Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pa. business group endorses Tom Quigley in state House race

We must be getting close to Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania.

PEG PAC, the affiliated political action committee of the Pennsylvania Business Council  and the state's oldest pro-business PAC, issued the following press release endorsing  seven incumbent members of the state House for re-election – three Republicans and four Democrats.

PEG PAC endorsed:
     GOP incumbents Mike Fleck (81st) of Huntingdon County, Seth Grove (196th) of York County and Karen Boback (117th) of Luzerne County; and,

    Democratic incumbents Margo Davidson (164th) of Delaware County, Patty Kim (103rd) of Dauphin County, Jake Wheatley (19th) of Allegheny County and Jim Roebuck (188th) of Philadelphia.
  
"These seven House members all supported both the recent Transportation overhaul legislation and the 'Apology' bill, a tort reform measure which prohibits plaintiffs from using most physician apologies against them in court," said PBC President & CEO David W. Patti.  All but Fleck are engaged in competitive primaries – his primary opponent was recently removed from the May ballot.

 In addition, PEG PAC backed three GOP candidates in House districts across the state:

   Republican Jason Ortitay, a small business owner and member of the Burgettstown Area Community Development Corporation, from the 46th District in Washington and Allegheny counties who is vying to take on incumbent Rep. Jessie White;

  East Marlborough Township Supervisor and former Chairman of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, Republican Cuyler Walker, business owner and Partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, running in the open 158th District in southern Chester County; and,

   Former Rep. Tom Quigley, running to reclaim his seat in the 146th District in Montgomery County.

"We believe Ortitay, Walker and Quigley will be strong pro-business voices in the state House," said Patti, who noted that all of the candidates also received a financial contribution from PEG PAC.

More about PEG PAC: Since its founding in 1972, PEG PAC has worked to build a better Pennsylvania by electing candidates for office who offer the best capacity to create and sustain a better Pennsylvania. PEG PAC supports candidates who are best for the business community without regard to political party membership. PEG PAC supports candidates for office with financial contributions, campaign consulting, and grassroots action.

Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, May 20.

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Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason issued the following statement on the fourth anniversary of the disastrous Obamacare plan passed by Congressional Democrats:
"Four years ago, President Obama and the Democrats rammed through legislation which created health care insecurity for millions of Americans and caused 250,000 Pennsylvanians to lose their health care coverage," Gleason said. "Over the course of the past four years, Pennsylvanians have watched as Obamacare has hurt small businesses, costs jobs and separated families from their doctors. It seems like each time we pull back a layer of the Obamacare law, there is another disastrous consequence.

"Now, President Obama and the Democrats are ignoring the Constitution and delaying provisions of ObamaCare by fiat for blatant partisan political gain. No matter how hard the Democrats wish away their role in Obamacare, voters will hold them accountable for their role in this mess in November."

According to the Governor's Office, more than 250,000 Pennsylvanians have lost their health care coverage due to ObamaCare. (Office of the Governor, "Governor Corbett Calls on President Obama for Permanent Solutions to Affordable Care Act Issues and to Protect Pennsylvanians' Health Care," 11/14/13)
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the fourth anniversary of Obamacare.
“Four years ago, President Obama and the Democrats rammed through legislation which created health care insecurity for millions of Americans and caused 250,000 Pennsylvanians to lose their health care coverage,” Gleason said. “Over the course of the past four years, Pennsylvanians have watched as Obamacare has hurt small businesses, costs jobs and separated families from their doctors. It seems like each time we pull back a layer of the Obamacare law, there is another disastrous consequence.
“Now, President Obama and the Democrats are ignoring the Constitution and delaying provisions of ObamaCare by fiat for blatant partisan political gain. No matter how hard the Democrats wish away their role in Obamacare, voters will hold them accountable for their role in this mess in November.”
According to the Governor’s Office, more than 250,000 Pennsylvanians have lost their health care coverage due to ObamaCare. (Office of the Governor, “Governor Corbett Calls on President Obama for Permanent Solutions to Affordable Care Act Issues and to Protect Pennsylvanians’ Health Care,” 11/14/13)
- See more at: http://www.pagop.org/2014/03/chairman-gleason-releases-statement-fourth-anniversary-obamacare/#sthash.hg4GyPl8.dpuf

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Today's special election in Florida was widely seen as a referendum on Obamacare. Judging from the results, it's not going to be a good year for Congressional Democrats who have to run with the Obamacare albatross around their necks in November.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Joe Biden is that rare combination of arrogance and ignorance that makes him a perfect fit for the Democratic Party.

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Al Gore weighs in on Pennsylvania governor's race

Here's a case where an endorsement could end up costing the candidate votes.

Global Warming charlatan Al Gore wants Pennsylvania residents to elect Democrat Katie McGinty as governor.

McGinty is one of eight Democrats seeking their party's nomination to run against incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett.

Her ties to Gore go back to the 1980s. McGinty was environmental adviser to Gore's unsuccessful 2000 presidential campaign. Before that, McGinty spent a decade working in Washington, D.C., both in Gore’s Senate office, which she joined in 1989, and for the Clinton White House, most notably as chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, according to The Associated Press.

My advice to McGinty: I wouldn't brag too much about Gore's endorsement, especially as Pennsylvania residents are still digging out from all this global warming.

Gore endorses McGinty in Pa. governor's race

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chester County GOP endorses Ryan Costello for Congress

No surprise here. Chester County's favorite son, Ryan Costello, has been endorsed by the Chester County Republican Committee in his bid for Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District seat.

Costello, currently chairman of the Chester County Board of Commissioners, is attempting to succeed fellow Republican Jim Gerlach (also a Chester County resident.)

Gerlach, who first won the 6th District seat in 2002, announced earlier this year that he will not see re-election.

In addition to his duties as county commissioner, Costello is an attorney in Phoenixville, Pa.

This is a press release issued Wednesday night:
WEST CHESTER, PA – Ryan Costello received the formal endorsement of the Republican Committee of Chester County in his campaign for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional following a vote this evening by rank and file members of the party at a nominating convention in West Chester.  Costello currently serves as Chairman of the Chester County Board of Commissioners.

"It is an honor to have the endorsement and support of the committee people of Chester County," said Costello.  "As a Member of Congress, I will work to keep taxes low, control government spending, and promote continued economic growth in our region. We need to get our country back on track and restore a national sense of optimism about the future direction of America.  That means we need elected officials who are going to put the interests of the American people first.

"I appreciate the confidence that the committee people have placed in me, and I want to especially thank Chairman Val DiGiorgio for his leadership of the committee." said Costello. "Just as important, I appreciate all of the hard work they do year in year out to help communicate the Republican ideals of fiscal responsibility and limited government to voters.  Their support and dedication is going to be a key factor in the weeks and months to come as this campaign heats up."
Costello is the only Republican seeking the Republican nod in the 6th Congressional District. Two Democrats have also announced.

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