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  • Sestak: TV firepower left

    The National Journal's Hotline blog looks into why the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has begun spending heavily for Arlen Specter campaign ads: Dems backing Specter may be worried that Rep. Joe Sestak (D) is preparing to unleash a slew of lat...
  • Guv race impacting PA12

    The lack of interest in the Democratic primary for governor -- it wasn't until yesterday that one of the candidates, Dan Onorato, pulled ahead of "Don't Know" in polling -- may affect turnout and results in the 12th District special, writes Shira Toeplitz...
  • Kelly attacks Huber in PA3

    Mike Kelly has his second ad up in the PA-3 GOP race, and it attacks Paul Huber -- the other candidate spending heavily in the race -- on his former manufacturing firm sending jobs overseas. (Side note: this is also one of the Democratic attack lines on T...
  • Watching the neighbors

    It's primary day in Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. Here's what the WashPost's Chris Cillizza says to watch next-door: 1. Ohio 'Mo or No: Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher has been one of the biggest disappointments of this election so far for Senate Democrats....
  • Murtha funds to charity, not Critz

    Money left in Jack Murtha's campaign account is mostly going to a charitable foundation named after the late congressman, and not to efforts to get his district director Mark Critz elected, Politico reports: Democrats, who failed in their efforts to get ...
  • Huber pours more $$$ into PA3 bid

    Retired Meadville businessman Paul Huber has loaned himself another $50,000 in his GOP primary bid in the 3rd District, Pa2010 reports, which makes for $300G's total he's poured into the campaign. There are 6 Republicans in the race, all hoping to unseat...
  • PA12 still toxic for Dems?

    The 12th District special is going down to the wire -- Politico says a new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll shows their guy, Mark Critz, up by 2 points over Republican Tim Burns.  This follows a DailyKos poll Friday showing the GOP candi...
  • Another poll good for Ono, Sestak

    A new Q poll backs up the Morning Call/Muhlenberg results from yesterday. From the AP: Dan Onorato is widening his lead in Pennsylvania's Democratic gubernatorial primary, while Arlen Specter's lead over his Senate Democratic primary foe seems to be shri...
  • Fun with statistics

      In the first attack ad of the previously placid, some would say somnolent, Democratic primary for governor, State Sen. Anthony Williams criticizes front-runner Dan Onorato over his support of a variety of tax increases and contends that the executive ...
  • Poll: Sestak within 6; Onorato up big

    A little late getting to this today but an Allentown Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll from over the weekend shows Rep. Joe Sestak within just 6 points -- 48-42 -- of Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic senatorial primary. If this isn't an outlier it ...
  • Santorum to Michigan

    The Rick Santorum maybe-sorta-definitely-running-for-president campaign continues this week as he heads to Michigan to stump for Republican candidates, hitting five different cities Tuesday and Wednesday. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, who's running for governor, a...
  • Brown to campaign for Burns

    Republican Tim Burns announced today that Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., will travel to Washington, Pa., to campaign for him May 14 -- in the final sprint before the 12th district special election. Brown, of course, was the upstart who won Sen. Ted Kennedy's ...
  • Debate odds and ends

    Pittsburgh on the Potomac became Pittsburgh on the Schuylkill on Saturday night as we journeyed to Philadelphia for the Arlen Specter-Joe Sestak debate. Here are a few tidbits that didn’t make my story in Sunday’s paper: Petty bickering Part I: Befor...