They may disagree on many issues, but the PA GOP and the PA Dems have one thing in common: they never let the opportunity for a good headline pass them by. PA’s political parties have joined forces to “take on” their counterparts in Wisconsin in a Super Bowl bet.
Lest anyone doubt Pennsylvania’s swing state status, check out this story from The Fix. The DCCC is targeting 19 districts around the country, doubling down on President Obama’s investment/spending plans. PA leads the nation in targeted districts, including Lou Barletta (R-11), Mike FItzpatrick (R-8) and Pat Meehan (R-7).
On January 28th, PoliticsPA mistakenly reported that the Montgomery County Republican Committee voted to endorse incumbent Bruce Castor and Lower Merion commissioner Jenny Brown for this year’s County Commissioners race. The vote reported was that of the Montgomery GOP’s Executive Committee.
The White House announced this week that President Obama will pay a visit to State College, and PA Republicans’ reactions run the gamut from civil to, well, you’ll see.
Pennsylvania Democrats sense that they have the upper hand in the debate over the GOP’s proposed rules change in the State House, and plan a statewide effort to counter the measure this weekend. Democrats will take their case to voters in 18 districts across the state in a paid media campaign to be launched tomorrow.
Allegheny County Council President Rich Fitzgerald officially began his campaign for County Executive today with show of political force. Fitzgerald gathered with high-profile supporters at the Allegheny County Courthouse, including U.S. Represenative Mike Doyle.