Category Archives: Elections

Tea Party Garbageman Can Tell Which Schools Are Well-Funded By Flying Over Them in a Helicopter

So, this is a thing that happened: “State Sen. Scott Wagner went for a helicopter ride last week. Sen. Wagner took WHTM’s Dennis Owens for a ride, figuratively. The senator flew over three central Pennsylvania schools hoping to illustrate that schools … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Education, Elections, Issues, State Senate

Primary Lisa Boscola

It was true last year, and it’s truer still today: Lisa Boscola badly needs a primary challenge. Boscola is basically a Republican, has flirted with becoming a Republican, and her redrawn Senate district map opens up some space to challenge her from the … More after the jump

Posted in Economic Development, Elections, Issues, State Senate

Tea Party Garbageman Also Total Drama Queen

Get the popcorn.

Posted in Elections, State Senate

Tom Wolf is Keeping His Campaign Promise to Expand Real Medicaid

We’re going to take a wee bit of credit for this one, since we were the first to ask about it publicly after CorbettCare was announced, and Wolf promised us first that he’d scrap CorbettCare and do the real Medicaid … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor, Health

No More Corbett Appointees. Voters Chose a “Fresh Start”

Tom Wolf ran on a fresh start for the executive team in Harrisburg, and he won big. Voters kicked Tom Corbett to the curb. By definition, appointing the remainder of Tom Corbett’s people to important executive branch positions is not … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

Crazed Tyrant Tom Wolf Wants to Appoint Agency Heads Who Agree With Him

The way “Governor” works is that, to fulfill the agenda you laid out in your campaign, you appoint a bunch of people to the various executive branch agencies who agree with that agenda, you retain some people who agree with … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

PPP: Toomey Approval Rating Only 28%

Rightwing Senator Pat Toomey manages to out-poll all the Democrats at this time, according to PPP’s first 2016 poll, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t vulnerable in 2016. Check out that 28% approval rating. Four years into his first term, … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US Senate

Tom Wolf’s Agenda is Popular

Hopefully the Fresh Start PAC will stick around to remind southeast Republican lawmakers’ constituents about this, since so many of them ran as liberals on this stuff: Voters are generally supportive of Wolf’s progressive agenda. Wolf took a beating for … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Elections, Governor, Issues

Poll: Who Are You Currently Supporting in #PHL2015?

Time to weigh in.

Posted in Elections, Philadelphia 2015

#PHL2015: What is the Nature of Michael Nutter’s Unpopularity?

The most straightforward explanation for Michael Nutter’s unpopularity is that by the last year of a second term, pretty much every incumbent Mayor is unpopular, especially if they’ve done a lot. People often don’t remember how unpopular many of America’s favorite ex-Mayors were the way … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Philadelphia 2015