April 19, 2006 |
Democratic Senate candidate Bob Casey Jr. and his two primary opponents meet tonight in Lancaster for their second - and likely final - debate before the May 16 election. But unless you catch it on PCN, the local news, or possibly later in the week on C-Span, you won't see any video clips of the candidates debating. One of Casey's challengers, Center City lawyer Alan Sandals, criticized him yesterday for proposing a rule that prohibits the campaigns from using debate footage of their opponents.
May 23, 2006 |
Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) opened his media campaign against Democrat Bob Casey yesterday, putting up a radio ad in Pittsburgh that depicts his challenger as a dirty campaigner who won't debate the issues. A Casey spokesman called the 60-second spot a "negative and dishonest attack. " The commercial signals the start of what is expected to be an intense ad war between the candidates, who have spent much of the last year stockpiling money for this phase of the campaign. The Santorum campaign said last night that it was in the process of putting up a different ad in the Philadelphia media market.
August 12, 2006 |
Pennsylvania's Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate calls himself Bob. Not Robert. And definitely not "junior," though he is one. Just Bob. But Sen. Rick Santorum's proliferating TV and radio campaign ads refer to the challenger as Bobby Casey Jr. If that makes Casey, 45, sound as if he's running for student council president, well, that may be the point. "Rick Santorum is trying to engage in name-calling and to belittle Bob," said Larry Smar, campaign manager for Casey, who is named after his father, two-term Pennsylvania Gov. Robert P. Casey, who died in 2000.
April 10, 2010 |
The lengthy process of selecting a new United States attorney for the Philadelphia region, now almost 18 months old, is in the hands of the White House, says U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. The office, which oversees federal criminal and civil cases in nine counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania, is occupied on an acting basis by veteran prosecutor Michael L. Levy. Sources have told The Inquirer that Casey and fellow Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter have nominated a former federal prosecutor, Zane Memeger, for appointment by President Obama.
July 27, 2006 |
Democrat Bob Casey Jr. needs all the contributors he can get to unseat U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum - except Dan Savage, apparently. The Seattle-based syndicated sex columnist who minted a raunchy definition of "santorum" and assembled a Web site to share it with all the world tried channeling his distaste for Pennsylvania's junior senator with a $2,100 contribution to Casey's campaign. But six weeks after receiving a thank-you call from a Casey staffer and an invite to his Seattle fund-raiser, Savage learned this week that his money wasn't necessarily welcomed.
October 24, 2006 |
Michael Schiavo criticized Bob Casey Jr. and Pennsylvania Democrats yesterday for using the death of his wife, Terri, as a weapon against U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) in the Senate race this fall. Schiavo, visiting Philadelphia to lend his support to two Democratic congressional candidates, noted that Santorum and Casey had supported legislation Congress passed in March 2005 to let the federal courts review Terri's case after state courts in Florida had allowed removal of her feeding tube.
January 26, 2006 |
Democrat Robert P. Casey Jr.'s usually airtight support among labor unions sprang a leak this week. When leaders of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO called a meeting Tuesday to unify behind Casey, the officers left divided. Casey earned the overall endorsement, but three unions and Pat Gillespie, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council, backed Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) over the Democrat. The alliance with Santorum might seem contradictory - the senator has a 12 percent lifetime congressional voting record with the national AFL-CIO.
January 7, 2006 |
U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) will shed the remaining $9,000 of his contributions from tribes connected to lobbyist Jack Abramoff - a decision that Santorum's campaign said was prompted by his plans to take a lead in tightening lobbying rules. "He wanted to set an example by donating all the contributions to charity," Virginia Davis, Santorum's campaign spokeswoman, said yesterday. Santorum's move to return the money and put forward lobbying bills underscores the potential potency of ethics issues in the 2006 campaigns here and across the country.
August 1, 2006 |
When Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) encouraged everyone in state politics to help the Green Party earn a spot on the November ballot, at least one group answered the call: Santorum donors. Fourteen Santorum supporters gave $40,000 to fund a petition drive that has allowed Carl Romanelli to collect about 100,000 voter signatures to qualify for the Senate race. That's 33,000 more signatures than required, and double what independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader gathered here in 2004.
February 23, 2006 |
Democratic Senate candidate Bob Casey Jr. released details of his $120,000 home mortgage yesterday, showing that, like his Republican opponent, he holds a loan with a bank whose board members are campaign donors. Casey went to First National Community Bank, a Lackawanna County bank with a politically active board, for a 30-year adjustable-rate mortgage that fluctuates every five years. His initial interest rate of 8 percent in 1998 dipped to 6 percent in 2003; both rates were within market value for the time.