Pennsylvania GOP Blog


It might not have been the most auspicious start to a campaign on Wednesday for Democrat Joe Sestak, whose formal announcement that he’ll try to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey contained two missteps. The former Navy admiral, who represented Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District from 2007 to 2011, invited people to donate to his campaign and [...] Read More
After a disastrous February, Congressman Joe Sestak will be desperately trying to reset his faltering campaign today with a kickoff event in Philadelphia. Given the negative reception his candidacy has received from Party leaders, we’ve compiled a list of Pennsylvania Democrats who may be skipping Congressman Sestak’s latest campaign event.  Governor Ed Rendell – Democrats [...] Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed FY 2015-16 Budget. “Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal will wreck the family budget of millions of Pennsylvanians,” Gleason said. “Governor Wolf spent his entire campaign hiding the details of his plan to raise taxes, and now we [...] Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments before a joint session of Congress today. “Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech provided an important perspective on the continuing danger our world faces from Iran,” Gleason said.  “An Iran with nuclear arms is a threat to peace [...] Read More
Obamacare has 21 tax increases, and raises taxes by more than $1 trillion. (“Obamacare Tax Increases Will Impact Us All,” Tax Foundation, 3/5/2013, Accessed 5/20/2014) The Medical Device Tax has already cost 33,000 U.S. jobs. (Tom Howell, “Obamacare medical device tax led to loss of 33,000 jobs, report says,”Washington Times, 2/23/2014) The medical device industry in Pennsylvania [...] Read More
Tom Wolf wants to impose a state cap-and-tax on Pennsylvania. During his campaign, Tom Wolf pledged to enter Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (“Climate Change,” Tom Wolf For Governor, Accessed 5/20/2014) The Washington Post says Wolf’s plan is just another tax increase: “Ultimately, RGGI might best be thought of less as a solution [...] Read More
In The Rendell Administration, Tom Wolf Supported A Hike In The Sales Tax  When Tom Wolf was former Governor Ed Rendell’s Budget Secretary, he supported a 17% increase in the sales tax.  (Tom Barnes, “Rendell Appointee Defends Sales Tax Hike,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/21/2007)  Tom Wolf the Candidate Speaks Out Against the Sales Tax  Wolf Goes Out Of [...] Read More