Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Keystone State helped Barack Obama win re-election in what was a good night for Democrats across Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Pennsylvania helped President Barack Obama win re-election as U.S. Sen. Bob Casey fended off a feisty challenge from Republican coal magnate Tom Smith in what turned out to be a big night for Democrats in the Keystone State. Democrats held the lead in three state row office races as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday with close to 98 percent of the vote in, according to unofficial results. Kathleen Kane, a former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County, made history by becoming the first Democrat and first woman to be elected as the state's attorney general. The Republican candidate, David Freed, is a two-term district attorney in Cumberland County. Democrat Eugene DePasquale of York leads Republican John Maher of Allegheny in the auditor …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Republican candidate for president drew a large crowd to tonight's rally at Shady Brook Farm in Lower Makefield.
With less than 48 hours until polls open in Pennsylvania, Republican candidate Mitt Romney made a stop in Bucks County, drawing an estimated 25,000 supporters to Shady Brook Farm. Supporters braved cold temperatures and long lines to hear the former Massachusetts governor speak. Campaign officials said 35,000 tickets to the event were reserved online in advance. The crowd was estimated to be around 25,000. Governor Tom Corbett introduced Romney. Senator Pat Toomey and Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick also spoke. Were you there? Upload your photos. Related Content: Thousands Brave Lines, Cold to Cheer Romney
Are you unsure who to choose when voting for president or just want to check that you’re making the right decision?
Going through all the literature out there to make sure the candidate you choose agrees with your on all the different issues can be very time consuming. A number of different websites have pulled that information into easy quiz formats to help you decide who to vote for, some even weigh how important each issue is to you. Here are some of the more mainstream quizzes online to help you choose whether to vote for President Barack Obama or former Gov. Mitt Romney or a third party candidate when casting your vote for president on Tuesday. Have you found other sites that you like? What do you think of these? Are they pretty accurate with your views? Share your opinions in the comments are below.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Morning Call reported Thursday night that Mitt Romney is planning a visit to Shady Brook Farm in Lower Makefield on Sunday.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will visit Bucks County just two days before Election Day, The Morning Call reported Thursday night. Romney will hold a rally at Shady Brook Farm Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Shady Brook Farm is at located 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley. (Use Morrisville in your GPS.) Tickets for the Romney rally are free and can be obtained by clicking this link. Reporter Colby Itkowitz of The Morning Call's Washington, D.C. bureau wrote the visit is "the strongest evidence yet of Romney making a last-second play for the state." "Until now, Romney largely has ignored Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral college votes on the belief that the Democrat-leaning state could not be swayed. Fresh polls have shown the race…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A Patch flash survey of political activists in Pennsylvania shows differing takes on the impact of the final presidential debate
Pennsylvania Democrats sound a bit more confident than Republicans that Monday night's foreign policy debate will help win votes for their candidate in the Keystone State, according to brief overnight surveys by Patch. When asked if their candidate's debate performance will help him in Pennsylvania: When asked who won: When asked who would be the consensus winner, as declared by national media: The catchy phrases that stuck with debate watchers varied: In their survey comments, Pennsylvania Republicans repeatedly noted what they called Romney's presidential bearing: Democrats, in their comments, criticized Romney for being inconsistent and praised Obama's performance: One Democrat was "pleased at the bi-partisan tone of Mr. Romney on those…
Monday, October 22, 2012
The phrase that is being talked about after the final presidential debate: horses and bayonets.
"We have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets,” said President Barack Obama in response to Gov. Mitt Romney's assertion that “our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917.” That "horses and bayonet" comment hit Twitter and took off. It didn’t hit the top trending items for a little while, possibly because of different spellings of the word "bayonet." So, where did that remark come from? If you check cavalrymenforromney.com, you will find a drawing of a tired looking cavalryman with a Romney campaign flag. The site links to an Obama campaign site. A check of the domain registry shows that the domain was created at 7:51 p.m. EST, which is before the debate started at 9 p.m. What do you…
In anticipation of tonight's final debate, Montgomery County Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards spoke in support of their party's candidate, President Barack Obama, today in Norristown.
Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will square off tonight in the third and final presidential debate, this time on foreign policy. The rhetoric is expected to be heated, and most polls have the candidates in a dead heat following their earlier sparring matches. Montgomery County Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards took to the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse to vocie support their party's standard bearing, President Obama. The commissioners told those in attendance that when it comes to foreign policy, the president has the experience and the record needed to lead our country for the next four years. "We are electing a commander-in-chief, someone who will keep America safe," Shapiro said. "All Mitt …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Patch flash surveys of GOP and Democratic activists in Pennsylvania show diverging views of Tuesday's presidential debate
A non-scientific sampling of Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans shows they agree that national media will view President Barack Obama as the consensus winner of the second presidential debate - a town hall-style forum at Hofstra Univefsity. "Overall, good debate. Mitt shined, but was less shiny with the very assertive Mr. Obama. Anything was better than last time for Obama, so that will be the take away from this debate," said a GOP survey taker. Patch conducted Red Keystone and Blue Keystone flash surveys overnight of Pennsylvanians who are in involved in politics - elected officials, candidates and party activists. Who won the debate? Of 25 Democrats who responded, 17 said Obama won by a wide margin and four said he won by a slim …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
There is debate over whether moderate Candy Crowley did the right thing by doing a live fact check during the debate.
Toward the end of Tuesday night's debate, moderator Candy Crowley stepped in to fact check Gov. Mitt Romney over a point on the Libya Embassy attack in favor of President Barack Obama. People on Twitter were split over whether that was the right thing to do. What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments below.
The former governor offers an explanation for Gov. Romney's recent polling gains in the state.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Patch caught up with former Pa. Governor Tom Ridge (R) just before Tuesday night's debate at Hofstra University. We asked him why he thought Governor Romney has made recent gains in polls of the state's likely voters. "I think [Pennsylvanians] see a President who is perhaps well-intentioned, but has kicked a lot of decisions down the road," said Ridge, who left the governor's office when he was tapped by then-President George W. Bush to lead the newly formed Department of Homeland Security in October 2001. "We need new ideas, we need new leadership, we need a decisive problem-solver," Ridge said. Watch the video for the rest of Ridge's comments.