August 7, 1991 |
A U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia overturned a lower court decision that had blocked a special election to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy created by the death of Republican John Heinz. This opened the way for a November election showdown between interim Sen. Harris Wofford, a Democrat, and U.S. Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh. Thornburgh has not officially entered the race, but Justice Department officials said they expect him to leave office in a week or 10 days to begin campaigning.
November 5, 2000 |
Yesterday they were dismissed as empty-headed Americans who pass their time at the mall. Today they are a voting bloc that may tip the balance in this battleground state. Suburban women swept to the forefront so fast, Susan Garcia-Tunon said at a lunch spot here last week, that "I didn't even know I was a powerhouse." In the final hours of a presidential race here that is virtually deadlocked, the women of suburban Philadelphia suddenly are a force that both George W.
September 24, 2001 |
By taking a new Cabinet post, Gov. Thomas J. Ridge may have changed the dynamics of Pennsylvania's 2002 gubernatorial campaign. Just weeks after he endorsed state Atty. Gen. Mike Fisher for the Republican nomination, Ridge's appointment as head of President Bush's new Office of Homeland Security has placed Lt. Gov. Mark S. Schweiker in line to become governor Oct. 5. He also may have caused Schweiker to reconsider his decision not to enter the race.
May 17, 2006 |
Political veteran Bob Casey, the heavy favorite, easily won the Democratic senatorial nomination in Pennsylvania on Tuesday to challenge conservative Republican Sen. Rick Santorum in the fall. An effort by Pennsylvania voters to oust lawmakers over a big pay raise also scored at least two victories as both of the state Senate's top Republicans were defeated. The pay hikes were passed in the middle of the night last year, then repealed by legislators under public pressure.
September 6, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell warned the state's Democratic delegates not to "rest on your laurels" just because Pennsylvania is being widely cited as a guaranteed win for President Obama. "Don't be fooled," Rendell said at the morning breakfast meeting. "I believe they are laying a bit of a trap for us. They have so much money ... if they decide to come in and blitz the last six or seven weeks, they can do it if they want. " PHOTOS: Scenes from the DNC Both high-profile conservative groups and the Obama campaign have pulled TV advertising from Pennsylvania, and the Romney campaign hasn't yet spent a dime in the state.
August 10, 2011 |
It's no secret that some of President Obama's supporters are unhappy with his performance. Polls show that Democratic voters have largely remained loyal to Obama. But some who campaigned for him in 2008 are nonetheless disillusioned by a presidency that has fallen short of their expectations. Digging deeper into this phenomenon, we checked in with Jeff Kramer, a Syracuse-based blogger playwright and humorist who in 2008 campaigned door to door for Obama in the key swing state of Pennsylvania.