What did well in primaries? Female candidates and anger at incumbents

What did well in primaries? Female candidates and anger at incumbents

The penchant of Pennsylvania’s primary voters for outsiders and women over sitting incumbents fueled the day’s state House outcomes, according to politicos.

Four legislative incumbents lost on an election day that also saw Republican gubernatorial candidates finish their race to out-outsider each other, and sitting Lt. Gov. Mike Stack losing his primary to tattooed progressive Braddock Mayor John Fetterman.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Pittsburgh and Allegheny County file suit against opioid manufacturers

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County file suit against opioid manufacturers

In response to the rising number of opioid-related deaths, Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh filed lawsuits against eight pharmaceutical companies on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Tags: Opioids
VIDEO: Election security remains a priority for DOS and DHS

VIDEO: Election security remains a priority for DOS and DHS

While the results of Tuesday's elections took over most of the day's focus, the Pennsylvania Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security had another thing on their mind: election security.

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Robert Torres hosted a press conference Tuesday morning in which he and DHS National Protection and Programs Director Christopher Krebs informed the public that election security is a top priority. The two discussed the services that the commonwealth has taken advantage of that the DHS provides to ensure security.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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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
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