Category Archives: Harrisburg / South Central

An Election Reflection for Political Professionals

As some of you know, I had my first victory as a campaign manager on Tuesday. Through the efforts of countless volunteers, Tim Scott became Carlisle’s first Democratic mayor since 1978 and the borough’s first African American mayor. I am … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Harrisburg / South Central, Munipocalypse 2013

Sean Shultz Announces Run for Carlisle Borough Council

Former borough council president, Sean Shultz, today announced his campaign for Carlisle Borough Council.  He said he and his wife were on the fence about his run until they attended a fire company banquet where a retiring fire company chief … More after the jump

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Brad Koplinski Announces Lieutenant Governor Bid

Tomorrow at noon, Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski will announce his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor. Koplinski is the first Democrat to announce his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor. Koplinski was expected by many to run for Mayor of Harrisburg against Linda … More after the jump

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Great Scott! Carlisle Councilman Tim Scott Announces Mayoral Bid

Almost a year ago today, the 26-year Mayor of Carlisle, Kirk Wilson, decided to leave office and become a television reporter, leaving Carlisle Borough Council in charge of naming a replacement for the remaining two years of his term. Wilson … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Harrisburg / South Central

Yahoo News Puts PA Politician on List of Nation’s “Biggest Election Photo Gaffes”

In a pre-election roundup, Yahoo News compiled a list of the “biggest election photo gaffes,” citing photos of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and a Representative in the Pennsylvania State House. And which General Assembly member … More after the jump

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Email Catches Rep. Kauffman in Bold-Faced Lie

Representative Rob Kauffman’s textbook campaign meltdown continues to add chapters.  A recently published email appears to have exposed Kauffman (R-Chambersburg) in the middle of a not-so-intricate lie. A well-established debate-dodger, Kauffman was noticeably absent from a recent candidates forum hosted … More after the jump

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Patriot News Endorses Gene Stilp

Harrisburg’s largest daily newspaper has endorsed Gene Stilp over Congressman Lou Barletta in the race for the newly-gerrymandered 11th Congressional District. Telling readers to “give Gene Stilp a chance,” the Patriot’s editorial board says that Stilp’s activism “makes sense for … More after the jump

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Humane PA Endorses Spicka Over Puppy-Photoshopping Kauffman

Humane PA has announced their endorsement of Susan Spicka in the 89th General Assembly district over Rep. Rob Kauffman, who made statewide news for photoshopping a puppy into pictures of his family on his campaign literature. Humane PA is an … More after the jump

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Election Surprises Brewing in Central PA?

It’s probably been decades since Democrats held any of the 20-plus state House seats in south central PA other than the 3 that are based in the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster and York. (One exception that I know of: Jeff … More after the jump

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Rep. Lou Barletta Sends Taxpayer-Funded Staffer to Debate Gene Stilp

If you are running against Gene Stilp, the renegade reformer known for exposing politicians that used public money for campaign purposes, what is politically the worst possible thing you could do? Ask Republican Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11)–because it looks like … More after the jump

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