Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf will face each other in November in the race for governor. Which one is best for Philadelphia? Solomon Jones outlines the obstacles facing each man in dealing with the state’s largest city.
Who can fire up the black community in this year’s gubernatorial race? Solomon Jones covers a debate among the four Democrats seeking to run against Gov. Corbett and comes away wondering if any of them can.
The four Democratic candidate for governor have spent $30 million so far during the primary campaign, with nearly 60 percent of the dollars going to buy TV time for their political ads. Tom Ferrick examines the spending — and the big givers — in advance of the May 20 Primary Election.
If a Democrat beats Gov. Tom Corbett, how will he or she get their agenda through a conservative, Republican-controlled legislature? As Peter Durantine writes, it won’t be easy but it will help if the governor uses the playbook written by Gov. Ed Rendell. A “How to..” on getting things done in Harrisburg.
State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe is the man progressives love to hate because of his incendiary statements on social and political issues. The ultra-conservative Republican says he isn’t bothered by the criticism because God is on his side. Peter Durantine profiles one of Harrisburg’s oddest politicians.
As the only Republican in the city’s delegation in Harrisburg, John Taylor plays an important role as a liaison between the city on matters and the Republican-controlled legislature. Peter Durantine profiles this little known, but important lawmaker from Northeast Philly.
Right now, the only person who can save Gov. Tom Corbett from defeat in 2014 is Allyson Schwartz. The Montgomery Co. congresswoman may be a formidable candidate in the Democratic primary, but a weak one against the governor. Tom Ferrick on the geopolitics of the governor’s race.