Monday, April 22, 2013
The public is invited to a candidate forum Tuesday, April 23, at the middle school.
Seven candidates are running for four open Peters Township School Board seats in the upcoming municipal primary election on May 21. Candidates who are running are Lisa Anderson, Rebecca Bowman, Lori Cuervo, Cynthia Golembiewski, Dr. Jamison J. Hardy, David Hvizdos and Sue Smith. All have cross-filed on both the Republican and Democratic ballots, except for Hardy, who only filed on the Republican ballot. The public is invited to attend a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Peters Township Middle School auditorium. The goal of the forum is to give voters the opportunity to hear from the candidates on a variety of issues. Co-sponsors of the forum are the League of Women Voters of Washington County, the Peters Township PTA …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Search the database by Zip Code to see who has donated to the Romney and Obama campaigns.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Don't know where to go to vote? Read on!
You've heard the speeches, watched the debates, and perhaps have been overwhelmed by the advertisements. Tomorrow, it's time to vote. But polling places sometimes change, or perhaps you are new to the neighborhood and are wondering, where do I vote? Here's an incredibly simple way to find out. Click on this link to take you to a Google elections tool, then type in your address to find out where to cast your ballot. If you click on the map on the left hand side of the screen, up pops a map with directions from your home to the polling place. On the right is your ballot with all of the names of all of the candidates in each and every race.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Coal executive and Tea Party founder Tom Smith is seeking the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democratic incumbent Bob Casey Jr.
Incumbent Democrat Bob Casey Jr. of Scranton, Lackawanna County, faces a well-funded challenge from Republican Tom Smith of Shelocta, Armstrong County, in the race for one of Pennsylvania's two U.S. Senate seats. After a relatively slow start, the race has gained momentum in recent weeks, with Smith outspending Casey by 2 1/2 times to air frequent television commercials, according to the Allentown Morning Call. Casey, in turn, has hit back in messages criticizing his opponent's tax policies, saying they would benefit only the wealthy. Smith also made news in a recent appearance before the Pennsylvania Press Club with remarks about abortion in which he likened a pregnancy resulting from rape to that of a pregnancy in which a child is born …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The candidates for the 18th Congressional District took part in a debate aired Tuesday night.
A TV debate between U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, and Democratic challenger Larry Maggi aired on PCNC Tuesday night and got heated when discussing whether Maggi supports President Barack Obama and his health care bill. When Murphy said Maggi "supports the president," Maggi responded: "I'm not in Congress, I'm a county commissioner. I appreciate the title you're giving me, but I have not voted (in Congress) or supported the president." "You said you supported the Democrat ticket and that you support President Obama," Murphy said. "I never said that," Maggi responded. "Yes you did, you said it as the Westmoreland debate. I have it on tape," Murphy said. The candidates also bickered while discussing President Obama's health care …
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A Patch flash survey of political activists in Pennsylvania shows differing takes on the impact of the final presidential debate
Pennsylvania Democrats sound a bit more confident than Republicans that Monday night's foreign policy debate will help win votes for their candidate in the Keystone State, according to brief overnight surveys by Patch. When asked if their candidate's debate performance will help him in Pennsylvania: When asked who won: When asked who the consensus winner as declared by national media would be: The catchy phrases that stuck with debate watchers varied: In their survey comments, Pennsylvania Republicans repeatedly noted Romney's presidential bearing: Democrats, in their comments, criticized Romney for being inconsistent and praised Obama's performance: One Democrat was "pleased at the bi-partisan tone of Mr. Romney on those immediate foreign…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Patch flash surveys of GOP and Democratic activists in Pennsylvania show diverging views of Tuesday's presidential debate.
A non-scientific sampling of Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans shows they agree that national media will view President Barack Obama as the consensus winner of the second presidential debate —a town hall-style forum at Hofstra Univefsity. "Overall, good debate. Mitt shined, but was less shiny with the very assertive Mr. Obama. Anything was better than last time for Obama, so that will be the take away from this debate," said a GOP survey taker. Patch conducted Red Keystone and Blue Keystone flash surveys overnight of Pennsylvanians who are in involved in politics—elected officials, candidates and party activists. Who won the debate? Of 25 Democrats who responded, 17 said Obama won by a wide margin and four said he won by a slim …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Here are details on the next debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney.
The next presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. The second of three debates between the Democratic and GOP presidential candidates will take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, and will run until 10:30 p.m. Check below for more information on that debate and the last of four debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Below is more detailed information on the debate, as well as the schedule for the last of four debates scheduled during the 2012 …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates, all of which are presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates: According to the CPD, "The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of …