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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GOP Stars Boost Top Of Ticket

Colby Itkowitz Allentown Morning Call Pennsylvania’s top Republican candidates directed their party’s star power on the GOP heartland Friday to rev up foot soldiers headed into the final weekend of fall campaigning. U.S. Senate nominee Pat Toomey and gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett both lead in the polls. Still, they urged a crowd of about 600 […]

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