| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:08 PM
While the delivery was different the message from speakers at the annual Somerset County Democratic spring banquet was the same: Democrats need to be voted into office to turn the country around.
The event was held Thursday evening in the Berlin...
| 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-...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Karen Ramsburg understands that she faces an uphill battle in her bid for the 9th Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster.
To bolster her chances, she's looking for a little love in the April 24 primary.
"My goal is ballot access,"...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:32 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a vanishing breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced....
| Oct 14, 2012
| 12:52 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Arlen Specter, a gruff, independent-minded moderate who spent three decades in the U.S. Senate but was spurned by Pennsylvania voters after switching in 2009 from Republican to Democrat, died on Sunday of cancer, his family said. He...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Former United States Senator Arlen Specter passed away Sunday.
His son announced the 82-year-old passed away at his home in Philadelphia from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
"He was Pennsylvania's longest serving senator and he really...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...