Month: June 2012

Boockvar Accuses Fitzpatrick of War on Women (Watch Video)

In a new web video, Dem challenger Kathy Boockvar calls out Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick over his voting record on women’s rights. It comes as Boockvar seeks further recognition from EMILY’s List, and as the CREDO super PAC forms a local “Women Against Fitzpatrick” committee.

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6/25 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the buzz. Diana Irey Vaughan shone at GOP state committee; Keith Rothfus calls on Rep. Mark Critz to endorse Romney for Prez; Casey tells donors to open their wallets so he can compete with Smith, and see who made the Ups & Downs.

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Corbett Pledges PA Red State; Irey Vaughan Wows at RSC

In what was an otherwise uneventful weekend, Washington County Commissioner and State Treasurer candidate Diana Irey Vaughan stirred the crowd this weekend in a rousing, Army-themed speech. Gov. Corbett and Senate candidate Tom Smith also spoke.

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Rothfus to Critz: Why Not Just Endorse Romney?

In light of Rep. Mark Critz’s (D-Cambria) decision to skip the DNC this year (in order to both campaign and distance himself from the President) his GOP challenger Keith Rothfus has called on Critz to take the next step: endorse Mitt Romney for President.

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Casey to Donors: Polls Have “Warning Signals”

Most observers don’t consider PA’s Senate race among the most competitive in the country. But someone does take it seriously: Bob Casey. In a letter to prospective donors obtained by PoliticsPA, he warned of Tom Smith’s personal wealth, and that recent polling shows the underside of his support.

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6/22 Ups & Downs

It’s been a busy week from Harrisburg to DC. Lawmakers come close to a budget, the TV wars heat up in PA and suddenly everyone in world is a Wawa connoisseur. Here are this week’s Ups & Downs.

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6/22 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the buzz. See you today at Republican State Committee. How does the new Obama immigration policy fare in PA? Critz jumps on Rothfus for supporting the Medicare-cutting Ryan budget and the SEIU is bringing 100 field workers to the state to battle Romney.

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Republican State Committee Preview – Summer 2012

This weekend is likely to be a slow one – attendance is not mandatory. Gov. Corbett as well as all four statewide candidates are slated to speak to a friendly crowd of GOP party leaders at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

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Critz Stays on the Attack Over Medicare

Rep. Mark Critz is keeping his foot on the gas on entitlements. Today, his campaign is pushing a statement by a Republican congressman that the Ryan plan – supported by Critz opponent Keith Rothfus – would maintain the $500 billion in cuts made to Medicare by Obamacare.

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Kelly Takes Loud Role in Holder Contempt Vote (Watch Video)

Rep. Mike Kelly has taken a prominent role in the push to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for withholding information to Congress on the failed Fast and Furious Operation. He’s gone on Fox News and done a number of other press hits to highlight Wednesday’s committee vote.

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    • Yes. (47%)
    • Not Sure (3%)

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