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January 23, 1999 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Saying they wanted to continue work on economic development and open-space preservation, Bucks County's Republican commissioners, Mike Fitzpatrick and Charles Martin, announced yesterday that they would seek reelection this year. At a drizzle-dampened appearance outside the county courthouse in Doylestown, the pair promised that within a month they would release plans to expand redevelopment projects throughout the county and set aside more land for agriculture use and parks. Fitzpatrick and Martin were first appointed to the Board of Commissioners in 1995 and were elected that year to four-year terms that began in 1996.
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February 25, 1997 | By Angela Couloumbis, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Deputy Mayor Geri Tabako confirmed yesterday that she would not seek reelection to the Township Committee in November. Tabako, who joined the five-member, all-Democrat committee nine years ago, cited personal reasons. "Being a committee member requires much work and a lot of time," Tabako said. "I felt this was a good time to hang up my hat, so to speak. " Tabako said she wanted to concentrate on her accounting job at Campbell Soup in Camden and, perhaps, take accounting and management courses.
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May 17, 2003 | By Diego Ibarguen INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
President Bush filed papers yesterday that formally launch his campaign for reelection, an effort that effectively began the day he declared victory in Iraq from the deck of a homebound aircraft carrier. The filing with the Federal Election Commission allows Bush to raise money for his campaign, hire a staff, and rent headquarters. As previously announced, the papers say Vice President Cheney will again stand as Bush's running mate. The long road to Election Day 2004 begins with the President enjoying consistently high public approval ratings based on his leadership in the war on terrorism, especially in Afghanistan and Iraq.
NEWS
October 8, 2004
Gloucester County residents don't have to vote for the two Democratic incumbents in the Nov. 2 freeholder election. But their Republican challengers have made it very hard to do otherwise. Republicans Loran Oglesby and Robert J. Pacilli may deserve a pat on the back for agreeing to be candidates to help out a party that has all but died on the vine in Gloucester County. But their lackluster campaign, bereft of ideas, has been little more than an exercise in going through the motions.
NEWS
October 12, 1999
The First Council District has Philadelphia's typical mix of economic, social and ethnic groups - and the typical tensions between tradition and change. Issues range from keeping middle-income residents from leaving the city to mediating high-profile disputes between developers and their neighbors. Incumbent Councilman Frank DiCicco has done a good job meeting those demands in a district that runs up the east side of Broad Street, from South Philadelphia through Center City to Frankford Creek.
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February 5, 2010 | By Mario F. Cattabiani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Longtime State Rep. Bill DeWeese says he will run for reelection this year even as he faces theft charges in the so-called Bonusgate scandal. In a statement yesterday, DeWeese did not mention those charges except to say, "Obviously in this election I am facing unprecedented challenges. But as a Marine and a longtime public servant, I am well prepared for the battle ahead. " On Dec. 15, state Attorney General Tom Corbett charged DeWeese, 59, with theft, conspiracy, and conflict of interest.
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February 1, 2011 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
After more than three decades as the standard-bearer for Montgomery County's Democrats, Joseph M. Hoeffel III chose Monday to put down the flag. The county commissioner said he would not seek reelection this year, succumbing to weeks of party pressure. He threw his support behind rising Democratic star State Rep. Joshua Shapiro, a former aide to Hoeffel who announced his own bid for the commissioner's job moments after his former boss stepped aside. Shapiro and running mate Leslie Richards, a Whitemarsh Township supervisor, are poised to receive their party's nomination later this month and dramatically reshape the campaign as their party seeks to wrest control of Montgomery County government from the Republicans for the first time in decades.
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February 23, 2004 | By Ron Hutcheson INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
President Bush will kick his reelection campaign into high gear tonight with a blast at his Democratic rivals and an argument for a second term, Republican officials said yesterday. After insisting for weeks that he was paying little attention to his reelection, Bush will spell out his reelection themes tonight at a fund-raising dinner in Washington for the nation's Republican governors. That will be followed by a barrage of TV ads next week. Ken Mehlman, Bush's campaign manager, said Bush would make the case that voters face a clear choice in November, whether the Democratic nominee is Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, or another Democrat.
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February 18, 1996 | By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There are few pink slips in Congress. Don't expect that to change this year. The 12 members of Congress from the Philadelphia metropolitan region all come up for reelection this year. One of them, U.S. Rep. Robert S. Walker, of the 16th District in outlying sections of Chester County and Lancaster County, has decided to step down. Odds are good that all the rest will be returned to office. In an era of corporate downsizing and layoffs, few positions remain as secure as a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
NEWS
December 20, 2010
Add this to the many reasons there is bad blood between the Committee of Seventy and the City Commissioners Office: Seventy, the nonpartisan government watchdog group, has asked each of the three city commissioners, who oversee Philadelphia elections, to state whether they intend to seek reelection in the May primary, and, if so, whether they would reduce their salaries while campaigning. Capice ? The premise is that under state law, a panel of judges - none is paid - is appointed every four years to fulfill the jobs of sitting city commissioners who are running again for office.
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June 14, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Columnist
The trendy takeaway from a Public Policy Polling survey last week was that Pennsylvania voters see the Phillie Phanatic as more presidential than Donald Trump. You can see why the Phanatic is up on Trump by 6 percentage points. Both are frenetic performers with unnaturally hued complexions. The Phanatic, however, has a hot dog cannon at his disposal. Tough to beat that. Deeper in the poll was something more interesting about the state of Pennsylvania's race for the U.S. Senate, and the self-inflicted Republican wound that may haunt Pat Toomey's bid for a second term.
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April 14, 2016
Philadelphia's struggling schools, violent crime, and high poverty call for more education funding, reasonable gun restrictions, a higher minimum wage, and more. But the city's insular, leaderless delegation to Harrisburg has scored close to zero on all these counts for years. Unfortunately, the April 26 primary won't change much - even though half the state Senate and the entire House are up for election. Although four of the city's seven senators are on the ballot, only one faces a contested primary.
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February 18, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, STAFF WRITERS
SCRANTON - Facing criminal charges, a suspended law license, and potential impeachment, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Tuesday said she would not run for reelection. Her decision to forgo seeking another four-year term comes after weeks of defiantly stating that despite her legal troubles, she intended to run again for the state's highest law enforcement office. At a hastily called news conference in her hometown of Scranton, Kane, who filed for divorce in 2014, said she was now a single mother and had to put her two sons first.
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February 4, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, STAFF WRITERS
After spending campaign money on criminal defense lawyers and public-relations experts, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is entering her reelection year with a massive debt and relatively little in the bank. Kane, a Democrat, raised not a dollar in 2015 - a year that saw her arrest on criminal charges and the suspension of her law license. She now faces a string of competitors, both Democratic and Republican, who want her job. In her campaign-finance report for 2015, made public Tuesday, the embattled attorney general reported spending $150,000 from donors on defense lawyers and $130,000 for about eight months of public relations advice from Lanny Davis, special counsel to President Bill Clinton during his scandals.
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January 28, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
A federal judge on Tuesday urged U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, who says he is more focused on raising money for his reelection campaign than on his corruption trial, to rethink his priorities. U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III issued the warning as Fattah's lawyers sought to be removed from his case, saying he had not paid their legal bills in nearly five months. "I think you need to take this matter seriously and think hard and fast about your priorities," the judge told the Philadelphia Democrat.
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January 26, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, WASHINGTON BUREAU
WASHINGTON - Republican anxiety is growing in Pennsylvania and corners of New Jersey over the possibility that Donald Trump or Ted Cruz will win the party's presidential nomination. Tough races loom down the ballot in both states - most prominently Republican Sen. Pat Toomey's re-election bid in Pennsylvania - and establishment figures worry that the bombastic New York billionaire or acerbic Texas senator could make the GOP toxic to critical swing voters in both states. "Their presence at the top of the ticket would create serious problems," said former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, a Republican.
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January 14, 2016 | By Jessica Parks, Staff Writer
State Rep. Mike Vereb, the former Montgomery County GOP chairman and current leader of a bipartisan commission on school-finance reform, will not seek reelection this year. "Harrisburg certainly has become like the Bickersons on steroids," Vereb said Tuesday. He will leave office at the end of his term, after a decade serving his northern Montgomery County district. "I felt proud to be a part of it, but . . . you look at yourself in the mirror and say, 'Wow, it's time, isn't it?' " Vereb, 49, resigned as county chairman soon after the November election, in which Democrats swept the countywide races.
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November 8, 2015 | By Leonard Pitts Jr., Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Rep. Joe Pitts of Chester County, the senior Pennsylvania Republican in Congress, will not seek reelection next year, he announced Friday. Pitts, 76, in his 10th term representing a district that includes parts of Chester, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, said little about his reasons for leaving. He is the chairman of the subcommittee that oversees health policy, but he was slated to lose his gavel in the next Congress due to Republicans' self-imposed term limits on committee leadership.
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November 5, 2015 | BY WENDY RUDERMAN, Daily News Staff Writer rudermw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5924
CITY COMMISSIONER Anthony Clark could have spent the entire election season under the bed covers in his lux Brewerytown condo, perhaps reading The Great Gatsby in his pajamas, and he still would have coasted to victory in yesterday's election. Clark, who has been tough to find in person in his City Hall office and notoriously hard to get on the phone, was the top vote-getter in the commissioners' race, winning 152,415 votes, as of 11 p.m. yesterday, with more than 97 percent of the vote counted.
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September 26, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - The suspension of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's law license may not keep her from remaining in her job for now, but it could prevent her from running for reelection. The embattled attorney general, facing criminal charges for allegedly leaking confidential documents, said she did not believe she would be able to seek another four-year term when she is up for reelection next year. "I believe you have to be a lawyer in good standing to be able to run," she told the Associated Press on Thursday.
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