Pennsylvania GOP settles fight over contested race for chair

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party is trying to amicably settle a contested race for chairman between a candidate who had backing from top Trump campaign officials and a rival who previously had support from many Trump-aligned party activists.

Jul. 12, 2019 8:14 PM EDT
Pennsylvania primary features a couple high-profile matchups

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's primary election will decide nominees or officeholders for several high-profile offices, including mayor of the nation's sixth largest city and one of the state's 18 members of the U.

May. 12, 2019 9:13 AM EDT
Biden says Trump abused his office, ignored most Americans

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of abusing the powers of his office and ignoring everyone but his political base Monday in his first public rally as presidential candidate, arguing in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania that strengthening unions and promoting social and economic unity can restore Democrats to the White House.

Apr. 29, 2019 7:42 PM EDT
Pennsylvania commits to new voting machines, election audits

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is settling a vote-counting lawsuit stemming from the 2016 presidential election, in part by affirming a commitment it made previously to push Pennsylvania's counties to buy voting systems that leave a verifiable paper trail by 2020.

Nov. 29, 2018 10:24 PM EST
Candidates for governor spar over making tax returns public

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The candidate had just chided the media minutes earlier for not being tougher on his opponent when the moderator asked him what might be his least favorite campaign question: Why won't you release your tax returns?It wasn't a scene from the 2016 presidential race.

Sep. 20, 2018 11:35 AM EDT
Too close to call but Dem Lamb claims win in Pennsylvania

MT. LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A razor's edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold.

Mar. 14, 2018 4:38 AM EDT
PA race razor close; Dem Lamb claims win, GOP not conceding

MT. LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A razor's edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold.

Mar. 14, 2018 2:07 AM EDT
Trump: 'Steel and business' at stake in House election

TRAFFORD, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump invoked "steel and business" Monday as he and his son made a final push to sway voters in a special election for a Pennsylvania House seat that will reverberate nationally.

Mar. 12, 2018 1:05 PM EDT
Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district map

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.

Feb. 20, 2018 6:55 PM EST
Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Democrats on Saturday described a revised congressional district map being proposed by Republican leaders as too partisan, citing as evidence the results of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Feb. 10, 2018 7:40 PM EST
Recount efforts end: Trump wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the winner in contests that helped put him over the top in the Electoral College stakes.

Dec. 12, 2016 11:50 PM EST
Sen. Toomey expects congressional investigations of Clinton

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, in a neck-and-neck race to keep his seat in the presidential battleground of Pennsylvania, said Friday he expects Democrat Hillary Clinton will face congressional investigations next year if she becomes president.

Nov. 4, 2016 4:33 PM EDT
Pennsylvania GOP senator maintains mystery over Trump vote

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is staying mum on how he'll vote on the presidential ballot, despite being pressed repeatedly during a 10-minute television appearance Thursday as he seeks re-election in a neck-and-neck race with Democrat Katie McGinty in moderate Pennsylvania.

Nov. 3, 2016 1:20 PM EDT
Toomey's split strategy embraces Kaine and attacks Clinton

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, in a campaign pitch to moderate voters, has launched a TV ad that recounts praise from Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, but he also is on TV attacking Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in other parts of the state.

Oct. 26, 2016 7:25 PM EDT
McGinty, Toomey quarrel through final debate in Senate race

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty plowed through a fast-paced, final debate Monday night, as they shook off questions at times to focus exclusively on attacking their opponent in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck race.

Oct. 24, 2016 11:13 PM EDT
Pennsylvania's US Senate candidates spar over Trump, police

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty went after each other in their first debate, with him sharpening an attack accusing her of enriching herself with taxpayer money and her pressing him over his refusal to say whether he'll vote for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Oct. 17, 2016 5:33 PM EDT
Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year.

Aug. 27, 2016 10:57 AM EDT
Pennsylvania GOP delegates voice strong support for Trump

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A solid majority of Pennsylvania Republicans elected as delegates to the GOP's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland say they intend to vote for the candidate who won a thumping primary victory in their state — Donald Trump.

Apr. 30, 2016 2:43 AM EDT
Trump adds delegates in PA, strengthening path to nomination

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A day after sweeping five primaries, Donald Trump kept rolling Wednesday, picking up endorsements from an additional 33 delegates in Pennsylvania to give him a total of 80 percent of the number of delegates needed to win the Republican nomination.

Apr. 27, 2016 4:39 PM EDT
Voter party switching sows primary intrigue in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters are switching party affiliation in Pennsylvania at a rate not seen in years, if ever, as their chance to cast ballots in a competitive presidential primary election approaches.

Mar. 30, 2016 5:24 PM EDT