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  • Corbett: $4M on hand

    John Micek at the Morning Call has Tom Corbett's numbers here: Republican Tom Corbett's campaign raised $1.77 million during the first quarter of 2010. With $4.9 million available, Corbett spent $943,036 and had $4 million on-hand at the end of the March...
  • Wagner treads water

    His report isn't in yet, but Democratic late-entrant Anthony Williams is shaping up to be the big governor's race fundraising story today. Jack Wagner has filed, and he has less money on hand than he did to start the year, says Dan Hirshhorn at Pa2010: W...
  • Hoeffel: $100 Gs

    It looks like Joe Hoeffel will continue to lag behind the other Democratic gubernatorial candidates when it comes to raising money. From the Inquirer: HARRISBURG – Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel has raised roughly $240,000 this year in ques...
  • Dahlkemper gets 3d party challenge

    As if the field in the third district wasn't crowded enough, libertarian Ebert G. "Bill" Beeman is entering the group challenging Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, D-Erie, this fall. A slew of Republicans also is challenging the freshman Dahlkemper, who is in a fair...
  • Obama key in Senate race: poll

    Barack Obama's popularity will be the key in the Senate race, argues a new poll from Public Policy Polling. Toomey leads Specter 46-43 in a general election matchup that tracks Obama's approval rating. From the poll: ...
  • Congratulations Harrisburg

    Harrisburg, you rarely get anything right, but in addition to being America's Largest Full-Time State Legislature, you have this to brag out -- leadership on both sides of the aisle, in both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, have now been found...
  • Snow hearing part 2

    We had some fun yesterday with the measly seven souls who showed up to complain about the city's snow removal policies yesterday at a council hearing chaired by Natalia Rudiak. Rich Lord's full story is here, and it notes that 142 people posted complaint...
  • The tangled Orie web

    Here's some background as we ponder the upcoming indictment against Jane Orie, the third-highest ranking member of the GOP in the state Senate, and Western Pa's highest-ranking Senator. There's a LOT of it. Orie claims the case is a vendetta by DA Stephe...
  • Rendell hits the road

    From Tom Barnes HARRISBURG -- If there ever was a governor who loved road trips, it’s Ed Rendell. Today and Tuesday, he’ll be traveling to five counties in western Pennsylvania trying to sell residents on his plan to provide more funding for basi...
  • Williams guv ads air Weds

    In a show of fundraising strength, Anthony Williams will be the second gubernatorial candidate to go on TV, following Dan Onorato last week, PoliticsPa's Alex Roarty reports: The Democratic Philadelphia state senator’s gubernatorial campaign will debut...
  • Toomey: $2.3 million

    Pat Toomey raised more than $2 million in the first quarter of the year. From the Republican's campaign: Allentown, PA – In 2009, Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Pat Toomey raised more campaign funds than any Senate challenger candidate in the nati...
  • Snow hearing FAIL

    Remember the hubbub over the city's handling of snow removal in February? Neither did the rest of the city. Between the 72 degree temperature and the promise of drinking cold ones while watching the team with the Major League's lowest payroll, a whoppi...
  • Why pensions matter

    Expert-on-everything Chris Briem has a reminder on why Pittsburghers should be paying attention to the city pension woes -- it not only affects simple things like parking Downtown, but long-term pipe dreams goals like city-county consolidation: Is not t...
  • Holding Specter to the light

    Lots about 5-term senator this weekend. Jim O'Toole in the P-G: After a career that's taken him through two parties, five terms, 30 years and thousands of votes, it was inevitable that the story of this Senate election would be all about Arlen. What wo...
  • Inside Camp Onorato

    Chris Brennan at the Daily News looks at Dan Onorato's aborted challenge of fellow Dem Joe Hoeffel's nominating petitions (h/t Pa2010): Allegheny Executive Dan Onorato has decided that having two opponents from southeastern Pennsylvania in the Democratic...
  • Specter: Don't retire, Justice Stevens

    Appearing on Fox News Sunday this weekend, Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., said that given the polarized nature of the Senate these days he expects a Republican filibuster of any Supreme Court nominee -- so he said he hopes the nearly 90-year-old Justice John ...
  • Doyle named in complaint against former home

    The advocacy group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington today filed ethics complaints in the House and Senate asking for more information on residents of a Capitol Hill townhouse run by a Christian group. The C Street Center has been invol...
  • Carney, Kanjorski aren't speaking

    Two Democratic congressmen from the northeast -- Paul Kanjorski and Chris Carney -- have had a major falling out over Jack Murtha's former approprations seat, which may be awarded to Patrick Murphy over Carney. (See your Pa congressional map of the pair's...
  • A nice day for protesting

    About 20 protestors aligned with labor groups went to Attorney General Tom Corbett's Pittsburgh office today and dropped off official complaint forms with his Bureau of Consumer Protection office, saying his lawsuit over health care reform is wasteful and...
  • Onorato: Repeal the H8

    With the Catholic church getting some unwanted headlines lately, Maria at 2 Political Junkies has a nice April Fool's post today on Pittsburgh's three top elected officials, all of them socially-conservative Catholics: In a move which political insider...