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April 3, 2012
F ORMER U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum , with his big lead in the Pennsylvania presidential primary all but vanishing with three weeks to go, lashed out at the Daily News pollster on a news show Sunday morning and then, on a second show, misled viewers about the pollster's work. "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace noted that Santorum's lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania dropped from 29 percentage points in February to a mere 2 points last week in the Franklin & Marshall/ Daily News poll.
NEWS
November 1, 1999 | by Theresa Conroy, Daily News Staff Writer
This is when we pay particular attention to the man behind the curtain. With many Philadelphia voters still undecided about the mayor's race, a lot of men and women behind the voting-booth curtain will be making impulsive, split-second decisions tomorrow between Republican Sam Katz and Democrat John Street. Undecided voters interviewed during the last two weeks said they were so torn that they were putting off the decision. Some were delaying it until the last possible moment.
NEWS
February 10, 1999 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
It would be foolish to think John Street supported Mayor Rendell for seven years just for the payoff of an endorsement. But if he had, yesterday would have been pretty good down payment. Rendell endorsed Street in a 15-minute speech that was intense, heartfelt and unbridled in its enthusiasm. Straining his voice and dabbing sweat from his eyes, Rendell praised Street as a committed family man, a wise, courageous leader and a hard-working man of substance. "There's nobody alive, myself included, who understands the process of city government better than John Street does," Rendell shouted.
NEWS
October 12, 1994 | By Glen Justice, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Like 600 to 800 other Delaware County residents, Anne Tuman, 22, of Swarthmore, made the trip to the county courthouse yesterday to register to vote on the last day before the rolls close for the November election. And like many others interviewed yesterday, her motivation was not political. She also was not interested in venting her frustrations on incumbents. "I'm definitely more into issues," she said. "I'm pro-life, and I think that a lot of excess government spending should be cut down.
NEWS
August 7, 2001 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
State Treasurer Barbara Hafer yesterday began what is believed to be the earliest television advertising campaign in a Pennsylvania governor's race, making a straightforward appeal for voters to elect the first woman chief executive in the state's history. The 30-second spots ran during news programs on cable channels in the Philadelphia and Harrisburg markets, and on network affiliates in Pittsburgh, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area, Johnstown and Erie, Hafer's campaign said. More than nine months remain until the May 21, 2002, Republican gubernatorial primary in which Hafer will oppose the party's perceived front-runner, Attorney General Mike Fisher.
NEWS
August 16, 2001 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
When Gov. Ridge endorses Attorney General Mike Fisher this morning, he will give a welcome jolt of juice to his would-be successor's campaign for the Republican nomination for governor. Not only should the ceremony in Memorial Hall of the State Museum provide killer television footage for future campaign commercials, but Fisher supporters said yesterday that Ridge will bring invaluable fund-raising help and a chance to unify the state GOP well before the May 2002 primary. "The timing is excellent," said John Brabender, a Pittsburgh political consultant who is Fisher's strategist.
NEWS
April 16, 1997 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer Daily News staff writer Ron Goldwyn contributed to this report
Mayor Rendell's appearance with Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan on Monday may have kept the city at peace, but the gesture may carry a cost to Rendell, both in political support and in his relations with the Jewish community. You could almost hear the GOP chairman in a faraway Pennsylvania county pulling out his scissors yesterday, clipping Philadelphia newspapers with pictures of the mayor holding hands with the minister. Whether Rendell is hurt in the long run, observers say, will depend on what his ambitions are, what he does to repair the breach with Jewish leaders, and what direction Farrakhan's image takes over time.
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Will it be Bill and Ed? As in, Attorney General Ed Rendell? Or Housing Secretary Rendell? Maybe America's secretary of Commerce? Mayor Rendell has taken to laughing when the rumor gets mentioned that he'll get a cabinet post in the new Clinton administration. Rendell says: Never asked for it. Never been offered. Wouldn't take it if it was. But throughout Philadelphia's political community, the gossip persists. "It's been gaining in currency over the past five or six months," said Rep. Chakah Fattah, D-Pa.
NEWS
May 17, 1990 | By Katharine Seelye, Inquirer Staff Writer
Has Barbara Hafer lost the November election in May? Her performance in Tuesday's GOP gubernatorial primary was so lame that many in the political community were unable to see how she could possibly beat Democratic Gov. Casey in November. Chiefly, analysts said yesterday, her slim win will make it hard for her to raise money. In addition, she lost the Republican heartland in central Pennsylvania - a region she must have to counter Casey's Democratic votes in the east and west.
NEWS
October 18, 1998 | By Sonia Krishnan, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Just two weeks ago, he was a little-known union leader vying for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Now, Wendell Young 4th is glowing in the national media spotlight for being the first Democrat to use the Monica Lewinsky scandal in a campaign ad. Tactics aside, does the energetic, two-fisted political newcomer have what it takes to oust entrenched Republican Joseph Gladeck in the overwhelmingly Republican 61st District?...
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April 12, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
At least in public, Rick Santorum has been modest about his goals since closing the curtain on his presidential campaign. "I'd like to get some sleep," he said late Tuesday at Lancaster Bible College, during a forum that had been designed to fire up his base in advance of the April 24 Pennsylvania GOP primary but instead became a valedictory. His rest is well-earned: Though he fell short, Santorum's self-labeled "improbable" run as a presidential candidate revived a political career that had seemed over when he left a Pittsburgh stage in 2006 after a crushing loss in his bid for a third term in the U.S. Senate.
NEWS
April 3, 2012
F ORMER U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum , with his big lead in the Pennsylvania presidential primary all but vanishing with three weeks to go, lashed out at the Daily News pollster on a news show Sunday morning and then, on a second show, misled viewers about the pollster's work. "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace noted that Santorum's lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania dropped from 29 percentage points in February to a mere 2 points last week in the Franklin & Marshall/ Daily News poll.
NEWS
February 8, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
Rick Santorum said it all as he looked out Tuesday night at the cheering crowd and the press riser full of cameras at his victory party in St. Charles, Mo.: "Wow!" The former Pennsylvania senator swept the Republican presidential nominating contests in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado - the breakthrough moment that gives him an audition to go on as the chief conservative rival to front-runner Mitt Romney. "We definitely are the campaign right now with the momentum, the enthusiasm on the ground," Santorum said Wednesday in Texas, where he spent the day campaigning.
NEWS
January 6, 2011 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Remember Cincinnatus? He's the Roman famed for serving as consul and as dictator. His work done, he gave up power and went back to the plow. Ed Rendell, though? No plow for him. On Monday, the soon-to-be-ex-governor of Pennsylvania said in a news conference that he had signed up with the William Morris Agency, where he'll be represented by the office of Henry Reisch, a vice president at the company. (Reisch had no immediate comment.) Rendell is all but assured of a long, voluble career as speaker, TV pundit, author, well-compensated corporate board member.
NEWS
March 27, 2007 | By Amy Worden INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
In the Capitol-wide race to improve government accountability and openness, Gov. Rendell yesterday saw the legislature's bid and raised it - dramatically. Limit campaign contributions. Expand access to government records. Set term limits for lawmakers. Shrink the legislature. Change the way legislative districts are drawn. Choose judges through a "merit" system instead of electing them. These were among the far-reaching proposals Rendell presented yesterday as a way, he said, to restore the "public's trust" after the uproar over the 2005 legislative pay raise, and more recent revelations of lavish legislative bonuses and exorbitant spending by the state's college loan agency.
NEWS
August 16, 2001 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
When Gov. Ridge endorses Attorney General Mike Fisher this morning, he will give a welcome jolt of juice to his would-be successor's campaign for the Republican nomination for governor. Not only should the ceremony in Memorial Hall of the State Museum provide killer television footage for future campaign commercials, but Fisher supporters said yesterday that Ridge will bring invaluable fund-raising help and a chance to unify the state GOP well before the May 2002 primary. "The timing is excellent," said John Brabender, a Pittsburgh political consultant who is Fisher's strategist.
NEWS
August 7, 2001 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
State Treasurer Barbara Hafer yesterday began what is believed to be the earliest television advertising campaign in a Pennsylvania governor's race, making a straightforward appeal for voters to elect the first woman chief executive in the state's history. The 30-second spots ran during news programs on cable channels in the Philadelphia and Harrisburg markets, and on network affiliates in Pittsburgh, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area, Johnstown and Erie, Hafer's campaign said. More than nine months remain until the May 21, 2002, Republican gubernatorial primary in which Hafer will oppose the party's perceived front-runner, Attorney General Mike Fisher.
NEWS
November 1, 1999 | by Theresa Conroy, Daily News Staff Writer
This is when we pay particular attention to the man behind the curtain. With many Philadelphia voters still undecided about the mayor's race, a lot of men and women behind the voting-booth curtain will be making impulsive, split-second decisions tomorrow between Republican Sam Katz and Democrat John Street. Undecided voters interviewed during the last two weeks said they were so torn that they were putting off the decision. Some were delaying it until the last possible moment.
NEWS
February 10, 1999 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
It would be foolish to think John Street supported Mayor Rendell for seven years just for the payoff of an endorsement. But if he had, yesterday would have been pretty good down payment. Rendell endorsed Street in a 15-minute speech that was intense, heartfelt and unbridled in its enthusiasm. Straining his voice and dabbing sweat from his eyes, Rendell praised Street as a committed family man, a wise, courageous leader and a hard-working man of substance. "There's nobody alive, myself included, who understands the process of city government better than John Street does," Rendell shouted.
NEWS
October 18, 1998 | By Sonia Krishnan, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Just two weeks ago, he was a little-known union leader vying for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Now, Wendell Young 4th is glowing in the national media spotlight for being the first Democrat to use the Monica Lewinsky scandal in a campaign ad. Tactics aside, does the energetic, two-fisted political newcomer have what it takes to oust entrenched Republican Joseph Gladeck in the overwhelmingly Republican 61st District?...
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