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  • On Campus in West Chester

    Shortly after 11 a.m. at a polling place on the campus of West Chester University, just outside Philadelphia in Chester County, poll workers reported a steady pace -- about 200 voters so far. It was better than they expected, with a line of five to 10 fol...
  • All clear

    As the weather.com map shows, the weather is clear and sunny across the state today. You may recall it rained on Arlen Specter's primary day parade, helping to suppress turnout, so good weather is probably good news for Democrats who -- as Jim O'Toole r...
  • Que sera, sera

    Somewhere between Lancaster and Altoona, passengers on The Pennsylvanian fell hard for Chelan Weiler, with her fingerless mittens and wool cap and guitar with the missing E-string. I bought her a $2.50 frappuccino. Eric Mendlow took her out for sweet p...
  • The endorsement that wasn't

    An ad in today's Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, bought by the campaign of state Rep. Bryan Barbin, D-Johnstown, gives the impression that Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, was endorsed by the PA Pro-Life Federation -- but that's not the case. The organization...
  • Election Day programming

    Early Returns readers: Thanks as always for visiting the Pennsylvania newspaper world's most spirited politics blog. Here's a bit of what's in store for you on what's shaping up to be an epochal midterm election day. The Post-Gazette will have reporters...
  • Dems: 1.2M edge

    Pennsylvania's Department of State released their final voter registration stats this afternoon, showing statewide registration a little bit down from the record 8,755,588 of two years ago: There are 8,478,509 registered voters in Pennsylvania: 4,311,20...
  • O. No.

    By Tom Barnes Republican candidates Toomey, Corbett, Cawley and Dave Argall (a state senator running for a U.S. congressional seat in Harrisburg and its northeastern suburbs) spoke at a spirited rally this afternoon at a hotel in Camp Hill, across the...
  • Bill Clinton: fact-free

    Jim O'Toole was at today's Onorato/Clinton rally -- see the full report at the PG's breaking news site: Calling this, "the most-fact-free election I've ever seen," former President Bill Clinton told Democratic partisans that the key to understand...
  • 11th hour charges in PA-18

    Allegheny County Republican Committee chair Jim Roddey (left) is alleging 18th District Democratic candidate Dan Connolly is "misrepresenting himself" as a lawyer, a charge that Connelly calls "outrageous" and "completely false." As is often the case wit...
  • Forecast for Wednesday: cloudy

    It's one day to election day but it still feels far away. And it might night be over tomorrow night. Those of us studying the national impact of tomorrow's midterms might have to wait for a while for the full picture to come into focus, writes David Wass...
  • Ras: Manchin hits 50%

    Joe Manchin's lead in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll is still at 4 points, but he's hit the magical 50% level in the WVa Senate race: The final Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of the contest finds Manchin with the support of 50% of the s...
  • Get-out-the-vote primer

    Reminder: Check out Jim O'Toole's story today on all the GOTV efforts happening today, including Bill Clinton with Dan Onorato in McKeesport at 12:30, joint appearances by Tom Corbett and Pat Toomey in the greater Pittsburgh area in the late afternoon, an...
  • Guns, god and Sarah Palin

    Joe Manchin clings to a 3-point lead in the Pollster poll averages today over WVa Senate opponent John Raese. As we mentioned a couple days ago, Raese brought out the big guns on Saturday, holding a rally headlined by Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent. That's t...
  • AC: 50% turnout tomorrow

    Allegheny County elections director Mark Wolosik is predicting 50% turnout tomorrow, according to the county exec's office....
  • Pa nears ad record

    It's looking like the ad spending this campaign could set a Pa record, reports Boris Krawczeniukin the Scranton Times-Tribune : A flood of money from outside groups combined with a full slate of competitive state and local races makes it probable the 20...
  • Q poll: Toomey, Corbett still lead

    From the P-G's breaking news site: The latest Quinnipiac University poll says Republican and former Congressman Pat Toomey holds a 50-45 percent lead over Democratic U.S Rep. Joe Sestak in the race to be Pennsylvania's U.S. senate seat. Tom Corbett, the ...
  • You asked for it: mobile text updates, e-mail alert

    As we head into the final hours for the general election we wanted to remind you about the availability of  mobile text updates from our politicsPG Twitter feed.  Just text "follow politicsPG" to 40404 in the United States and you'll start getti...