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2/7 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, and welcome to the Buzz. Happy Budget day! Spoiler alert: Republicans are going to talk about tough times necessitating tough cuts, while Democrats will decry efforts to gut the social net.

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

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Smith Puts Another $275K on TV

The Senate candidate and former coal company owner from Armstrong County is putting up his existing TV ads with 1,000 gross ratings points each in the Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Altoona-Johnstown, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre markets.

February 6th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | 5 Comments

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Inquirer: Mummers Advocate To Run For 7th Congressional Candidate

Democrats in the suburbs seem to have found a candidate for the U.S. House who will never have a problem getting Mummers to show up for campaign events. We hear George Badey III, an attorney and Fralinger String Band member who led SavetheMummers.com when city budget cut-backs threatened the New Year’s Day parade, is circulating nominating petitions to run in the Democratic primary election for the 7th Congressional District in Delaware, Montgomery, Berks and Lancaster counties.

February 6th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | No Comments