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May 22, 2013
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.   To report problems: Philadelphia 215-686-3462 or phillyelection.com. Bucks 215-348-6154 or buckscounty.org. Chester 610-344-6410 or chesco.org. Delaware 610-891-4673 or co.delaware.pa.us/depts/election.html. Montgomery 610-278-3275 or montcopa.org.
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May 12, 1987 | By H. G. Bissinger, Inquirer Staff Writer
Will Mayor Goode - pointing to a record of accomplishment that he says is far better than he is sometimes given credit for - get a chance to complete what he has started? Or will the repeated message of Democratic challenger Edward G. Rendell - that literally everything in Philadelphia is falling apart - be convincing enough to voters to make him a winner on primary day? Will former Mayor Frank L. Rizzo, in his switch to the Republican Party, be more successful in this mayoral primary than he was in the last in showing voters that the city needs a return to his style of hard-nosed leadership?
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February 18, 1999 | By Nancy Petersen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Members of the Chester County Republican Committee expect a long evening tonight as the party's various factions try to put aside their geographical and political differences and support a single slate of candidates for the primary election. For the candidates in the three hot contests for Common Pleas judge, sheriff and recorder of deeds, endorsement - a feat accomplished by winning 60 percent of the secret ballots - is the goal. In Chester County, where Republicans hold a better than 2-1 margin of registered voters over Democrats, endorsement at the convention is tantamount to election in the fall.
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June 7, 1993 | By Henry J. Holcomb, Daniel LeDuc and Thomas Turcol, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Inquirer staff writer Jodi Enda contributed to this article
This was it: Their last big chance to sway voters, rally the troops, spread their message before Tuesday's primary. The sun was shining on them yesterday, and the three major Republicans hoping to be New Jersey's governor took full advantage of it. But while their goal was the same, Cary Edwards, Jim Wallwork and Christine Todd Whitman displayed somewhat different strategies yesterday, strategies that reflected their positions in the polls and...
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January 30, 1987
My advice to all Philadelphians is to register Republican and vote for John Egan or Thacher Longstreth in the May 19 primary election. It is especially important to defeat Frank L. Rizzo in the primary. They can all re-register as Democrats after the election. Carol Norwitz Merion.
NEWS
June 8, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Polls are open in New Jersey for today's primary election. Democrats and Republicans are being asked to nominate their parties candidates for a range off offices, including the U.S. House of Representatives. Turnout is expected to be low because there are no statewide races to generate widespread interest. Polls close at 8 p.m. Read this morning's Inquirer story on the primary at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/95837014.html
NEWS
March 10, 2005
PENNSYLVANIA Democrats should be very upset that they will not have a choice in next year's primary election for the U.S. Senate. Pennsylvanians have not had an influence in picking a candidate in our presidential primary since 1992 and now Democrats will be deprived of choosing their Senate candidate. Especially galling is the fact that Robert Casey is a pro-life candidate. Pro-choice Democrat Barbara Hafer would have not doubt made a strong primary challenger. If you are a pro-choice Democrat, you should write in Barbara Hafer in next year's general election for United States Senate.
NEWS
May 16, 1986
Now that the primary election is approaching, we are seeing television commercials about our "favorite candidates. " Isn't it sad that our so-called favorite candidates are slandering others to gain votes? It seems that we no longer vote for the quality of a candidate, but instead vote for the person who has committed the lesser of "crimes. " The focus is no longer on the platform of the candidates, but on ruining reputations. I believe in getting ahead, but why must our methods be so barbaric?
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August 19, 1999 | by Michael Hinkelman, Daily News Staff Writer
Fairmount businesswoman Julie Welker, who contends the "Democrat Machine" stole the May 18 Democratic primary election for the city's 5th District City Council seat from her, yesterday asked District Attorney Lynne Abraham to step out of the case. Welker said she wanted Abraham to refer the matter to State Attorney General Mike Fisher for a criminal investigation. "We are asking her [Abraham] to recuse herself because we don't want there to be an appearance of a conflict of interest," Welker said.
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April 28, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed and Michaelle Bond, STAFF WRITERS
While Pennsylvanians were choosing nominees in contested and costly races for the U.S. Senate and House, state attorney general, and the legislature, the often rambunctious and acrimonious presidential contests clearly were the big draw for voters in Tuesday's primary. Final figures were not available, but the consensus was that turnout was heavier than usual for a primary election, and it was quite brisk at some locations. "I tell you, man, it's like the opening of Batman v Superman ," said Peter Jacobus.
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April 27, 2016
President Hillary Clinton Democratic John Kasich Republican U.S. Senate Joe Sestak Democratic U.S. House Second District Dan Muroff Democratic Seventh District Mary Ellen Balchunis Democratic Eighth District Steve Santarsiero Democratic Brian Fitzpatrick Republican Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro Democratic John Rafferty...
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April 13, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - With barely two weeks until the primary election, and with some ballots already printed, the Wolf administration has agreed to delay a planned ballot question asking voters if the state should raise the mandatory retirement age for judges. The question on whether to allow judges to retire at 75 rather than the current 70 will be moved to the Nov. 8 ballot, said Jeff Sheridan, spokesman for Gov. Wolf. The eleventh-hour switch was pushed by Republicans who control the legislature and who were unhappy about the wording of the question.
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March 13, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
THE CITY'S Democratic ward leaders selected state Rep. Ed Neilson of Northeast Philly yesterday to be their candidate in a May 20 special election for a vacant at-large City Council seat. That vote came as candidates for office across the state met yesterday's deadline to file nominating petitions to get on the May 20 primary election ballot. At least three state senators and 14 state representatives who represent districts that include parts of Philadelphia are facing Democratic primary challenges.
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July 8, 2013 | By Michael Smerconish
Fed up with a lack of competition in "safe" legislative districts, California voters ditched the state's conventional primary system two years ago and implemented the "Top Two Open Primary. " The initiative was called Proposition 14, a concept I embraced on this page. Here's how it works: Candidates choose whether to associate themselves with a particular party or run unaffiliated. All candidates are then listed on the same ballot, and every voter, regardless of party affiliation (or lack thereof)
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May 23, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
WITH YESTERDAY'S snoozefest primary election behind us, the next race to watch out for is the fall contest between District Attorney Seth Williams and Republican challenger Daniel "Danny" Alvarez. Both Williams and Alvarez were unopposed yesterday. Alvarez, 35, who worked as a prosecutor for eight years in the D.A.'s gun unit and the child support enforcement unit, is now in private practice. He spent most of yesterday introducing himself to voters. Williams, 46, who is seeking a second term, said he has not focused on the general election yet, but is "looking forward to serving another four years.
NEWS
May 23, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben and Sarah Smith, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philadelphia voters yawned at the municipal primary Tuesday, trickling into polling places in small and unenthusiastic numbers. "Everywhere I was today, turnout was fairly low," said City Commissioners Cochairman Al Schmidt. No figures would be available until several hours after the polls closed at 8 p.m., but it was clear that only a small fraction of eligible voters had participated. The numbers were understandable, Schmidt said, given the peaks and valleys in the election cycle.
NEWS
May 22, 2013
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.   To report problems: Philadelphia 215-686-3462 or phillyelection.com. Bucks 215-348-6154 or buckscounty.org. Chester 610-344-6410 or chesco.org. Delaware 610-891-4673 or co.delaware.pa.us/depts/election.html. Montgomery 610-278-3275 or montcopa.org.
NEWS
February 28, 2013
By Joe Ferraro Montgomery County officials say they are coming up $750,000 short in last year's budget, and they are looking for cuts. I have a suggestion that could save about $300,000, maybe more. Pennsylvania has a closed primary system, meaning that only Democrats and Republicans may participate in the primary election. The turnouts are abysmal. Many times, less than 25 percent of the population shows up at the polls. Hence the savings: Plan No. 1: Only open 25 percent of the polling places for the primaries.
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