Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wolf Rejects Congressional Map

Following the census of 2010, Pennsylvania had to be re-districted to bring the number of House of Representative seats to 18, and each district had to be within one person of another. Meaning, no more deviation than one person per district. This was accomplished and in doing so, Democratic districts were made more Democratic and Republican districts were made more Republican. The final map was passed as bi-partisan legislation with 36 Democrats supporting it as well as Democratic Congressmen Jason Altmire, Mike Doyle, and Bob Brady.

Democrats have consistently been unable to win Congressional elections in Pennsylvania since 2010. The easy thing was to blame the bi-partisan map as the culprit, completely ignoring the inability of the Democratic Party to put up good candidates or the Democratic Party’s ability to fund candidates.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2018 Statewide Endorsements

The Republican Party of Pennsylvania met this past weekend and endorsed their candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and U.S. Senate.  They are:
Not too many surprises there.  Wagner has been running for Governor for years and has established a ticket with Bartos.  In the Senate run, Barletta has been the frontrunner since the day he announced.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Powell Cleans House in Lackawanna County

The Times-Tribune reports Democratic District Attorney Mark Powell is cleaning house and not discussing his full reasoning with the press.

Most of the individuals involved were Republicans.  Most contributed to Powell political opponents.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Wolf's Tax Hikes

The Commonwealth Foundation has released a new ad, detailing the history of Democratic Governor Tom Wolf's tax hikes that have been incorporated into his various budget offerings.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Ethics and Andrew Lewis

City and State Pennsylvania recently ran troubling story on drywall contractor and congressional candidate Andrew Lewis.  From the story:

"Andrew Lewis, a businessman running for the Republican nomination in the 11th Congressional District, ran a campaign for months while failing to fulfill a mandatory federal financial disclosure filing requirement." 
You can read their full investigative report HERE.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Outside Group Swings at Wagner

The American Principles Project, has launched a broadside against Sen. Scott Wagner over his support for expansion of protections against discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wolf's Election Year Budget

Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his election year budget...

As Yogi Berra would say "it's like deja vu all over again."