Category Archives: Elections

#PAGov: A Tom Wolf Win Isn’t Enough. Democrats Need to Get Serious About the State Senate.

While the Governor’s race is all but decided, Wolf still has a giant problem: What does he do after Nov 4th when he wakes up and finds he is stuck with a Republican controlled State Senate? The hope of flipping the state … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

#PA26: A DelCo Senate Race Primer

If you haven’t heard, there’s an extremely important race brewing in Delaware County for the District 26 Senate seat which will soon be left vacant by retiring Republican Edwin “Ted” Erickson. The Democratic candidate, John Kane, is the business manager … More after the jump

Posted in Education, Elections, Environment, Issues, State Politics, State Senate

#PAGov: Wolf’s Lead Widens to Almost 60%

A new Quinnipiac poll out today says Tom Corbett is getting “clobbered across the board” with no sign of tightening in the numbers. When that Harper poll came out last week, everybody paid attention to who respondents said they’d vote … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

Corbett Giving Industry Hack Group Taxpayer Money to Study Effects of Fracking

Last week, Tom Corbett’s Department of Environmental Protection was finally forced to admit that natural gas drilling had contaminated drinking water “hundreds of times” after years of furiously and dickishly denying that this had ever happened: As the AP reports, … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Energy, Environment, Governor, Issues

#PAGov: RMU Poll Confirms Huge Wolf Lead

Robert Morris University’s new poll confirms that the F&M poll wasn’t a “junk poll” as Team Corbett claimed, and a whole summer’s worth of attack ads haven’t bought the Republican Governor a better shot in November. National Journal is calling … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

#PHL2015: Alan Butkovitz is Super Vulnerable as 54th Ward Leader

As Philadelphia’s 2015 elections approach, I’ve been familiarizing myself with some of the political geography of recent elections using David Diano’s excellent VoterWeb application. And one interesting point that stuck out for me in the 2014 ward election results is how vulnerable City Controller and … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Philadelphia 2015

Simple Answers to Stupid Questions

No. This concludes another edition of Simple Answers to Stupid Questions.

Posted in Elections, Governor

#PAGov Meltdown: Corbett Campaign Manager Accuses Terry Madonna of “Unfairly Influencing This Election With Bad Polls”

Tom Corbett’s campaign manager Mike Barley got a bit salty on the Twitters earlier because F&M isn’t skewing their polls to favor Republicans, and accuses Terry Madonna of “unfairly influencing this election with bad polls.” Hey Mike, if you want to salve your … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

#PAGov: Doing Medicaid the Corbett Way Imposes Hefty Corruption Tax on PA Taxpayers

While it’s certainly great news for the hundreds of thousands of poor and middle class people who no longer need to live in fear that a random accident will destroy their finances all because the Republican Governor wanted to be a … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Elections, Governor, Health, Issues

Poll: Corbett at Lowest Polling Yet Against Wolf

  This race has been boring since the primary ended. Four in five respondents heard the Corbett attack ads and didn’t change their opinion. Corbett’s numbers actually got worse. He peaked against Wolf at 39% in July, and then started tanking … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor