Gov. Wolf outlines election reform package, urges end to gerrymandering

Gov. Wolf outlines election reform package, urges end to gerrymandering

On the eve of a public hearing to vet redistricting bills, Governor Tom Wolf Monday afternoon threw his weight behind a host of electoral reforms, including a bipartisan redistricting commission.

Monday, March 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Remley surprises, Strassburger holds lead in fundraising in Pittsburgh special election

Remley surprises, Strassburger holds lead in fundraising in Pittsburgh special election

Heading into the last few days of special election campaigning for Pittsburgh’s open city council seat, one candidate doubled down on their financial edge with another big month of fundraising. 

According to city mandated campaign finance reports, independent candidate Erika Strassburger brought in $52,111 in the last month before March 6 special election for Pittsburgh’s District 8 city council seat. 

Monday, March 5, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Costa primary forum shows progressive fire for a fight in Harrisburg

Costa primary forum shows progressive fire for a fight in Harrisburg

Facing his first electoral challenge in eight years, State Representative Paul Costa (D-Allegheny) bobbed and weaved through a whirlwind candidates’ forum Monday night, relying on his record to try to make his case for reelection. 
 
Costa’s challenger, 30 year old Braddock native community activist Summer Lee, already has the endorsement of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, and has followed through on their support with progressive rhetoric. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Two candidates in, one deciding, for open race to fill Mustio’s seat

Two candidates in, one deciding, for open race to fill Mustio’s seat

Long-time Republican Allegheny County representative Mark Mustio is retiring this year, triggering an open race for his long red district among a slew of other senior GOP retirements. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Pittsburgh Republican Remley faces, wins legal challenge to stay on District 8 ballot

Pittsburgh Republican Remley faces, wins legal challenge to stay on District 8 ballot

Turning to two lawyers and an Allegheny County elections official in front of him Tuesday morning, Judge Joseph James chuckled from his seat. 

“The regular cast of characters,” James said. “What would an election be without the three of you?” 

James was hearing a legal challenge to Republican Rennick Remley’s candidacy in the District 8 city council special election, which the candidate won after a few hours of deliberations by the judge.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
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