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  • Netroots has eyes on PA

    At the Netroots Nation gathering over the weekend in Las Vegas -- clearly a less glamorous locale than last year's Pittsburgh convention, where Bill Clinton spoke (above, PG's John Heller photo) -- the progressive activists identified the Pennsylvania S...
  • DeWeese aide: I campaigned on state time

    From the Breaking News bar on the main site, Bonusgate Queen Tracie Mauriello has the latest from the preliminary hearing for Bill DeWeese: HARRISBURG -- Legislative aide Kevin Sidella was disenchanted with his assigned tasks of arranging meals and car ...
  • Casino Taxsylvania

    The Keystone State only boasts nine casinos -- including the newly table-gamed Rivers, where Mario Lemieux had some recent good times, captured above by the PG's John Heller -- but they pack a nation-leading wallop for the state budget. As the (Allentow...
  • Ridge to pump Shale?

    Happy Monday, fair ER readers, it's your humble Washington Correspondent filling in best I can this week for the vacationing McNulty -- so expect about 33 percent less snark and 75 percent less clever visual aides. In a matter of minutes, Sen. Bob Case...
  • GOP poll: Kelly up 11

    An internal poll conducted by Republican firm the Tarrance Group for Mike Kelly's campaign and the NRCC shows the Butler car dealer well ahead of Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, D-Erie, 48-37. The survey of 305 likely voters has a margin of error of 5.8 percent. ...
  • Ras: Manchin up 51-35

    A day after Republican businessman John Raese officially got into the West Virginia Senate race against Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin, a Rasmussen poll shows Manchin with a healthy 51-35 lead. More bad news for Raese from the telephone poll of 500 likely v...
  • The $19 million primary

    Arlen Specter spent more than $12.7 million in his losing Democratic primary effort against Joe Sestak, who spent $6 million, their latest Federal Election Commission reports show. Specter spent $3.6 million in the last weeks of the campaign -- accordi...
  • Dems spend big for Dahlkemper

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is putting big money into Erie freshman Kathy Dahlkemper's defense of her 3rd District seat, Hotline On Call reports today: PA 03, 12: Rep. Kathy Dalhkemper (D) is getting plenty of help this year in her bi...
  • Lucas to herd cats

    Elizabeth Lucas, now the state director for Organizing for America, has been chosen to lead an effort to coordinate the campaigns of the two Democratic statewide nominees, county Executive Dan Onorato and Rep. Joe Sestak. At OFA, the Iowa native has been...
  • Full list of WV Senate candidates

    Here's the full list of candidates for the West Virginia Senate special election, with Joe Manchin, John Raese, Ken Hechler and other lesser-known candidates. The Secretary of State's office will update it through tomorrow afternoon's filing deadline. He...
  • Natl GOP sitting out WV for now

    National Republican Senatorial Committee honcho John Cornyn tells CQ Politics they're going stay out of the special primary in WVa, and resources are limited for the Nov. 2 election too: However, Cornyn indicated that once the candidate field is set, the...
  • Raese in WV Senate race

    With Rep. Shelley Moore Capito out, wealthy businessman John Raese announced he will get into the race for Robert C. Byrd's Senate seat this morning on Hoppy Kercheval's radio show. Raese, 60, unsuccessfully challenged Byrd in 2006 and Sen. Jay Rockefell...
  • NYT fact-checks Israel ads

    At the NYT today, Kit Seelye fact-checks the two third-party ads on Israel and Joe Sestak running in the state lately. On the ad attacking Sestak she says: The advertisement throws a lot of sand at Mr. Sestak, who has generally supported the president o...
  • The Young & the Restless

    Oh, god. Like we did yesterday with a Vanity Fair post, we feel it's our duty to report that Huffington Post is doing a poll today asking if Carte Goodwin -- whose name, incidentally, sounds like a soap opera character -- is "the the hottest guy in the Se...
  • NRCC on Burns

    The National Republican Congressional Committee has moved 12th District GOP candidate Tim Burns a step closer to getting aid through its "Young Guns" program, which helps Republican challengers get elected nationwide. (UPDATE: PA-3's Mike Kelly and PA-4's...
  • Many eyes on WVa gov spot

    Should Joe Manchin leave the WVa governor's mansion after the November Senate election, there will be a long list of people waiting to replace him, the WashPost reports -- top political spots in the state haven't opened up very often. Shelley Moore Caputo...
  • Daily Mail: Dem opponent for Gov

    From the Charleston Daily Mail: Former West Virginia Congressman and Secretary of State Ken Hechler has filed to run for the U.S. Senate, challenging Gov. Joe Manchin for the Democratic nomination. Hechler, 95, said he doesn't expect to win the race. ...
  • Santorum back to NH

    Possible 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum is returning to New Hampshire Monday for a fundraiser for Senate Republicans, a factory tour and another fundraiser for Chris Sununu. From his office: Senator Santorum has been to New Hampshire two oth...
  • Capito reactions

    Ry Rivard at the Charleston Daily Mail: Moore/Capito would have been historically nasty campaign; Capito could reap her seniority/connections to be a Hill leader if the GOP takes over Congress in November Post-Gazette: GOP has rare opportunity to ride vo...
  • Capito confirms: no WV Senate run

    Republican Shelley Moore Capito just released a statement (in full after the jump) saying she will not run in in the special Senate race in WVa in November, leaving Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin in a very strong position to keep the seat in Dem hands. Capi...