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  • Ad targets Sestak on Israel

    Another conservative group is running third-party ads against Joe Sestak -- this time it is a conservative Jewish/evangelical Christian group attacking the Democrat on support of Israel. The US Chamber of Commerce also launched ads yesterday against Sesta...
  • Q Poll: Corbett keeps lead

    From the latest Quinnipiac University poll, of 1,367 Pennsylvania voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.: Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett, the Republican candidate for Governor, has a 44 – 37 percent lead over Allegheny ...
  • Chamber ad hits Sestak

    The Chamber of Commerce has made what a spokesman called a "significant" ad buy statewide targeting Rep. Joe Sestak in the Senate campaign. Echoing a common theme throughout the nation -- and in Western Pennsylvania -- the Chamber links Sestak to the unpo...
  • Specter "pretty much" decided on Kagan

    Sen. Arlen Specter, back in D.C. after a recess during which he spent some time in the Middle East, said a few minutes ago that he was "pretty much" decided on whether he will support Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination, but he wouldn't share with your...
  • Onorato presser at CCAC

    It looks like Dan Onorato will be repeating his comments on Tom Corbett and jobs tomorrow for the home crowd. From his campaign: PITTSBURGH: TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dan Onorato will hold a press conference to ...
  • Corbett: "anecdotal stories"

    In his story on the Onorato-Corbett contretemps on unemployment benefits, Tom Barnes has a response from the Corbett camp: Corbett spokesman Kevin Harley said the GOP candidate had talked briefly to a radio reporter before holding a news conference Frida...
  • Doyle has $362K

    D'oh -- we'd be riding the pine if this was Congressional baseball. We clicked on the wrong July Quarterly report. Here's a link to the correct one, and a new blog post as well. Pittsburgh's Mike Doyle had $362,000 on hand at the close of June to defend ...
  • Rothfus loans self more $$$

    As announced last week, Republican Keith Rothfus's second quarter fundraising report is now formally filed and showed him with $201,680 in cash as of June 30, in his bid to unseat US Rep. Jason Altmire in the 4th District. Rothfus raised $259,000 in the ...
  • Dear Abby + Robert Byrd

    Under Senate rules, Robert Byrd's staffers have two months to clear out 51 years worth of material from his Capitol office. Material -- writes Ed O'Keefe at the WashPost -- like fan mail from Dear Abby (right): Robert C. Byrd was known for many things --...
  • The Navy card

    In the fights in the Senate race over the past week over small business -- and the Sestak camp's claim that Pat Toomey was not a hands-on restaurateur -- the Toomey camp has regularly riposted by saying Sestak (a former Navy admiral who was elected to Con...
  • Onorato targets Corbett on jobless

    Dan Onorato is going after Tom Corbett's comments on the unemployed during a campaign stop by the GOP guv candidate in Lancaster County. Here's the backstory from John Micek at the Morning Call: HARRISBURG — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbe...
  • Manchin lays out Senate steps

    WVa Gov. Joe Manchin still isn't ready to make his Senate bid official, telling Politico two other steps need to be taken first: BOSTON – West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin said in an interview with POLITICO Saturday that he will not announce his decision ...
  • Murtha campaign refunds

    CQ digs into the late Rep. John Murtha's campaign finance report today to find that it handed out $108,000 in refunds this quarter, but also gave $20,000 to Murtha's foundation and $4,000 to the campaign of his replacement and former district director, Re...
  • Toomey: I was "hands-off" owner

    Tom Fitzgerald at the Inquirer looks further into the Senate race quibbling (which we mentioned here the other day) over Pat Toomey's history as a small businessman/restaurant owner: In a 2000 sworn deposition taken in a lawsuit against Rockin' Robin's, ...
  • Manchin aide: special session next week

    Joe Manchin's legal counsel Jonathan Deem is advising Manchin to call a special session of the WVa Legislature next week to address having a special election in November. Here's a statement from Deem, via Manchin's office: "I am advising the Governor, in...
  • Manchin announcement Monday

    Politico's Ben Smith reports from the National Governors Association meeting in Boston that West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin will announce his Senate intentions Monday in Charleston, W.Va. and that he's "highly likely" to run for Robert C. Byrd's vacant sea...
  • Ras: Manchin leads challengers

    WVa Gov. Joe Manchin (right) leads two possible GOP challengers in what's shaping up as a special election to fill Robert Byrd's Senate seat in November, according to Rasmussen Reports: A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in West Vi...
  • Rothfus warchest: $200K

    Republican Keith Rothfus -- looking to unseat McCandless Democrat Jason Altmire -- will report having about $200,000 in cash at the end of the last bookkeeping period in June, his campaign says. Altmire had a hefty $1.2 million on-hand at the end of Marc...
  • Ethics complaint against Sestak

    Judicial Watch, a public interest group, has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics over the Joe Sestak job offer scandal -- this time against Sestak himself. The group had previously griped about Rahm Emanuel trying to interfere in the...
  • WV AG OK's Gov

    From Shira Toeplitz at Politico: Gov. Joe Manchin has the power to choose when and how a special election will be held for the late Sen. Robert Byrd’s seat, according to an opinion Thursday from state Attorney General Darrell McGraw. Manchin told repo...