Democrats charge Roe with voter fraud over residency

GOP calls charges ‘ridiculous’ By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times WEST CHESTER — The Chairman of the Chester County Democratic Party has filed voter fraud charges against Eric Roe, the Republican candidate for state house in the 158th District, alleging that Roe knowingly ran for State Representative, despite not meeting the commonwealth’s residency requirements. The Democrats filed...

Yup, it’s ‘Lawyers, Guns and Money’ time

Could the unthinkable happen in Unionville on Election Day? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times It’s not even Labor Day yet and Election 2016 is already deeply into weeds of crazy, with apparent Russian Intelligence hackers seeking to impact two local congressional races, the local Corporate Republican Liberation Front is up to its old tricks and once unthinkable scenarios are now entirely plausible...

With Li out, Parrish looks to fall race in 6th

Mike Parrish The primary race for the Democratic nomination for the 6th Congressional District ended more than three weeks early, when Lindy Li was forced to drop out of her race against Mike Parrish over questions with her nominating petitions, late Friday night. Parrish is now slated to take on freshman incumbent Republican Ryan Costello in November.    Send article as PDF...

Election: Beyond Wolf win, Democrats crushed countywide

GOP storms to win in all Congressional, state legislative races By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times While Tom Wolf may have carried Chester County, Tuesday, as he easily defeated Gov. Tom Corbett, Republicans swept every other race in the county, including a handful of state legislative races expected to be close, on a day when Democrats were pummeled coast to coast at the ballot box. In what might have...

Could attacks on Pileggi doom Pa. GOP?

If Republicans move right, will they lose moderates — and control? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Is state Sen. Dominic Pileggi in danger of becoming a former Senate Majority leader? If you ask a couple of his fellow Republican senators, who have both issued scathing letters condemning the senator, yes. But Pileggi, who represents a large swath of southern Chester County, seems ready to seek another...

The silliest of silly seasons cranks up

Playing the Walker ‘blame game’ and hijinks in the Sixth race By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times It’s just one month until election day and the gloves have come off, from dueling ads (of questionable veracity at times), protests, endorsements, temper tantrums and worst of all: the lawyers have been unleashed. So, in other words, it’s a pretty typical October, when politics goes from...

Letter: GOP protests costing tax dollars

To The Editor, As we move into this election season, it’s interesting to me to see what fear and panic produces as Gov. Tom Corbett, sinks to 20% below his opponent, Tom Wolf in the polls. Could it be that the polls are right?  Could it be that the Republican legislators from Chester County, all of whom supported Governor Corbett’s failed policies, are worried about losing as well? Traditionally,...

County Democrats hit Corbett on economic record

Republicans say Democrats not being honest about governor’s record By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Key Chester County Democrats gathered for a press conference on the steps of the old Chester County Courthouse to decry Gov. Tom Corbett’s poor economic record and express support for Democrat Tom Wolf, who is running against Corbett. From left, state Sen. Andy Dinniman, County Commissioner...

County conventions leave May questions

Few primary battles were settled at either county convention By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times There was a little high drama at the two county party conventions, and in many ways the status quo was largely maintained. There were just a handful of endorsement battles at the meetings — and maybe only one vote there changes the landscape for May. We’ll  get to the Democratic endorsements, which amount...

Time for common sense on both sides of cliff talk

Both sides seem more focused on talking points than facts By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Before, we get started here, my thoughts and prayers to the people of Newtown, Conn. It is a community so much like so many parts of Chester County, it is impossible not to feel both sympathy and horror. As a parent, it chills the blood. I’m not sure there was anything different that could have been done by...