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September 13, 2000 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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September 24, 2001 | From Associated Press
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.
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June 5, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, who in a quarter-century of political life has seldom concealed his disdain for legislatures, has decided to run for one, announcing Tuesday that he will resign his Cabinet post to seek a U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania. "We are going to miss his wisdom and his support," President Bush said during a Cabinet meeting at which the decision was revealed.
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November 5, 2000 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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November 5, 2000 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 24, 2001 | From Associated Press
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.
NATIONAL
May 17, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
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September 6, 2012 | By Colby Itkowitz
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.
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November 15, 1995 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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September 13, 2000 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
August 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
June 5, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, who in a quarter-century of political life has seldom concealed his disdain for legislatures, has decided to run for one, announcing Tuesday that he will resign his Cabinet post to seek a U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania. "We are going to miss his wisdom and his support," President Bush said during a Cabinet meeting at which the decision was revealed.
NEWS
August 10, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas
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.
NATIONAL
April 29, 2009 | Janet Hook and James Oliphant
Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to switch parties Tuesday further erodes the GOP's legislative power and adds a key player to the Democrats' quest for a filibuster-proof majority to propel President Obama's ambitious agenda.
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