Category Archives: Elections

#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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Political Machines: They’re Really Useful!

Running for a Philly committeeperson seat this year has gotten me extra interested in ward politics, so you know I’ve been loving this 19th Ward fight in Pittsburgh between Pete Wagner and challenger Anthony Coghill. Chris Potter at PGH City … More after the jump

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#HD164: A New Keystone Politics Feature

A fellow constituent in Upper Darby forwarded me a campaign email that they found especially devoid of truth, and I’d like to share it with everyone. In it, Representative Margo Davidson claims that one of her two primary challengers, Billy … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia, Miscellany, State House, State Politics

#HD182: Babette Josephs is disappointed. Me too.

My two cents. I was present at the hearing today that ended in Former Representative Josephs’ removal from the May 2014 ballot. This ongoing story has been a real experience for me, not only as a fairly green addition to … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia, Miscellany, State House, State Politics

#PAGov: Corbett’s Fake Medicaid Expansion Probably Not Happening

Tom Corbett says he’s nearing his “breaking point” over the Obama administration’s unwillingness to OK some of the meaner and more derptastic elements of the CorbettCare plan: Corbett said Wednesday he’s getting to his breaking point with the Obama administration. … More after the jump

Posted in Governor, Health

#PASSHE Secession: Senate Ed Committee Hearing Postponed

We’ve received word from knowledgeable parties within APSCUF (the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty) that the Senate Education Committee hearing scheduled for April 8th, which would be devoted mostly to the issue of West Chester University’s secession … More after the jump

Posted in Education, State House, State Politics, State Senate

Breaking #PAGOV: McGinty Statement on PASSHE Secession Legislation

Mike Mikus, a spokesman for the McGinty campaign, released this statement exclusively to Keystone Politics, regarding the upcoming legislative discussions about the future of the PASSHE system: “Katie understands the concerns on both sides of this important issue. Her priority … More after the jump

Posted in Education, Governor, State House, State Politics, State Senate

#PAGov: Have We Reached the Endgame?

With just 47 more days in the Governor primary race, it’s not clear to me who will have the juice to push Tom Wolf out of the frontrunner slot with polling numbers like this: Tom Wolf reaffirmed his lead in … More after the jump

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What Do the #PAGov Candidates Think About a State-Level Open Data Policy?

The Democratic Governor candidate forums have been extremely boring as of late, with many an uninspired moderator wasting people’s time asking the candidates about positions they’re already on the record with. So in the interest of getting some more new … More after the jump

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F&M Poll: 17% of Respondents Have Seen #PAGov Commercials That Don’t Exist

There’s sure to be a lot of headlines today about Franklin and Marshall’s most recent poll showing Tom Wolf maintaining his strong lead in the gubernatorial race. However, I’d like to point readers to a different result from the poll … More after the jump

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