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Open Primary for Lieutenant Governor – Meet the Democratic Candidates

In Harrisburg on February 10, the Democratic State Committee voted to accept an “open primary election” for Democratic Lieutenant Governor. This means the Party has endorsed no favorite, and it paves the way for 100 days of campaigning by the seven declared candidates for the office. That will be 100 days of road trips, chicken dinners, county party meetings, debates, and house parties for the seven declared candidates for the Constitutional officer that serves in Read more…

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PA Democratic State Chair, Vice Chair Resign

Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee members were informed on February 1, 2018, that Vice Chair Penny Gerber was stepping down due to “increasingly fragile” health. Members were alerted to expect to elect a new Vice Chair at the State Committee meeting scheduled to take place in Harrisburg on Saturday, February 10. Then came word on Groundhog’s Day that State Chair Marcel Groen was resigning after losing the support of Governor Wolf to continue as chairman. For Read more…

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Election 2018 Petitions Available for Pennsylvania Candidates

If you intend to run for office in 2018 (U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Senator in the General Assembly, Representative in the General Assembly, Democratic State Committee, or Cumberland County Democratic Committee) you will need a nominating petition to qualify for the ballot. Federal and State Office petitions may be obtained via this link. County specific offices – specifically the Cumberland County Democratic Committee – are obtained in person at the Bureau of Read more…

Gerrymandering! PA Supreme Court Orders New Congressional Maps be Drawn Immediately

Harrisburg, PA – On Monday, January 22, 2018, in a 4-3 decision in League of Women Voters, et al. v. the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al., the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the existing Pennsylvania Congressional Map adopted in 2011 under a Republican legislature and signed by Republican Governor Tom Corbett violated the State Constitution and state law. The Court ordered the General Assembly to immediately draw new maps no later than February 9, 2018. Read more…