Heffley beats Yaich in 122nd state House race

Republican takes seat held for 28 years by McCall. By Margie Peterson and Arlene Martínez Of The Morning Call November 3, 2010 For Carbon County Republican Doyle Heffley, the second time was the charm. Heffley beat Democrat Justin Yaich 56 percent to 44 percent, with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, to win the 122nd […]

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Simmons wins 131st House seat

GOP candidate with tea party support beats Democrat Mike Horton. By Patrick Lester, OF THE MORNING CALL November 3, 2010 Republican Justin Simmons will replace state Rep. Karen Beyer in the 131st Legislative District after pulling off a win over Democrat Mike Horton on Tuesday. Simmons, 24, ensured a Republican will hold onto the House […]

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Incumbents Mensch, Boscola, Browne coast

Three Lehigh Valley state senators lead by wide margins. By Matt Assad, OF THE MORNING CALL November 3, 2010 Incumbency may have been a drag on candidates across the country, but it didn’t stop three state senators from the Lehigh Valley from keeping their jobs Tuesday. Bob Mensch, R-24th District, easily defeated Democrat challenger Bill […]

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Emrick headed to a win in 137th District seat

By Andrew McGill, OF THE MORNING CALL November 3, 2010 In a decisive victory forecast by the countless “Emrick” signs lining Slate Belt roads, Republican Joe Emrick soundly defeated Democrat Charles Dertinger in the race to replace a popular representative in the state assembly. With 88 percent of precincts reporting by 10 p.m. Tuesday, Emrick […]

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GOP here prevails in suburban 6th, 7th, 8th Congressional Districts, in step with national trend

By WILLIAM BENDER Philadelphia Daily News benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255 REPUBLICANS went surfing across the Philadelphia suburbs last night, riding the national GOP “wave” over Democrat-held congressional territory from Upper Darby to Bristol as Republicans reclaimed the U.S. House majority they lost in 2006. In Delaware County’s 7th District, former U.S. Attorney Pat Meehan handily defeated Democratic […]

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Inquirer Editorial: Now for the governing

President Obama still controls the bully pulpit in Washington. That’s not a statement of defiance over Tuesday’s midterm election results, which showed a wave of voter anxiety nationwide. It’s simply the political reality confronting an emboldened GOP. Heading into this election, the Republican Party was expected to pick up seats in the House and Senate […]

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Sestak’s election boat runs aground

FOGELSVILLE, Pa. — Pat Toomey, the laconic conservative who helped shove Arlen Specter out of the Republican Party, triumphed Tuesday in one of the country’s hardest-fought U.S. Senate races. Buoyed by a nationwide Republican surge that resulted in the GOP gaining several seats in the Senate and likely control of the U.S. House, Mr. Toomey […]

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Corbett discusses his plans as governor

Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Corbett says one of his first acts in office will be to lift a moratorium on Marcellus Shale gas-drilling permits on state lands — a move that would reverse a drilling halt imposed by outgoing Gov. Ed Rendell. In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Tuesday night, shortly before he was declared […]

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Corbett, Toomey win state; GOP captures U.S. House

State Attorney General Tom Corbett and former Rep. Pat Toomey led a GOP tide in Pennsylvania that mirrored the national surge that carried Republicans to control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Toomey had a narrow advantage in most pre-election polling but the Democrat held a surprising lead for much of the night until […]

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Toomey Delivers Victory SpeechStresses Working Together to Create Prosperity

Allentown – Senator-Elect Pat Toomey delivered the following speech tonight:   Thank you Pennsylvania!  The people of Pennsylvania have spoken and delivered us an historic victory.   Just a few minutes ago, Congressman Sestak called to concede the race and convey his congratulations.  I appreciate his call — he was very gracious.I congratulate Congressman Sestak […]

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