| Dec 29, 2014
An historic change in Pennsylvania's governor's office and the campaigning leading up to Democrat Tom Wolf's victory was the focus of a political year in which a pair of Lehigh Valley legislators also saw their congressional roles rise.
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:27 PM
While much of the political world has already turned its attention squarely on 2016 and the drama that will accompany the election of the 45th president of the United States, 2015 promises to provide some political drama of its own, with Pennsylvania...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Corbett joins his troops
Tuesday evening was a rough one for outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett. Voters who had ushered him into the governor's office four short years ago had changed their minds in historic fashion. He offered a gracious concession speech after...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Some would argue he never really left. While Democrat Joe Sestak may have kicked his high-gear campaigning down a few notches since his two-percentage-point loss to Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in 2010, his intentions for another...
| 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....
| 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,...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:43 AM
Steve Welch, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate anointed by the state party brass, marked the real start of the campaign Tuesday, introducing himself to Pennsylvania voters with a television ad exactly one month before the primary election.
In the 30-...