Month: December 2011

Occupy Protesters Visit PA Delegation

Pennsylvanians asking for an extension for benefits for the long-term unemployed visited Reps. Lou Barletta (R-Luzerne) and Mike Kelly (R-Butler) Tuesday afternoon to request that Congress extend these benefits and fix the jobs crisis.

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Poll: In Pa, Obama > Romney > Gingrich

Quinnipiac’s poll shows that President Obama would defeat either of the two Republican front runners if the election were held today in Pennsylvania. He tops former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 46 to 43, and former House Speaker (and Harrisburg native) Newt Gingrich 48 to 40.

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12/8 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, and welcome to the Buzz. Both congressional and legislative redistricting maps will move on Monday, but in between now and then we’re all looking forward to Pa. Society. Meanwhile, the Senate GOP has its new map version and Tom Smith is on TV.

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Redistricting Watch: Revised Senate GOP Map Unveiled

Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi’s office released its updated map of new Pa. Senate districts Wednesday evening. The most dramatic change from the earlier draft is a reshaped 15th district, which no longer has the controversial horseshoe shape.

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SEPA GOP Chairs Line Up Behind Rafferty

The Republican race for Attorney General will come down to the GOP state committee endorsement on January 28. John Rafferty got off to a quick start this week with endorsements from half a dozen of the party leaders in his native southeast Pa.

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Breaking: Tom Smith to Air First TV Ads of GOP Senate Primary

Tom Smith, the businessman and coal industry veteran from Armstrong County, will launch the first television ads of the first Republican primary for U.S. Senate, PoliticsPA has learned. According to multiple GOP media consultants, the buy will total about $160,000 and comprise both broadcast and cable.

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12/7 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, and welcome to the Buzz. If you opened this hoping for congressional redistricting maps, I’m afraid you’re mistaken – they’re delayed till next week. And you thought PA Society was going to be interesting before…

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  • Will Doug Mastriano Run For U.S. Senate?

    • No. Not Enough Support From Mainstream GOP. (91%)
    • Yes. Let Doug Be Doug. (9%)

    Total Voters: 892

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