Chester County Democrats enjoy local Tsunami

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County’s  Democrats made strong gains in legislative races Tuesday, winning a clear majority of State House seats and picking up a pair of state Senate seats — not to mention electing a Democrat to represent the entire county in 2019 as well as electing another Democrat to serve the southern part of the county almost immediately. While the “Blue...

Rafferty to run for Attorney General

State Sen. John Rafferty (R-44) State Sen. John Rafferty (R-44) — who represents parts of Chester County — announced Wednesday he would run for state Attorney General in 2016. The post is currently held by Kathleen Kane, a Democrat. Rafferty made his announcement in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania State Troopers Headquarters in part to highlight a number of high-profile endorsements he received...

Wolf’s budget proposal brings out the silly from both sides

And…York area senator trash talks our senators, again By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times It was a bit frosty in Harrisburg this week — and I don’t just mean the “my gosh will this awful winter ever end” kind of frosty, but a less than warm reception to Gov. Tom Wolf’s first budget proposal and, because it is the time for giving (at least to political columnists), more Republican...

The Times endorsements: Governor & State Senate

This represents the final installment of The Times’ first-ever political endorsements. Friday, we offered our take on the U.S. Congressional races and Saturday we offered our thoughts on six state representative races in Chester. We welcome your comments and thoughts.   Governor: Tom Wolf Barring a meteorite strike, Tom Wolf is almost certainly going to be the next governor of Pennsylvania....

Numbers, both in polls and finance reports tell a story

While Corbett’s numbers suggest a Democratic opportunity, can they raise enough $$ to take advantage? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Not to beat a dead horse, but there are even more bad poll numbers this week to make even the stoutest of Republicans more than a tad worried about not just the fate of Gov. Tom Corbett, but whether an electoral tsunami could hurt down-ballot candidates,...

Cozzone announces run for 44th Senate seat

County commissioner plans to take on two-term Sen. Rafferty By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Kathi Cozzone UWCHLAN — Just weeks after opting not to run for Congress, County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone announced plans to run for the state Senate against long-time incumbent Sen. John Rafferty in the 44th District. Cozzone, a county commissioner since 2007, said she was motivated by the state government...