Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Schwartz names campaign staff for 2014 primary run at PA governor.
It's no secret that U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, (D-Montgomery), is making a run at the 2014 Pennsylvania's governor race. Now, the campaign staff isn't being kept quiet either. According to PoliticsPA, Schwatz has hired: 1. Rich Davis, Dixon/Davis Media Group 2. Pete Brodnitz, Benenson Strategy Group 3. Ed Peavy, Adnaan Muslim, Mark Bergman, Mission Control Inc. 4. Rachel Hirschberg, President, Berger Hirschberg Strategies 5. Pat Millham, Senior Advisor 6. Aubrey Montgomery, Finance Director 7. Reesa Kossoff, Communications Director 8. Neil Deegan, Political Director 9. Erin Gorman, Deputy Finance Director – National Fundraising For more information, including full bios on each staffer, visit the PoliticsPA story posted here.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) was given the 2013 ACT award.
Greater Valley Forge is thankful for the work she does, and the organization wanted her to know it. GVF's Executive Director Rob Henry and Assistant Director Maureen Farrell presented U.S. Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz (PA-13) with the 2013 ACT "Legislator of the Year" award for "her work in Congress to support transit funding, commuter benefits and infrastructure initiatives in Pennsylvania," according to a recent release from GVF's Carissa Bobenchik. The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) is a national organization, said Bobenchik, that "works to expand options for commuters and last week marked its seventh annual Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C." "As GVF advocates and promotes a viable transportation network for …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Pennsylvania State Senator hopes to succeed Allyson Schwartz in the 13th Congressional District seat in 2014.
Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach announced Tuesday that he will seek election to U.S. Congress in the 13th Congressional District in 2014, hoping to succeed Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D). Schwartz has announced her own intention to challenge incumbent Tom Corbett for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014. Leach, calling himself the “Liberal Lion of Pennsylvania” in a YouTube video announcing his candidacy, represents Norristown, Upper Merion, Conshohocken, and much of the Main Line area in the State Legislature. He said he is running for Congress to end injustice and discrimination, based on his experiences as a Jewish American and watching the civil rights struggle as a child, according to a letter on his website. Also, Leach learned from …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The local rep tells press 'It's my intention' to run in the 2014 race.
She admitted it. Allyson Schwartz told the Philadelphia Daily News "It is my intention" to run for governor against incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett. After months of speculating such, it is nearing the stages of being totally official. Schwartz, who currently serves as the U.S. Representative for the 13th District, which encompasses much of Montgomery County, said she plans to throw her hat into the ring for the 2014 race. The rep told USA Today that she is dissappointed in Corbett's term due to the "lack of leadership, vision and effectiveness of this governor." As Patch reported in February, the decision may make the county a hotbed for the future governor's race. As it stands, Bruce Castor, who serves as the minority Republican commissioner …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Toomey and Schwartz may not see eye-to-eye on looming sequester cuts.
Over the course of the week, Patch has outlined just a handful of the many departments in Montgomery County that may be impacted should sequester go into action. If Congress does nothing to change it, the automatic budget cuts will begin officially Thursday at midnight. With just a few more hours on the clock, a compromise is not likely. Pennsylvania politicians sure have their doubts. "I'm not sure the federal government has demonstrated it's qualified to teach financial literacy," said U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey during a conference call Wednesday. After the White House report was released, showing the impacts to Pennsylvania, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz said she blames Republicans in Congress for not cooperating. “The report confirms what we …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The former 7th district Congressman would not rule out a challenge to Republican incumbent Tom Corbett. He would join a crowded field.
Tuesday, February 19
Former Congressman Joe Sestak has not closed the door on a run for the Pa. governor's office in 2014. Sestak, who did not seek re-election to his 7th District seat in 2010, told the Delaware County Times on Tuesday that he wants to run for public office again, but would not be more specific. If Sestak does throw his hat in the ring for next year's Democratic primary, he could be joining a crowded field. 13th District Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, who has not publicly declared her candidacy but is said to be leaning towards a run, is widely regarded as the leading Democratic challenger to Republican incumbent Governor Tom Corbett, who has been plagued by weak polls and job approval ratings. State Treasurer Rob McCord is atop the pile of …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Two politicians from the county may face-off in a race for the state's seat.
Of course, nothing is set in stone just yet, but with phrases like "80 percent sure" and "pragmatism and practicality" being floated around, it is possible that Montgomery County may be home to a hot race in the 2014 Pennsylvania governor's race. Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor has not put a percentage on his desire to enter the race, but has said he is keeping a close eye on the current governor, Tom Corbett's actions in the second half of his term. "I'm not going to run just to make a splash. I want Pennsylvania to go down the right path," Castor said in an interview with Pennsylvania Cable Network, covered by Patch in January. "I want Pennsylvania to be a conservative state, but with pragmatism and practicality. I don't see …
Two politicians from the county may face-off in a race for the state's seat: Republican Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr. and Democratic Pennsylvania Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The former Pennsylvania State senator unofficially beat Republican challenger Joe Rooney
Update 12:05 a.m. Wednesday Incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has unofficially won re-election as U.S. Representative in the 13th Congressional District in Pennsylvania. The former state senator garnered 113,268 unofficial votes in Montgomery County alone versus Rooney's 59,369 unofficial votes, according to county records. She initially won election to her post in 2004, fulfilling Joe Hoeffel's seat. She was challenged unsuccessfully in prior elections by Melissa Brown, "The Apprentice 2" competitor Raj Bhakta, Marina Kats and Dee Adcock. The 13th District includes precincts in Northeast Philadelphia and suburbs of Montgomery County. In the North Penn area, the 13th District covers Hatfield Township 5-2, Lansdale Borough…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Schwartz, Rooney answered questions selected by a seniors community in Lower Gwynedd.
Friday, October 5, 2012
The two candidates for Congress from Pennsylvania's 13th District faced off over the economy, health care, and other national issues in a forum at Foulkeways in Lower Gwynedd on Thursday evening. The Lansdale Reporter reports that four-term Democratic incumbent Allyson Schwartz and Republican challenger Joe Rooney gave timed answers to an identical series of 14 questions selected by the "Current Issues Committee" at Foulkeways and posed to the candidates by moderator Wes Shirk. Schwartz said she would favor increasing taxes on Americans earning more than $250,000 per year and defended her involvement in the drafting and passage of the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as "ObamaCare," two years ago. Rooney, a former Marine pilot who …