Endorsement: Chrissy Houlahan for Congress

In this year’s race for the new and open Sixth Congressional District seat — a seat that now encompasses all of Chester County as well as the southern portion of Berks County — we have Democrat Chrissy Houlahan facing Republican Greg McCauley, both first-time candidates for office. Unlike the visceral, top of the ticket races for U.S. Senate and Governor, this race, thankfully, has been more...

Endorsement: Bob Casey Jr. for U.S. Senate

In looking at this year’s race for U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania has a choice between incumbent, two-term U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. and U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta. For most of his two terms in the Senate, Casey has been a moderate (like his father, he is opposed to legalized abortion, although he has strongly supported access to birth control and family planning services) and is often called out by...

Endorsement: Tom Wolf for Governor

With Pennsylvania continuing to be unable to function on a basic level — schools continue to be underfunded, our infrastructure continues to crumble from years of neglect and increasingly even State Police coverage is threatened for local communities — there was an opportunity for a bold, new vision to really address the commonwealth’s problems by a gubernatorial candidate this year. Unfortunately,...

Endorsement: Ellsworth for GOP Gov. nomination

Laura Ellsworth This year’s Republican primary for Governor has been an unprecedented mess, one that is bad for the commonwealth and the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. Candidates Paul Mango and Scott Wagner have waged a scorched-Earth battle — essentially handing Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf more than enough material to rout either — in a deeply personal and juvenile campaign for governor. ...

FOP, Chamber announce commissioner endorsements

Two high profile groups announced this week their endorsement of the current incumbents on the Chester County Board of Commissioners. Both the Chester County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #11 and Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry announced their endorsement of the reelection of Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline. Farrell and Kichline are Republicans...

The Times endorsements 2014: State Representative

Today, The Times, continues our formal endorsements of candidates, with six state Representative races today. We did not choose to make endorsements in every state house district in the county, in part as they are not primary coverage areas as yet, or we did not feel an endorsement was appropriate. Our endorsements started yesterday with Congressional candidates and wraps up with state Senate...

County, state, and US Chambers support Costello

Chester County, PA, US Chambers of Business and Industry announce support By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Ryan Costello addresses the small gathering at Victory Brewing. DOWNINGTOWN – The Chester County, Pennsylvania, and US Chambers of Business and Industry announced their support of Republican Congressional Candidate Ryan Costello at a press conference on Tuesday.   ...