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Mike D'Onofrio
23 hours ago - Politics

Pennsylvania's Democratic progressives and establishment face off

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Pennsylvania's Democratic progressives and party establishment candidates both secured wins in Tuesday's primaries.

What's happening: The seesaw battle within the party continues, though most incumbents fended off challengers in the few hotly contested races.

Taylor Allen
May 18, 2022 - Politics

Josh Shapiro wins Democratic primary for Pennsylvania governor

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speiaks during the press conference. At the Council on Chemical Abuse (COCA) RISE Center in Reading, PA Tuesday morning April 13, 2021
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speiaks during the press conference. Photo: Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who ran unopposed in the state's Democratic gubernatorial primary, won his party's nomination Tuesday, per AP.

Driving the news: The two-term attorney general wrote on Twitter shortly after polls closed Tuesday that he's "humbled and honored" to be the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania governor.

Taylor Allen
May 17, 2022 - Politics

Pennsylvania primary election 2022: Everything you need to know

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Primary election day has arrived.

What's happening: Pennsylvania voters head to the polls Monday to cast ballots for candidates vying for the governor's mansion, U.S. Senate and House seats, and other state and local offices.

Mike D'Onofrio
May 16, 2022 - Politics

Thousands of Philly mail-in ballots roll in before the primary

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

More than 57,700 registered voters have already submitted mail-in ballots ahead of tomorrow's primary election, according to city figures as of last Thursday.

Why it matters: Two years after the use of mail-in ballots was expanded during the pandemic, some voters are "becoming very familiar with the process," while others are not, City Commissioner Lisa Deeley told Axios.

Mike D'Onofrio
May 12, 2022 - Politics

Board members resign from A Greater Philadelphia over political mailers

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

A pair of board members for A Greater Philadelphia (AGP) abruptly resigned this week after the nonpartisan group's political action committee sent out "controversial mailers" leading up to Tuesday's primary.

Driving the news: WURD radio host Charles Ellison announced his resignation from the AGP's board on Twitter Tuesday, citing "recent campaign material" and "other operational and funding issues" that don't reflect his original vision for the group.

Taylor Allen
May 11, 2022 - Politics

Primary election guide: Philadelphia's ballot questions

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Philadelphia voters will be asked to answer four ballot questions in the primary this upcoming Tuesday.

  • Here's what you can expect to see — and what the questions mean.
Taylor Allen
May 10, 2022 - Politics

Primary election guide: Pennsylvania's governor race

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Photo illustration: Allie Carl/Axios. Photo: billnoll/Getty Images

All eyes are on Pennsylvania's high-stakes governor's race, which could ultimately decide the fate of abortion rights in the state.

State of play: The draft Supreme Court opinion signaling a potential reversal of Roe v. Wade was leaked just two weeks before the state's May 17 primary election.

Taylor Allen
May 9, 2022 - Politics

Primary election guide: Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

We're about a week out from Pennsylvania's primary election, and the crowded U.S. Senate race is drawing a flood of out-of-state cash and speculation over its implications for the future of the GOP.

  • Today, we're breaking down who's who among the candidates seeking to fill retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey's seat.
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