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First GOP Challenger Enters PA's US Senate Race

Feb 28, 2017
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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A Republican state lawmaker has jumped into Pennsylvania's 2018 US Senate race. Representative Rick Saccone of Allegheny County held an official announcement conference in the Capitol rotunda on Monday. 

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - A nationwide protest movement applying pressure on lawmakers to resist President Donald Trump's agenda has reached central and northern New York. The coordinated campaigns are starting to target local members of congress by pressuring them to hold town hall meetings. 

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A Democratic state lawmaker is calling on Governor Tom Wolf’s administration to modernize Pennsylvania’s archaic campaign finance website. Rep. Greg Vitali (D- Delaware) says updating the site would go a long way toward transparency. Vitali recently published a report on the natural gas industry, showing what he describes as its outsized political influence in Harrisburg. 

What's Next For Pennsylvania's Democrats?

Feb 14, 2017
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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The 2016 general election wasn't too kind to Democrats in the Keystone State. Not only did the commonwealth go red in the presidential election for the first time since 1988, Republicans gained their biggest majorities in the state House and Senate since the Eisenhower administration. 

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A faction of breakaway Democrats in the state Senate has been gaining members lately, but they are now facing a backlash, including raucous opposition at meetings in their districts. 

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ALBANY (WSKG) - New York State Senate Leader John Flanagan said he’s not running for governor right now, but in an interview with New York state public radio and television, he admitted that he’s thought about it from time to time. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The 2018 gubernatorial race is in its very early stages, and its two declared candidates are already making moves to get their campaigns rolling. 

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(Keystone Crossroads) In the weeks since the November election, Pennsylvania has been the subject of much discussion. Buoyed by the bright blue cities on either side, the state had voted Democrat in every presidential election since 1986. This year, it was one of the states that swung red and pushed Donald Trump into the White House. 

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Hundreds of thousands of people are headed to D.C. for the inauguration and for the Women’s March on Washington. WSKG caught up with one group in the Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania as they prepared for the voyage. 

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Matt Pacifico doesn't look like a typical mayor. He's young and hip, with an earring, and a stormtrooper helmet behind his desk. When Pacifico first ran for mayor of Altoona four years ago, he'd never held elected office, though he did have experience running a successful family business — "except I did it before Donald Trump made it cool."  

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