Month: April 2012

Reader Poll: Vice President Toomey?

Now that Mitt Romney has the GOP nomination in the bag, the biggest national question is who will join his ticket. One name that’s stayed on the margins of the discussion – but still mentioned – is Senator Pat Toomey. Do you think he has a shot?

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You Called It

In the days leading up to Tuesday’s primary, PoliticsPA asked which race would turn out to be the closest in the state. A credit to the best politicos in the state, our readers got it right: Jason Altmire v. Mark Critz.

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National GOP Group Targets Kane

The Republican Attorneys General Association wants to make sure it can continue to count Pennsylvania as a member. The group launched a new website that dings Democratic nominee Kathleen Kane.

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Rohrer Comes Around

Sam Rohrer, the former state lawmaker who rode his grassroots conservative support to a second place finish in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate primary, has thrown his support behind GOP nominee Tom Smith.

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The Best and Worst Ads of the 2012 Primary

Based on your submissions and conversations with operatives on the ground, here is PoliticsPA’s list of the best and worst ads of the 2012 primary. Includes TV ads, web videos, radio and direct mail.

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4/30 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz. Hopefully all the campaign staffers out there had the chance this weekend to relax and catch your breath. The general election starts today.

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Blair GOP Chair: Geist is Done (Watch Video)

Rep. Rick Geist won’t be on the ballot in November. Blair County Republican Chairman A.C. Stickel tells PoliticsPA that Geist didn’t win enough write-in votes to be the Democratic nominee, nor enough absentee votes to close his 196 vote deficit.

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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.

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