The numbers don’t lie: Donald Trump killed the GOP in SE Pennsylvania

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times In reviewing the final results of the 2019 elections in Chester County — and by the way, whomever decided to change up the format to make them almost impossible to work with on the Web, please find another line of work – I feel a little bit like one of the structural engineers on the Titanic seeing how my own preeelction projections played out. Clearly, my math...

Letter: Faults GOP officials for failing to call out racist groups

To The Editor, The silence has been deafening. We are now at the events of Charlottesville + 1 month.  I am represented by 4 Republicans – Representative Barrar and Senator Killion at the state level, and Congressman Smucker and Senator Toomey at the federal level. I get regular e-mail newsletters from all. Only one, Senator Toomey, has spoken out about Charlottesville.  It took him 11 days to...

Candidate Q&A: Tom Killion, 9th Senate District

Tom Killion Editor’s Note: Once again, we posed the same nine questions to our legislative candidates and offered to publish them without edits or modification to allow our readers to get an unfiltered view of their positions on some of the top issues of the day in Pennsylvania. We will run the answers of all of the candidates for a given race at the same time — assuming all have responded. 1....

Endorsements: Malloy, Dinniman for state Senate

Although the headlines from the national race have grabbed the headlines, we in Pennsylvania stand at a crossroads: the state’s finances are broken, we continue struggle to manage to pay for road and bridge and repairs, policing and education. Pensions continue to strangle the state budget and boost local property taxes. Our state legislature continues to be exceptionally dysfunctional and overly...

Trump, Clinton, Killion post big Election Day wins

Roe appears to have won write-in for 158th State House GOP nomination By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The voters of Chester County spoke loud and clear — and picked Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president as both won statewide, Tuesday. Turnout was very strong for a primary election, with nearly 52% of registered Republicans casting ballots...

Tom Killion cites experience in 9th District race

Long-time State Rep. points to his history of working across the aisle in Senate bid By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times State Rep. Tom Killion (R-168) Tom Killion says he knows his way around Harrisburg and suggests this isn’t the time to send someone inexperienced with the ways of the state capital to the state Senate. The Republican from Middletown has been serving a a State Representative for the...

Killion expected to get GOP nod for 9th Senate run

State Rep. Tom Killion With state Sen. Dominic Pileggi about to resign to take up his new role as Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge, the political process to replace him in the state Senate is starting to come into focus — and it appears the Republicans will nominate State Rep. Tom Killion to run for the open seat. The only other known likely contender, State Rep. Steve Barrar said this...