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April 22, 2004 | By TERI EVANS
AS A REGISTERED nurse and president of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, I can assure the people of the 13th Congressional District that they have a clear choice for Congress in Tuesday's Democratic primary: four-term state Sen. Allyson Schwartz. For 14 years, Allyson Schwartz has been a leader in making government work on behalf of regular everyday people. She has achieved landmark improvements in health-care access and affordability, worked tirelessly to create local jobs and stimulate economic development, tenaciously protected the interests of older Pennsylvanians and provided innovative leadership as an advocate for public schools.
NEWS
November 1, 2004
RUNNING against State Sen. Allyson Schwartz for Congress, Melissa Brown carries an official-looking "United States Congress" notebook, which she admits she bought in the federal gift shop. We find this 10% endearing and 90% disturbing. It's the mark of a rookie, and underscores our strong endorsement of the more experienced Allyson Schwartz for the 13th district Congressional seat. Schwartz wants to expand children's health insurance, is fiscally responsible, and has a clear plan for economic growth.
NEWS
March 19, 2011 | By MICHAEL HINKELMAN, hinkelm@phillynews.com 215-854-2656
On Aug. 25, a male staffer in U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz's Frankford office answered a call from a man identifying himself as Jesse Keel. Keel said that he needed help and that he always voted for Schwartz but that she had never done anything for him. Then he said he wasn't far away, was an ex-Marine and could jump on a bus with a rifle, stand across the street from Schwartz's office and shoot everyone in the office, according to court papers....
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
MILFORD, Pa. - Liz Forrest hears the questions from fellow Democrats about Allyson Schwartz almost every time the talk turns to the 2014 governor's race. "People always ask, 'Will she play outside Philadelphia? Is she too liberal?' " Forrest said Thursday night during the monthly dinner meeting of the Pike County Democratic Committee. "Who cares? Philadelphia and Pittsburgh produce enough votes to win it. " The most important thing for Democrats is to send Republican Gov. Corbett packing, she said, and Schwartz has the money and political chops to make that happen.
NEWS
June 8, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a leader of the party's House campaign committee, called Wednesday for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign after he admitted he sent lewd photos to women and talked dirty with them via Twitter and Facebook. Weiner's behavior was so offensive he has lost the ability to command respect from his constituents and brought dishonor to the House, Schwartz said. "As Americans we have the right to expect better behavior from members of Congresss, leaders of our country," Schwartz said in an interview.
NEWS
February 19, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is all but certain to run for governor next year, buoyed by a $3.1 million campaign fund and a recent poll that showed her leading Gov. Corbett in a test matchup, according to several people familiar with the Montgomery County Democrat's thinking. The five-term House member from Jenkintown has been positioning herself for a gubernatorial run for a couple of months. As evidence of her increasing prominence, the Pennsylvania GOP, in its statement last week responding to President Obama's State of the Union speech, asked: "When will Allyson Schwartz present a serious plan to control spending?"
NEWS
October 20, 2006
Pa. 13th District This mainly Democratic district covers most of Northeast Philadelphia and much of southeastern and central Montgomery County. The Case for Schwartz U.S. representative Democrat, 58 Rydal Schwartz has a strong track record in public service. She is a specialist on a topic that concerns most Americans: making health care accessible. She spent more than three decades working in the nonprofit sector. As a state legislator, she fought for passage of Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program.
NEWS
June 17, 2011 | By CATHERINE LUCEY, luceyc@phillynews.com 215-854-4172
U.S. REP. Allyson Schwartz is a pearl-necklace-wearing policy wonk who prides herself on picking her battles and choosing her words carefully. But sometimes she just has to speak her mind. Even if it means telling one of her colleagues that he's being, well, a wiener. Schwartz, who represents parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, was the first Democratic member of Congress to publicly call on U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign last week in the wake of revelations that he'd sent explicit photos of himself to women he'd met on Twitter.
NEWS
March 2, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (D., Pa.) said Friday that she would establish a state political committee in the next few weeks, an important procedural precursor to her expected run for governor of Pennsylvania. The six-term representative from Jenkintown has been traveling around the state trying to line up support. Should she pull the trigger, Schwartz said, she would not file to run simultaneously for her House seat. "Legally, I'm allowed to, but it wouldn't be right," she said.
NEWS
April 4, 2013 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
U.S. REP. Allyson Schwartz has not officially announced plans to run for governor in 2014. But that hasn't stopped the rush of Democrats interested in grabbing her 13th District seat, which covers parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County. One of them, former City Controller Jonathan Saidel, predicts that Schwartz's political plans will be made clear next week. Saidel, who filed federal forms two weeks ago to run for her seat, said he signed on last week to serve as chairman of Schwartz's political-action committee for governor.
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NEWS
April 12, 2014 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz on Thursday said that all of her campaign contributions are reported so anybody can ask questions about who may be trying to influence her, but gubernatorial rival Tom Wolf's $4 million loan from M&T Bank is a different matter. There is no requirement for a candidate to report details of personal loans. Schwartz said the public should know because such a large obligation could constrain him as governor. "What's his relationship with that bank? Who is he indebted to?"
NEWS
April 10, 2014
OK, DEMOCRATIC voters, time to tune in. All four Dems running for guv now are running TV ads. They cost lots to make, more to air. They represent everything - the image, ideas and direction - candidates are selling. Every element of every ad is tested with focus groups. Everything you see, every word you hear has a purpose. By their ads ye shall know them. So since such ads in a state the size of Pennsylvania are critical to outcomes, let's take a look at what's airing now. Allyson Schwartz is up with a spot called "Got It Done.
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
For two decades, it has helped define Allyson Schwartz's political identity: She has billed herself as the "mother" of the state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides health coverage to children of the working poor. She has claimed to have "spearheaded" and "led the effort" to enact the program as a state senator. After joining Congress, Schwartz once called herself "the architect" of CHIP on the floor of the House. Now that she is running for governor, however, the Democrat has toned down her role in that 1992 bill, giving credit to others sometimes absent in past versions.
NEWS
April 1, 2014
CASUAL observers could be confused by the Democratic race for governor. There's a cabinetmaker who's nice to workers, drives a Jeep, looks like a Midwest college professor and has tons of TV ads. There's a high-energy Irishwoman who was one of like 22 children and lived in a house without a bathroom. There's another guy who was so poor he never got meat so he went to Harvard. And there's the search for Allyson Schwartz. First, some numbers: four candidates, five dropped out, seven weeks to the May 20 primary.
NEWS
February 25, 2014
WELCOME to the new Democratic race for governor. On the off chance that you haven't been riveted, here's why it's new: It just got more crowded. And two W's changed it. Let's take a look. Last week, a former Pittsburgh city councilman, a former two-time Pittsburgh mayoral candidate, a former state senator, a former two-time state auditor general, a former lieutenant-governor candidate and a former candidate for governor all jumped in. But don't be confused.
NEWS
February 20, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
U.S. REP. Allyson Schwartz, one of seven candidates in the May 20 Democratic primary election for governor, quickly deleted a tweet and gave a political donation to charity after 10 members of Ironworkers Local 401 were indicted yesterday. Schwartz on Dec. 4 had tweeted: "I've always been proud to stand with the Ironworkers and am honored to have the endorsement of Local 401. " That tweet ran with a quote from Local 401 business manager Joseph Dougherty praising Schwartz "because she has consistently set out innovative solutions . . . that show she understands the needs of working families across the state.
NEWS
February 13, 2014
ONE QUESTION Democrats running for governor must be asking these days is whether the Wolf is at the door. That would be Tom Wolf, big-bucks York County biz guy with more money than anyone else in the race and, right now, the only candidate on TV. He's been on the air everywhere but Erie for two weeks with multiple spots highlighting his profile and views. This could prove problematic for Dems polling ahead of Wolf, especially Allyson Schwartz and Rob McCord. The longer Wolf runs alone, the better the chance his unknown status changes and pushes him toward or to the front of the pack.
NEWS
February 11, 2014
HERSHEY - And now, a little winter's tale about Pennsylvania Democrats. The party of open arms, goodwill-to-all and defense of the downtrodden met over the weekend. This was at the Hotel Hershey, a AAA Four-Diamond, up-to-$400-a-night ($1,200 for a suite) self-described "world-class resort" with gourmet dining and spa. Just sayin'. The highlight was a foulmouthed conflict between two big-dog Dems apparently intent on countering Hershey's assertion that it's "the sweetest place on Earth.
NEWS
February 7, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
THE COMMON political theory: Gov. Corbett and his Republican allies are pulling for U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz to win the Democratic nomination to face him in the Nov. 4 general election. The thinking: Corbett stands a good chance to defeat Schwartz, so the Republicans mostly ignore the six other Democrats in the May 20 primary election. The problem: That led the Republican Governors Association, headed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, to paint itself into an odd political corner yesterday.
NEWS
January 28, 2014
FRONT-RUNNERS sometimes have it rough. Expectations are high, scrutiny intense. So it is with U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz in the multicandidate contest for the Democratic nod for governor. As January slides into February, moving us closer to the May primary, Schwartz must be eager to see this month in her rearview mirror. Even with the caveat that mirrored objects may seem larger than they are, Schwartz isn't having a great start to election year 2014. Yes, she still leads in aggregate polling.
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