House composition is unchanged as parties trade flips in special elections

House composition is unchanged as parties trade flips in special elections

Of three special elections in the House yesterday, Democrat Helen Tai flipped the 178th in Bucks County. Republican Tim O'Neal did the same to the 48th in Washington County. The only place whose party control remained unchanged was Tioga County's 68th, which Republican Clint Owlett won.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Three House special elections on primary day could give hints of what's to come

Three House special elections on primary day could give hints of what's to come

Springtime for Pennsylvania politicos is usually for a winnowing of the flock, as voters pick their favored primary candidate to slog on into November's general election.

But this year, three special elections for the state House of Representatives in the southwest, north, and southeastern parts of the Keystone State mean a few thousands voters will have a chance to send fresh faces straight to Harrisburg.

Friday, May 11, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Future plans for Pittsburgh transit define 35th House District special election race

Future plans for Pittsburgh transit define 35th House District special election race

While many American political races often become referendums on issues like abortion or gun control, the campaign to fill former Representative Marc Gergely’s seat is divisive because of a different issue: bus routes.

Austin Davis, a Democrat, and Fawn Walker-Montgomery, a Republican, are facing off in the January 23 special election to replace Gergely, a Democrat, after he resigned last fall over criminal charges related to an illegal gambling ring.

Friday, January 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Republican candidate joins crowded Pittsburgh city council special election

Republican candidate joins crowded Pittsburgh city council special election

The fourth and presumably final candidate to make the Pittsburgh city council District 8 special election ballot will be Republican Rennick Remley. 

 

Remley, manager of corporate relations at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, could not be reached immediately for comment.  

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
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