GOP Targets Casey’s Senate Seat In 2012

John Guerriero Erie Times-News The state Republican Party issued a similar message. “If we want to repeal ObamaCare, stop the excessive spending and implement real change in Washington, D.C., we must get rid of Sen. Casey and … strip away his ability to support the same old tired big-government agenda,” state Republican Party spokesman Michael […]

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Fitzpatrick Outlines Plans For New Term

Gary Weckselblatt Bucks County Courier-Times The congressman-elect said job creation will be his No. 1 priority. When Mike Fitzpatrick talks about his legislative priorities once Republicans take control of the U.S. House in January, his propensity is to repeat one four-letter word — jobs. The congressman-elect for the 8th District repeatedly drew a recent 75-minute […]

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Congressman-Elect Kelly Gets Crash Course In D.C. Politics At Freshmen Orientation

Kevin Flowers Erie Times-News The Republican from Butler, who defeated one-term Democratic Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, of Erie, in the Nov. 2 election for the 3rd Congressional District seat, attended an orientation session in Washington for new members of the 112th Congress. A total of 94 soon-to-be freshman legislators — 85 Republicans and nine Democrats — […]

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New Lawmaker Evankovich Works To Perfect His Juggling Act

Daveen Rae Kurutz Pittsburgh Tribune-Review While handling the obligations of family, work, farming and campaigning, Eli Evankovich became a pretty good juggler this summer. And, if anything, winning a term in the state House of Representatives has added a few more balls for the 27-year-old Republican to keep in the air. Earlier this month, Evankovich […]

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Senate Republicans Elect Leadership Team For New Session

Press Release Senate Republicans today elected their leadership team for the 2011-12 legislative session. Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) has been nominated once again to serve as┬áPresident Pro Tempore. The full Senate will vote on Scarnati’s nomination when it reconvenes on January 4. As President Pro Tempore, he will be responsible for appointing the chairpersons and […]

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Tone Deaf Bob Casey, Jr. Still Supports Harry Reid

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Spokesman Mike Barley released the following statement regarding news that U.S. Senator Bob Casey supported Harry Reid for U.S. Senate Majority Leader. “Tone deaf doesn’t even begin to describe Senator Casey’s vote for Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader,” Barley said. “Just two weeks ago, Pennsylvanians sent a clear […]

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Democrats’ Losses Ran Wide, Deep

Jessica Taylor Politico Republicans have already gained as many as 60 seats in Congress, but when GOP gains are looked at on a state-by-state basis, the bloody picture for Democrats nationwide becomes even more gruesome. Several state legislatures made historic transitions to Republican hands — some for the first time since the 19th century — […]

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Freudian Slips May Haunt Obama

Keith Koffler Politico President Barack Obama, fresh from his drubbing in the 2010 midterms, is trying to revive his fortunes by pursuing a path toward the middle. But Obama’s effort to overhaul his image is encumbered by conflicting impressions of who he is that have been engraved in voters’ minds by his own words. These […]

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Republicans May Yet Have Upper Hand In Senate

Gerald F. Seib Wall Street Journal On paper, the numbers tell you the Democrats held on to a majority in the Senate last week. In reality, things won’t be quite that neat. In fact, on some issues the Republicans actually may have a functional majority, given the sentiments likely to prevail among certain Democrats who […]

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