September 14, 2012 |
HARRISBURG - "Police investigate break-in at Democratic Party headquarters. " For those of a certain age that headline may sound familiar. Only this time, almost 40 years after GOP operatives burglarized the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, the target was Pennsylvania state Democratic Party headquarters in Harrisburg. City police say on July 11, party officials reported someone had entered their eighth-floor downtown Harrisburg offices overnight and removed two laptops and a camcorder.
November 8, 1990 |
The winner was grateful for his victory, the loser for a "learning experience. " Republican state Rep. Roy Reinard was elected to his fifth term from the 178th District, garnering more than 68 percent of the vote to beat Democrat Gilbert Ridley. In the district, which encompasses Northampton Township, Ivyland Borough and parts of Upper and Lower Southampton and Warminster Townships, the traditional Republican preference was glaringly apparent as early returns trickled in, even though the candidates had struck common themes.
June 13, 1989 |
Still recuperating from last week's primary, Cherry Hill's Republican and Democratic camps gathered last night to tone and reshape their parties - starting with the top officers. In electing chairmen, the GOP unanimously reappointed its controversial leader, Michael Bristow, after a month of speculation about who might step forward to vie for the seat, while the Democrats unanimously chose Kevin Halpern, one of the four council candidates nominated in the primary. Camden County Democratic Party leaders announced Halpern's nomination the day after Tuesday's elections, but Bristow's claim to the top seat had been quietly disputed for several weeks.
October 29, 1993 |
Critics say the Democratic Party has had too much influence in the day-to- day operations of Camden County's government. The Democrats deny it. But a set of 1992 telephone records from the office of Louis S. Bezich, the county's top administrator, show his office was in frequent contact with Democratic Party headquarters during working hours. In one month, the calls to party headquarters averaged more than one per working day. That month was February 1992, when county officials were dealing with a difficult budget and the prospect of more than 100 layoffs.
February 5, 1988 |
The Bucks County GOP's executive committee last night overwhelmingly endorsed former state Sen. Edward L. Howard over two rivals for the Eighth Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Peter H. Kostmayer (D., Pa.). In a vote taken at party headquarters in Doylestown, Howard, 61, of Doylestown, defeated former U.S. Rep. James K. Coyne and Langhorne Borough Councilman Henry F. Schickling. He received 64 votes, compared with nine for Coyne and five for Schickling. An earlier motion for an open primary lost by a 52-24 vote, after party Chairman Harry W. Fawkes backed down on an attempt to prevent six Montgomery County executive committee members from voting.
July 26, 2012 |
ACCRA, Ghana - Ghana's governing party vowed Wednesday to carry out the "unfinished job" of the country's late president as questions swirled about who would replace him on the ticket for December's election. John Atta Mills, who took power in 2009 after winning a presidential runoff vote by a razor-thin margin, died Tuesday at the age of 68. There was no immediate word on the cause of his death, though there had been rumors about a serious illness in recent months. Vice President John Mahama was sworn in late Tuesday only hours after Atta Mills passed away, underscoring the West African nation's stability in a part of the world where the deaths of other leaders have sparked coups.
October 16, 1987 |
With fanfare and ceremony, the city's Democratic delegation to the state House and Senate convened yesterday at party headquarters in Philadelphia to endorse Mayor Goode for re-election and give him a public show of support. In most election years, it would not be necessary for Democrats to stage a news conference to say they backed an incumbent Democrat. But this is not most years. With Goode facing Republican Frank L. Rizzo, a former two-term Democratic mayor, Democrats have been tugged and pulled in two directions.
October 31, 1992 |
The official seal says Clayton is "a great place to live, pray, work and play. " Both Democratic and Republican council candidates say they want to preserve Clayton's small-town appeal as neighboring communities increasingly suburbanize. Candidates from both parties say attracting small businesses while controlling residental development is the biggest priority facing Clayton's leaders. And since party rivalries seldom flare up in this rural borough of 6,500, Democrats and Republicans say the election Tuesday is about personalities.
June 6, 1995 |
Two top leaders of the Camden County Democratic Party testified in court yesterday that they took $3,000 in cash from a campaign contributor in 1992, converted it into a check and deposited it in the party's account. State election law prohibits cash contributions of more than $200. The party officials, George E. Norcross 3d and Christopher T. Morris, said they believed they had complied with that law because they converted the cash into a check and had promptly reported the contribution to the state.