Category Archives: US House

#PA3: Mike Kelly: Everything Basically Terrorism Now

When the usual predictable messaging on environmental regulations fails to resonate with voters, what’s a Republican Congressman to do? Use harsher and nuttier words to make the same point: “You talk about terrorism — you can do it in a … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Environment, US House

PA Legislators Accept Free Vacations with Ethics Committee Approval

Over the weekend, the AP released a report detailing privately funded trips which were taken by members of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation on the dime of special interests groups.  The amount of trips taken by PA members has increased substantially … More after the jump

Posted in Ethics, Issues, US House, US Senate

#PA8: Fitzpatrick the Moderate? Not so much.

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick’s campaign website is all about the concept of political “moderation.” That’s probably because PA-8, the district he represents, is a swing district that President Obama carried in ’08 and ’12, with an 11,759 democratic voter registration advantage … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US House

#PA11: Lou Barletta Floats Obama Impeachment

They’re all David Brat now: “He’s just absolutely ignoring the Constitution, and ignoring the laws, and ignoring the checks and balances,” Barletta said. “The problem is, you know, what do you do? For those that say impeach him for breaking … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US House

What Progressives Should Learn From Dave Brat’s Inspiring Defeat of Eric Cantor

(Cross-posted from Primary Colors) Getting past the gleeful schadenfreude we’re all enjoying this morning, the big takeaway from no-name economics professor Dave Brat’s defeat of House Republican second-in-command Eric Cantor in VA-7 is that the Tea Party has been great at … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US House

#PA15: Fix the Debt Gives Fiscal Arsonist Charlie Dent a “Fiscal Hero” Award

One of the reasons Fix the Debt is probably the most evil group in Washington today is that they exist to give political cover to people who don’t deserve it. Here’s a blast from the recent past: You know who … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Elections, Issues, US House

The Worst Primary Night for PA Progressives in Recent Memory

A longer post on The True Meaning of the Election is forthcoming at Philly Mag, but here’s a quick wrap-up post. On balance, with the exception of the Wolf win, God damn that was a dark election night! If I hadn’t … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor, State House, State Senate, US House

The Keystone Politics Sample Ballot for the 2014 Primary Elections

Here are Keystone Politics’s top picks for progressive candidates running in tomorrow’s primaries. These are the races we’ve been watching, but there are obviously way more than this out there. If there is another race you think people should be … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor, State House, State Senate, US House

Democratic PA-12 Candidates McClelland and Hugya Face Off in Debate

With just over a week left until the primary election, the 12th Congressional District’s Democratic candidates Erin McClelland and John Hugya took the stage at The University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown to debate the issues and try to set themselves apart from … More after the jump

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Chart: Margolies Campaign Tapping Their #PA13 General Election Money Before They Can Legally Do That

As Adam Bonin points out, the Marjorie Margolies campaign has reported raising $172,588.92 for the general election, but they do not have $172,588.92 in cash-on-hand. By definition, this means they’ve been tapping into their general election funds during the primary. This is illegal. … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US House