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Governor Corbett Goes On WPHT To Defend Handling Of Sandusky Investigation

Governor Corbett went on radio talk shows in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh yesterday as he continues to defend his handling of the Jerry Sandusky investigation while attorney general.

07/17/2012

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Governor Corbett Presses For Cracker Plant Tax Credit

Governor Corbett held an event this past week with a capitol event urging approval of millions of dollars in annual tax credits for a petrochemical plant to be built in western Pennsylvania.

06/24/2012

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Poll: Obama Holds Comfortable Lead Over Romney

A Franklin and Marshall College poll shows President Obama with a 12 point lead over Mitt Romney

06/06/2012

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Pennsylvania Voters Bounce Two Blue Dog Dems

While much has been made about Governor Corbett’s choice for the Republican nomination for US Senate getting trounced, one prominent political analyst thinks there’s a bigger story from this past week’s primary.

04/29/2012

Santorum And Casey Battle For Pennsylvania Senate Seat

Pollster Calls Race To Unseat Casey ‘Bizarre’

Franklin and Marshall College pollster and political analyst Terry Madonna says the race for the GOP nomination for US Senate is one of the most bizarre he’s ever seen.

04/24/2012

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Pa. GOP Presidential Primary Campaign Likely To Heat Up

With the Pennsylvania presidential primary a little more than two weeks away, it’s been quiet on the airwaves, but it looks like that’s about to change.

04/09/2012

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Poll: Santorum’s Lead In Pa. Evaporates

In the Franklin and Marshall College Poll a month ago, Rick Santorum had a staggering 29-point lead among Pennsylvania GOP voters. It’s now down to two points.

03/28/2012

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Absent a Romney Sweep, Pa. Pollster Sees Continued Life For Santorum Campaign

Franklin and Marshall College pollster Terry Madonna believes Romney is likely to win at least five of the ten Super Tuesday primaries. And Madonna believes that to remain a viable candidate, Rick Santorum must run close in Ohio and win one or two other states.

03/06/2012

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Part 4: Pennsylvania Consumers Seem Ready

If Pa. House Bill 11 becomes law, wine could be sold by some beer distributors. Is that a good thing? KYW’s John McDevitt reports that it depends whom you ask.

01/06/2012

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Pileggi Mulling US Senate Bid

The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania Senate says he’s considering a run for the United State Senate.

11/30/2011

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Pres. Obama Raised $1.5M In Pennsylvania So Far In 2011

“The president is literally in a battle for his life in the state,” says Franklin and Marshall College political science professor Terry Madonna.

10/24/2011

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Governor Corbett Cites School Vouchers As Priority For Fall Legislative Session

Governor Corbett says his top priority is school vouchers, but he also wants to address transportation funding, liquor privatization, and natural gas drilling.

09/19/2011

Support For Gay Marriage Reaches Halfway Mark In Pennsylvania

The new Franklin and Marshall College poll shows 50 percent of Pennsylvania residents would support a Constitutional amendment to legalize gay marriage.

09/01/2011

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Republican Governor, Republican-Controlled Congress Makes For Busy June In Harrisburg

Generally, governors will not have more political clout at any time in their tenure than in their first year or two. In Harrisburg, you have a first year Republican governor with a legislature not just controlled by his party, but in a big way.

06/13/2011

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Pennsylvania Expert Sees Long Recovery Road For Quake-Damaged Japan

Linda Hasunuma, an assistant professor of government at Franklin and Marshall College, says it could take take a long time for life in Japan to return to normal.

03/24/2011

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