| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:01 PM
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey already is fielding questions about whether he’ll seek re-election in 2016, and the Lehigh Valley native has an eye on this fall’s election results to gauge what his work environmental might be like.
Asked during a visit...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 4:07 AM
If Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski faced Gov. Tom Corbett in a Pennsylvania gubernatorial matchup today he would win.
Pawlowski, who has hinted at an interest in the 2014 governor's race, performs at the top of the list of potential Democratic challengers,...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:44 AM
The Admiral is readying for a rematch.
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who has played it coy since his narrow loss to Pat Toomey in the grueling 2010 Senate race, announced Tuesday morning by email that he's formed an exploratory committee to run again for...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Political cynics who believed Sen. Pat Toomey stuck his neck out on background checks to improve his 2016 re-election chances in lean-blue Pennsylvania were not incorrect that the Republican's efforts would score him some points with state Democrats....
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey raised nearly $1 million in the second quarter of this year, which included the period when he was on the front lines of the political battle to strengthen background checks on firearms.
Toomey raised $946,000 from April...
| Nov 1, 2013
U.S. Sen Bob Casey and former Gov. Ed Rendell on Friday endorsed Democrat Tom Muller for Lehigh County executive. Muller, the county's director of administration, is in a competitive race for executive with Republican Commissioner Scott Ott. Former Rep....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Tim Burns, once considered among the top tier in the crowded Republican Senate primary, has dropped out of the race after not receiving the coveted endorsement from the state party at its winter meeting last weekend.
The Republicans chose rival Steve...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:42 AM
The four remaining Republican presidential candidates, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, and the five GOP Pa. Senate hopefuls, Sam Rohrer, Steve Welch, Tom Smith, Marc Scaringi and David Christian, filed the requisite number of...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 10:24 AM
The conservative Club for Growth, once run by Pat Toomey, listed Democrat Bob Casey at the very bottom of all U.S. Senators in promoting "pro-growth policies."
The club, through its political action committee, has worked to purge Capitol Hill of...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Arlen Specter, the storied Pennsylvania politician who was a state institution for decades before switching political parties and losing in a Democratic primary two years ago, is hospitalized with a very serious illness.
Specter, who survived a brain...
| Oct 15, 2012
WASHINGTON — Arlen Specter, who in 30 years representing Pennsylvania in the Senate offended Republicans and Democrats in almost equal measure with maverick votes and a frank cockiness that finally ended his career in politics, died Sunday at his...