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Another special House election coming
On Tuesday, Democrat state Rep. John Galloway (Bucks County) won an uncontested race for district judge, meaning he will retire from the Legislature, setting the stage for yet another special election. Once he resigns, the House will once again be split 101-101. Galloway ran unopposed for re-election to his House seat in 2022.
The out-of-state billionaires and ‘dark money’ behind McCaffery’s win
Just in time for voters to have stopped paying attention, on Election Day, CNBC ran a story noting how Wall Street executives, Stephen Spielberg, and so-called ‘dark money groups’ “quietly” backed Democrat Dan McCaffery’s campaign. Indeed, McCaffery’s donors, many of whom gave through a front group, included out-of-state millionaires and billionaires as well as “dark money” groups including Pa. Alliance Action and the North Fund, which is tied to the behemoth multi-billion-dollar Left-wing group Arabella Advisors. You’d think our illustrious Pa. mainstream media, which finds every opportunity it can to talk about Republican donors, would have been all over this in the weeks leading up to the election. But … you’d be wrong.
Ad targets Sen. Casey for backing funding for Iran
Tuesday’s election results may not yet be certified, but the 2024 campaign for U.S. Senate is already well underway. An ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee highlights Casey’s 2015 vote in support of former President Obama’s “Iran Deal.” As the Delaware Valley Journal reminds us, this deal “sent billions of dollars to the terror-sponsoring nation.”
Cutler: RGGI ruling confirms Wolf’s overreach
House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (Lancaster County) writes that the Commonwealth Court was correct in its recent ruling against former Gov. Wolf’s attempt to unilaterally force Pa. into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Cutler adds, however, that “while the rule of law won with the recent court decision on RGGI, the pattern of unlawfully using unilateral executive power to override proper legislative authority has only continued.” He promises that “whenever the unlawful use of executive authority takes place, … [Republicans] will continue to use every tool at our disposal to speak out and ensure the power of the people—and not one person—wins out.”