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FITZPATRICK SILENT ON GOP LEADERSHIP FIGHT OVER BIG LIE

PENNSYLVANIA — Brain Fitzpatrick is nowhere to be found in the GOP Leadership fight.   After tweeting Trump “lit the flame” and “owns responsibility” for the insurrection, Fitzpatrick refused to hold him accountable – voting against impeachment.   Now, as Trump rolls over the GOP and his Big Lie is adopted as a requirement for GOP leadership, ... Read more

MANUFACTURING AND UNIONS: WHY PENNSYLVANIA NEEDS THE AMERICAN JOBS PLAN

PENNSYLVANIA — President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan (AJP) will strengthen our economy by improving American manufacturing and creating more good-paying union jobs in the Keystone State.   More than nine percent (565,000) of Pennsylvania’s workforce is in manufacturing, accounting for about 11% of the state’s total economic output. The American Jobs Plan will strengthen  manufacturing ... Read more

ICYMI: NEW REPORTS DETAIL DOUG MASTRIANO’S INVOLVEMENT IN CAPITOL INSURRECTION

Confirmed Capitol attackers rode buses paid for by Mastriano — who remained at the Capitol as violence escalated PENNSYLVANIA — This week, new details emerged surrounding QAnon sympathizer and likely gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano’s ties to the January 6 insurrection. According to an extensive piece in the New Yorker on Mastriano’s extremism, the buses paid ... Read more

PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY STATEMENT ON APRIL UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Spokesperson Rosie Lapowsky issued the following statement after today’s announcement that the U.S. economy gained 266,000 jobs last month and the nation’s unemployment rate changed to 6.1%: “This morning’s latest employment numbers highlight once again the urgent need for Congress to pass the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan. We’ve ... Read more

DOUG MASTRIANO PLANS FUNDRAISER WITH RUDY GIULIANI FOR “POTENTIAL RUN FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE” AS REPUBLICANS EMBRACE TRUMP’S BIG LIE

Republicans continue to embrace the “super MAGA Trump” primary. Pennsylvanians deserve to know where the candidates stand. PENNSYLVANIA — As Republicans across the country embrace Trump and double down on his Big Lie, Pennsylvania state Senator Doug Mastriano announced a fundraiser with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, just one week after the FBI raided his New ... Read more

CHRIS CHERMAK’S TOP ADVISOR PEDDLES INFLUENCE WITH THE CANDIDATES HE HELPS TO WIN

PENNSYLVANIA — Earlier this week, Spotlight PA reported that Republican Senate Leader Jake Corman is under scrutiny for his close ties to Harrisburg consultant Ray Zaborney, whose firms known as the Mavericks “have the market cornered” on shady lobbying practices in Harrisburg. Spotlight PA notes that the Mavericks “fundraise for elected officials, run their political ... Read more

PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY ANNOUNCES EXPANDED COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

PHILADELPHIA — Today, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party announced they’ve expanded their communications team, bringing on Jack Doyle as Senior Communications Advisor and Rosie Lapowsky as Deputy Communications Director. Doyle will be focused on the 2022 U.S. Senate race, specifically holding the Republican Senate candidates accountable throughout what is shaping up to be a long and ... Read more

ICYMI: ERIE TIMES-NEWS: HARRISBURG REPUBLICANS BLOCKING DEMOCRATS’ PLANS TO ENSURE PA FAMILIES RECEIVE FULL AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN RELIEF

PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania will receive more than $7 billion in state relief funds thanks to the American Rescue plan that congressional Democrats passed in March, but Harrisburg Republicans refuse to make a plan to spend it. The Erie Times-News report highlights that although Democrats in the legislature have crafted a Pennsylvania Rescue Plan to distribute ... Read more

ICYMI: CNN: OPENING CHAPTER OF BIDEN PRESIDENCY MARKED BY “SOUNDS OF OPTIMISM AND SIGNS OF RECOVERY” IN CRUCIAL PA COUNTY

PENNSYLVANIA — Marking 100 days of the Biden presidency, CNN spoke to voters in Northampton County who feel “an unmistakable era of calm” thanks to the president’s leadership. Local residents, who swung for Trump in 2016 and Biden in 2020, say there is broad bipartisan support for Biden’s American Rescue Plan and the much-needed relief ... Read more

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