Tag Archives: Josh Shapiro

PA Governor Launches Automatic Voter Registration

CBS News reports: Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration said starting Tuesday it is making it easier for someone to register to vote when they are getting or renewing a driver’s license in the state. Under the new format, prompts on the computer screens in driver’s license centers will take the user to a template to register to vote. That leaves …

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Philly Mascots Lead Parade Over Repaired Interstate

Philadelphia’s NBC affiliate reports: “We demolished a roadway, we rebuilt I-95 in just 12 days,” Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro said while taking a victory lap at a Friday morning news conference. “Through that process we showed the nation what Philadelphia and Pennsylvania are all about.” “When we work together, we can get s*** done here in Pennsylvania.” the first-term Democrat …

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PA Governor: Philadelphia Interstate Will Reopen Today

The Associated Press reports: Interstate 95 was set to reopen to traffic Friday less than two weeks after a deadly collapse in Philadelphia shut down a heavily traveled stretch of the East Coast’s main north-south highway. Workers were putting the finishing touches on an interim six-lane roadway that will serve motorists during construction of a permanent bridge. Crews worked around …

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PA Gov Announces Plan To Repair Collapsed Interstate

Philadelphia’s Fox affiliate reports: On Wednesday, Governor Josh Shapiro announced the demolition of the southbound lanes, which were found to be unsafe after the collapse of the northbound lanes, will be completed by Thursday. He says the first step after demolition will be to backfill the area and pave it to allow motorists to return to the roadway with three …

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PA Gov: Repairs To Interstate Will Take Months [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Repairs on Interstate 95 are expected to take “months” after an elevated section collapsed in Philadelphia on Sunday morning when a tanker truck carrying flammable cargo caught fire, officials said. “With regards to the complete rebuild of I-95 roadway, we expect it to take some number of months,” Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro told a press conference on …

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Axios: Democrats Plan Move To Patriotism Messaging

Axios reports: A pair of newly elected governors — both potential Democratic rising stars — want to steal the GOP’s thunder on patriotism and freedom. Democratic governors-elect Wes Moore of Maryland and Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania both made this messaging central to their campaigns against Trump-backed election deniers. While addressing reporters at a Democratic Governors Association press conference in New …

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Shapiro On Mastriano Not Conceding: “Who Cares?”

The Hill reports: Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro (D) said on Sunday that his Republican opponent, Doug Mastriano, has not called to concede the race after major media outlets projected his loss on Tuesday night. “I mean, who cares if he calls, right?” Shapiro told CNN’s Dana Bash. “He doesn’t get to pick the winner, the people pick the winner,” Shapiro …

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Josh Shapiro Trounces Christian Nationalist Mastriano

NBC News reports: Democrat Josh Shapiro defeated far-right Republican Doug Mastriano in the Pennsylvania governor’s race on Tuesday, NBC News projected, providing Democrats with a significant victory in a contest where oversight of the 2024 election and abortion rights took center stage. Shapiro, the state attorney general, framed his opponent as an extremist and sought to make his campaign about …

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Mastriano’s Wife Responds To Antisemitism Claims:
“We Probably Love Israel More Than A Lot Of Jews Do”

First, some background via the New York Times: The race between Mr. Mastriano, a state senator, and his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Josh Shapiro — a Jewish day school alum who features challah in his advertising and routinely borrows from Pirkei Avot, a collection of Jewish ethics — has also centered to an extraordinary degree on Mr. Shapiro’s religion. Mr. …

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New Pennsylvania Poll: Fetterman +6, Shapiro +12

USA Today reports: Democrat John Fetterman is hanging on to a six percentage-point lead over Republican Mehmet Oz in the nation’s most closely watched Senate race, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll of Pennsylvania finds, stoking Democratic hopes of keeping control of the Senate in the midterms. The Pennsylvania contest is believed to be the best shot Democrats have to …

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Shapiro +11 Over Mastriano In Pennsylvania Gov Poll

The Morning Call reports: With just over six weeks until the general election, Democratic candidates hold leads in both the Pennsylvania gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll. Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro leads Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano by 11 points, 53% to 42%, which includes voters who are leaning to one candidate. …

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Shapiro +11 Over Mastriano In Pennsylvania Gov Poll

Politics PA reports: Democrat Josh Shapiro has a double-figure lead over GOP opponent Doug Mastriano at 55-44 percent with one percent stating they are unsure at this time, according to today’s CBS/YouGov poll That same 55% are glad that the Dems nominated Shapiro, while 60% of Republican respondents said they wished the GOP had nominated another candidate other than Mastriano. …

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POLL: Fetterman And Shapiro Have Double-Digit Leads

The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports: A new Franklin & Marshall College poll shows Democrats Josh Shapiro and John Fetterman with double-digit leads over their Republican rivals, even as President Joe Biden’s approval ratings remain underwater with voters in a key 2022 battleground state. In the state’s nationally watched U.S. Senate race, Fetterman, the current lieutenant governor, leads Republican Mehmet Oz, a …

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Fox News Poll: Josh Shapiro +10 Over Doug Mastriano

Fox News reports: In the race to replace term-limited Gov. Tom Wolf, Keystone voters back Democrat Josh Shapiro over Republican Doug Mastriano by a 50-40 percent margin. Far more of Shapiro’s supporters (69%) are enthusiastic about backing him than Mastriano’s are about supporting him (49%), and more voters overall have a favorable opinion of Shapiro (51% favorable, 34% unfavorable) than …

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PA Republicans Back Dem Josh Shapiro For Governor

The Hill reports: A group of Pennsylvania Republicans threw their support behind Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s gubernatorial bid on Wednesday, going against their party’s gubernatorial nominee and state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R). The list of Republicans supporting Shapiro includes eight former GOP officials and the sitting chairman of the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners, Morgan Boyd. The former Republican …

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Poll: Fetterman +6 Over Oz, Shapiro +3 Over Mastriano

Politics Pennsylvania reports: In a poll conducted between June 12-19, Fetterman holds a six-point advantage (50-44) over Mehmet Oz in the race to become the Keystone State’s next senator. The lieutenant governor has a narrow three-point lead (49-46) among voters 50 and older. Fetterman (+10) has a 46 percent favorable rate with 36 percent looking on him unfavorably. Oz is …

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Poll: Fetterman +9 Over Oz, Shapiro +4 Over Mastriano

The Erie Times-News reports: A USA Today Network/Suffolk University poll in Pennsylvania released this week suggests a clear U.S. Senate frontrunner — with a tighter race for governor. According to the Suffolk University Political Research Center, Democrat John Fetterman holds a 9-point lead over Republican Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s closely watched U.S. Senate race. The two are seeking to fill …

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Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro To Run For Governor

The Associated Press reports: Pennsylvania’s high-profile attorney general, Josh Shapiro, will formally announce his candidacy for governor on Wednesday, entering the 2022 race months after making his intentions known and effectively clearing the field of potential rivals for the Democratic nomination. The 48-year-old Shapiro is a self-described progressive who led a nationally prominent investigation into sexual abuse of children by …

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Pennsylvania AG: The Vatican Knew About The Coverup

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Investigators “have evidence that the Vatican had knowledge of the cover-up,” involving priests accused of sexually abusing thousands of Pennsylvania children over decades, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday morning on NBC’s Today show. “I can’t speak specifically to Pope Francis, but I think the broader issues here with the Vatican knowing about this, with …

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