PoliticsPA named top PA blog in The Fix’s Best Political Blog list, former PLCB chair Jonathan Newman gives Turzai’s privatization efforts a boost, and Mitt Romney looks good in a hypothetical Keystone State matchup with President Obama — all in today’s edition of the Buzz.
“I believe the federal government’s skyrocketing national debt is a problem the United States must fix – and that it will require substantial sacrifice for us to do so – but I strongly oppose the approach taken in this bill, which I believe to be both counterproductive and unjust,” Doyle said in a statement released by his office.
Though he once swore to a swooning Dublin crowd that he returned to Ireland “to find the apostrophe we lost somewhere along the way,” President Obama apparently isn’t too fond of Congressman Mike Kelly’s (Pa-3) alleged Knute Rockne-esque moment this week.
The DCCC’s “We Don’t Quit” campaign is targeting sixty districts across the country, including five in Pennsylvania: PA-6 (Jim Gerlach), PA-7 (Pat Meehan), PA-8 (Mike Fitzpatrick), PA-11 (Lou Barletta), and PA-15 (Charlie Dent).
The 11th Congressional District race is heating up, even if we do not know what the district boundaries will be. State schools are raising tuition after state budget cuts, State Sen. Pro Tempore Scarnati had some criticism of State Rep. Turzai’s liquor store legislation and the marriage pledge is back in the news.
Vowing to “lead the fight against the right-wing extremists we currently have in Congress,” Wilkes-Barre attorney Bill Vinsko announced on Wednesday that he would seek the Democratic nomination in Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional district. Barletta camp: We’re “focused on the future of our country, not politics.”
PoliticsPA takes a look at the Bucks County Commissioner Race, Rep. Meehan introduced his first bill (after criticism from the DCCC), and there is a lot of local reaction to the Cut, Cap and Balance legislation passed in the U.S. House.
The House of Representatives passed the Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge last night, 234-190. The PA delegation voted entirely on party lines. The story includes all the statements and reactions we could find.