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  • NYT: PA-3 "slipping out of reach"

    The New York Times' Jeff Zeleny reports today from nearby Saint Clairsville, Ohio, on the expanding battlegrounds in U.S. House races that are forcing the DCCC to shift its resources, and among the losers in the redistribution of wealth is Rep. Kathy Dahl...
  • Je ne Regrette Rien

    By Dennis B. Roddy HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Women's Expo, with its wall-to-wall vendors and storehouse of voting age ladies would seem a welcoming place to graze on the prairie of identity politics, but Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, D-Erie, had to move ...
  • Joe and Dan

    The White House, divvying up the pool duty today, has the Trib's Mike Wereschagin providing color from this evening's reception with Vice President Joe Biden stumping for gubernatorial hopeful Dan Onorato: Location: Omni William Penn Hotel, downtown Pitt...
  • Inside Biden fundraiser

    Our own Jim O'Toole has the official White House pool report from inside Vice President Joe Biden's fundraiser for Reps. Mark Critz and Kathy Dahlkemper. Take it away, Jim: Not a big crowd, maybe 45 were there at 2:38 p.m. as Biden entered with the two l...
  • Palin endorses Raese

    Speaking of firearms and the WVa Senate race, the GOP's big gun came out today with an endorsement of John Raese. From the Republican's campaign: by Sarah Palin on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 1:33pm I’ve just finished up another great week of travel ...
  • PA-3: Send in the nuns

    As we've noted here before, abortion politics have become a principal theme in the PA-3 race, and Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, D-Erie, is up today with a couple of new ads on the subject. A minute-long radio ad stars a family friend named "Sister Mary," a Cath...
  • Raese's trigger finger

    We had some fun with Joe Manchin and guns earlier, but we must mention how seriously his opponent John Raese takes them too, if only for an excuse to show the ad below that he ran during his 2006 race against Robert Byrd. Raese also flipped out a bit whe...
  • Re-fried jumbo

    The Dahlkemper campaign calls the new ad below "Kathy Strikes Back" but they might as well say the same thing for FactCheck.org. The embattled Erie Dem starts out by defending herself from outside attacks on her health care reform vote/abortion, which is...
  • Manchin shoots energy bill

    As you know, Joe Manchin's running for U.S. Senate. But he's also in the race for craziest campaign ad of the year! We know that's saying a lot, but get a load of the ad below. First the Democratic guv strides Tarantino-style into the first frame while l...
  • Rendell sees momentum

    Gov. Ed Rendell was at the White House today to talk about infrastructure -- see my story from the main site for more on that -- but the gregarious former Democratic National Committee chair was also willing to share his thoughts on the Pennsylvania pol...
  • Biden in the house

      Vice President Joe Biden was all over Grant Street today, raising money for a Dan Onorato and a pair of beleaguered congressional Democrats.  The event for Mr. Onorato was set for later this afternoon at the William Penn.  Earlier, he was scheduled ...
  • Mercyhurst: Kelly up by 7

      While Kathy Dahlkemper was cruising down 79 on her way to a fundraiser with Vice President Joe Biden this afternoon, she had plenty of time to contemplate yet another poll showing her trailing her Republican challenger Mike Kelly. The Mercyhurst Coll...
  • New GOP ad on Dahlkemper

    The outside spending and attacks keep raining down on Erie Democrat Kathy Dahlkemper. The latest is this ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee, which piles on with a Joe Sestak-like China dig: ...
  • Cops & Robbers

    Don't miss Dennis Roddy's Sunday profile of Tom Corbett. Here's the lede: The world might have seen this coming. When Tom Corbett was small and playing cops and robbers, he never wanted to be the robber. "As a little kid I was always the cop. I wasn...
  • Manchin's "hicky" ad

    That was fast. The Joe Manchin camp is already up with an ad hitting opponent Joe Raese for the casting call looking for "hicky" actors in a GOP ad in the WVa Senate race, and mixes in some digs at the wealthy Republican's posh Florida digs, where his wi...
  • Sestak's closing argument

    Democrat Joe Sestak is set to deliver a summation-type speech at Pitt this morning. From the campaign: With less than a month before Pennsylvanians will head to the polls, U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak will travel to Pittsburgh this Monday, Oct. 11 ...
  • Outside money targets Dahlkemper

    Politico has a new analysis of the unprecedented surge in third-party spending this midterm election, in which GOP-tied groups are spending $12 million alone from Sept. 30 through election day targeting 12 Democratic incumbents. One of them is Erie's Kat...
  • The Revenge of HRC

    Here's an underreported part of the Joe Manchin vs John Raese Senate race in WVa -- the role of disaffected white voters angry at Obama, and thus down-ballot Democrats like Manchin. The National Review's Rich Lowry calls it the "Revenge of the Hillary Vo...
  • Oh Ashley

    Lots of notable stories in the paper today -- links to looks at parking rate hikes on business and the Altmire-Rothfus debate are above -- but make sure you see Dennis Roddy's latest in the Dispatches series, from Ashley, Pa: Ashley's woebegone statu...
  • Clinton to rally for Manchin

    The current president is none too popular down there, but No. 42 still can sweet-talk Appalachia, so President Bill Clinton will hit the trail Monday for Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin, who's in a knock-down, drag-out fight for a Senate seat with Republica...