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Editorial: Voters face choices in races for state House and Congress

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:26am -- jevans

Delaware County Daily Times Editorial Board


In five days, voters in the 163rd Legislative District will be confronted by something they have not seen in more than 30 years.

A ballot without the name Micozzie on it.

Fortunately, they will have two strong candidates to pick from as they attempt to do the impossible, fill the imposing legacy left by Republican state Rep. Nick Micozzie.

Meehan looks to fend off Balchunis in 7th District race

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:50pm -- jevans

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times

U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan spent portions of his first two terms in Washington seeking buyers for three regional refineries slated for closure and negotiating an agreement expanding the Philadelphia International Airport without vacating Tinicum Township residents.

“Every day I wake up doing the best I can for the citizens of the 7th District and Pennsylvania,” said Meehan, a Republican from Upper Darby. “That’s the pledge that I have.”

166th District candidates Vitali and Armstrong discuss the issues at debate

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:06am -- jevans

By LOIS PUGLIONESI, Times Correspondent

HAVERFORD >> Incumbent Democratic state Representative Greg Vitali and his Republican challenger in the 166th Legislative District, Sarah Armstrong, fielded a bevy of questions at a Haverford Township League of Women Voters candidates forum, held Wednesday at Lynnewood Elementary School in Havertown.

Davidson, Siddiqui square off in 164th District race

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:02am -- jevans

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times

State Rep. Margo Davidson has held the 164th Legislative District seat for four years, serving as the first African-American and woman to represent a district that has become increasingly Democratic.

Her opponent in the general election, Republican Saud Siddiqui, insists the GOP can regain the seat, which Delaware County Vice Chairman Mario Civera held for decades until retiring from Harrisburg.

Wolf says he'll end food-stamp asset test if elected governor

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 9:53am -- jevans



If elected governor, Tom Wolf plans to end the asset test, a measure that ties federal food stamp benefits to people's bank accounts and car ownership.

The Democrat would also work to reestablish General Assistance (GA), which used to pay $205 a month to people who were both poor and disabled.

160th District Q & A: Whitney Hoffman

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:07pm -- jevans

Editor’s Note: This is one of two question and answer articles with the two major party candidates for State Representative in the 160th District, which includes Kennett, Kennett Square, Pennsbury, Pocopson and Chadds Ford in the The Times’ coverage area. The responses were not edited and the text was approved by the candidates — this is an unfiltered version of their responses to the same seven questions. It was compiled by staff writer Kim Chiomento. 


Whitney Hoffman

Democrats summon former Gov. Rendell to campaign trail as Election Day nears

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:55am -- jevans

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP - Their campaign literature has been in the mail for weeks while their television advertisements have hit airwaves.

Yet, a pair of Democrats welcomed one of their party’s most prominent members into the campaign fray this week as they entered the homestretch to the Nov. 4 general election.

Democrats maintain lead over Republicans among Delco’s registered voters

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:51am -- jevans

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times

The Delaware County Democratic Party has heralded its newfound, county-wide voter registration advantage, but the party must overcome Republican majorities within a pair of hotly-contested, open seat races.

Registered Republicans outnumber Democrats by 12,954 voters in the 26th Senatorial District, according to figures from the voter registration offices in Chester and Delaware counties. The GOP holds a 4,184 voter advantage in the 163rd Legislative District.

Candidate Spotlight: Chuck Hadley

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:25am -- jevans
Chuck Hadley spotlight

Chuck Hadley is a husband, a father of three, and a successful business leader from Radnor. As someone who helped create thousands of jobs across America and turn innovative companies and products into successful businesses, he knows that Pennsylvania needs good schools, good infrastructure, and lower property taxes to build a better future. Under Gov. Corbett and Rep. Bill Adolph – who wrote the disastrous Corbett budgets – we’ve been going in the wrong direction.


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