| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Sometimes campaign surrogates doth protest too much.
With all the chatter about Pennsylvania losing its battleground luster this cycle, the Romney campaign dispatched the state's two highest profile, Republican elected officials to make the case that...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 7:14 AM
In the end, Republican Tom Smith spent $20.8 million, $16.8 million of which was his own money, on his failed run for the U.S. Senate against Democrat incumbent Bob Casey.
Casey, who retained his seat by 9.1 points and around 500,000 votes, spent around...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Jim DeMint, the Tea Party kingmaker who announced his resignation from the U.S. Senate Thursday to head a Washington-based conservative think tank, left an indelible mark on the world of Pennsylvania politics.
It was DeMint, who during the infancy of...
| 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-...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:02 AM
President Obama's pick to be his U.S. Defense Secretary may have a particularly difficult time winning over one Pennsylvania GOP senator.
Pat Toomey is sure not to forget former Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel's very public endorsement of Democrat...
| May 10, 2011
As he introduced his plan to balance the federal budget in just nine years, Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey warned that keeping up current government spending will put the nation in economic peril. "We're on a trajectory to soon meet a debt......
| Oct 13, 2011
The race to take on Democrat incumbent Bob Casey hit its stride this week with two Republican businessmen from opposite ends of the state making their runs official within 24 hours of each other. Tim Burns, 43, of Washington County......