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 29th, 2014

Corbett tries similar campaign tactic the second time

Political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young, in their latest “Politically Uncorrected” column, say that  Gov. Tom Corbett is trying something unusual in his re-election campaign. While Corbett first ran for the governor’s job, they wrote that he took on the culture of Harrisburg – including ”exploding budget deficit, bloated bureaucracy and a Democratic Party eight years [...]

Posted: July 25th, 2014

PoliticsPA’s Ups & Downs for this week

Pat Toomey is among the mentions this week.  Check it out here. Enjoy your weekend, folks. –Kevin Flowers

Posted: July 25th, 2014

Strano Taylor gets endorsement from women’s group

Kerith Strano Taylor, the Democratic challenger for Congress in the 5th District, has been endorsed by the Women’s Campaign Fund. The nonpartisan organization states on its web site,, that it is dedicated to “dramatically increasing the number of women in elected office who support reproductive health choices for all.” Strano Taylor will face U.S. Rep. Glenn [...]

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