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U.S. Communists have been running for office for decades. Above, the Party's presidential ticket in 1936.
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April 23, 2012 Pennsylvania has a long history of electing Republicans to the Senate. Since 1962, the GOP candidate has lost just twice. But Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat seeking a second term, is a clear favorite for re-election.
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House Speaker John Boehner administers the House oath to Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., on Jan. 5, 2011.
April 13, 2012 To get elected in southwestern Pennsylvania as a Democrat, it helps to be a conservative one. And because of congressional reapportionment, two conservative Democratic incumbents — Rep. Jason Altmire and Rep. Mark Critz — are facing off for a single seat in their party's primary later this month.
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May 28, 2010 In looking at the House vote to end the "don't ask/don't tell" ban on gays & lesbians from openly serving in the military, one thing jumps out: the recently-elected Mark Critz (D-PA) and Charles Djou (R-HI) voted the opposite of their parties.
May 18, 2010 Big news in Pennsylvania, as Rep. Joe Sestak has ousted five-term Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic primary. Plus: Democrats hold onto John Murtha's House seat in the 12th District.
May 13, 2010 All eyes will be on Pennsylvania's 12th District on Tuesday, a special election to succeed the late John Murtha (D). Republicans hope a victory will be a bellwether for what happens nationally in November.
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