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Ups and Downs – July 29

Where did July go? The seventh month of 2022 comes to a close this weekend and we head into the “dog days” of August. We take a look back at the week that was with our Ups and Downs from July 25-29.

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Ups and Downs – July 22

The hazy, lazy days of summer are upon us for some … while others are keeping the pedal to the metal in their quest to earn the vote of the Pennsylvania electorate. Who had a good week? Who had a not-so-good week? Here are our Ups and Downs for the week ending July 22.

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Ups and Downs – July 1

We’re looking back in the rearview mirror at the first half of 2022, and what a six-month period it was. Does that serve as a precursor to July through December? Bet it does.

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It’s time for our weekly feature – Ups and Downs – where we select who had a good week … and who could have had a better week … for the seven days ending August 5.   Up arrow Reproductive Rights advocates. The resounding victory in support of reproductive rights in the state of Kansas reverberated around the country, especially in Pennsylvania. With a potential constitutional amendment of its own staring it in the face as early as May 2023, it was a sign that advocates needed.   Up arrowMehmet Oz. The GOP candidate for the open U.S. Senate seat picked up a valuable endorsement from the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police this week in the group’s annual meeting in Erie.   Down arrowDoug Mastriano. The GOP candidate for governor continues to call out the media as biased and serving the left, then refuses to speak with local and state reporters. His campaign has also attempted to exclude credentialed reporters from attending events. Mastriano also called out the PA Supreme Court for its decision to uphold the constitutionality of Act 77.   Down arrowPat Toomey. The retiring U.S. Senator ended up on the wrong side of history as the PACT Act was passed by the Senate by a resounding 86-11 vote over his objections.   Down arrowPaige Riegner. The former director of election services from Berks County resigned her position last Friday after a five-month tenure. The County has been plagued with difficulties with its electronic pollbook rollout. She had previously served as chief of staff to Rep. Ryan Mackenzie.   Down arrowLeigh Chapman. The acting Secretary of the Commonwealth was under the gun from election directors around the Commonwealth, according to sources, during the group’s annual enclave at Seven Springs. As the Department of State continues to pursue counties to certify their primary election results, other counties cannot continue the process of preparing for the general election in the fall.   Brian Fitzpatrick. The incumbent PA-01 Republican was the lone member of the Commonwealth’s GOP congressional contingent not to sign an endorsement letter for Doug Mastriano for governor. He cited a scheduling conflict as the reason for not meeting with the controversial candidate.   Down arrowMatt Dowling. The 51st District state representative just wants his name off the ballot. However, since Fayette County is one of four counties that have not officially certified their primary election … he is not the official winner, despite earning 60 percent of the GOP vote. Dowling is now suing the Department of State to be declared the victor.
It’s time for our weekly feature – Ups and Downs – where we select who had a good week … and who could have had a better week … for the seven days ending August 5.   Up arrow Reproductive Rights advocates. The resounding victory in support of reproductive rights in the state of Kansas reverberated around the country, especially in Pennsylvania. With a potential constitutional amendment of its own staring it in the face as early as May 2023, it was a sign that advocates needed.   Up arrowMehmet Oz. The GOP candidate for the open U.S. Senate seat picked up a valuable endorsement from the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police this week in the group’s annual meeting in Erie.   Down arrowDoug Mastriano. The GOP candidate for governor continues to call out the media as biased and serving the left, then refuses to speak with local and state reporters. His campaign has also attempted to exclude credentialed reporters from attending events. Mastriano also called out the PA Supreme Court for its decision to uphold the constitutionality of Act 77.   Down arrowPat Toomey. The retiring U.S. Senator ended up on the wrong side of history as the PACT Act was passed by the Senate by a resounding 86-11 vote over his objections.   Down arrowPaige Riegner. The former director of election services from Berks County resigned her position last Friday after a five-month tenure. The County has been plagued with difficulties with its electronic pollbook rollout. She had previously served as chief of staff to Rep. Ryan Mackenzie.   Down arrowLeigh Chapman. The acting Secretary of the Commonwealth was under the gun from election directors around the Commonwealth, according to sources, during the group’s annual enclave at Seven Springs. As the Department of State continues to pursue counties to certify their primary election results, other counties cannot continue the process of preparing for the general election in the fall.   Brian Fitzpatrick. The incumbent PA-01 Republican was the lone member of the Commonwealth’s GOP congressional contingent not to sign an endorsement letter for Doug Mastriano for governor. He cited a scheduling conflict as the reason for not meeting with the controversial candidate.   Down arrowMatt Dowling. The 51st District state representative just wants his name off the ballot. However, since Fayette County is one of four counties that have not officially certified their primary election … he is not the official winner, despite earning 60 percent of the GOP vote. Dowling is now suing the Department of State to be declared the victor.
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It’s time for our weekly feature – Ups and Downs – where we select who had a good week … and who could have had a better week … for the seven days ending August 5.   Up arrow Reproductive Rights advocates. The resounding victory in support of reproductive rights in the state of Kansas reverberated around the country, especially in Pennsylvania. With a potential constitutional amendment of its own staring it in the face as early as May 2023, it was a sign that advocates needed.   Up arrowMehmet Oz. The GOP candidate for the open U.S. Senate seat picked up a valuable endorsement from the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police this week in the group’s annual meeting in Erie.   Down arrowDoug Mastriano. The GOP candidate for governor continues to call out the media as biased and serving the left, then refuses to speak with local and state reporters. His campaign has also attempted to exclude credentialed reporters from attending events. Mastriano also called out the PA Supreme Court for its decision to uphold the constitutionality of Act 77.   Down arrowPat Toomey. The retiring U.S. Senator ended up on the wrong side of history as the PACT Act was passed by the Senate by a resounding 86-11 vote over his objections.   Down arrowPaige Riegner. The former director of election services from Berks County resigned her position last Friday after a five-month tenure. The County has been plagued with difficulties with its electronic pollbook rollout. She had previously served as chief of staff to Rep. Ryan Mackenzie.   Down arrowLeigh Chapman. The acting Secretary of the Commonwealth was under the gun from election directors around the Commonwealth, according to sources, during the group’s annual enclave at Seven Springs. As the Department of State continues to pursue counties to certify their primary election results, other counties cannot continue the process of preparing for the general election in the fall.   Brian Fitzpatrick. The incumbent PA-01 Republican was the lone member of the Commonwealth’s GOP congressional contingent not to sign an endorsement letter for Doug Mastriano for governor. He cited a scheduling conflict as the reason for not meeting with the controversial candidate.   Down arrowMatt Dowling. The 51st District state representative just wants his name off the ballot. However, since Fayette County is one of four counties that have not officially certified their primary election … he is not the official winner, despite earning 60 percent of the GOP vote. Dowling is now suing the Department of State to be declared the victor.
It’s time for our weekly feature – Ups and Downs – where we select who had a good week … and who could have had a better week … for the seven days ending August 5.   Up arrow Reproductive Rights advocates. The resounding victory in support of reproductive rights in the state of Kansas reverberated around the country, especially in Pennsylvania. With a potential constitutional amendment of its own staring it in the face as early as May 2023, it was a sign that advocates needed.   Up arrowMehmet Oz. The GOP candidate for the open U.S. Senate seat picked up a valuable endorsement from the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police this week in the group’s annual meeting in Erie.   Down arrowDoug Mastriano. The GOP candidate for governor continues to call out the media as biased and serving the left, then refuses to speak with local and state reporters. His campaign has also attempted to exclude credentialed reporters from attending events. Mastriano also called out the PA Supreme Court for its decision to uphold the constitutionality of Act 77.   Down arrowPat Toomey. The retiring U.S. Senator ended up on the wrong side of history as the PACT Act was passed by the Senate by a resounding 86-11 vote over his objections.   Down arrowPaige Riegner. The former director of election services from Berks County resigned her position last Friday after a five-month tenure. The County has been plagued with difficulties with its electronic pollbook rollout. She had previously served as chief of staff to Rep. Ryan Mackenzie.   Down arrowLeigh Chapman. The acting Secretary of the Commonwealth was under the gun from election directors around the Commonwealth, according to sources, during the group’s annual enclave at Seven Springs. As the Department of State continues to pursue counties to certify their primary election results, other counties cannot continue the process of preparing for the general election in the fall.   Brian Fitzpatrick. The incumbent PA-01 Republican was the lone member of the Commonwealth’s GOP congressional contingent not to sign an endorsement letter for Doug Mastriano for governor. He cited a scheduling conflict as the reason for not meeting with the controversial candidate.   Down arrowMatt Dowling. The 51st District state representative just wants his name off the ballot. However, since Fayette County is one of four counties that have not officially certified their primary election … he is not the official winner, despite earning 60 percent of the GOP vote. Dowling is now suing the Department of State to be declared the victor.
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