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...

Yup, it’s ‘Lawyers, Guns and Money’ time

Could the unthinkable happen in Unionville on Election Day? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times It’s not even Labor Day yet and Election 2016 is already deeply into weeds of crazy, with apparent Russian Intelligence hackers seeking to impact two local congressional races, the local Corporate Republican Liberation Front is up to its old tricks and once unthinkable scenarios are now entirely plausible...

Op/Ed: We need leadership on gun violence

By Mike Parrish, Candidate, U.S. Representative, 6th District Mike Parrish I am a gun owner and proud supporter of our Second Amendment. As an Army veteran who served in Desert Storm, I have extensive training on how to responsibly use, care for, and safely store firearms. I have also seen first hand the damage that guns can do. In the aftermath of the shocking Orlando shooting by a radical domestic...

State campaign finance Website is a fiasco

‘New and improved’ site less useful that HealthCare.gov By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times And they said HealthCare.gov is bad. Try spending some quality time searching campaign finance reports on the Pennsylvania Department of State. I did this past week, as Tuesday was the always dreaded deadline for the Cycle 1 campaign finance report that has to be filed for state legislative candidates,...

Parrish withdraws from 6th race

Trivedi is spared primary fight, will take on Costello in Nov. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Mike Parrish, who had been a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 6th Congressional District, announced he would suspend his campaign and support rival Mana Trivedi against Republican Ryan Costello. Mike Parrish, who had been challenging Manan Trivedi for the Democratic nomination for the 6th Congressional...

Trivedi ready for third shot at 6th race

Democrat sought seat in 2010, 2012, but likes chances with seat open By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times After a pair of bruising runs against Jim Gerlach for the Sixth Ditrict Congressional seat, it looked like Manan Trivedi had had enough. The 39-year-old physician and Navy veteran made a pair of spirited runs against Gerlach, a well-funded incumbent in 2010 and 2012 and both fell short. As things...

It’s official: Costello will run for 6th seat

Sitting County Commissioner announces run for Congress By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Ryan Costello Chester County Commissioner Ryan Costello announced formally, Wednesday morning, that he would seek the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach. The West Chester Republican faces a somewhat less complicated run to the Republican nomination after yesterday’s announcement...

Costello-DiGiorgio battle could have wide-ranging impact

Gerlach’s decision not to seek reelection touches off primary fight By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times That shattering and creaking sound you heard this week wasn’t from the extreme cold (unless you were near my nearly half-century old bones), but what would appear to be the shattering of a fragile unity among Chester County Republicans. When Jim Gerlach announced Monday that he would not...