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Midterm updates | Senate hopeful Fetterman getting pacemaker

May. 17, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

BRADDOCK, Pa. — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the leading contender in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, is getting a pacemaker following last week’s stroke. His campaign said Tuesday that Fetterman was “about to undergo a standard procedure” to get a...

2022 midterms: What to watch in primaries in 5 states

May. 17, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and...

Pennsylvania Senate hopeful Fetterman recovering from stroke

May. 15, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the leading Democrat in the state’s high-profile Senate contest, suffered a stroke just days before the primary election but was on his way to a “full recovery,” his campaign said on Sunday. The 52-year-old...

Trump scrambles to fend off Oz challenger in Pa. Senate race

May. 13, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sensing a threat in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race, Donald Trump issued a warning Thursday that surging Republican candidate Kathy Barnette would upend the GOP’s chances of holding the seat in November and urged voters to back his pick, celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet...

Election fraud claims thrive on Pennsylvania campaign trail

May. 04, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With two weeks until Pennsylvania's primary election, Republican candidates running for U.S. Senate and governor continue to sow doubts about the legitimacy of 2020's presidential election, showing the extent to which the GOP campaign trail remains in thrall to former...

Millionaire candidates pour cash into Ohio, Pa. Senate races

Apr. 28, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Millionaire candidates and billionaire investors are harnessing their considerable personal wealth to try to win competitive Republican primaries for open U.S. Senate seats in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Mike Gibbons, an Ohio investment banker, leads the pack of...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 27, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. April 21, 2022. Editorial: With recreational marijuana now legal in New Jersey, Pennsylvania should follow Rather than watch potential jobs and tax revenue migrate across the Delaware bridges, Pennsylvania should start its own...

Brainard wins Senate confirmation to be Fed's vice chair

Apr. 26, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Lael Brainard to a four-year term as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, elevating her to the Fed's No. 2 post in the midst of the central bank's toughest fight against inflation in four decades. Her confirmation...

Trump endorsement hovers over prime-time GOP Senate debate

Apr. 25, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Candidates for the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat charged into Monday night's live-televised prime-time debate with extra incentive to attack Mehmet Oz after the celebrity heart surgeon received former President Donald Trump's endorsement....

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 20, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice. April 16, 2022. Editorial: Legislators lose lease on patience Nearly 20 years ago, when state Sen. Ed Helfrick was asked why he thought it was appropriate to spend more than $600 of public money every month for his lease of a Mercedes-Benz...