Dems Pick Up Key Seat in Special Election

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone Just a year ago, Senate Republicans held a more than comfortable margin in the 50-member state Senate, with 34 members. The number was so high that Republicans had achieved the so-called “veto-proof majority,” meaning that if the caucus voted together, they would …

Why Next Week’s Election Matters

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Last October, one of the most pro-life conservative Republicans in Congress abruptly resigned amid a personal scandal, bringing all eyes back on Pennsylvania. The resignation of Rep. Tim Murphy (R-18) not only left constituents throughout the 18th district without a representative in Congress, …