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: July 23rd, 2014

Corbett’s pension reform pitch to property owners

Gov. Tom Corbett, during his visit to Erie on Tuesday, framed his push for public-sector pension reform in a way that might make property owners take notice. Corbett said a proposal for “hybrid” reform, for new state and public school employees, isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue. “It’s a property-owner bill,” he told business leaders at the [...]

Posted: July 17th, 2014

LaVallee to Kelly: support minimum wage hike

Democrat Dan LaVallee is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Congressman Mike Kelly to support legislation that would increase the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. Kelly, thus far, has not supported efforts to increase the federal minimum wage. “An individual working in the Third Congressional District earns approximately $26,654, this [...]

Posted: July 17th, 2014

AG Kane: 2016 election ‘a long way off’

Will Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane run for U.S. Senate in 2016? That’s the question I asked when she stopped at the Times Publishing Co. this week. Not surprisingly, she didn’t say yes, or no, for that matter. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is expected to seek a second six-year term, but likely would face a Democratic opponent, [...]

Posted: July 14th, 2014

Strano Taylor gains key labor endorsement for Congress

Kerith Strano Taylor, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 5th District, has gained the endorsement from the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. Strano Taylor, of Brookville, Jefferson County, will face U.S.  Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Centre County, in the Nov. 4 election. The sprawling 5th  Congressional  District includes most of eastern and central Erie County.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is the [...]

Posted: July 10th, 2014

Corbett unleashes first post-primary TV ad

Gov. Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley have released their first television commercial since the May 20 primary. Called “Building a Future,” the ad focuses on what the GOP team calls the state’s rebounding economy under the governor’s leadership. Corbett’s Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, the businessman and former state revenue secretary, calls the latest [...]

Posted: July 3rd, 2014

Glenn Thompson’s Independence Day statement

From U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson: “On Independence Day we honor a group of early revolutionaries, including our Founding Fathers, for pledging their lives and fortunes in the name of liberty.  We also give praise to the generations of Americans who have made our country what it is today and most especially the countless men and [...]

Posted: June 27th, 2014

PoliticsPA’s Ups & Downs for this week

  Kathleen Kane is among the mentions. Check it out here. Have a great weekend. -Kevin Flowers

Posted: June 20th, 2014

PoliticsPA’s Ups & Downs for this week

The mentions include Tom Wolf.  Check it out here. Enjoy the weekend, folks. –Kevin Flowers

Posted: June 20th, 2014

Kelly Appointed to House Education and Workforce Committee

From U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly’s office: WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) – a member of the House Ways and Means Committee – issued the following statement today regarding his appointment by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to the House Education and the Workforce Committee. Rep. Kelly will fill the seat of Rep. Trey [...]

Posted: June 18th, 2014

Salmon re-elected local GOP chairman

  Verel Salmon has once again won the Erie County Republican Party’s top post. Salmon was elected to a new two-year term as local GOP chairman during the party’s reorganization meeting Tuesday night. He has held the position since 2010.  Anne Grunewald was elected vice-chairwoman. Salmon, 67,  is a former superintendent of the Millcreek Township School District.  [...]