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Wolf visits Chester's STEM High School, promises better state funding for education

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:19am -- jevans

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times

Thursday, September 18, 2014

CHESTER — Tom Wolf sat amid a group of 15 Chester Upland students Thursday morning, inquiring about their experience at the school district’s STEM High School.

One student told Wolf she has received a good education, but that Chester Upland could do more with greater financial resources.

“Did the administrators put you up to saying that?” joked Wolf, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

Candidate Spotlight: Leanne Krueger-Braneky

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:08pm -- jevans

As the mother of a young son and a tireless advocate for small business, Leanne Krueger-Braneky has seen first hand how the failed leadership of Governor Tom Corbett and the Republican legislature in Harrisburg has affected local communities across Pennsylvania -- and that's why she's running for state representative in the 161st district in Delaware County.

Eyes on Prize: McGarrigle and Kane set to square off for Pa. Senate 26th District seat

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:12pm -- jevans

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times

Tom McGarrigle sat at a wooden desk Wednesday night, a green campaign banner hanging behind him and a landline phone sitting before him. His task: complete a series of campaign calls from his headquarters, located in the bowels of a Springfield office building.

The following morning, John Kane slipped into his own campaign office, a former consignment shop in Clifton Heights. Dressed in dark slacks and a white, buttoned-down shirt, he sipped coffee as he prepared for a busy day of campaigning.

Poll: Voters don’t tune into Corbett’s TV attacks on Wolf

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:54am -- jevans

CHRIS BRENNAN, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER BRENNAC@PHILLYNEWS.COM, 215-854-5973

A SUMMER WAVE of negative television ads has not nudged the needle at all for Gov. Corbett in his bid for a second term against Democrat Tom Wolf.

A Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll being released today shows Wolf holding a comfortable 25-point lead on Corbett, 49 percent to 24 percent, with 25 percent undecided. That's virtually unchanged since Franklin & Marshall's last poll in late June.

Delco district at ground zero in state Senate battle

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:01am -- jevans

By Tom Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer

August 24, 2014

John Kane, a plumbers' union leader and Democrat running for state Senate, was knocking on doors on both sides of Thorndale Road in Aldan, Delaware County, hustling on a hot Sunday afternoon.

"How you makin' out?" he'd begin when someone answered.

"Do you have a death wish?" one man joked as he took the proffered brochure, referring to the county Republican organization's century-long dominance in most local races.

This year, in little places like Aldan, big things are at stake.

Candidate Spotlight: Vince Rongione

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:55pm -- jevans

House District 163 has always been home for Vince Rongione. Growing up on Darby Road in Havertown, Vince learned the importance of public service at an early age. His father served on the Haverford School Board and his mother was a community leader. It is this family commitment to public service that led Vince to seek public office.

County Democrats lambaste Gov. Corbett on education

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:35am -- jevans

By Susan L. Serbin, Times Correspondent

As Gov. Tom Corbett visited the Garnet Valley School District for the launch of Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U, a group of individuals representing Delaware County Democrats gathered outside Concord Elementary School. They maintained that “Corbett continues to mislead voters on failed educational leadership.”

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