Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania Governor Race"


FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, union organizers, students, and supporters for a $15 an hour wage march through the Oakland section Pittsburgh. Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
As the Primary Election Draws Near, Here’s Where the Governor Candidates Stand on Pa.’s Minimum Wage

Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have proposed an increase to the commonwealth’s minimum wage every year but the legislation never passes. With a new governor on the horizon, what is the future of the minimum wage in Pennsylvania?

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 state Sen. Doug Mastriano, (R-Franklin), speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
GOP Candidates for Governor Continue Spreading Trump’s ‘Big Lie’

A majority of the GOP candidates seeking the party’s gubernatorial nomination still back Trump and his “big lie,” leaving the future of elections in the commonwealth in peril.

Nche Zama takes part in during a forum for Republican candidates for governor of Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa., Friday, April 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Nche Zama is the Only GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Not Seeking Trump Endorsement

Republican gubernatorial candidate Nche Zama is the only potential nominee who isn’t looking for a Trump endorsement to boost his campaign.

Pennsylvania's Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro speaks to a crowd during his campaign launch address for Pennsylvania governor, in Pittsburgh. Shapiro, is breaking with Gov. Tom Wolf on the centerpiece of Wolf's plan to fight climate change amid the pushback it has received from influential building trades unions. Shapiro’s statement came as he prepared Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 to address union leaders from the pipeline trades who planned to question him about his position. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Democratic Gov Candidate Josh Shapiro Has More Campaign Cash Than GOP Field Combined

Currently, Democrat Josh Shapiro, the commonwealth’s Attorney General, has $12 million more cash on hand than all nine Republican candidates combined and recently reported a total of $4.5 million raised in the first quarter of 2022.

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 Race for Pennsylvania Governor, Then Enters Again

Jake Corman is out of the running for the GOP nomination for governor, leaving eight candidates on the May primary ballot.