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Critz Keeps Up Medicare Strategy, Rothfus Fires Back

Rep. Mark Critz is still hammering the Medicare drum. Once in a blue moon can a politician find a single issue that can carry him or her through both a primary and a general election with equal efficacy. But after Keith Rothfus announced he’d be speaking at a Tea Party Express event in Pittsburgh Thursday evening, Critz went on the attack.

June 8th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 2 Comments

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6/8 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz. The redistricting commission meets this afternoon to finalize the state House and Senate maps. The word is good news for Raja and Rob Teplitz. And we have the skinny on Democratic State Committee in King of Prussia tonight.

June 8th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments

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PAGOP Fundraises Off of Walker Win

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s win Tuesday buoyed the spirits of Republicans hither and yon. Today, the PA GOP sought to give direction to the enthusiasm with a fundraising email. Meanwhile, a conservative PA group chastened GOP officials to be bolder in the wake of the victory.

June 7th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 3 Comments

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Dems Find a Candidate for Orie Seat

Dr. Sharon Brown will take on the Republican nominee for the seat of ex-Senator Jane Orie, a Democratic source confirms. She’s an epidemiologist from Wexford who challenged Mike Turzai in 2010. She’ll likely face former U.S. Rep. Melissa Hart.

June 7th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | No Comments

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Rendell Goes Rogue (With Video)

With surrogates like these, who needs enemies? Ed Rendell hasn’t backed down on his off-message comments about President Obama despite backlash from fellow Democrats. On Thursday, he implied Obama lacked executive experience and that Hillary Clinton would’ve served more effectively as president.

June 7th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | 10 Comments

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6/7 Morning Buzz

Good morning, politicos, here’s the buzz. There was a flurry of politics yesterday, and this morning we have more about those F&M poll results, details on Michelle Obama’s visit to Philly, and FreedomWorks backing Tom Smith.

June 7th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments