As Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett Follows The Lead Of N.J.’s Christie, Expect Quick Reform, Deep Budget Cuts

Cynthia Burton and Angela Couloumbis The Philadelphia Inquirer Surrounded by his family and Pennsylvania’s Republican elite, Gov.-elect Tom Corbett looked into the election-night crowd in Pittsburgh and said, “Throughout the campaign, people asked me, ‘What kind of role model do you have?’ I reminded them: Just look across the Delaware River to New Jersey. Take […]

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GOP Picks Smith, Turzai As New Pennsylvania House Leaders

Amy Worden The Philadelphia Inquirer House Republicans chose two Western Pennsylvanians to lead them Tuesday, ushering in an era of GOP control in the state Capitol amid darkening skies on the commonwealth’s fiscal horizon.Rep. Sam Smith of Jefferson County was voted speaker and Rep. Mike Turzai of Allegheny County majority leader. They are to take […]

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Luzerne County GOP Will Celebrate Its ‘Historic’ Victory

Bill O’Boyle Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader The announcement that came from the Luzerne County Republican Committee said they were calling Thursday night’s Victory Celebration a historic event “because it truly is.”The county GOP will host a victory party 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., because the local GOP […]

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Gleason Savors Victories By Republican Candidates

Sandra K. Reabuck Johnstown Tribune-Democrat What a turnaround it has been for Johnstowner Robert A. “Rob” Gleason Jr. from four years ago, when he took over the helm of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party and saw the Grand Old Party suffer major election losses just a few months into his chairmanship. It was in 2006 that Democratic […]

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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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