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.
September 13, 2000 |
Dick Cheney, George W. Bush's running mate, once again took the campaign's message to Pennsylvania voters and their coveted 23 electoral college votes Tuesday. The message of the day: Medicare reform and prescription drug benefits, issues the Republicans need to hit hard here to sway a state whose senior population is second only to Florida.
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 The pay hikes were passed in the middle of the night last year, then repealed by legislators under public pressure.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.
November 15, 1995 |
Rep. Enid Greene Waldholtz (R-Utah), whose husband vanished over the weekend amid allegations of financial irregularities, on Tuesday announced that she was filing for divorce and seeking sole custody of the couple's infant daughter. Joseph Waldholtz, 32, was last seen on Saturday, days after reports surfaced that federal authorities were investigating his handling of his wife's personal and campaign accounts.
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.