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VoteVets Backs Trivedi

Progressive veterans’ advocacy group VoteVets has endorsed Manan Trivedi, the Democrat running against Rep. Jim Gerlach. Trivedi served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, and the group has a noteworthy bankroll.

May 8th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 6 Comments

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A Tim Holden Post Mortem

Two weeks ago, Lackawanna County Attorney Matt Cartwright unseated Rep. Tim Holden, the dean of the Pa. congressional delegation. Details, reports and analyses after the fact shed some light on how an incumbent who’d dodged 20 years of challengers fell.

May 7th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 7 Comments

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Altmire to Rally for Critz

Despite a hard-fought and sometimes contentious primary, Jason Altmire has appeared to overcome his loss and plans to throw his full support behind Mark Critz at a Monday rally in Pittsburgh with fellow Democratic lawmakers.

May 4th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 6 Comments

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Cook Calls PA-12 a Tossup

Mark Critz overcame the odds on Tuesday when he defeated fellow Rep. Jason Altmire. But he’s only half done. He now heads into a general election matchup with better-funded GOP challenger Keith Rothfus. The non-partisan Cook Political Report moved the district from “lean Dem” to “toss up” today.

April 27th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 12 Comments