Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrats and Republicans plan to work the polls, transport voters on this Election Day.
With just a day before the election, volunteers at the Republican campaign headquarters in Sewickley were making telephone calls and passing out campaign materials to supporters who stopped in. At the Democratic headquarters, volunteers at the Broad Street location were also still handing out campaign items and speaking to supporters as well. For both campaign offices, weeks of phone banking, door-to-door canvassing and political discussions have come down to today, Election Day. Their efforts are anything but over, as the polls open at 8 a.m. Alisa Lenhardt, Republican volunteer, said they plan to have volunteers out at every polling place, including 11 people at the St. Stephen's Church polls and 25 working at the campaign office at …
Monday, November 5, 2012
If cookie sales at the Ultimate Pastry Shop are any indicator, the race between President Obama and Governor Romney is too close to call.
If cookie sales at The Ultimate Pastry Shop in Sewickley are any indication, the race between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney is tight. Bakery owner Tina Echement said the pastry shop on Thursday began selling political sugar cookies that contain edible, caricature-like images of the candidates. Customers can either go for the portrait cookie that resembles their presidential pick or opt for the anti-cookie—one with a red slash across the initials of the undesired candidate. Election Day is the last day to purchase the cookies if you want your vote to be counted in the bakery's mock election. Store hours are 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Echement said people see them as a fun way to get involved in the elections. The bakery is …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The two offices are located within a block of each other in downtown Sewickley.
Obama for America-Pennsylvania held an ice cream social Friday night to usher in the opening of its new Democratic headquarters on Broad Street in Sewickley. A block away, on the corner of Beaver and Broad streets, the Sewickley Valley Republican Committee opened new campaign headquarters in the former pink & blue storefront. The Republican campaign office officially opened its doors on Monday. The two openings are a sure sign that the Nov. 6 election is moving closer, with the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney scheduled for 9 p.m. tonight. Both the Republican and Democratic campaign headquarters in Sewickley serve as hubs for the presidential race as well as local and state candidate races…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Rose was involved in Republican politics in Pennsylvania, including serving as a close adviser to former Governor Richard Thornburgh and as state finance co-chairman in 2004 for Bush-Cheney.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
J. Evans Rose, Jr. of Sewickley passed away Friday, July 20 at Villa St. Joseph, Baden. He was 80. Rose was a well-known fundraiser and strategist in local, state and national Republican circles as well as an attorney and former president of Sewickley Heights Council. He was a longtime adviser to Richard Thornburgh, the former governor of Pennsylvana and U.S. Attorney General. “Although he never ran for or held statewide office, Evans Rose was a giant in Pennsylvania Republican politics during the last 50 years," said Thornburgh, of Rosslyn Farms. "He was well-connected in Pennsylvania legal, business, political and civic circles, with a wide range of friends and admirers across the state.” He is the beloved husband of Patricia Rose and …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Republicans Tim Pawlenty and Bobby Jindal stopped Friday in Oakland on their bus tour of Pennsylvania and Ohio.
On Friday, Pittsburgh was a political playground, with both the Democratic and Republican parties rallying only hours apart from each other in Pittsburgh. U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair), former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stopped by Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland to show their support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. All three mainly spoke about jobs and the economy. Pawlenty and Jindal, both Republican vice presidential hopefuls, are touring Pennsylvania and Ohio on the tail of President Barack Obama, who appeared today at Carnegie Mellon University in Oakland as part of his “Betting on America” bus tour. During the rally, Murphy spoke out about the …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The vote to sue was strictly along party lines.
By a 2-1 vote, Allegheny County’s election board has decided to file a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law. The two Democrats, board chairman John DeFazio and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, voted to sue, while Republican Heather Heidelbaugh voted against the measure. The results of the vote were hardly surprising. Fitzgerald and several other key county Democrats already announced their intention to challenge the law. The law, sponsored by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Cranberry, requires voters to show photo identification before they vote at the polls. After a dry run in the April primary, it is scheduled to take effect for the Nov. 6 general election. The new Voter ID Act requires each elector who appears to…
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The candidate for the 37th State Senatorial District said voters are tired of negative campaigning.
One of the three candidate vying for the Republican nomination for the Pennsylvania’s 37th Senatorial District is pulling all of his negative advertising, and is asking his opponents to do the same. “After thoughtful consideration, I have decided to unilaterally pull any political advertisement that mentions either of my opponents names or their records,” said Mark Mustio in a statement issued Friday morning. “While I still believe that the records of public officials and candidates for public office should be subject to a certain degree of scrutiny during a campaign, that scrutiny should be balanced with an equal degree of decorum and respect. I believe the campaign for this seat has become imbalanced and for that reason I have decided…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Stay with Patch all day and night Tuesday as we provide updates on Wisconsin's presidential primary race and Republican hopeful Rick Santorum's election-night party at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North.