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  • Kelly equates mandate to Pearl Harbor, Sept. 11

    Mercer County Congressman Mike Kelly declared Wednesday “the day religious freedom died” and likened a provision of the Affordable Care Act to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and Pearl Harbor.

    August 1, 2012

  • IT'S JUST POLITICS: Porter making independent run for 3rd District

    He’s baaaaaaaaack.
    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.

    July 23, 2012

  • 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.

    July 18, 2012

  • 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.

    July 4, 2012

  • 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.

    July 3, 2012

  • 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.

    July 2, 2012

  • 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.

    June 28, 2012

  • 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.

    June 25, 2012

  • 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.

    June 23, 2012

  • 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.

    June 7, 2012

  • 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.

    May 31, 2012

  • obama hq 2.jpg 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.

    May 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • 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.

    May 20, 2012

  • 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.

    September 2, 2011

  • 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.

    September 2, 2011

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