February 4, 1988 |
State Rep. Peter Vroon of Valley Forge is facing a Republican primary challenge for only the second time since his election in the 157th legislative district 14 years ago. Neither Vroon, who is seeking his eighth term in the state House of Representatives, nor his challenger, Tredyffrin Supervisor Tracy Massey, was able to muster the 60-percent plurality vote required to win the endorsement of the Chester County Republican organization at its...
April 3, 1998 |
Two Democrats yesterday announced their candidacy for the two countywide seats in November's general election, seats held by Republicans for more than a decade. Michael Paston, 33, of Mount Laurel, says he will run for freeholder, and Ken Phillips, 52, of Pemberton Township, will run for sheriff. Freeholder Vincent Farias and Sheriff Gary Daniels, both Republicans, plan to seek re-election. John Hancock and James Lewis have announced they will challenge the GOP incumbents in the June 2 primary.
August 4, 2009 |
Republican-turned-Democrat U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter will likely face a formal challenge in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary. U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, from Delaware County, a former Navy vice admiral serving his second term in Congress, has scheduled five campaign stops throughout the state today. At the first, at a VFW hall in his district in Folsom, he's expected to announce his candidacy. The announcement would not be a surprise. Sestak, 57, has already heavily campaigned in the state.
May 7, 2003 |
Billy King, general manager of the 76ers, confirmed yesterday that he has been approached by Democrats in Washington about his interest in running for the U.S. Senate next year against Republican incumbent Arlen Specter. Speaking on WIP-AM (610), King said he had discussed the matter last week with officials of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, including its chairman, Sen. Jon Corzine of New Jersey. King, 37, who was named by Sports Illustrated last week as one of the most influential minority figures in American sports, called the attention "flattering" and said he wanted to run for political office at some point.
March 3, 2009 |
Club for Growth president Pat Toomey, a conservative former congressman who nearly unseated Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter in the 2004 Republican primary, says he is considering another shot. That is a reversal of sorts, as Toomey had said in late January that he was forgoing next year's Senate race to focus on a potential candidacy for governor. But yesterday morning, during an appearance on the Bobby Gunther Walsh show on Allentown talk-radio station WAEB 790 AM, Toomey said a possible Senate campaign was "back on the table.
April 14, 2009 |
Pat Toomey resigned yesterday as president of the anti-tax Club for Growth, clearing the decks for his expected primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.). The advocacy group said in a statement that Toomey was leaving to "pursue other opportunities. " Former Rep. Chris Chocola (R., Ind.) will be the group's new president. A former congressman from the Lehigh Valley, Toomey has been acting like a Senate candidate for weeks, traveling the state and criticizing Specter's recent votes in favor of federal economic-stimulus and bailout spending.
April 13, 2011 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Freshly acquitted Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small is running for reelection. But he'll have to overcome a primary challenge in June. Last month, Small and five codefendants were acquitted of voter fraud involving his unsuccessful 2009 mayoral campaign. It was the second time in five years he was acquitted on those charges. His previous trial involved a mayoral election in which he was not a candidate. Small, 37, says people in Atlantic City know he is not corrupt and predicts the trial will not be a factor.
June 3, 1992 |
With three congressmen retiring and with pollsters predicting the ouster of other incumbents by angry voters, high drama could accompany New Jersey's congressional elections in November. But not yesterday. Not in South Jersey, at least, where the state's ho-hum primary offered no surprises in congressional races. The only incumbent who faced a primary challenge won an easy victory, while other expected winners also prevailed. A light turnout of voters chose candidates in 15 contested races in 11 of the state's congressional districts.
January 17, 1997 |
Outgoing state Attorney General Thomas W. Corbett Jr. won't run for the state Supreme Court this year, but says he'll decide soon whether to challenge U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in the 1998 Republican primary. Corbett, in an interview before leaving office Tuesday, said that an open seat on the state high court held no appeal for him but that fellow Republicans were encouraging him to challenge Specter. "In the course of the last year, people, particularly in the southeast, have been asking me to take a look at it and offering to back me," Corbett said.
May 21, 1986 |
The district attorney's office received more than four times as many complaints of balloting irregularities yesterday as during last year's primary, some requiring further investigation, a spokesman said last night. "A lot of these complaints are polling-place bickering and that is supposed to be typical of committeeman elections," said the spokesman, Charles Cunningham. About 4,000 committee races also were on the primary ballot, along with major contests like governor. Cunningham said the complaints were "spread throughout the city, one here, two there," and Frederick L. Voigt, executive-secretary of the Committee of Seventy, a political watchdog group, said the alleged irregularities did not appear to be "part of a pattern or conspiracy.