IT'S JUST POLITICS: Porter making independent run for 3rd District
Dr. Steven Porter, the Erie County academic who was the Democratic nominee for the Third District Congressional seat in 2004 and 2006, has filed nominating papers to run this year as an independent.
Kelly fundraising dwarfs Eaton's
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly raised $164,751 for his re-election campaign in the second quarter of the year. That’s nearly twice what his leading challenger, Democrat Missa Eaton, pulled in over the same period and more than she’s raised since the start of the campaign.
Half-million voters don’t have photo ID
More than half a million Pennsylvania voters lack state-issued IDs that will allow them to vote in November, the Department of State said Tuesday.
Eaton touts fundraising, says $83K ‘phenomenal’
Missa Eaton, the Democrat candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, is touting her second-quarter fundraising efforts as “phenomenal” and an indication that people want to see change.
It’s Just Politics: Caller sees Red, congressman agrees
Is President Obama a Red?
U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly didn’t explicitly say he was, but the Republican congressman agreed with a constituent who called the president a communist and encouraged him to spread the word.
Kelly digs in; Eaton says time to move on
The Supreme Court opinion that found Obamacare meets Constitutional muster did nothing to convince one of the health care reform law’s leading critics that is anything but bad news for America.
Pa. House Majority leader: Voter ID will "allow Romney to win the state"
HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrats are pouncing on a Republican lawmaker’s statement that Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law will allow Mitt Romney to win the state in November’s presidential election.
It's Just Politics: Kelly ignores Eaton: targets Obama
Third District U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly faces challenger Missa Eaton on the November ballot, but the incumbent Republican appears to be running against a bigger Democratic target.
It's Just Politics: Kelly speaks the people's language
A recent study that seems to indicate a dumbing down of congressional discourse is a good news/bad news story for Mercer County’s congressman.
In politics, flip-flopping can be political game-changer
In politics, a mind can be a terrible thing to change. Attack ads featuring spinning weather vanes and double-talking candidates have become a staple of American campaigns, but consultants who make those ads say the flip-flopper charge doesn't always stick — and no one has a formula to predict exactly when it will.
It's Just Politics: Obama supporters report to HQ
The Obama campaign headquarters at 79 E. State St. in Sharon is spartan but shows signs of a national campaign that’s serious about competing in Mercer County.
It's just politics: All quiet on the Western Pa. front - almost
The campaign trail has been a quiet path here in Mercer County recently.
The results of last month’s primary had no effect on the dynamics of the only “local” race we’re following in November, since incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly and his Democratic challenger Missa Eaton ran unopposed for their party’s nominations for the 3rd District seat.
PEMA: Residents should report Irene damage
By SARA MOSQUEDA-FERNANDEZ HARRISBURG — PEMA urges Pennsylvania residents to report any Irene-caused damage to their local officials.
"It's very important for residents to quickly file damage reports with their local governments," said Glenn Cannon, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency director.
Santorum seeks support, and cash, in Pa. visit
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rick Santorum is making a campaign swing through Pennsylvania — the state he formerly represented in the U.S. Senate — seeking supporters and cash for his longshot presidential campaign.
Dems want Obama's job speech to contrast with GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiff over the timing of President Barack Obama's jobs speech to Congress offers little hope that Republicans and the White House will now find common ground on how to reduce the nation's painfully high unemployment. In fact, some Democrats say it's time Obama stopped trying so hard to negotiate.
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