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  • More on Shea challenge

    The Facebook page we mentioned yesterday urging Jack Shea to run against Jason Altmire in the 4th District was created by John Morgan of The Pennsylvania Progressive, one of the leading liberal voices in the Pa blogosphere. Morgan writes that he'd prefer...
  • Wheeling Dem attacked from right

    CQ previews the primary battle facing Wheeling incumbent Dem Alan Mollohan, who faces a challenge from his right in conservative West Virginia state Sen. Mike Oliverio: Oliverio is running on a platform that focuses heavily on the need to reduce the larg...
  • Levine in Philly election case

    The Delaware County District Attorney has turned over its investigation of GOP congressional candidate Pat Meehan's nominating petitions to the state Attorney General's office, Pa2010 reports. Why would we care about a petition signature battle way over ...
  • Tea Party training summit in Pgh

    One of the major, ongoing questions facing Tea Party groups is how to take the enthusiasm and energy of their members and translate it all into wins on election day. To that end, Pittsburgh will host the first in a series of nationwide training seminar...
  • SRO at PA-3 GOP debate

    Here's coverage from the Sharon Herald of Thursday night's debate in Grove City among the six Republicans seeking to oust Kathy Dahlkemper in Erie. The 200-seat theater had a standing-room-only crowd....
  • Hoeffel criticizes Corbett suit

    From Tom Barnes: HARRISBURG -- Joe Hoeffel, the most liberal of the four Democratic candidates for governor, blasted Republican Attorney General Tom Corbett today for appealing to hardline conservatives in the GOP, whom Mr. Hoefell branded as "teabagg...
  • I know that photo!

    Talking Points Memo's lead story this morning about a new round of town hall meetings has a photo you may recognize -- it's the same one we used when launching the new Early Returns last week. TPM credits it to UPI but it was actually shot by the Post-...
  • Altmire may skate thru primary

    There's still a lot of anger out there among Dems and union leaders about Jason Altmire's "no" on health care reform -- witness the draft Jack Shea Facebook page here. Shea more or less told the P-G already that a primary challenge is too daunting a task...
  • The Wagner without the mullet

    Speaking of the lack of traction in the governor's race, see the important note from the Lehigh Valley Express-Times below -- the Jack Wagner running for governor is not, despite what you might think, the guy pictured at right. They wrote last week: We'...
  • Santorum and Dems spending

    Good morning. First up is Dan Malloy on Rick Santorum's foundation/PAC -- it raised $710,000 in the second half of last year and forwarded $38,500 was donated elsewhere. More than a half-million was churned into direct mail expenditures. All the governo...
  • Williams makes his case

      Sen. Anthony Williams, D-Phila., was in Pittsburgh Friday, hoping to establish a cross-state beachhead in his late-starting campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor. He had a few policy-related stops _ checking out the Pittsburgh Tissue En...
  • Some free legal advice

      A story that’s become something of a distraction to the Senate campaign of Rep. Joe Sestak is the ongoing controversay over whether someone in the White House did or  didn’t offer him a job to detour him from his challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter....
  • Congress 'n at

    Just mention Steelers and your blog hits go up.  So, in a shameless bid to drive traffic to the new, improved Early Returns site, we bring you the word from CQ Politics that  Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., faces a clear field for re-election after the withdra...
  • A victory lap for OFA

      Among the voices reveling in the passage of health care this week was Organizing for America, the grass roots political group that is the post-campaign heir to the volunteer network that helped elect President Barack Obama. In the days before the cru...
  • Payne: Lavelle forged names

    Rich Lord has the latest chapter in one of the most enduring feuds in Pittsburgh politics.  Look for more from Rich in tomorrow's P-G: Tonya Payne didn’t get far today with her legal challenge to the ballot petitions of state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Hil...
  • Adam Ravenstahl: Why I'm Running

    The campaign website for Adam Ravenstahl -- the mayor's brother who's running for judge Don Walko's former state House seat -- seems to be operational now (unlike when we last reported on it almost a month ago). Here's his answer on "Why I'm Running": I...
  • Dems embellishing a little?

    Republicans and Tea Party activists have decried threats against Democrats over health care reform, but there is also the sense among opponents that Democrats are doing the political equivalent of a hockey dive to score some cheap points off them. Here, ...
  • Dahlkemper details calls

    Kathy Dahlkemper's office has received "a number" of threatening communications over her HRC vote but only one (which was faxed to a DA's office) is being investigated by law enforcement. From her press office: “Regrettably, my office has received a ...
  • Dahlkemper threatened

    Kathy Dahlkemper is the latest pro-health care reform Democrat to be physically threatened for her vote, WTAE-TV reports this afternoon. From their website: A Congresswoman from western Pennsylvania who voted for President Barack Obama's health care ref...
  • Bgate juror blogged about Cap visit

    From Tracie Mauriello: HARRISBURG -- Three days after his client's conviction in the Bonusgate government corruption case, a Carlisle attorney is seeking a mistrial based on a blog post by a juror who described a mid-trial visit to the Capitol. In a mot...