Red Letter Day For Lou Barletta

Bill O’Boyle and Jerry Lynot Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader Mr. Barletta is going to Congress. Mr. Kanjorski is going home. Hoping that his seniority would be an asset, U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski’s his bid for a 14th term ended Tuesday when Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta beat the 13-term Nanticoke Democrat. Barletta had a buffer of more than […]

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3rd District Challenger Kelly Unseats Dahlkemper

Kevin Flowers The Erie Times-News Welcome to Washington politics, Mr. Kelly. Mike Kelly, the Republican car dealer and former Notre Dame University football player from Butler who promises to bring a businessman’s approach to D.C. politics, knocked off freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, of Erie, in Tuesday’s election. According to unofficial vote totals from […]

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Fitzpatrick Wins Back Congress Seat From Murphy

For Mike Fitzpatrick, Bucks County’s once and future congressman, another second chance began Tuesday night. Fitzpatrick, 47, a Republican who beat cancer two years ago, scored a decisive payback victory over U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, the Democrat who narrowly unseated him in 2006 for the Eighth District seat. With almost all polling places reporting, Fitzpatrick […]

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Toomey At Helm Of A Republican Wave In Pennsylvania

Daniel Malloy Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pat Toomey, a former Republican congressman, defeated Representative Joe Sestak, a Democrat, on Tuesday in a razor-thin Senate race in Pennsylvania that was not called for hours after polls closed.With almost all of the votes in, Mr. Toomey, a conservative who is also the former president of the anti-tax Club for […]

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Marino Knocks Off Carney

Beth Brelje The Pocono Record Republican challenger Tom Marino ousted Democratic Rep. Chris Carney from his 10th District post in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday. Carney, a two-term incumbent, was in one of the battleground races being watched nationally for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more: http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101103/NEWS/11030344/-1/NEWS01

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Toohil Wins 116th, Ousts House Majority Leader Eachus

Steve Morcarsky Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader In what might very well be the biggest upset in the history of the 116th Legislative District, if not the state, Republican political newcomer Tarah Toohil has won the seat held for seven consecutive terms by Majority House Leader Todd Eachus. Just after 9 p.m., Eachus, 48, delivered a concession speech […]

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GOP Takes Full Control Of Pennsylvania Statehouse

Amy Worden Philadelphia Inquirer Republicans riding the wave of anti-incumbent sentiment took control of both chambers of the legislature on Tuesday. Retaining its grip on the Senate and unseating enough Democrats to get a majority in the House, the GOP could look forward to ruling the General Assembly as well as the governor’s office, soon […]

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Corbett Defeats Onorato In Pennsylvania Governor’s Race

Tom Infield Philadelphia Inquirer Republican Tom Corbett, the twice-elected Pennsylvania attorney general who capitalized on his reputation as a corruption fighter in Harrisburg, was elected governor by a solid margin Tuesday. On a day when Republicans also captured the state House to reign supreme in the Capitol, Corbett rather easily defeated Democrat Dan Onorato in […]

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Corbett, Toomey Win State; GOP Captures U.S. House

James O’Toole Pittsburgh Post-Gazette State Attorney General Tom Corbett and former Rep. Pat Toomey led a GOP tide in Pennsylvania that mirrored the national surge that carried Republicans to control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Toomey had a narrow advantage in most pre-election polling but the Democrat held a surprising lead for much […]

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