YEADON — The candidates for Delaware County Council took shots at each other over issues ranging from economic development to taxes during a candidates’ forum hosted by Fellowship of the Doers in Yeadon Borough Hall Wednesday night.
CONCORD — Democratic candidates for the township board of supervisors and Delaware County Council gathered with environmental activists Sunday afternoon to push for the preservation of Beaver Valley as open space.
To the Times:
I am David Boonin of Swarthmore, the Democratic candidate for Delaware County Controller. We need to change the controller’s office from a complacent rubber stamp that just totals the county’s expenses and pays wasteful bills to an office that assures that our tax dollars are spent efficiently. Mandated financial audits are not enough.
A pair of polls commissioned by a national liberal group shows two Pa. Republican congressmen losing ground over the government shutdown.
The wide poll release is an effort by MoveOn.Org to add to the pressure on Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) and Pat Meehan (R-Delaware).
Tom Corbett put himself at the center of controversy Friday morning when he compared same-sex unions to a relationship between brother and sister.
Sherry Christian of CBS21 in Harrisburg asked the Governor about a legal brief filed by lawyers for his administration in August. It compared the validity of marriage licenses obtained by same sex couples in Pa. to hypothetical licenses given to a pair of 12-year olds.
President Obama slammed Republicans for shutting down the government because they lost the 2012 election. He also told Republicans, ‘You don’t get to extract a ransom for doing your job.’
For the third month in a row, the Washington Post named Pennsylvania as the state most likely to see a party change in the governor’s office.
In August and July, the newspaper had listed Tom Corbett as the country’s most vulnerable governor. “The Fix” had previously ranked Pennsylvania’s leader as third in June and fifth in May.
In addition, “The Fix” called Rob McCord’s entrance a complication for Allyson Schwartz.
Here’s the WaPo writeup:
LANSDOWNE — One of the Democratic candidates for Delaware County Council discussed the importance of trap-neuter-and-return programs for stray cats in light of ongoing animal control issues in the county during a meeting Friday morning.
It’s a new day in Delaware County politics. The county is finally “blue.”
Once a longtime Republican stronghold, the Delaware County Democratic Party now has an edge of 319 voters over the local Republican Party.
As of Sept. 10, the county had 385,216 total registered voters, which included inactive and active voters. Of that amount, there are 170,035 Democrats and 169,716 Republicans which left 45,465 registered with other parties or without affiliation.