Corbett makes final pitch in Chester County

GOP brings out heavy hitters to make argument for governor’s reelection By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Gov. Tom Corbett makes his case for reelection Monday at the Helicopter Museum in West Chester. The governor, who faces a tough reelection battle with Democrat Tom Wolf, was supported by a “who’s who” local, regional and statewide elected Republicans. WEST CHESTER...

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....

Could attacks on Pileggi doom Pa. GOP?

If Republicans move right, will they lose moderates — and control? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Is state Sen. Dominic Pileggi in danger of becoming a former Senate Majority leader? If you ask a couple of his fellow Republican senators, who have both issued scathing letters condemning the senator, yes. But Pileggi, who represents a large swath of southern Chester County, seems ready to seek another...

The silliest of silly seasons cranks up

Playing the Walker ‘blame game’ and hijinks in the Sixth race By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times It’s just one month until election day and the gloves have come off, from dueling ads (of questionable veracity at times), protests, endorsements, temper tantrums and worst of all: the lawyers have been unleashed. So, in other words, it’s a pretty typical October, when politics goes from...

County GOP says Corbett boosted ed. funding

County Republicans hold event to defend Governor’s education record By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Sheriff Bunny Welsh speaks at Monday’s press conference defending Gov. Corbett’s record on funding education. WEST CHESTER – At a press conference at the Historic Courthouse on Monday morning, Chester County Republicans said that under Gov. Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania has...

Op/Ed: Rendell (and Wolf) shouldn’t escape pension blame

By Kelly Lewis Kelly Lewis I have read about 5% of the noise surrounding the upcoming Governor’s race in Pennsylvania. As a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I’m always amazed at what issues become amplified, minimized, and often buried. Less than 1% of the voters will read this little note, but as a son of teachers, and a friend to many current and retired teachers,...

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, but...

The Times Poll: tell us who you support for governor

With election day looming less than two months away, we thought we’d take the pulse of our readers and see where they stand on this year’s gubernatorial race between Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democrat Tom Wolf in this year’s election. We’ll be running the poll on all five of our local news sites — and after a week, we’ll report back to you on the results, both...

Another tough week for Corbett

Will GOP turnout take a big hit? And ‘Donationgate’…yawn By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As Labor Day looms, we kick into high gear for the fall election, campaigns are gearing up with charges, counter charges — and in some races, what appears to be candidates distancing themselves from a certain Harrisburg office holder. That office holder is, of course, Gov. Tom Corbett, who...

GOP officials blast Wolf on tax returns

Farrell, Welsh and DiGiorgio call for 10 years of returns to be released By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times County Commssioner Terence Farrell criticizes Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf for failing to release the last 10 years of tax returns as well as records relating to his business as Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh and GOP party chair Val DiGiorgio look on, Tuesday. WEST CHESTER — A number...