Did GOP Just Lose Senate Prospect Mark Schweiker?

It was announced this morning that former Governor Mark Schweiker is taking a position as Senior Advisor to the Government Affairs division of law firm Stradley Ronon. Needless to say, taking a high-profile position as a lobbyist does not seem like the move of someone planning a run for statewide public office.

January 14th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate | 8 Comments

Casey Calls for DoJ Help to Combat PA Drug Crime

WASHINGTON, DC— In response to continuing drug crime in Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today called for additional federal help to combat drug crime in Pennsylvania.  In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Senator Casey highlighted recent reports of drug dealers from the New York City area targeting northeastern Pennsylvania.  He also […]

January 7th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate | 2 Comments

Casey Pushes for Filibuster Reform

Senator Bob Casey joined several Democrats calling for reform of the Senate procedure known as filibuster. In recent years, the practice has been used by Democrats and Republicans to effectively require a 60-vote majority for each step of the legislative process. Casey’s press release is below.

January 7th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate | 2 Comments

Judicial Nominee Mariani was Casey Donor

SCRANTON — Robert Mariani, the Scranton attorney nominated for a federal judicial appointment, donated to the campaign committees of Sen. Bob Casey and his brother Patrick’s congressional race, to the tune of $9,500, according to the Federal Election Committee. But, its not uncommon, said Casey spokesman Larry Smar when asked Thursday by PoliticsPa.com about the contributions. […]

January 7th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate | 2 Comments

Businessman Moran Won’t Challenge Casey

Businessman John Moran, recently rumored as a potential 2012 challenger to U.S. Senator Bob Casey, said today that he would not be running for the seat. “I am unequivocally not a prospective candidate,” said Moran in a statement. “…I believe that, at this time, my talents are best served by continuing to grow my businesses, […]

December 8th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate | No Comments


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