Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The race was not decided until midnight.
State Rep. John Maher (R-Upper St. Clair) will continue to represent the 40th Legislative District after losing the race for state auditor general. Maher lost in a very close race to Democrat Eugene DePasquale. In his concession speech at midnight, Maher said the 500,000 votes in Philadelphia for DePasquale is what really hurt him. Maher thanked his supporters. "I'm very proud of what we have accomplished," he said. "My service will continue." While running for auditor general, Maher also was running unopposed for his current seat as representative of the 40th Legislative District.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Matt Smith defeated D. Raja for Pennsylvania State Senate with 53% of the vote.
Matt Smith bear hugged supporters and feverishly pumped hit arms in the air moments after learning he had won election to the Pennsylvania State Senate. The normally subdued 3-term state representative showed more emotion than usual after a hard-fought battle against fellow Mt. Lebanon resident D. Raja. Smith takes over the seat formerly held by John Pippy. The district wraps around the South Hills of Pittsburgh from Peters Township up to Findlay. “When you have a message that resonates, then that will trump money every day of the week,” Smith said about being outspent 3-to-1 on the airwaves. “The message we have is resonating with people.” Smith, standing with his wife, Eileen, and three young children, Delaney, Emerson and Jameson, …
The Republican presidential candidate makes a final campaign stop in Moon before heading back to Boston to await results.
In one of his final appearances of the presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney landed this afternoon in Moon Township, exiting a plane at the Atlantic Aviation hangar before leaving in a motorcade. The stop was brief—Romney did not speak before stepping into an SUV motorcade of five vehicles. After walking out of his plane, he waved to a crowd of cheering supporters packed outside of the runway gate. Romney campaign spokesman Bradley White said the GOP candidate would be traveling in the region this afternoon, but he said the schedule was kept private. Romney's stay in the Pittsburgh area lasted just more than an hour—his plane left Pittsburgh International Airport just after 4 p.m. Romney stopped briefly at a Green Tree …
Allegheny County Common Pleas Court extends deadline for absentee ballots to be submitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after elections officials receive more requests than expected.
Over and over, visitors to the Allegheny County Election Division heard the same refrain Tuesday morning: “Elections division, how may I help you?” "Elections division, please hold." From their headquarters Downtown, that constant jangle was the only way elections division workers could gauge that Tuesday was shaping up to be a busy Election Day around Allegheny County, Division Manager Mark Wolosik said. “You hear the phones ringing off the hook,” he said. The most-frequent questions? Most callers asked to confirm if they were registered to vote or where their polling places were located, he said. By mid-morning, division workers had fielded enough questions to prompt Wolosik to issue the office’s prediction: It would be a brisk voting …
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The Republican presidential nominee will stop Tuesday afternoon at Atlantic Aviation at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will come to Moon Township today, making a last-minute campaign stop in the final hours of election day. The former Massachusetts governor will be at the Atlantic Aviation hangar on Horizon Drive at 2:55 p.m. today for a rally. Few details were available on the campaign stop. His running mate Paul Ryan also made an appearance in October at the Moon Township hangar. Campaign spokesman Bradley White said the speech at the hangar will be open to media only. Romney will be leaving Atlantic Aviation in a motorcade. White said his schedule in Pittsburgh is not public. Check back with Patch for coverage.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Republican campaign staffers said the rally is part of the GOP campaign's effort to reach out to blue-collar voters in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania’s coal and natural gas industries and the jobs they generate—key issues to the state's voters—were on the mind of GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan during a campaign rally Saturday in Moon Township. “He'll keep his war on coal going," Ryan said of his ticket's opponent, President Barack Obama, in an appearance before several hundred supporters who gathered in the Atlantic Aviation hangar on Horizon Drive, near Pittsburgh International Airport. "Not only are these policies wrong, they are keeping us from having a boom," Ryan said. "They are keeping us from having jobs." Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin tapped to run alongside former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on the Republican ticket, spent much of his brief …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The GOP candidate plans a campaign stop here before heading to other events later in the day.
The 2012 race for the White House is coming to Moon. GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will appear Saturday in Moon Township for a campaign rally. Billy Pitman, spokesman for the Republican National Committee, confirmed that the event will begin at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Atlantic Aviation hangar at 300 Horizon Drive in Moon, just outside Pittsburgh International Airport. Doors open at 8:15. All attendees at the event will go through airport-like security before being admitted. Cameras are allowed, but attendees are asked to not bring sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs, according to the announcement. The Secret Service has contacted Moon Township Police regarding the campaign event, said dispatcher Don Neely. The …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Will you tune into the Pittsburgh Steelers game or vice presidential debate Thursday night? Vote in our poll or tell us in the comments section!
Those of us living in Steeler Nation will have a big choice Thursday night: Will you tune into the Steelers game or vice presidential debate? The Pittsburgh Steelers play the Tennessee Titans on the road in a game that will be televised nationally on NFL Network and locally on CW Television. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden will square-off against Congressman Paul Ryan in their only debate that will be televised live on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, PBS and many other stations. AOL also will provide a live stream of the debate on the Internet. The Steelers and Titans kick-off at 8:20 p.m. while the vice presidential debate is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Below is more detailed information and analysis on Thursday night's …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A candidate profile of Matt Smith, who is running against Raja for Pennsylvania state senate.
Name: Matt Smith Place of residence: Mt. Lebanon Attended college: Yes College: Smith graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and later from University of Duquesne Law School Job titles held: Attorney, Pennsylvania state representative Party affiliation: Democrat Running for: Pennsylvania State Senate Running for position: Pennsylvania Senator District: 37th Incumbent/Seat last held by: Former Sen. John Pippy Previous elective offices: Currently serves in the state house for the 42nd legislative district. Was first elected in 2006. P.O. Box 13445 Pittsburgh, PA 15243 Name: Jake Pawlak Website : http://www.votemattsmith.com Twitter : @VoteMattSmith Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/VoteMattSmith?fref=ts