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Smith Wins Senate Race in a Rout

Tom Smith scored a relatively easy win Tuesday, with Sam Rohrer in a distant second and Steve Welch in third. His victory embarrasses the PAGOP – and Gov. Tom Corbett – who backed Welch. Smith vastly outspent his opponents, almost 3 times all of them combined.

April 25th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | 21 Comments

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Dems Net 1 Seat in House Specials

Democrats added net one to their caucus on Tuesday. Well, maybe net 1/2. Democrat Ed Neilson captured the seat of former Rep., now Philly Councilman, Denny O’Brien (R-169). He defeated long time O’Brien aide, Republican Dave Kralle. While in Harrisburg, O’Brien voted with Democrats often.

April 25th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 1 Comment

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Daughtery, Stilp Win Congressional Primaries

Democrat Gene Stilp overcame Wilkes-Barre attorney, Bill Vinsko, in Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District’s Democratic Primary today. In addition, Democrat Rick Daugherty was also victorious over opponent Jackson Eaton in the primary for the 15th Congressional District.

April 25th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 6 Comments

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5 Incumbents Lose: State House & Senate Primary Recap

The biggest headline of the night was the almost unseating of Speaker of the House Sam Smith in his Punxsutawney based legislative district. He was running against Chris Dush, completely unknown to the Pa. establishment until this evening. In the end, Speaker Smith won by 458 votes out of the 6,381 votes cast in the race.

April 25th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 9 Comments

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