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#PAGov: Dem Female Candidates Raise Over Double Than Male Candidates in Q1 2014

The fundraising numbers for the First Quarter of 2014 are in for Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates — and Allyson Schwartz is on top with $1.5 million raised. Representative Schwartz is followed by the $1.1 million raised by Katie McGinty, then … More after the jump

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#PAGov: The Statistical Reason Tom Wolf Will Likely Be the Democratic Nominee

On the heels of the most recent F&M poll, Tom Wolf has maintained his large lead over all other Democratic challengers, particularly when including leaners: What’s more, Wolf’s support doesn’t seem very soft. It remains statistically identical when you filter out … More after the jump

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#PAGov: Jack Wagner, We Hardly Knew Thee

Apparently Jack Wagner’s seeming master plan didn’t work out quite so well, as York Dispatch broke the news earlier today that the former Auditor General has dropped out of the PA-Gov race. Mr. Wagner made no statement to press, as he formally … More after the jump

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#PAGov: Marijuana is Pennsylvania Voters’ 15th Issue, Right Above “Other”

About a month ago, I got a lot of pushback from John Hanger supporters on my article, “Marijuana Is Not the #1 Issue.” 129 comments later, Hanger fans were extremely certain that it was in fact a major issue for Pennsylvania … More after the jump

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#PAGov: Jack Wagner’s Plan

Last night, Jake reported that Jack Wagner has been asking allies and Pennsylvania Democratic volunteers to circulate petitions for him without officially announcing his bid for governor — but it looks all-too obvious that it is official at this point. … More after the jump

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#PA13: MoveOn Endorses Daylin Leach for Congress

No surprise here. After a four-way vote from PA-13 residents between Val Arkoosh, Brendan Boyle, Daylin Leach, and Marjorie Margolies — Daylin Leach has just picked up the endorsement of the popular progressive activist site of MoveOn.Org. MoveOn says that Leach … More after the jump

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#PAGov: Marijuana Is Not the #1 Issue

John Hanger has made a noticeable impact in the 2014 Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial Primary, despite being out-raised by the top-four candidates from approximately 2:1 to 13:1. As anybody who follows this race knows, Mr. Hanger has been defined by himself, the … More after the jump

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Congressman Mike Doyle’s Recent Comments on Obamacare

Congressman Mike Doyle (D, PA-14) went on Morning Joe today and discussed the Affordable Care Act. Here are some snippets of his conversation: Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, who voted for the initial Obama health care bill, said Thursday … More after the jump

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57,497 Pennsylvanians Apply for Coverage Through HealthCare.Gov, 2,207 Enroll in October

The numbers are out! Approximately 106,000 Americans are now enrolled in a new private insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act, while about 400,000 have been enrolled in expanded Medicaid programs pending whether or not their state complied with the … More after the jump

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#PAGov: Deep-Dive Into the Schwartz 22%, McGinty 15%, McCord 12% Harper Poll

There are a lot of interesting tidbits in the Harper poll released yesterday measuring the support of Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial candidates. Harper polled both with regards to the candidates and with regards to Pennsylvania issues, from the favorables of John Hanger to … More after the jump

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