Archive for the 'Pennsylvania' Category

What If Arlen Specter Loses Tomorrow?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Pennsylvania

It happened to Bob Bennett in Utah and it could certainly happen to the multi-term, just turned Dem Senator from Pennsylvania. Because, apparently, the White House is backing away from Arlen… If this is true, it’s significant: CBS chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer is now saying that he has it on good authority that the […]

May 17th, 2010 | Permalink| 17 Comments »

Another Legal Win for Independent Voters in California: Court of Appeals Says No to Proposition 14 Opponents

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in California, Illinois, Independents, News, Open Primaries, Pennsylvania, Politics

California Court of Appeals says no to Proposition 14 opponents, which is good news for independent voters. From CAIVN: “The Court rejected the CSEA language, preserved the lower court’s language, and ordered the restoration of the Legislative Analyst’s prediction of cost savings associated with the measure.” And open primaries gaining support in Pennsylvania and Illinois. […]

March 17th, 2010 | Permalink| No Comments »

Joe Sestak Gets A Big Endorsement

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Pennsylvania

Kind of: U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, trying to knock off a veteran Democratic incumbent senator in the primary, will get an endorsement Monday from somebody who succeeded in doing just that: Connecticut’s Ned Lamont. Lamont defeated Sen. Joseph Lieberman in the 2006 Democratic primary, largely by running against the Iraq war and Lieberman’s support of […]

October 16th, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

News Headlines for Independents

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in Independents, New Jersey, New York, News, Pennsylvania, Politics

INDEPENDENT VOTERS If you want to call it “fickle” to leave the two-party system behind in favor creating a new political culture, call me fickle! 2010: Fight for fickle kids (By: Eamon Javers, Politico) Stanford University political science professor Morris Fiorina is convinced that both political parties haven’t yet grasped the scale of the change […]

August 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Joe Sestak Mounts Senate Challenge To Arlen Specter

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Elections, Pennsylvania

I suppose it’s never too early to start talking about races in 2010, and this race presents many Dems with a problem. Support the moderate (yet aging) Specter because he switched parties, or back a young up and comer? Regardless, it’s becoming obvious that Sestak will run in the Democratic primary… Sestak has interviewed a […]

June 16th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Republicans Created Condition for Specter Defection

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Democrats, Partisan Nonsense, Pennsylvania, Republicans, Senate

Republicans can call Arlen Specter an opportunist all they like and maybe they’re right. But the fact remains, the senator’s party jump is the direct result of the Republican’s increasing intolerance of moderates within their party. I understand that Specter is not a model Republican and that a primary challenge is often the price a […]

April 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

Arlen Specter to Change Parties?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Democrats, Pennsylvania, Republicans, Senate

This is pretty big news. Reports out of Washington indicate Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter will switch parties moving from a Republican to a Democrat. The announcement is expected today or tomorrow. Republicans in Pennsylvania have been planning to mount a primary challenge against Specter because the senator is viewed by party operatives as too liberal. […]

April 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 31 Comments »

Chris Matthews Running For Senate? HA!

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Pennsylvania

Actually, I’m not laughing at this…just giving Matthews some grief for that signature, guttural laugh of his. From FiveThirtyEight… Chris Matthews, it appears, is in. FiveThirtyEight has been hearing for some time that Matthews is serious about running for the United States Senate, but it took a trip to Georgia among the Georgia-runoff-congregated and well-connected […]

November 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

HUGE! Obama Wins Pennsylvania

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Pennsylvania

MSNBC just called it. McCain’s dream is over folks. 21 electoral votes to Barack. Tweet

November 4th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

ANP: Philadelphia Democrats Continue to Eat their own, Treat Registered Voters as if Unregistered

By American News Project | Related entries in Elections, News, Partisan Hacks, Pennsylvania, Polls, United States, Voting, WTF?

Danielle, here! I’m back in Philly, my home away from home, sitting in a swanky hotel lobby, facing a wall, like a crazy person, in order to borrow wireless. And I’ve just published a piece for ANP. Here’s the scoop… Today, registered voters in Philly found their names missing from local poll books, which are […]

November 4th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »