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3 Lackawanna Dem Committees Endorse Holden

Rep. Tim Holden is new to NEPA; the 20-year Congressman acquired Scranton and Wilkes-Barre in the latest round of redistricting. And since his challenger, attorney Matt Cartwright, hails from Moosic, those areas will be a key bellwether in the race. This week Holden picked up three local endorsements.

March 7th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 1 Comment

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The Full Altmire Statement on Court Ruling

Jason Altmire is safely on the ballot. But one of the most interesting aspects of yesterday’s news was his statement on the ruling. Need a 362-word summary of the tenor of the Pa-12 campaign? Read it here. Spoiler: Critz “lowered himself to tactics usually reserved for elections to high school prom king.”

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

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It’s Scollo v. Marino in PA-10

The 10th Congressional District is taking shape. Democratic businessman Phil Scollo is challenging Republican incumbent Tom Marino, and he’s recruited some familiar faces to run his race. Several staffers from Chris Carney’s campaigns have joined up.

March 5th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 2 Comments

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Boockvar Fundraises on Limbaugh  Controversy

8th congressional district challenger Kathy Boockvar sent out a fundraising email to supporters Friday after conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh called a female college student a “slut” for supporting the contraceptive coverage mandate. Update: so did Manan Trivedi (PA-6).

March 5th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 5 Comments

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Altmire Likely to Ultimately Remain on Ballot

It’s been a nightmarish week for the Altmire campaign, and the Congressman had little to be happy about after Friday’s hearing. But whether the judge rules in his favor on Monday, or the Pa. Supreme Court agrees with him on appeal, Altmire’s name is very likely to be on the primary ballot on April 24. Here’s a look at the relevant case law and statutes.

March 4th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 2 Comments