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  • DSCC continues China attacks

    Is this the closing argument? The DSCC has hopped on the train bashing Pat Toomey for his support for free trade with China with an ad similar to Democrat Joe Sestak's piece (that, again, uses a gong sound to announce the world's most populous nation). Th...
  • The plan, not the man

    PG videographer Nate Guidry went to the small Pgh Tea Party rally on the North Shore this morning, and posted the video below, starring Barack Obama's cousin:
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  • New Sestak ad goes Far East

    The newest ad from Democrat Joe Sestak in the Senate race attacks Republican foe Pat Toomey for his support of trade deals with China (represented musically by a gong, of course), to the detriment of American workers. Though the ad doesn't mention it, Ses...
  • Pignelope

    By Tom Barnes HARRISBURG -- Ok, we admit it, as political news goes, this is marginal. But the state House and Senate members are both out of town (back home campaigning, no doubt) and Gov. Ed Rendell, uncharacteristically, keeping being quiet today, so ...
  • Orie opponent up with ad

    Ross Democrat Dan DeMarco -- who's looking to unseat incumbent state Sen. Jane Orie of McCandless -- is out with his first cable TV ad. It's a mostly positive bio spot that ends with two headlines on Orie's indictment for fraud in April, and DeMarco sayin...
  • Dahlkemper: pull abortion ads

    The Kathy Dahlkemper camp is seeking an injunction to stop radio ads an anti-abortion groups is running in Erie (background here). Here's Joe Mandak at the AP: PITTSBURGH (AP) — Attorneys for U.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper’s campaign want four Erie rad...
  • Santorum has Iowa PAC

    From The Hill: Former Pa. Senator Rick Santorum (R) announced on Thursday that he has formed a political action committee in Iowa to donate "at least $25,000 to candidates before November." The organization, to be known as the Iowa Keystone Political Ac...
  • "Hicky" look for GOP WVa ad

    When we described the "flannel-clad coffee-slurping" actors in the new spot taking on Joe Manchin and Barack Obama a couple days ago, we didn't go nearly as far as the GOP's ad-men did in describing the look -- they advertised for "hicky" actors for the...
  • Specter to appear w/ Sestak

    The soreness of that primary loss may not have gone away, but Arlen Specter will lend a hand to Joe Sestak in courting a key constituency -- Jewish voters. The Philadelphia Jewish Voice is reporting that Specter, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Sen. Charles Sc...
  • Club for Growth back again

    Pat Toomey's former home, the Club for Growth, is up once again with a broadcast and cable ad buy in Pennsylvania targeting the "laughably liberal" Joe Sestak in the Senate race. This time they take some of the more questionable projects funded by the sti...
  • WV GOP: "Vote Democrat"

    So . . . you think Republicans like their strategy of tying President Obama to his fellow Democrats in West Virginia? Below is the new official campaign sign from the WVa GOP: ...
  • Sestak's abortion/Santorum ad

    With a new ad in the Philadelphia media market, Team Sestak is again using video clips of past statements by Pat Toomey to depict the Republican as a beyond-the-pale conservative. Mr. Toomey's made his name chiefly as a fiscal conservative and his anti-b...
  • Onorato & Council of Aging

    By Tom Barnes HARRISBURG -- If you’re running for political office in Pennsylvania, it’s a good idea to appeal to senior citizens, because there are a lot of them and a lot of them vote. But if you can’t address senior citizens directly, then do...
  • Good luck

      The Inky’s Angela Couloumbis came across a fund-raising letter sent from the campaign of Tom Corbett, the GOP nominee for governor, to the Capitol office of former House Speaker John Perzel.  Those of you keeping score at home probably know that th...
  • Raese widens WV lead: Ras poll

    The bad news continues for Democratic Gov. Ed Manchin's Senate bid in West Virginia. Here's the latest from Rasmussen: Republican John Raese now holds a six-point lead on Democratic Governor Joe Manchin in West Virginia’s shockingly competitive U.S. S...
  • Dahlkemper in trouble: poll

    Erie Democrat Kathy Dahlkemper is down a striking 13 points to Republican challenger Mike Kelly in a new poll released today by The Hill newspaper. (See their analysis of PA-3 here.) Dahlkemper has 36% of the vote to the Butler car dealer's 49%, with 15%...
  • Senate fundraising #s

    Pat Toomey bested Joe Sestak's fundraising by nearly 20% the past three months. The Toomey camp announced today it raised $3.8 million from July through September, while the Sestak camp said it raised $3.2 million. Those are all the details we have so f...
  • Diva Rendell

    Here's a great observation from the Inquirer's Tom Infield and Angela Couloumbis on the never-press-shy Ed Rendell -- at exactly the same time that Tom Corbett is trying to hammer Dan Onorato on ties to his fellow Democrat, the gregarious guv simply will ...
  • MC poll: Corbett/Toomey up

    From the Morning Call's Colby Itkowitz: WASHINGTON — The two Republicans running for statewide office in Pennsylvania maintain their solid leads exactly four weeks before Election Day, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College released Tuesday...
  • PA-4 enters the playground

    Republican Keith Rothfus is up with his second ad in the PA-4 race, which (as usual) links incumbent Jason Altmire with Barack Obama, but does so with a new twist. It features kids on a playground talking about how the federal deficit will affect them. "...