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Pennsylvania Primary

Sam Stein

Sestak Ties Specter To Palin In Latest Attack | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In her short time on the public stage, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has proven to be an enormously polarizing figure both in her own runs for of...

Sam Stein

Joe Sestak, Senate Candidate, Starts Taking On Democratic Leadership | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to gain further ground in the nation's most hotly-contested Democratic primary, Rep. Joe Sestak, (D-Penn.) has begun criticizing his own party'...

Sam Stein

Specter Accuses Sestak Of Being AWOL In Congress (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic primary to watch in the 2010 elections is already heating up, with Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) releasing a minute-long web ad attacking ...

Joe Sestak Confirms He Will Challenge Specter In Primary

The Wayne Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A congressman from the Philadelphia suburbs will challenge U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic Senate primary. In an interview with The Wayne I...

Sestak: Obama Can't Stop Me From Challenging Specter

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In another sign of his determination to challenge Arlen Specter in the 2010 Democratic primary, Joe Sestak just told me in an interview that not even ...

Sotomayor's Nomination Reveals Obama's Biggest Mistake

Jesse Berney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Berney

Following Sonia Sotomayor's nomination of to the Supreme Court today, two U.S. Senators issued the following statements.

Is Specter in a Primary Fight? Yes!

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Time will tell if Congressman Sestak makes his move against Pennsylvania's newest Democratic senator. But his options are disappearing quickly.

Sam Stein

Specter Faces Revolt From Pennsylvania Progressives, Poll Finds | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A poll of progressive grassroots Pennsylvanians shows heavy support for a primary challenge to newly minted Democrat Arlen Specter. The Pennsylvania ...

Wanted: A Pennsylvania Ned Lamont to Defeat Arlen Specter in 2010 Democratic Primary

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Pennsylvania needs a Democratic Senator from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.

Democratic Pennsylvania Primary? Progressives Want Specter Challenge

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic heavyweights are lining up to support their newest colleague, Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, in his re-election bid next year. ...

Arlen Specter: Determined Survivor, Pragmatic Politician, Loyal Friend

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

The truth about this very tough and complex man and brilliant attorney cannot be simplistically assessed.

Ryan Grim

Snowe: GOP Has Abandoned Principles; Specter Switch "Devastating" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, one of the few remaining moderate Republicans in the Senate, said Tuesday that Arlen Specter's abandonment of the GOP is ...

Sam Stein

Specter Compares Primary Opponent To AIG Executive | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Arlen Specter offered the clearest pitch yet for his reelection candidacy in the Pennsylvania primary, arguing that he was the last and perhap...

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO May Work Against Specter In Republican Primary | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the highest-ranking political operatives in the labor movement offered a none-too-subtle electoral threat to Sen. Arlen Specter on Wednesday, s...

Specter Will Face Primary Challenge From Right

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) will challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in a primary for the second straight cycle, according to Pennsylvania GOP sources. T...

Will Single Women Vote This Time?

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

In 2000, 537 votes changed history. It's crucial to get out every vote possible next Tuesday, and not forget about the cohort which numbers over 1/4 of the electorate: single women.

ATM "Beating" Victim: Echo of the Charles Stuart Case

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

The fact that Ms. Todd felt she could get away with telling yet another false story about a black boogie man, suggests that some in this country have not gotten the memo.

Obama: No Surprise That Hard-Pressed Pennsylvanians Turn Bitter

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Obama tells Californians it's natural that the economically disenfranchised heartland turns to guns, religion, and xenophobia.

Jason Linkins

Hillary Clinton Ad Features Osama Bin Laden: Campaign AdWatch | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today's polling indicated a slight upward trend for Senator Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania, with most numbers tacking above the margin for error. St...

Pennsylvania Nomination-Race Mayhem

Joshua Cinelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joshua Cinelli

Clinton and Obama supporters were yelling and pushing at one another, looking to garner attention for their candidate. From an outsider perspective, it just seemed to be about who could yell louder.

Is Pennsylvania a Microcosm of America?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Are the Democrats once again ready to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? In Obama, there is a real danger that the party sends to the general election another George McGovern.

Help for Political Junkies

Carlotta Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carlotta Cooper

The long primary is not all bad. There is record voter turnout; tremendous numbers of new voters; large numbers of independents voting Democratic. These are all major pluses. Take a breath, people.

Jason Linkins

Obama Camp Challenges Clinton On 'Important State' Criteria, Wears T-Shirts | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama campaign spokesman Robert Gibbs joined Morning Joe this morning, where he spun the Pennsylvania race as "great improvement" for Obama, citing th...

The New York Times is Wrong

Doug Schoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Schoen

Hillary must continue to draw contrasts with Obama, raise questions about the nature and extent of his associations with Rev. Wright and terrorist leader William Ayers, and raise more questions about his values in comparison with hers.

Philly: Ugly Clinton Victory Rally

Laura J. Mansfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura J. Mansfield

First Democrat: "This is a Hillary victory party, not an Obama loser party." Second: "If Obama loses, I'm not going to vote at all in November." Third: "I will vote for McCain if Obama wins." Et cetera.