the nation's health care system, particularly by reducing costs, was the most decisive issue in Tuesday's Pennsylvania Senate election, according to a poll of 1,000 voters released Thursday. In the survey, 50% of the voters cited national health insurance as one of two issues that "mattered the most" to them in voting for either Democratic incumbent Harris Wofford or his Republican challenger, former Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh.
November 12, 1991 |
The stunning upset election victory of Sen. Harris Wofford (D-Penn.) last week has created a rare upbeat mood among delegates to the national AFL-CIO convention that opened here Monday. Today, delegates will be wooed by all six announced Democratic presidential candidates, and echoes of Wofford's populist campaign messages are certain to reverberate through the Democrats' speeches.
April 28, 1988 |
Final returns from the Pennsylvania primary showed that Democrats chose former Philadelphia controller Joseph Vignola to challenge two-term Republican Sen. John Heinz, and picked a backer of political extremist Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. in a U.S. House primary. The results of Tuesday's primary in suburban Philadelphia's 5th Congressional District left Democrats embarrassed, and the stunned loser declared Wednesday that "people better wake up."
November 9, 1988
George Bush pulled out a narrow victory over Michael S. Dukakis to take Pennsylvania's 25 electoral votes and popular Republican Sen. John Heinz won a third term by a landslide. In a race that was too close to call throughout the early evening hours when Bush was piling up decisive margins elsewhere, Bush took 51% of the vote to 49% for Dukakis.
January 9, 1987 |
Edward Rendell, a former district attorney who ran for governor last year, announced Thursday he will challenge Mayor W. Wilson Goode for the Democratic mayoral nomination in the May primary. Rendell is the first Democrat to announce his candidacy, although Goode has indicated he will seek a second term.