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Sparks fly at 2nd Corbett, Wolf campaign debate

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — A lively second debate between Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf became tense Wednesday as Wolf sought to assign blame to Corbett for budget deficits and struggling schools while Corbett tried to frame Wolf as the candidate who will favor labor unions over taxpayers. Corbett …

Attorney general lets Corbett aides view pornographic images from emails

By Brad Bumsted and Melissa Daniels
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille said Monday that if any judges were involved in exchanging sexually explicit emails Gov. Tom Corbett’s aides reputedly sent when he was attorney general, they will “have to pay the piper.” …

Voter registration deadline Oct. 6

By Melissa Daniels
The Allegheny County Election Division reminds residents the deadline to register to vote in the November general election is Oct. 6. Registered voters who have moved, changed their name or want to change party affiliation must notify the division by …

3 in GOP with presidential prospects push Iowa voters

By The Associated Press
DES MOINES — A trio of Republican presidential prospects implored conservatives Saturday to vote in November’s midterm elections while doing their best to impress likely caucus-goers that should they compete for the GOP presidential nomination in a year and a …

Religious conservatives at Voters Value Summit fret about Hillary Clinton

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is the one figure uniting religious conservatives frustrated by a leaderless Republican Party that’s divided over foreign policy, immigration and social issues. The prospect of another Clinton White House stirred anguish at the Voters Value Summit …

Kane allows reporters to view select emails with sex videos, photos

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State Police commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection secretary, and former spokesman for Republican Gov. Tom Corbett are among eight people who …

Education top priority for Pa. voters, poll shows

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Candy Eslinger, a retired secretary and registered Democrat, isn’t sure who will get her vote in the governor’s race, but she leans toward businessman Tom Wolf, her party’s nominee. Yet she might vote for Republican Gov. Tom Corbett …

Pa. leads national spending on TV ads for state offices

By The Associated Press
HARRISBURG — Thanks largely to the $10 million that Democrat Tom Wolf put up to jump-start his gubernatorial campaign, Pennsylvania leads the nation in spending on TV ads by candidates for statehouse offices and their allies, according to a national …

Appeals panel upholds Ohio ruling allowing early voting

By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld an order from an Ohio judge that expands the swing state’s voting schedule this fall and allows early ballots to be cast next week. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals …

Federal appeals court lifts injunction in investigation of Wis. governor

By The Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. — A federal appeals court on Wednesday removed one barrier to restarting an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups, a legal setback for the Republican who …

Experts: Corbett showing strong, Wolf stayed the course

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s strong performance in the first gubernatorial debate may energize his campaign but probably is not enough to turn around his substantial deficit in public opinion polls with six weeks of campaigning remaining, political analysts …

Pennsylvania Sen. Jim Ferlo: ‘I’m gay. Get over it. I love it’

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — State Sen. Jim Ferlo figured it was time to say something. Ferlo, D-Highland Park, disclosed that he is gay during a news conference …

Attorney general rejects Tribune-Review request for ‘racy’ emails

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Sexually explicit emails shared on state computers in the attorney general’s office do not fall under Pennsylvania’s open records law and are exempt …

Ex-senator mulls White House bid

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb said on Tuesday he is “seriously looking” at a Democratic presidential campaign in 2016, a move that could create a challenge to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton if she seeks the …

GOP heavyweights turn out in Kansas

By The Associated Press
TOPEKA — Sarah Palin and other high-profile Republicans are coming to Kansas this week to boost Sen. Pat Roberts’ chances of re-election in an unexpectedly crucial race for the GOP, while a well-funded television ad began airing on Tuesday targeting …

Senator’s live pigeon shoot riles animal rights groups

By The Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY — Several animal rights groups criticized Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe on Tuesday for a fundraiser he held this month in his home state of Oklahoma during which live pigeons were thrown into the air for participants to …

Taxes at forefront of 1st Pa. governor debate between Corbett, Wolf

By Brad Bumsted
HERSHEY — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf traded charges over taxes and education in their first debate before Pennsylvania voters choose …

State Dems take back seat to political committee in gubernatorial election

By Melissa Daniels
If Tom Wolf defeats Gov. Tom Corbett in November, much of the credit could go to a political committee that formed three months ago, lists a P.O. box in Philadelphia as its mailing address and is headed by a Democrat …

Wolf holds $1.5M edge in money

By The Associated Press
Democrat Tom Wolf headed into the final seven weeks of Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race with a more than $1.5 million cash advantage over Republican incumbent Tom Corbett, according to figures the campaigns disclosed Sunday. The results of the campaigns’ fundraising and …

State lawmakers delay hearings on Corbett’s review of academic standards

By Megan Harris
Lawmakers postponed two hearings to discuss Gov. Tom Corbett’s call for a review of state academic standards Thursday because Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq said no changes to the standards are planned. Corbett called for the review last week, drawing criticism …

Salena Zito Columns

Lament of the fed-up voter

By Salena Zito
FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Marv Rach spent 38 of his 69 years as a registered Democrat. Now the Vietnam War veteran and retired factory supervisor is a Republican, not because he has a great love for that party but …

2013 General Election Results

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