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September 10, 2014 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
Memo to candidates for governor: It's not a good idea to hire an actor for your TV commercial who once played "Mr. Cannibal" in a torture flick. Democrat Tom Wolf's campaign learned that lesson Monday as the website BuzzFeed reported the other role of lawyer and actor Alan Benyak - and Republicans blasted what they called an offensive error in judgment. "We were unaware of Mr. Benyak's involvement in the film," Wolf spokesman Mark Nicastre said Monday night. He said the campaign was sending a substitute ad - with Benyak edited out - to TV stations.
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October 21, 2006 | By Angela Couloumbis INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
A "Strange" coincidence? Several weeks ago, Republican gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann released a humorous campaign ad called "Decades," produced by Swann's media consultant, Stuart Stevens of the Washington-based firm Stevens and Schriefer, according to the campaign. The commercial featured an overweight, middle-aged man moving through the 1970s, '80s, '90s and on up to the present - dressed in the styles of those decades and moving to music specific to those times - and poking fun at Gov. Rendell's promises to reform government.
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October 15, 1994 | By Herbert Lowe and George Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Democrat Michael W. McLaughlin yesterday filed a lawsuit accusing Republican William J. Simon, his incumbent opponent in the race for Camden County sheriff, of libeling and slandering him in a radio ad that says he leaked confidential information to the mob. McLaughlin, a former high-ranking intelligence officer for the New Jersey State Police, demanded a retraction and threatened to seek a permanent injunction Monday if Simon continues to...
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November 2, 2012
PRESIDENT OBAMA and Mitt Romney head into the final weekend of Campaign 2012: UP - Michael Bloomberg (above): New York's mayor endorses Obama. Good to see that the billionaire has the same taste as the People Paper (see Page 13). UP - Mitt in Pa.: Romney's considering a rally in southeastern Pennsylvania Sunday (see Clout, this page). Let's hope he knows how to order at Wawa this time. DOWN - Missouri Rep. Todd Akin: "Legitimate rape" guy releases campaign ad featuring - wait for it - a rape victim.
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October 9, 2006
By now you've probably seen, repeatedly, Gov. Rendell's amazing campaign commercial featuring photographs of himself and Republican challenger Lynn Swann side-by-side on the TV screen. The thrust of the ad is that Rendell is a reformer, and Swann is not. The amazing part comes at the end, when Rendell attacks Swann for supporting "legislative leaders" who devised last year's infamous pay raise in Harrisburg and who lead one of the most "corrupt" legislatures in the nation. It's a reference to Swann's statement of support for state Senate President Pro Tempore Robert C. Jubelirer (R., Blair)
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October 22, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Cosby became a central figure in the Montgomery County district attorney's race Tuesday as Democrat Kevin Steele began airing TV ads attacking Bruce Castor for failing to charge the comedian with sexual assault a decade ago. Castor, who was D.A. when former Temple employee Andrea Constand alleged that Cosby had drugged and molested her at his Cheltenham home, said in 2005 that the case was "weak" due to a lack of physical evidence and Constand's...
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August 10, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Obama's performance lacking, too What a crazy world we live in when President Obama's popularity soars as he criticizes Donald Trump ("As Obama targets Trump, support rises," Sunday). Meanwhile, there's the worsening condition of Obamacare ("Affordable Care Act's own health is failing," Sunday). Thirteen of the original 23 co-ops that were a centerpiece of the plan that the president and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi forced down the throats of the American people have failed, and three others are closing up shop.
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January 30, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI - Newt Gingrich slammed GOP rival Mitt Romney yesterday for the steady stream of attacks he likened to "carpet-bombing," trying to cut into the resurgent front-runner's lead in Florida in the dwindling hours before tomorrow's pivotal presidential primary. Surging in polls, Romney kept the pressure on Gingrich, casting him at an appearance in South Florida as an influence peddler and continuing his heavy advertising blitz that questions the former House speaker's ethics. In what has become a wildly unpredictable race, the momentum has swung back to Romney, staggered last weekend by Gingrich's victory in South Carolina.
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April 30, 2016
Philadelphia, the nation's poorest big city, spends $400,000 a year on three employees who don't necessarily work hard for the money. The City Commissioners, with salaries of $129,600 and, for their chairman, $138,400, each collect almost four times the city's median household income for their elected posts atop Philadelphia's elections agency. But two people who have held the job say it's not full time. "The only full-time part of it is the pay," former Commissioner Stephanie Singer told the Inquirer.
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October 30, 1997 | By Mary Beth Warner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In the Fourth District Senate race, incumbent Republican John Matheussen and his Democratic challenger, Assemblyman Sean Dalton, have made New Jersey's high auto-insurance rates their major campaign weapon. Dalton began the campaign with a diverse palette of issues, including auto insurance but focusing on open-space preservation, transportation and education. Matheussen stressed his record on lengthening the hospital stays of women who have given birth or had mastectomies. That changed after the summer, when both candidates began spending hours walking door to door, where, they said, voters bombarded them with concerns about auto insurance and, to a lesser extent, property taxes.
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August 10, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Obama's performance lacking, too What a crazy world we live in when President Obama's popularity soars as he criticizes Donald Trump ("As Obama targets Trump, support rises," Sunday). Meanwhile, there's the worsening condition of Obamacare ("Affordable Care Act's own health is failing," Sunday). Thirteen of the original 23 co-ops that were a centerpiece of the plan that the president and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi forced down the throats of the American people have failed, and three others are closing up shop.
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April 30, 2016
Philadelphia, the nation's poorest big city, spends $400,000 a year on three employees who don't necessarily work hard for the money. The City Commissioners, with salaries of $129,600 and, for their chairman, $138,400, each collect almost four times the city's median household income for their elected posts atop Philadelphia's elections agency. But two people who have held the job say it's not full time. "The only full-time part of it is the pay," former Commissioner Stephanie Singer told the Inquirer.
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April 12, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
Over the weekend, I saw a provocative new campaign ad produced by director Spike Lee in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders. It features a diverse group of supporters speaking out for the presidential hopeful. One of them is the legendary singer and civil-rights activist Harry Belafonte, who says, "People of color have a deeply vested interest in what Bernie Sanders brings to us in this election. " The ad also features the daughter of Eric Garner, a New Yorker who died in 2014 after police put him in a chokehold, and Shaun King, a writer and Black Lives Matter activist.
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April 5, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Columnist
A conspiracy theory has been circulating for weeks in the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania attorney general. Is Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli in the race to attack Montgomery County Commission Chairman Josh Shapiro in a coordinated effort with the third candidate, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr.? Morganelli and Zappala deny any coordination. Still, circumstantial evidence piled up as Shapiro labeled Morganelli's effort "a kamikaze campaign.
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October 24, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two days after being accused in a campaign ad of wasting a chance to prosecute Bill Cosby a decade ago, Bruce L. Castor Jr. turned the tables on his opponent in the Montgomery County district attorney's race. In his own ad, Castor, a Republican, accused Democrat Kevin Steele of failing to prosecute Cosby this year as new information became available. With signs that Cosby could still face sexual assault charges in Montgomery County, the use of the actor-comedian in campaign ads has put him at the center of a political battle and placed a local campaign in the national spotlight.
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October 22, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Cosby became a central figure in the Montgomery County district attorney's race Tuesday as Democrat Kevin Steele began airing TV ads attacking Bruce Castor for failing to charge the comedian with sexual assault a decade ago. Castor, who was D.A. when former Temple employee Andrea Constand alleged that Cosby had drugged and molested her at his Cheltenham home, said in 2005 that the case was "weak" due to a lack of physical evidence and Constand's...
NEWS
September 17, 2015
GREAT NEWS, kids, there's another Republican TV show tonight. It's at 8 p.m. on CNN. And this time instead of only 10 candidates, there are 11! That way messages can be even thinner and more muddled, so that's good. And the show is at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. This can help viewers recall Reagan's "It's morning again in America" 1984 campaign about national pride and optimism and maybe forget the current campaign about boasting and nihilism.
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May 17, 2015 | By Chris Brennan and Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writers
Two candidates for mayor held campaign events Friday - just two blocks away from each other in Center City - offering two very different approaches for the last four days of the primary campaign. Former City Councilman James F. Kenney gathered a diverse group of elected officials in a quiet, pleasant courtyard at John C. Anderson Apartments on South 13th Street. At ease and often joking, they discussed his campaign's get-out-the-vote effort. Over on Locust Street, supporters of State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams gathered outside a restaurant where his campaign mistakenly thought a new poll on the mayor's race was being released.
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March 26, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former City Councilman Jim Kenney, a late entry in the race for mayor, is getting a quick boost from outside groups airing television ads in his favor. Forward Philadelphia, a new nonprofit funded in part by unionized teachers, on Wednesday will become the second "independent expenditure group" to run ads touting Kenney. The new ad, a copy of which was obtained by The Inquirer, describes Kenney as "a progressive voice who will be mayor for our neighborhoods. " Forward Philadelphia will be funded by progressives, LGBT activists, and labor unions, according to a source familiar with the new nonprofit's plans.
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February 11, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey on Monday slammed the judicial-evaluation process of the Pennsylvania Bar Association as "unethical, unprofessional, and less than forthright," contending that she was being pressured to drop her run for the state Supreme Court. Covey, of New Hope, said in a letter to association president Francis X. O'Connor that as a consequence of her treatment, Robert Morris, chairman of the Judicial Evaluation Commission, should resign. "I will not be a victim and I will not remain silent regarding the unethical and unprofessional activities I experienced with the . . . JEC," Covey wrote.
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