Category: Politics

Tom Wolf’s top budget priority: higher taxes

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HARRISBURG, PA — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement regarding Tom Wolf’s continued refusal to take part in substantive budget discussions with the State Senate and State House. “It’s become clear that Governor Tom Wolf’s top budget priority is raising taxes,” Sweeney said. “For months, Tom Wolf has traveled…

Pat Toomey still in the lead over Joe Sestak

HARRISBURG, PA — Pat Toomey is continuing to hold double-digit leads over his Democrat opponents in the 2016 race for the U.S. Senate. According to a new poll released today by Quinnipiac University, Senator Toomey is leading Democrat opponent Joe Sestak by a margin of 47 to 36 percent. The survey also finds Senator Toomey…

PA GOP holds successful 2015 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Republicans from across the country are leaving the 2015 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference energized and ready to help candidates win elections in November. The Conference, which ran from Thursday until Saturday afternoon, featured speakers such as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, former…

Former New York Governor George Pataki to speak in Philly at Republican conference

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Former New York Governor George Pataki is confirmed to open the 2015 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference on Thursday. Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason said, “Governor George Pataki has a proven track record of putting Republican principles into action in government,” Gleason said. “As Governor of New York, George Pataki showed…

Campaign Reset: Hillary Clinton hopes to distract voters from bad headlines

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HARRISBURG, PA — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Hillary Clinton’s “campaign relaunch” event in New York City. “All of the campaign resets and relaunches in the world won’t change Hillary Clinton’s role in the failed policies of the Obama Administration,” said Gleason. “From her ardent support of Obamacare…

Lone Wolf: PA House unanimously rejects the Wolf budget

HARRISBURG, PA — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the State House’s unanimous rejection of Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal. “Governor Tom Wolf cannot even get a single member of the House Democratic Caucus to stand up and support his massive tax hikes,” Gleason said. “Governor Tom Wolf has…

Bolton, Christie, Day, Fiorina, Graham, Priebus, Rove, Santorum, Walker headline Republican conference

PHILADELPHIA, PA — With less than three weeks to go before the kickoff of the Northeast Leadership Conference, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania is excited to have a dynamic line-up of top-tier speakers. “This month, the eyes of the political world will be focused on the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Philadelphia,” Republican Party of…

PA GOP Chairman Gleason releases statement on Memorial Day

HARRISBURG, PA — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day. “Today, we pause to remember those who have fallen in defense of our great nation,” Gleason said. “Memorial Day is a special opportunity to reflect and give thanks to those brave men and women who have…

Opinion: Obama misleads cadets on climate change

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UN climate reports not a reliable foundation for US policy By Tom Harris and Bryan Leyland President Barack Obama’s approach to climate change is based on an acceptance of the conclusions of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Perhaps the most widely cited of these conclusions are those of the 2013 IPCC…

Covey, George, Olson earn GOP Supreme Court nominations

HARRISBURG, PA — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding tonight’s statewide Primary Election results. “Congratulations to Judge Anne Covey, Judge Mike George, and Judge Judy Olson on earning the Republican nominations for the state Supreme Court,” Gleason said. “At a time when the ideological makeup of the state Supreme…

Responding to Rabbi Weiss on climate change

Rabbi Judy Weiss makes several mistakes in her attack of my letter and they will mislead people if I don’t correct them. First, you would think that a Rabbi would know better than to use the term “denier” given its association with “holocaust deniers”. Second I do not deny that climate changes; it has changed…