October 17, 2014 |
Despite Republican Tom MacArthur's personal wealth, the campaign-spending battle between him and Democrat Aimee Belgard has been surprisingly close, thanks to national Democrats' investment in the South Jersey congressional race, the most hard-fought House contest in the region. MacArthur, a former insurance industry executive, spent $1.9 million (much of it his own money) in July, August, and September in his run for the seat representing much of Burlington and Ocean Counties, according to campaign filings released Wednesday.
March 21, 2014 |
WASHINGTON The Democratic field seeking to replace retiring Rep. Jim Gerlach (R., Pa.) has narrowed to one. Manan Trivedi, who made unsuccessful runs for the Chester County-based seat in 2010 and 2012, has a clear path to a third Democratic nomination after Malvern businessman Michael Parrish dropped out of the party's primary race Tuesday. Parrish's decision means Trivedi, a physician and former Navy battalion surgeon, will face Republican Ryan Costello, a lawyer and Chester County commissioner.
November 8, 2012 |
Incumbent Republicans fended off three Democratic challenges in the Pennsylvania suburbs Tuesday night, holding on to moderate districts despite muscular showings by Democrats at the top of the ballots. U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, a Bucks County Republican, faced the toughest challenge but won with a wave of support from his home county. Early returns there had him running well ahead of fellow Republicans Mitt Romney and Senate candidate Tom Smith, showing that he won over voters who otherwise backed President Obama and Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, each of whom did well in Bucks.
November 7, 2012
D-Democrat; I-Independent; R-Republican District 1 (97% of the vote) *Robert Brady (D) . . . 222,408 John Featherman (R). . . 39,128 District 2 (97% of the vote) *Chaka Fattah (D) . . . 299,567 Robert Mansfield (R). . . 31,466 James Foster (I). . . 4,209 District 6 (70% of the vote) *Jim Gerlach (R) . . . 136,457 Manan Trivedi (D). . . 102,189 District 7 (90% of the vote) *Patrick Meehan (R) . . . 177,881 George Badey (D)
October 28, 2012
WASHINGTON - For once, a political ad elicited a laugh, and not the kind of angry, dismissive laugh you give when someone insults your intelligence. The 15-second spot that began airing last week opens with images of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and Rep. Jim Gerlach, all Republicans, all blessed with full heads of hair fit for shampoo commercials. "Good hair. Bad ideas," the ad begins - before rehashing the Democratic attack lines of the season: that Republicans are out to eviscerate Medicare while giving tax breaks to the rich.
October 12, 2012 |
The national Democratic Party's congressional campaign arm has pulled $1.1 million of television ad buys out of Philadelphia, a strong signal that four races the party had targeted in the region are slipping out of reach. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this week canceled ads slated to run Oct. 25 to 29, a period that precedes the Nov. 6 general election by just one week. Republicans said they promptly followed suit, canceling about $700,000 worth of television ads in the same time frame in order to put their money into other races.
August 17, 2012
U.S. REP. PAUL Ryan is making news nationally, but first, a man who's making news locally. Thanks to Commonwealth Court, the 22nd edition of the Stu Bykofsky Candidates Comedy Night has picked up another participant, No. 15. Jim Foster, an editor and publisher of two newspapers in the city's Northwest quadrant, a/k/a Granola, Volvo and Birkenstock HQ, was green-lighted to run as an independent against longtime Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep....