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April 24, 2014
I THINK I'VE FIGURED OUT what Allyson Schwartz needs. And I acknowledge being sexist by writing about her since she says female candidates are "constantly challenged by the sexism of the media and the political pundits. " Hmmm. Media and political pundits. That makes me two-times guilty. Be that as it may, I think I know what she needs as she struggles to regain her lost designation as Democratic front-runner for governor in the May 20 primary. It's more than being "the mother of CHIP" or the first lady of Obamacare - even if she had a hand in creating both.
NEWS
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
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
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
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.
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NEWS
June 5, 2014 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
Pennsylvania's primary was notable for the number of Democratic female candidates for governor and Congress, including Allyson Schwartz, Katie McGinty, Val Arkoosh, Marjorie Margolies, and Shaughnessy Naughton. Every one of them lost. To argue that all five candidates are the same is to be reductive and wrong. Pennsylvania has never elected a woman governor, or senator, and, come January, it will be represented by 18 men in the U.S. House. (New Jersey appears primed to elect one woman to Congress.)
NEWS
May 22, 2014 | By Jonathan Tamari and Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writers
Despite an expensive gubernatorial campaign, two hotly contested congressional races, and beautiful weather, turnout for the Pennsylvania primary Tuesday was "superlight," in the words of one poll worker, and dismal, in the assessment of others. "This is a privilege, and it's sad," said Paula Michaud, an election clerk at Harriton High School in Lower Merion Township. "In the first 40 minutes, we had six people. " Across the region, the pace did not quicken before the polls closed.
NEWS
May 20, 2014
THE PRIMARY for governor that ends tomorrow has been a mix of what we're used to and what we're not. It suggests evidence of political change, yet underscores political truisms. The first truism, of course, is money matters. Tom Wolf's $10 million put him where he stands today, which is poised to win the four-way Democratic race. But like other self-evident truths, this one carries a caveat: Money alone doesn't always do it. The National Institute on Money in State Politics has a decade's worth of data showing that among more than 6,000 self-funding candidates, only 11 percent won the offices they sought.
NEWS
May 15, 2014
NOW FOR SOME snarky observations from the final debate in the Democratic primary for governor held Monday night at Drexel University. Candidates were seated and questioned in alphabetical order. This has been the pattern in dozens of forums/debates since January. It means Tom Wolf goes last. Maybe that helps explain why he's first in the polls. Maybe after voters hear Rob McCord, Katie McGinty and Allyson Schwartz, polished presenters of the sort of self-confident aggression, hype and enthusiasm common to politics, the soft-spoken, mild-mannered Wolf seems refreshing.
NEWS
May 9, 2014 | By Chris Brennan
THE FOUR Democrats seeking to challenge Gov. Corbett 's bid for a second term entered the last two weeks of their primary race with goals well-defined. Tom Wolf wants to stay in character as the calm, confident, in-command front-runner. Allyson Schwartz seeks to reclaim her mantle as the liberal lioness leading the pack. Rob McCord strives to emphasize his endorsements while continuing as the troublemaker. And Katie McGinty hopes Schwartz and McCord do the job of tearing down Wolf while failing to elevate themselves.
NEWS
May 6, 2014
BACKSTAGE before an education forum at the Free Library last week, Tom Wolf told me he was "still enjoying" his first run for public office. Because I've witnessed many such runs and own what I consider a healthy cynicism (others think it's not so healthy), I simply responded: "You'll learn. " Minutes later, Wolf got a sense of what I meant. That's when Rob McCord used his opening statement to head-butt Wolf, accusing the wealthy York County businessman of tolerating racism.
NEWS
May 1, 2014
OK, DEMOCRATIC voters, here's a little heads-up. Your primary to pick a person to pummel Tom Corbett is entering a new phase. It's a phase that you (who believe that Tom Corbett will be pummeled) need to be aware of. For one thing, it's about to get more visible. You'll see more TV ads, polls and final debates. There's a debate focused on education this evening at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 6 to 8 p.m., carried live statewide on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.
NEWS
May 1, 2014 | By Allison Steele and Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writers
Rob McCord's personal narrative, as the child of a single mother, has played a starring role in his campaign for governor. Ditto fellow Democrat Katie McGinty's modest roots as one of 10 children sharing a one-bathroom home in Northeast Philadelphia. Allyson Schwartz was raised by an immigrant mother and a dentist father who served in Korea. Tom Wolf's commercials note that he lives in the small town where he grew up and drives an old Jeep. The Democrats vying to take on Gov. Corbett this fall have taken every chance to showcase their humble beginnings.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
U . S. REP. ALLYSON Schwartz yesterday accused her fellow Democrats in the May 20 primary election for governor of being "vague" in support of the Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare. Schwartz was mostly talking about front-runner Tom Wolf, a former state revenue secretary, who, like the other Democratic candidates, has publicly supported the law in his campaign. "Particularly, I think Tom Wolf has been evasive about expressing support for the law," said Schwartz, who this week started running a campaign ad on television, touting her role in helping to craft and pass the legislation.
NEWS
April 24, 2014
I THINK I'VE FIGURED OUT what Allyson Schwartz needs. And I acknowledge being sexist by writing about her since she says female candidates are "constantly challenged by the sexism of the media and the political pundits. " Hmmm. Media and political pundits. That makes me two-times guilty. Be that as it may, I think I know what she needs as she struggles to regain her lost designation as Democratic front-runner for governor in the May 20 primary. It's more than being "the mother of CHIP" or the first lady of Obamacare - even if she had a hand in creating both.
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