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Smerconish: Romney the Early Favorite in Crucial Philly ‘Burbs

“…Every Pennsylvania political observer I spoke with deemed Romney the early front-runner in the Philly ‘burbs, and I agree,” Smerconish writes in today’s Inky. “That is, as long as it’s Romney the moderate former Massachusetts governor making the obligatory visits to the Italian Market, and not the more conservative ’08 also-ran who struggled to curry favor with the GOP base.”

August 19th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential | No Comments

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Vickers: Obama Re-elect Hinges on PA

The Patriot News’ Robert Vickers takes a look at President Obama’s 2012 odds in Pennsylvania, along with the possibility of a fractured Democratic party. It includes interviews of some major D figures in the state, a look at Casey’s role in Obama’s re-elect, and a portrait of Organizing for America.

August 10th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Senate | 4 Comments

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8/5 PoliticsPA’s Up & Down

Quinnipiac University’s polling center brings good news for Governor Corbett and problems for President Obama. House Majority Leader Mike Turzai announces a key ally. And the Mike’s give the other side ideological ammo — all in this week’s edition of Up & Down.

August 5th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Senate | No Comments

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7/27 Morning Buzz

Sen. Toomey put forward legislation that prioritizes payments in the event of a default, Mayor Nutter collaborated with colleagues in an op-ed that warns of economic peril in the event of a default, Rick Santorum and Rick Perry are engaging each other over gay marriage and state’s rights and we take a look at Laureen Cummings’ campaign where Ms. Cummings is using Facebook to interact directly with individual voters.

July 27th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook, Presidential, Senate | No Comments