Wagner apologizes in farewell address to Senate as focus turns to general election

Wagner apologizes in farewell address to Senate as focus turns to general election

Wagner, who won the GOP primary in mid-May over health care consultant Paul Mango and attorney Laura Ellsworth, gave a subdued, conciliatory farewell address on the Senate Floor to mark the day.

In it, he celebrated his surprising arrival via a write-in victory in a 2014 special election, and thanked his colleagues on both sides of the aisle for working with him on myriad issues. He also apologized for times when his fiery personality may have caused offense.
Monday, June 4, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Wagner to resign seat Monday to focus on governor's race

Wagner to resign seat Monday to focus on governor's race

Wagner’s resignation, first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, was confirmed this evening by his campaign spokesperson Andrew Romeo.

“[Wagner] realizes that the way he can bring about the most change and do the most good for the commonwealth is to devote all his time and energy toward getting elected governor and giving Pennsylvanians a different choice,” Romeo said in an email.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views

Tweets of the Week - May 14, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, May 18, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
What did well in primaries? Female candidates and anger at incumbents

What did well in primaries? Female candidates and anger at incumbents

The penchant of Pennsylvania’s primary voters for outsiders and women over sitting incumbents fueled the day’s state House outcomes, according to politicos.

Four legislative incumbents lost on an election day that also saw Republican gubernatorial candidates finish their race to out-outsider each other, and sitting Lt. Gov. Mike Stack losing his primary to tattooed progressive Braddock Mayor John Fetterman.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
2018 Primary Election Live Blog

2018 Primary Election Live Blog

It's primary day, and The PLS Reporter will be keeping track of the action as it happens. Expect intermittent updates from polling places across the Commonwealth as well as live tracking and analysis of the races as they come in tonight.

Last updated at 12:13 a.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
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