How much has Kristin Phillips-Hill raised for her state House campaign?

Here’s a look at how much money Republican Kristin Phillips-Hill has raised in her race against Republican Ernie Merisotis. They are both running for the 93rd Legislative District.



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How much has Kelly Henshaw raised for his state House campaign?

Republican Kelly Henshaw is challenging state Rep. Stan Saylor, R-Windsor Township.

Here’s a look at his latest campaign finance report:


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Check out the latest campaign finance report for Scott Wagner

Here’s a look at the latest campaign finance report for state Sen. Scott Wagner, R-Spring Garden Township. There’s a campaign finance deadline Friday, so check back later for more info.

Wagner is running against Republican challenger Zachary Hearn in the May 20 primary.

Wagner won a March 18 special election to serve in the seat through November.

Wagner’s campaign received $56,786 in contributions from March 29 through Monday, most of which came from Wagner.  The campaign spent $64,394 during that period.

In all, Wagner has loaned his campaign $190,000 that’s outstanding.


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Are you a fan of Quantum Leap? And Pa. politics? Then this post is for you.

Are you a Quantum Leap fan? And interested in Pennsylvania politics?

Then, friends, this blog post is for you.

I watched the beginning of one of Katie McGinty‘s ads several times in a row to make sure I got the wording right for a quote.

After multiple viewings, something about that blue outline thing in the beginning started to seem very familiar.

McGinty is one of four Democratic candidates for governor.

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York County Commissioner Doug Hoke to be honored as Democrat of the Year



Josh Shapiro, a former state House member and a Montgomery County commissioner, will be the keynote speaker at a Democratic event tonight, according to a news release.

The 122nd Jefferson Jackson Dinner is taking place at the Holiday Inn on Loucks Road in West Manchester Township. The reception begins at 6 p.m.

York County Commissioner Doug Hoke will receive the Democrat of the Year award.

For more information, call 717-424-2747.

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Citizens Alliance of Pa. endorses Ernie Merisotis and Marc Woerner in House races

Republicans Ernie Merisotis and Marc Woerner have both been endorsed for the May 20 primary by the political action committee for Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania, the organization announced Thursday.

One of the goals of the conservative group is to elect people “who foreswear the trappings of office, particularly the state pension, while pressing for the re-enactment of term limits and part-time status for lawmakers.”

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Rob McCord says he never promoted outsourcing outside the borders of Pennsylvania

Last week, I spoke with state Treasurer Rob McCord in Lancaster about outsourcing, which has become a campaign issue. He denied ever promoting outsourcing outside the borders of Pennsylvania or the United States.

Here’s a look at the issue.

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The scene at Tom Wolf’s York campaign headquarters

Here are some videos:

Wolf is running against state Treasurer Rob McCord, former state environmental protection secretary Katie McGinty and U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz.

I spent some time with McCord and McGinty last week.

And here’s a profile of Schwartz from The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Oh, and here is something different. Anne Loeffler is a McCord campaign volunteer. We talked about polka dancing.

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Despite court ruling, Robert Guzzardi will stay on York County primary ballots













Robert Guzzardi’s name will still be appearing on GOP ballots in York County, the county’s director of elections and voter registration said Tuesday.

The Associated Press recently reported that the state Supreme Court ordered that Guzzardi’s name be removed from May 20 primary ballots.  That leaves Republican Gov. Tom Corbett without an official challenger for the primary.

But PennLive reported that some counties are taking Guzzardi’s name off, while some are keeping his name on.

York County is one of the counties that plans to keep Guzzardi on, said Nikki Suchanic, York County’s director of elections and voter registration.

“When you start removing names at this late date, I just don’t feel comfortable making the change without jeopardizing the ballot layout for another district,” Suchanic said.

Preparing the voting machines, programming the ballots, proofreading and delivering the machines usually takes about four weeks, she said.

She said York County has 159 precincts and 318 ballot layouts for the primary.

She said they’ll have a notice at each machine, letting Republican voters know about Guzzardi’s status.

So what happens if you vote for Guzzardi in York County?

Suchanic said she’ll count that as a write-in vote.

York County Commissioner Chris Reilly, a Republican, said the situation is “kind of a mess.” He supports Suchanic’s approach.

“My main concern is that the elections office is able to handle the situation, which it looks like they will be able to do,” Reilly said.  “…If they post a notice on the machine, that should cover everybody.”

Bob Wilson, chairman of the York County Republican Committee, said Guzzardi’s name being on the ballot may lead to some confusion. But he said Guzzardi always had little chance of winning York County.

“Tom Corbett will win York County, and the vast majority of all Republicans understand and recognize that Tom Corbett is the only Republican that will fend off any Democrat in the November election,” Wilson said.

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ACTION of PA’s York County chapter endorses Rep. Seth Grove and Kelly Henshaw

State Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township, and Republican Kelly Henshaw have been endorsed by ACTION of PA, according to a news release.

Grove is seeking re-election for the 196th state House seat. Republican Elizabeth Roberts is challenging him.

Henshaw is challenging state Rep. Stan Saylor, R-Windsor Township, for the 94th state House seat in the May 20 primary.

Full release, after the jump:

May 6, 2014, YORK, PA – ACTION of PA has announced its endorsed candidates for the May 20 Primary election.  They will be speaking at its “Vote Your Values Rally” on Friday evening at The Upper Room Missionary Church, 1401 Williams Road in Springettsbury Township starting at 7:00 PM.

For the 94th legislative district, ACTION of PA endorses Kelly Henshaw.  “Kelly is a real special candidate that doesn’t come around very often,” said Jay McKiernan, President of the York County Chapter.  “He not only agrees with us on our core principles of life, family, integrity, but he put his faith into action as a Red Lion Borough Council member.  We urge our members and friends to get behind him because we don’t know when an opportunity like this will come again.”

For the 196th legislative district, ACTION endorses State Representative Seth Grove for re-election.  “This endorsement acknowledges his longstanding and active commitment to the biblical principles of religious freedom, right to life, traditional marriage between one man and one woman, and personal moral character and integrity,” McKiernan said.  “State Representative Grove was recognized as our Statesman of the Year in 2010 because of his character under pressure and he hasn’t let us down.”

In the race for state representative in the 169th district: Leroy Wentz, Marc Woerner, and Kate Klunk are all rated as “acceptable.”  McKiernan explained, “The three agree with us on our core principles and each one would make a great representative for the people in the Hanover area.”

Candidates Ernie Merisotis and Kristin Hill are also rated as “acceptable” for state representative in the 93rd district.  The acceptable and endorsed candidates are invited to speak at Friday’s rally.

There is no admission charge for the “Vote Your Values Rally” on Friday. The keynote speaker is State Senator Mike Folmer, who represents the 48th district.  The event is free and the public is invited.

ACTION of PA York County Chapter has no position on Senate District 28 Primary or  uncontested local races.  On the state level, ACTION of PA endorsed Tom Corbett for re-election.

ACTION of PA is a pro-life, pro-family political action committee.  ACTION is an acronym for Americans for Christian Traditions In Our Nation.


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