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GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map

Feb. 22, 2018 7:18 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court overstepped its authority in drawing new congressional district lines and did not give state lawmakers enough time to produce a map of their own, eight Republican congressmen said in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The complaint in Harrisburg federal court...

Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district map

Feb. 20, 2018 6:56 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Encouraged by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts and the odds that a federal court could block them. Republican members...

Open or contorted US House districts may see biggest changes

Feb. 11, 2018 11:49 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's high court last month became the first state court to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering, a decision that has ignited a scramble to redraw district boundaries as dozens of candidates watch and wait. Now, the boundaries for Pennsylvania's...

Pennsylvania GOP endorses candidates identified with Trump

Feb. 10, 2018 2:08 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party on Saturday endorsed candidates who are closely identified with President Donald Trump to run in contested primaries to challenge the state's two leading Democrats, Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. The endorsements of gubernatorial candidate...

Philly congressman Brady won't seek another term

Jan. 31, 2018 4:09 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bob Brady of Philadelphia, a plainspoken former carpenter who has served as the city's Democratic Party boss for 30 years, announced Wednesday he will not seek another term in Congress, insisting he's retiring to spend more time with his family and not because of a corruption...

Republicans seeing lion's share of turnover in Legislature

Jan. 27, 2018 11:03 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Retirements and other departures are poised to hit Republicans in the Pennsylvania Legislature particularly hard this year, as most of those who have already announced they are leaving belong to the GOP. The party that has wielded broad power in the General Assembly in recent years,...

Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House races

Jan. 15, 2018 12:37 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lots of people want to run for Congress in Pennsylvania this year, but they may not yet know which district they live in. The prospect that the state Supreme Court could decide a high-profile gerrymandering case by ordering new boundaries for Pennsylvania's 18 congressional...

Casey reports $8.6M in cash for US Senate re-election bid

Jan. 12, 2018 7:02 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey reports that he's heading into his re-election year with $8.6 million in campaign cash, easily leading his rivals. Casey's campaign reported the tally Friday. Jan. 31 is the deadline to give full campaign finance reports to the Federal Election...

Ex-drug prosecutor and cop seeks Barletta's seat in Congress

Jan. 8, 2018 5:47 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former drug prosecutor who once ran for state attorney general is entering the field vying to succeed Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta in 2019. Joe Peters announced Monday that he'll seek the Republican Party's nomination to run for Pennsylvania's 11th District seat in Congress....