Stories tagged: "Lou Barletta"


Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, speaks during a Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Jake Corman Exits GOP Race For Governor

After announcing last month that he was exiting the governor’s race, only to throw his hat back in the ring several hours later, the president pro tempore of the state Senate announced Thursday that he was ending his campaign and endorsing rival candidate Lou Barletta.

Abortion rights activist demonstrate at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Here’s Where The Candidates in the Governor’s Race Stand on Abortion

If the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the decision on abortion rights will be determined at the state level. In Pennsylvania, what exactly that means might just come down to who is elected governor in November.

FILE—In this file photo from April 2, 2022, George Bochetto, Kathy Barnette, Mehmet Oz, Jeffrey Lord, Rose Tennent, John Gizzie, Jeff Bartos, Carla Sands, and Lowman Henry pose for a photograph during a forum for Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa. Republicans have made anger over the 2020 election a staple of this year's mid-term primary campaigns as Democrats appear prepared to tie them to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, contending that Republican-sponsored election legislation is an attack on voting rights. Pennsylvania's primary election is May 17. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Talk of Election Fraud is Alive and Well on the Pennsylvania Campaign Trail, But Will it Work?

While Republicans have made anger over the 2020 election a staple of this year's midterm primary campaigns to appeal to Trump-loyal GOP voters, such messages could be a liability in fall's general election campaign, pollsters say.

In this April 1, 2022 photo combination shown from top left are Lou Barletta, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, Bill McSwain and David White at a forum for Republican candidates for governor of Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa. The four are scheduled to meet in Harrisburg, Pa., for a debate on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Leaders of the GOP Pack in Governor’s Race Take Their Anti-Abortion, Pro-Gun Talking Points to TV

Wednesday’s televised debate featured the top four candidates pledging to stamp out reproductive rights and pass pro-gun laws in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro speaks to a crowd with the city behind him during his campaign launch address for Pennsylvania governor, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Who Will be the Next Governor of Pennsylvania? Meet the Candidates.

With current Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf unable to run due to term limits, the governor seat is up for grabs. As the last line of defense against policies that are detrimental to Pennsylvanians, the 2022 governor race is extremely important and affects every resident of the state.

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2021 file photo, state senator Jake Corman (R-Centre), speaks during a Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Looks Like Another PA Republican is Joining the Governor’s Race

An already crowded GOP field could grow with Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman’s expected announcement that he is running for governor.

US Attorney William McSwain pauses during a news conference at the Lancaster County Courthouse in July 2019. McSwain, the top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia appointed by Donald Trump, has written to the former president to seek his endorsement in a crowded Republican primary race to run for governor in next year's election. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
Former Prosecutor Seeks Trump’s Endorsement in Run for Governor

Congressman Lou Barletta is also seeking the former president's endorsement, and state Sen. Doug Mastriano has said Trump asked him to run.