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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PA GOP: Corbett, Toomey Lead Republican Wave!

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding tonight’s election results:   “Tonight, we turned Pennsylvania red!” Gleason said. “What a wonderful night it is to be a Republican and a Pennsylvanian. Tonight, the voters of Pennsylvania cast a decisive vote of confidence in the common-sense economic solutions of […]

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Casey Statement on PA Senate Election

WASHINGTON, DC—Following the announcement of the results for the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania,  U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement: “Any help that I or my office can provide will be available to Senator-elect Toomey to ensure that the needs of Pennsylvanians, especially those with constituency advocacy case work, are met during […]

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NRSC Chairman Cornyn Congratulates Senator-Elect Pat Toomey In Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), released the following statement in response to Pat Toomey’s (R-PA) victory in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race:   “Pennsylvanians sent a clear message tonight when they elected former businessman Pat Toomey to the U.S. Senate. Pat won this race by focusing […]

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Statement from Congressman Jason Altmire

“I am grateful to the citizens of the 4th District for once again electing me to serve as their representative in Congress. I look forward to continuing to listen to my constituents and working with both Democrats and Republicans, including the new U.S. House leadership, when the new Congress convenes in January.”

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