Gov. Wolf fires up county Democrats

Gov. Tom Wolf addresses the Chester County Democratic Committee Annual Dinner — in front of a packed house of more than 325 people, Sunday night. Photo: Jim Salvas. COATESVILLE — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf addressed a packed Coatesville Country Club Sunday night, asking the 325 Chester County Democrats in attendance to do more than just resist the current Republican attacks on human rights related...

Hundreds (or more) from Chester Co. participate in marches

From Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia to West Chester, local voices heard By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just a handful of the attendees in Washington D.C. who rode buses from the Kennett Area Democrats, who brought more than 200 residents to the nation’s capital, Saturday. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Chester County residents participated in Saturday’s Women’s March — which morphed...

Tony Goldwyn to headline Democratic dinner, Sept. 25

Tony Goldwyn Tony Goldwyn, who currently stars as US President Fitzgerald Grant III in the ABC drama series Scandal has been announced as the Chester County Democratic Committee’s Keynote Speaker at their September 25 Fall Banquet at The Ballroom at the Westside in West Chester. Anthony Howard “Tony” Goldwyn is an American actor, producer, director and political activist. A presenter...

What’s that smell? Not manure, but District Justice races

Primary battles have gotten childish and turn off voters By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Ah primary season. Like the odor of manure from the mushroom houses, you can smell the stupid wafting on the spring breeze. And while most of the primaries will likely be either anti-climatic — with Democrats winning Democratic nominations and Republicans (or the much-maligned and increasingly endangered RINO)...

Democrats back Malloy-Good, Cozzone and Scott

Democrats make endorsements for judicial races, commissioners, row offices By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times State Senator Andy Dinniman offers advice to candidates in the upcoming elections. “Just like you would talk to a neighbor, talk to the voter,” he said. WEST CHESTER – The Chester County Democratic Committee selected Julio Malloy-Good for a second run at Chester County...

Is Wolf angling to make a deal with GOP legislators?

With his base secured, a deal on liquor privatization, pensions could be in play By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Depending on who is reading the tea leaves, Gov. Tom Wolf is either drawing a line in the sand — and guaranteeing four years of abject gridlock, or he’s securing the base with the idea that he’s going to have to make deals in the coming weeks and months that won’t be popular with...

Vaughn ousted as County Democrat chair

McGinniss slate wins narrow victory at party reorg meeting By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times In a somewhat surprising development, long-time Chester County Democratic Committee chair Michele Vaughn was defeated Thursday night in her bid for a third term leading the county’s Democrats. Brian McGinnis, an East Bradford resident, won a narrow victory at the committee’s reorganization meeting. Vaughn,...

County Democrats give McCord endorsement for Governor

Koplinski, Trivedi, Maxwell also earn nods as primaries take shape By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times With the endorsement from the CCDC, Rob McCord lis emerging as an early favorite to be the Democrats’ governor nominee. Chester County’s Democrats were the first in the state to endorse the State Treasurer for governor. WEST CHESTER – The Chester County Democratic Committee rallied...

A rush to bipartisanism amid a few intra-party battles

Is getting along to get ahead back in fashion? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Let’s face it, bipartisanism is the new black. If you listened to a lot of political types in Chester County this past week, candidates and elected officials across the political spectrum were working to show their ability to make nice with the other side. But roiling below the surface are a handful of intra-party battles...