Shapiro rallies with Biden, Obama; tours Philly with Wolf in final weekend of governor’s race

BY: and - November 5, 2022

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro barnstormed Philly neighborhoods before a rally with two presidents on Saturday.

Shapiro speaks of opportunity for Pa., delivers dire warnings about his opponent

BY: - November 3, 2022

Pennsylvania voters are five days away from the most crucial election of their lifetimes, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro told supporters at a rally Thursday in Harrisburg. Shapiro spoke about his vision to create a stronger commonwealth for Pennsylvania residents and their children. He recounted his “big fights” as attorney general jailing thousands of drug […]

Ads target Mastriano for using social media site where Tree of Life shooter posted manifesto

BY: - October 13, 2022

Gun violence matters to Pennsylvania voters, a gun law reform group said as it announced a $2.1 million media buy targeting Republican nominees for U.S. Senate and governor in the midterm elections.


Shapiro poised to break spending record in governor’s race after raising $25M this summer

BY: - September 28, 2022

The campaign for Pennsylvania governor between far-right Republican nominee Doug Mastriano and Democrat Josh Shapiro, the state’s current attorney general, has been one of contrasts. The fundraising race has been no exception. On track to shatter the record for campaign spending in a Pennsylvania governor’s race, Shapiro’s campaign received more than $25 million in contributions […]

Elected offcials, gun crime activists call on voters to elect gun reform candidates

BY: - September 27, 2022

The rally, organized by the anti-gun violence group Giffords, came as the statewide races for U.S. Senate, governor and lieutenant governor near the final month before  Election Day. Giffords is named for former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot at an event with constituents in 2011. 

Capital-Star Q&A: Lt. Gov. nominee Austin Davis aims to be ‘strong governing partner’ for Shapiro

BY: - September 26, 2022

Austin Davis, 32, is the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor on the ticket with gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro.  After working in Allegheny County government, Davis was elected in a special election to fill Allegheny County’s vacant 35th District state House seat in in 2018 and has been re-elected twice.  He entered the three-way Democratic primary […]

Veterans call out Mastriano for ‘shameful’ Confederate Army uniform photo

BY: - September 19, 2022

Dozens of veterans, including five Pennsylvania elected officials, have signed a letter calling out Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano for wearing a Confederate Army uniform in a faculty photograph at the U.S. Army War College. Calling Mastriano’s decision to wear the uniform of the 11 Confederate states that fought to keep Black people enslaved shameful, […]

Returning to Pa., Trump calls Mastriano and Oz vital to a Republican takeover in 2022 and 2024

BY: - September 3, 2022

WILKES-BARRE TWP., Pa. –  Campaigning for Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial and U.S. Senate nominees on Saturday, former President Donald Trump cast Doug Mastriano and Dr. Mehmet Oz as vital leaders in a fight to take back the state and country starting with this year’s midterm election. Trump spoke for nearly two hours at the rally outside […]

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, attends the Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Republican endorsements of Shapiro could give conservatives cover to reject Mastriano, analysts say

BY: - September 1, 2022

'It sends a signal that if you’re not comfortable with the choice you don't have to vote for them,' Franklin & Marshall pollster Berwood Yost said.

Mary Jacobs and Susan Curley of Montgomery County before a campaign event for Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

Mastriano’s religious values resonate with supporters, but poll shows him down among Republicans

BY: - August 25, 2022

'I like his stance on biblical issues. He's pro-life,' state Senate candidate Todd Johnson said.

Pa. court ends impasse on primary election results, orders counties to tally undated postal ballots

BY: - August 19, 2022

'Such defect, in the absence of fraud, should not be used to ‘to throw out a ballot,'' President Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer said.

Students, families, and education advocates join Children First and Education Voters of Pennsylvania to host a rally on the Capitol steps to “ring the bells of justice,” and call for equitable funding for Pennsylvania public schools. The rally, which took place Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, occurred on the first day of the landmark trial that could change how Pennsylvania funds its 500 school districts. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

Mastriano’s education funding plan would devastate Pa.’s public schools, advocates say

BY: - August 19, 2022

“We would have to be insane to support what [Mastriano’s] offering,” Ed Albert, of the Pa. Association of Rural and Small Schools, said.