Month: September 2012

Romney Coming Back to PA

At long last, Pennsylvania’s drought is over! A presidential candidate – Republican Mitt Romney – will campaign in the state on Friday. It’s the first trip to the state by either candidate since early July, when Romney and President Obama both visited Pittsburgh.

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9/27 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz. Two big Pa. polls have come out which show the Presidential contest widening while the Senate race narrows. Meanwhile, Gov. Corbett’s numbers are still in the dumps while, on its way to the 2nd day of hearings today, Voter ID remains popular.

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WaPo Moves PA Senate Race to “Lean Democratic”

It’s a good day for Tom Smith. The self-funding farmer-turned-coal company owner is steadily making headway against Senator Bob Casey. The race has begun to tighten down the stretch, prompting The Washington Post to downgrade the race from “solid Democrat” to “lean Democrat” on its 2012 Senate map.

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Union-Funded GOP Super PAC on TV for Meehan, Murphy

A super PAC aimed at boosting the number of pro-union members of the Republican caucus is lending a hand to two labor-friendly Pa. Congressman. The Lunch Pail Republicans will air television ads touting the work of Reps. Pat Meehan (R-Delaware) and Tim Murphy (R-Allegheny).

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Kane Boasts Endorsement She Didn’t Get

Kathleen Kane, the Democrat running for Attorney General, proudly announced her endorsement by a prominent law enforcement group on Tuesday. There’s just one problem: they didn’t endorse her.

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Polls: Corbett Not Popular, But Voter ID Is

Tom Corbett’s numbers are still low according to two polls. Quinnipiac: 47 percent disapprove his job as Governor, 36 percent approve. Franklin & Marshall: 64 percent disapprove, 30 percent approve. Meanwhile the state’s new Voter ID requirement remains popular.

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Q-pac Poll: Senate Race Tightening; F&M Poll: No, It Isn’t

Two polls released Wednesday sent conflicting signals about the race for U.S. Senate. Quinnipiac said Republican Tom Smith had shaved his deficit by 12 points and trailed Sen. Bob Casey 49 percent to 43. Franklin & Marshall said Casey maintains a 12 point lead, just like he did in August.

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Obama Opens Big Pa. Lead in Quinnipiac, F&M Polls

Two independent polls paint a sunny picture for President Obama in Pa. He leads Republican Mitt Romney 54 percent to 42 percent among likely voters according to Quinnipiac, and 50 percent to 39 percent among registered voters according to Franklin & Marshall.

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9/26 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz. Obama opens a big lead in not 1 but 2 Pa. polls. Voter ID went back to court. A Keith Rothfus poll shows the PA-12 race a tie. Tom Smith is on the air again, and Kathleen Kane outraised Dave Freed.

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