Author Archives: Mark McDevitt

#PA8: Fitzpatrick the Moderate? Not so much.

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick’s campaign website is all about the concept of political “moderation.” That’s probably because PA-8, the district he represents, is a swing district that President Obama carried in ’08 and ’12, with an 11,759 democratic voter registration advantage … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US House

#PAGov: Why Tom Wolf is About to Break PA’s “8-Year Rule”

A recent editorial by Franklin & Marshall College faculty members Terry Madonna and Michael Young argued Tom Wolf’s “real” opponent in the upcoming general election is Pennsylvania’s infamous “8 year rule” – the idea being that Tom Corbett, unpopular as … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

Shrinking the Legislature: Boon for PA Progressives?

It’s not a new narrative. Pennsylvania’s State Legislature is big, expensive, and inefficient. With 203 Representatives and 50 Senators, Pennsylvania’s 253-member legislature is among the largest in the nation considering the population it serves (beat out only by New Hampshire). … More after the jump

Posted in State Politics