Campaign '14

John Guerriero and Kevin Flowers have joined forces for Campaign ’14, a blog about the 2014 races for governor and U.S. House, among others. And you'll read about President Barack Obama, Congress and what's going on in Harrisburg. Check it out and you’ll be a lot more informed before voting in the May 21 primary and the Nov. 5 election.

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Posted: April 21st, 2014

Voter registration deadline today

Hurry, your time is running out. Today is the last day for Republicans and Democrats to register to vote in the May 20 primary. And it’s not a ho-hum election either, with races for governor, lieutenant governor, Congress and more on the ballot. The Erie County Voter Registration Office will stay open later today, until [...]

Posted: April 18th, 2014

PoliticsPA’s Ups & Downs for this week

The mentions include Tom Wolf and Bob Guzzardi.  Check it out here. Have a great weekend everyone. –Kevin Flowers

Posted: April 18th, 2014

Local Dems’ Jefferson/Jackson dinner set for May 2

The Erie County Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson/Jackson dinner, to showcase Democratic candidates and elected officials, will take place May 2 at the concourse at Union Station, 121 W. 14th St. The cost is $35 per person, or a table for 8 can be reserved for $250.  Cocktails will start at 6 p.m., with dinner at [...]

Posted: April 17th, 2014

Analysts: Dem governor could lead to gridlock

Statewide political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young say that the Democratic primary for governor is finally moving into high gear. “Over the next several weeks, Pennsylvania voters will be treated (if that’s the word) to a veritable barrage of political ads, press releases, debates and other assorted arcana of political campaigns heading for the wire,” [...]

Posted: April 16th, 2014

Guzzardi stays on the ballot

Gov. Tom Corbett will have a primary challenger after all. Commonwealth Court Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt has denied a challenge to the validity of Montgomery County Republican Robert Guzzardi’s nominating petitions. That means Republicans will have a choice between Corbett and Guzzardi, a lawyer and businessman. Corbett is considered to be among the nation’s most vulnerable incumbents, though [...]

Posted: April 11th, 2014

Tax day for President Obama

President Barack Obama released his 2013 federal income tax returns today. He and First Lady Michelle Obama filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $481,098, according to the White House. The Obamas paid $98,169 in total tax. The Obamas also reported donating $59,251 – or about 12.3 percent of their adjusted gross [...]

Posted: April 11th, 2014

Sen. Wiley gets new post

State Sen. Sean Wiley has been named the Democratic chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Aging and Youth Committee. Wiley, of Millcreek, D-49th Dist., was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, of Jefferson, R-25th Dist., to serve as the Democratic chairman for the rest of the 2013-2014 legislative session. “I am extremely grateful to have been [...]

Posted: April 11th, 2014

Erie Dems to hold rally Wednesday

Erie County Democrats will hold a rally Wednesday in Erie as the May 20 primary draws closer. The event will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Concourse at Union Station, 121 W. 14th St. Bill Cole, Erie County Democratic Party chairman, said he expects some state House and Congressional candidates to appear at [...]

Posted: April 10th, 2014

Hillary Clinton clear frontrunner among Dems in Iowa poll

We’re still about six weeks away from the May 20 midterm primary, but already, the 2016 presidential election season is starting to gather steam. A Suffolk University poll shows that Hillary Clinton is the runaway favorite among self-described Democratic caucus-goers in the 2016 Iowa presidential caucuses. Iowa is typically the state that leads off the presidential nominating [...]

Posted: April 7th, 2014

Dem gubernatorial debate to air Wednesday

The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will air live coverage of a Democratic gubernatorial candidates debate Wednesday at 7 p.m. The debate will be held on the Harrisburg campus of Widener University School of Law. PCN is joining with the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association and the Widener University School of Law, Law and Government Institute for the [...]