Comey firing raises the stakes for 2018 elections

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just when the healthcare mess seemed ready to drown our local Congressvictims in a Jonestown Flood like deluge, President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, Tuesday, swooped in and saved them by changing the subject. And by saving them, I mean sparing them from a looming electoral firing squad by hitting them with a flaming asteroid. While Pennsylvania’s...

Chester Co.: Where men are men and the congressmen are nervous

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times That loud sigh of relief you might be hearing is coming from our three local members of Congress — Ryan Costello (R-6), Pat Meehan (R-7) and Lloyd Smucker (R-16) — when it became clearer that the White House wouldn’t force a vote on the revised replacement for the Affordable Care Act this coming week. While the text of the revised legislation isn’t out,...

Dems mailer crossed the line in 158th race

Both parties deserve hit for tone and conduct of 2016 campaign By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times And so, finally, it comes to an end. There’s little glory to be had by either party — whether you look at the national operations, or the local county parties — as no one has much to be proud of for the their conduct and willful deceptions in advertising. While there is a price to be paid for...

Letter: Hogan should recuse himself rom Roe investigation

To The Editor, Last week, the Chester County Democrats filed a complaint providing serious and concrete evidence that Republican Candidate Eric Roe has committed voter fraud. Following the appropriate legal avenues, they filed a complaint detailing Roe’s years of living in Washington D.C. and overseas both with the Chester County District Attorney and the Attorney General’s office, whose offices...

Chesco GOP hits Rzucidlo over mailers, story quotes

WEST CHESTER – Chairman Val DiGiorgio blasts the local Democratic Party and candidate Susan Rzucidlo for a mailer that hit homes of Chester County voters today that falsely attributes quotes to a local news source when it was actually a quote from a press release that the Democratic Committee of Chester County generated themselves. Chairman Val DiGiorgio stated, “This is an unethical and disgraceful...

Things heating up in final days of election season

With 10 to go, intensity picks up; pension efforts fail again By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Well, we’re getting down to the end of it, just 10 more days and Election 2016 will in the history books. And make no mistake, it will be one for the history books. Or maybe, the horror section. And no, don’t ask me to email it to you. From filing what appear to be criminal charges against a state...

Democrats charge Roe with voter fraud over residency

GOP calls charges ‘ridiculous’ By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times WEST CHESTER — The Chairman of the Chester County Democratic Party has filed voter fraud charges against Eric Roe, the Republican candidate for state house in the 158th District, alleging that Roe knowingly ran for State Representative, despite not meeting the commonwealth’s residency requirements. The Democrats filed...

Candidate Q&A: Eric Roe, 158th State House District

Eric Roe Editor’s Note: Once again, we posed the same nine questions to our legislative candidates and offered to publish them without edits or modification to allow our readers to get an unfiltered view of their positions on some of the top issues of the day in Pennsylvania. We will run the answers of all of the candidates for a given race at the same time — assuming all have responded. 1....

Letter: Nothing but lies from Eric Roe

To The Editor, In this election season, we’ve been inundated with lies from both parties at the top of the ticket. I had hoped that this local campaign would have been run on the issues, but that has not been the case. Today I am calling out my opponent Eric Roe for blatantly and repeatedly lying about my positions. I have gone on record in newspapers as well as on my Facebook posts that I DID...

Letter: Voters have a clear choice in the 158th

To the Editor, The voters in the PA House 158th district will be choosing a new state representative on November 8th, since Chris Ross is retiring.  We have been waiting for many months to see and read Republican candidate Eric Roe’s positions.  Finally, his campaign published three position papers, on “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” On Oct 2nd his Party or his handlers...