Friday, November 9, 2012
President of Lehigh Valley Tea Party says organization will still tackle issues despite presidential election outcome.
The presidential election is over and despite the outcome, the president of the Lehigh Valley Tea Party said her organization will "keep on keeping on." For the past two Saturdays, Tea Party members were out rallying the troops in Allentown and Bethlehem to get people out to vote. Barb Walters, the chairwoman of the 800-member Lehigh Valley Tea Party, said she was disappointed by the turnout at the polls, despite criticism and concerns that the country wasn't improving in the past four years under President Barack Obama's tenure. "I was surprised at the numbers. They were down for the country," she said. "It was really shocking, coming from both sides." The Tea Party movement gained national recognition during the 2010 midterms in terms of…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
President Barack Obama won over voters' hearts in Forks and Palmer townships on Election Day.
Like the nation and Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama won over the hearts and minds of Palmer and Forks residents at the polls on Election Day. But it was close. According to an analysis of election results, Obama won seven of 12 precincts in both towns, edging Republican challenger Mitt Romney with 8,043 votes to Romney's 7,974 votes. In Forks, the president took two of four precincts, earning 3,524 votes, a 32-vote win over Romney's 3,492 votes. In Palmer, the margin for Obama beating Romney was 37 votes. Obama received 4,519 votes to 4,482 for Romney.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama defeats Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges from …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Former Bangor Mayor Joe Capozzolo is challenging State Rep. Joe Emrick to represent the 137th legislative district.
Editor's Note -- This is the second of two parts on the candidates running Nov. 6 to represent the 137th state legislative district. Joseph Capozzolo believes he is the right Joe for the job. "I think I can do the job better than it's being done," he said. The 49-year-old former Bangor mayor is taking on State Rep. Joe Emrick on Nov. 6 in the 137th legislative district race. Capozzolo, having served as a two-term mayor, says he's more of a people person than Emrick. Another area the Democrat says he has sufficient experience in is job creation. Capozzolo, who has four daughters, is vice president of Windjammer Inc., his family's business. "I want to make this a better place for my children and other children," he said. "I want to make a …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden meets Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan in debate tonight. Patch asked voters 'How will Biden do?' when his wife came campaigning Monday in Wescosville.
The stakes are high tonight as Pennsylvania native Joe Biden meets Congressman Paul Ryan in their only debate. When Jill Biden made a campaign stop at the Pennsylvania State Education Association office in Wescosville Monday, Patch took the opportunity to ask Obama-Biden supporters how they think Joe Biden will do, given Obama's lackluster performance last week in the first presidential debate and Biden's propensity for gaffes. Here's what they had to say: * Muhlenberg College student Hannah Miller: “Both candidates have the potential to be offensive to somebody as well as to sway them. “Both are dynamic. It should be interesting.” * Linda Mancinelli of Allentown, whose daughter, Alissa Jebitsch, is a volunteer for the Obama campaign. …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
How would you like to ask the president -- or the man who wants to be president -- a question? If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking readers to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The commission is partnering with Patch's parent company AOL, …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, makes a campaign stop in Wescosville Monday to drum up support for the Obama-Biden ticket in the final weeks of the campaign.
Laura J. Marie has been so frustrated with friends and family who do not support the Obama-Biden ticket that she went online a few days ago to offer to help the president's re-election campaign. "And I was invited here today," she said as she stood among the 100 or so supporters who came to hear Jill Biden speak Monday at the Pennsylvania State Education Association office in Wescosville. "I only wish I did it sooner." Marie, who said she voted for Obama in 2008, was clearly among like-minded individuals as she waited for Jill Biden to approach the podium. Some, like Allentown resident and retired Salisbury High School art teacher Dolly Yanolko, were quite emphatic in their support for the president. “Any teacher who doesn’t vote for a …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
An analysis of Wednesday night's presidential debate.
If Wednesday night’s presidential debate was a boxing match, Mitt Romney may be said to have won the first round on points. He did that by seeming aggressive and animated, and he brought the fight to President Obama. However, as Gail Collins said in the New York Times Thursday morning, "Romney had that funny look on his face whenever President Obama was talking. Somewhere between a person who is trying to overlook an unpleasant smell and a guy who is trying to restrain himself from pointing out that his car is much nicer than your car." Her comment reminds me of the cover of the New Yorker magazine last week. It had a drawing of Romney riding on a horse behind a chauffer who had the reins. The fight is by no means over. Many a fighter has …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Republican and Democratic leaders weigh in on the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Democratic and Republican leaders in Pennsylvania acknowledged that Mitt Romney did well in his first Presidential debate against President Obama, but their assessments of who did best in Wednesday night's debate fell along party lines. Pat Poprik, chair of the Bucks County Republican Committee, said he loved Romney's aggressiveness during the debate. "He stood up for himself, I was delighted with his performance tonight and it shows the public what kind of leader he can be. I think the strongest point [Romney] made tonight was how he wants to attack the deficit and the economy. His plan is real and valid. You have to stop spending, just like a household budget. Undoubtedly, Romney won tonight. There is no doubt in my mind he won tonight…
State Rep. Joe Emrick squares off against challenger Joseph Capozzolo in the Nov. 6 election for the 137th Legislative District.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012