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Daily American Staff WriterIt is truly the end of an era. U.S. Rep. Mark Critz's office in Johnstown is closed and in eight days — for the first time in nearly 50 years — the congressman representing the 12th Congressional District will not be from the Johnstown...
Daily American Staff WriterToday Keith Rothfus will officially become the representative of the 12th Congressional District. Rothfus, an Allegheny County Republican, said it is starting to set in that he will be a congressman starting at noon today. “They sent me...
Daily American Staff WriterAllegheny County attorney Keith Rothfus beat incumbent Mark Critz, winning 51 percent of the vote with 98 percent of precincts reporting statewide. Rothfus' narrow victory means the Johnstown region will not have local representation for the first time...
Tags: Politics, Mark Critz, Nancy Pelosi, Elections, Barack Obama
Like "Baghdad Bob" the Iraqi TV announcer, two recent Daily American editorial writers insist that there is no Obama War on Coal. In separate articles Len Lichvar dismisses the war, with 224 local PBS casualties, as just a "scare tactic." Karen...
Tags: Politics, Coal, Mark Critz, Elections, Environmental Politics
Call Washington BureauAs part of the Republicans' effort to handicap the Democrats' health care reform law, the House voted Thursday afternoon to repeal a new 2.3 percent tax on medical device sales intended to offset the law's cost. With Pennsylvania a hub for medical device...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to The Morning After. If you're a victorious candidate, we hope you're still sleeping off the depredations of last night's celebrations. If you're a loser, just remember, there's nothing like a little R&R,...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With Rick Santorum's candidacy safely in the rearview mirror, Gov. Tom Corbett officially endorsed the MittBOT3000 for president yesterday. Or, rather, the Romney campaign put out a statement announcing that Corbett...
Daily American Staff WriterAs colleagues turned competitors by GOP-led redistricting, U.S. Reps. Mark Critz and Jason Altmire spent Monday evening drawing distinctions between their stances. The Democratic congressmen debated for an hour at the University of Pittsburgh at...
Tags: Politics, Republican Party, Mining, Mark Critz, Elections
Daily American Staff WriterStrong local support helped U.S. Rep. Mark Critz conquer a fellow incumbent Tuesday to earn the Democratic nomination for the 12th Congressional District. Critz, D-Johnstown, led U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-McCandless, by a 1,603-vote margin with more...
Daily American Staff WriterParty leaders from both sides of the aisle were pleased with who won in Tuesday's primary, but low voter turnouts were a disappointment moving toward the fall. About 27 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the primary, according to officials....
Tags: Mitt Romney, Republican Party, Elections, Voting, U.S. Senate
Daily American Staff WriterWhile the delivery was different the message from speakers at the annual Somerset County Democratic spring banquet was the same: Democrats need to be voted into office to turn the country around. The event was held Thursday evening in the Berlin...
Daily American Staff WriterSenate passage of a federal transportation bill that includes a toll credit measure necessary to finish Route 219 is a step forward for the project. But the bill still has to pass the House, where lawmakers have been working on their own plan. Toll...
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