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June 4, 1993 | By Lacy McCrary, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Bucks County Democratic Party, beset by a feud between its chairman and its endorsed state Senate candidate, has tried to mend the rift by voting to publicly reiterate its support of both men. About 100 party executive committee members agreed unanimously Wednesday night to reiterate support for Tom Lingenfelter, the Democratic candidate for the 10th District Senate seat, and for Tom Mellon, the party chairman. The 10th District seat was left vacant when Republican James Greenwood won last November's congressional election against Democratic incumbent Peter Kostmayer and left the state office in January for Washington.
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May 16, 2003 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The two unendorsed Republican candidates for Bucks County commissioner filed suit yesterday in Bucks County Court, charging that three municipalities are trying to keep their political signs out of the public eye. Tom Lingenfelter and Bill O'Neill alleged that their free-speech rights under the U.S. Constitution are being violated by Buckingham Township, Doylestown Borough and Doylestown Township. "I've taken on this issue in 23 municipalities in Bucks and Montgomery [Counties]
NEWS
May 17, 1995 | By Russell Gold, Andrew Metz and Doug Donovan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
It wasn't a banner day for party politics in Bucks County. Neither the Democratic nor the Republican Party seemed likely to carry their endorsed tickets to decisive victories in the primary elections for county commissioner. Going into the election yesterday, the Republican Party fielded two candidates with little countywide name recognition after former Commissioners Andrew L. Warren and Mark S. Schweiker left earlier this year to take state posts. Mike Fitzpatrick, 31, who was appointed in January by the county Board of Judges, seemed likely to win re-election, based on results with more than half the votes counted.
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January 26, 1995 | By Doug Donovan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Just as Michael G. Fitzpatrick begins to settle into Lt. Gov. Schweiker's seat on the Bucks County Board of Commissioners this week, a candidate for that position in this year's election is trying to pull it out from under him. Tom Lingenfelter, a Republican who has changed parties three times, filed a complaint in Commonwealth Court on Monday that says the Board of Judges was unethically influenced by the Bucks County Republican Party when it...
NEWS
April 27, 1993 | by John M. Baer, Daily News Staff Writer
State Democrats are backing an historian who ran Jerry Brown's failed 1992 presidential campaign in Pennsylvania for a special state Senate election this summer in Bucks County. Tom Lingenfelter, 54, founder and president of Heritage Collectors' Society Museum and Gallery in Doylestown, yesterday won support from top Democrats, including Philadelphia Sen. Vince Fumo, who said they'll spend whatever it takes to get Lingenfelter elected. He hardly seems a party regular. Lingenfelter was Brown's Pennsylvania chairman, but said he disagreed with how Brown ran his national campaign.
NEWS
May 19, 2013
Voters across Pennsylvania have only one statewide contest on Tuesday's primary ballot - the Democratic primary for a seat on Superior Court. That race is between Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Jack McVay and Municipal Court Judge Joseph C. Waters Jr. of Philadelphia. Republican Vic Stabile of Dauphin County is unopposed. The state bar association has rated all three "recommended. " Locally, voters in Philadelphia and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties will nominate Democrats and Republicans for seats on Common Pleas, Municipal, and District Court, as well as numerous suburban municipal and school posts.
NEWS
May 6, 2002
As a Republican congressman from Bucks County, Rep. Jim Greenwood is no ditto head for every cause the GOP leadership pushes. And he's a better lawmaker for it. After nearly 10 years in Washington, the former social worker is known as thoughtful, hard-working and articulate. That's why Rep. Greenwood, 51, faces only token primary opposition in most elections. And there's no doubt the congressman's quality of work contributes to the plight of Bucks Democrats. This time out, they weren't able to field a challenger.
NEWS
April 12, 2004
If Democrats in Pennsylvania's Eighth District want a congressional candidate who's in sync with the presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry, they should back Ginny Schrader. On Iraq: The way to break what Schrader calls the current stalemate is to elect a new president who doesn't take a "my way or the highway" approach to foreign policy. On taxes: Cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent need to be rescinded in favor of incentives that discourage companies from outsourcing. On the deficit: Tax cuts, particularly in 2003, were "unconscionable" given the country's spending needs.
NEWS
March 30, 2000
In a Congress with plenty of lawyers and glad-handers, Rep. Jim Greenwood stands out. A former social worker with a quiet manner, he has concentrated on issues that make a real difference in people's lives. The House leadership has used him as a idea man and consensus-builder on reforming Medicare and on streamlining the approval process for new drugs. He helped to shape a law that cracks down on Internet pornography. On Republican tenets such as military strength and spending restraint, Mr. Greenwood is very much in his party's mainstream.
NEWS
February 14, 1996 | By Russell Gold, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Bucks County's populist political maverick is back at it. Tom Lingenfelter, whose strong showing in last year's county commissioner primary lifted him from the ranks of the politically obscure, said he would run for the Republican nomination in the Eighth House District. He will challenge two-term U.S. Rep. James C. Greenwood (R., Pa.) who has the backing of the Republican executive committee. "My main concern is that the system is broke," said Lingenfelter, 58, a historical documents dealer in Lahaska.
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August 26, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
He was browsing through a flea market in New Hope about 25 years ago when he first eyed the dark, varnish-covered document behind a cracked glass pane amid other old frames. Tom Lingenfelter felt drawn to the relic, though it was "filthy and disintegrating. " Was this a souvenir copy of the Declaration of Independence issued during the nation's 1876 Centennial? Lingenfelter spotted the words Anastatic Fac-simile printed on the document, decided to buy it for $100, then stored it for about 15 years, not realizing what he had. Not until 2006, when he learned about an ingenious but destructive early copying process and compared his Declaration with another rare anastatic copy, held by the National Park Service at Independence National Historical Park.
NEWS
May 23, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
  Despite a notably low turnout, local government candidates battled it out Tuesday in primaries across the four Pennsylvania suburban counties, with two Republican incumbents in Bucks County facing primary challenges for row offices. The prothonotary's race was the heated contest in Bucks. With more than nine-tenths of voting districts reporting, incumbent Pat Bachtle, elected in 1994 as the county's first female prothonotary - the clerk of civil courts - was narrowly leading Northampton Township lawyer Michelle Christian.
NEWS
May 19, 2013
Voters across Pennsylvania have only one statewide contest on Tuesday's primary ballot - the Democratic primary for a seat on Superior Court. That race is between Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Jack McVay and Municipal Court Judge Joseph C. Waters Jr. of Philadelphia. Republican Vic Stabile of Dauphin County is unopposed. The state bar association has rated all three "recommended. " Locally, voters in Philadelphia and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties will nominate Democrats and Republicans for seats on Common Pleas, Municipal, and District Court, as well as numerous suburban municipal and school posts.
NEWS
July 4, 2011 | By Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press
A historical-documents collector says he believes he has a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence made through a 19th-century printing process that damaged the original. Tom Lingenfelter of Doylestown has spent years researching the document, which he bought at a flea market for $100. He said he believed it to be an anastatic copy made in the 1840s through a then-novel printing process designed to make instant copies. The only other known anastatic copy was found at Independence Hall.
NEWS
February 1, 2009 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
Not much to look at, Tom Lingenfelter thought. The replica of the Declaration of Independence was coated in dark varnish, framed by dull oak planks, and protected by a cracked pane of glass. He walked away from the booth at a Bucks County flea market when he heard the asking price - around $125. But the old poster kept working on the dealer in historical artifacts. He kept thinking of how large it was, maybe 25 inches across by 30 inches long, and how unadorned, just script and signatures.
NEWS
August 19, 2006 | By Carrie Budoff INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It might be the hardest-fought voter signature of the U.S. Senate campaign. A scuffle broke out yesterday in Harrisburg as Democratic and Green Party representatives reviewed petitions to determine whether Carl Romanelli, the Green's Senate candidate, has enough valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot. It was the fifth straight day that the campaign rivals were essentially locked in a room at the Department of State, scrutinizing tens of thousands of signatures to settle a ballot challenge by the Democrats.
NEWS
April 12, 2004
If Democrats in Pennsylvania's Eighth District want a congressional candidate who's in sync with the presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry, they should back Ginny Schrader. On Iraq: The way to break what Schrader calls the current stalemate is to elect a new president who doesn't take a "my way or the highway" approach to foreign policy. On taxes: Cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent need to be rescinded in favor of incentives that discourage companies from outsourcing. On the deficit: Tax cuts, particularly in 2003, were "unconscionable" given the country's spending needs.
NEWS
May 16, 2003 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The two unendorsed Republican candidates for Bucks County commissioner filed suit yesterday in Bucks County Court, charging that three municipalities are trying to keep their political signs out of the public eye. Tom Lingenfelter and Bill O'Neill alleged that their free-speech rights under the U.S. Constitution are being violated by Buckingham Township, Doylestown Borough and Doylestown Township. "I've taken on this issue in 23 municipalities in Bucks and Montgomery [Counties]
NEWS
May 13, 2003
Bucks County voters will get a chance to grade their county's moderate Republican leadership this year, as the two incumbent GOP county commissioners seek new terms. Democrats won't speak on the issue until the fall, since Democratic Commissioner Sandra A. Miller and fellow commissioner candidate, Joyce A. Hadley, a former Bensalem school director, are unopposed in the primary. Republican voters have to make a decision next week: Two challengers to Republican Commissioners Michael G. Fitzpatrick and Charles H. Martin are on the May 20 ballot.
NEWS
October 1, 2002 | By Peter Sigal INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the last year, U.S. Rep. James C. Greenwood has taken on Enron, Martha Stewart, and Pennsylvania's medical malpractice insurance crisis. But in November's election, the Bucks County Republican will face a slightly less intimidating foe: political novice Timothy T. Reece, 26-year-old Democratic write-in candidate. Since he wrested the Eighth Congressional District seat from seven-term incumbent Peter Kostmayer in 1992, Greenwood has never been seriously challenged in a general election.
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