Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Bucks County Democrats took home the night's biggest prize, but the Republican Committee had its own victories at the polls.
By 11:15 p.m. Tuesday night, the re-election of President Barack Obama was not completely official, but Ann Marie Jordan felt pretty good after seeing the results of one of the major battleground states. "When Fox News called Ohio for Obama, I knew we had it," said Jordan, a volunteer neighborhood team leader for Obama's Bucks County re-election campaign. Not long after, the news networks began making their calls that Obama had earned a second term as Jordan's team of volunteers gathered at their headquarters on Main Street in Doylestown began celebrating the victorious night. "It was the same boots on the ground effort we had in 2008 that helped him win tonight in Pennsylvania and the country," Jordan said. "All of our volunteers worked …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Republican candidate for president drew a large crowd to tonight's rally at Shady Brook Farm in Lower Makefield.
With less than 48 hours until polls open in Pennsylvania, Republican candidate Mitt Romney made a stop in Bucks County, drawing an estimated 25,000 supporters to Shady Brook Farm. Supporters braved cold temperatures and long lines to hear the former Massachusetts governor speak. Campaign officials said 35,000 tickets to the event were reserved online in advance. The crowd was estimated to be around 25,000. Governor Tom Corbett introduced Romney. Senator Pat Toomey and Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick also spoke. Were you there? Upload your photos. Related Content: Thousands Brave Lines, Cold to Cheer Romney
President Bill Clinton will rally Obama-Biden supporters and volunteers at events in Philadelphia, Blue Bell, Pittsburgh and Scranton the day before the election.
Former President Bill Clinton will rally Democratic supporters in the key swing state of Pennsylvania on Monday, the day before the election. Clinton will speak to supporters and volunteers at events in Philadelphia, Blue Bell, Pittsburgh and Scranton, the Obama for America campaign announced late Saturday night. The former president is on a campaign swing through what Democrats characterized as "states with strong Democratic bases and battleground states." During this final week, Clinton has held events in Iowa, Florida, Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, the campaign said. Monday's events will be free and open to the public, but tickets will be required for entry. The event is free and open to the public, …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Mitt Romney will hold a rally at Shady Brook Farm Sunday, just two days before the presidential election.
Bucks County is preparing to be in the political limelight just two days before the presidential election. Mitt Romney announced Thursday that he will hold a rally at Shady Brook Farm in Lower Makefield Township. It’s the latest indication that Romney believes he has a shot to win Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes on Nov. 6. Shady Brook Farm General Manager Dave Fleming said the whole thing happened “very quickly.” He said the Romney campaign approached him two days ago inquiring if the farm would be available for a rally. Fleming agreed and Shady Brook was added to a list of six locations being considered for the Philadelphia-area rally. Fleming said he first found out Shady Brook Farm was selected as the preferred location through …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A large sign in Wrightstown supporting Republican Mitt Romney for president was spray painted sometime overnight.
You could say it's a sign of the times. With a presidential election less than two weeks away, you can expect supporters to feel a sense of urgency for their candidate -- or against the other party's candidate. But it seems someone took it too far in Wrightstown. A large sign supporting Mitt Romney for president, placed at the five-point intersection by the Shell and BP gas stations, was vandalized with spray paint at some point overnight. The orange spray paint defacing the sign reads "47%" -- a reference to the Republican candidate's comments at a May fundraiser.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Local readers discuss Oct. 3 debate in Bucks and Montgomery.
When Wendy Larson arrived to watch Wednesday night's presidential debate at Ann's Choice in Warminster, she had already decided on voting for incumbent President Barack Obama. "I made up my mind after the conventions," said Larson. "When I saw the Republicans, I didn't think they represented me." Ninety minutes later, Larson found herself back on the fence over how she will cast her ballot on Nov. 6. "Romney acquitted himself well," she said. "He showed he has more experience in dealing with the country's problems." Judging by the real time reactions posted by Patch users in Bucks and Montgomery counties during last night's liveblog of the debate, the general consensus is that Romney won the first of three scheduled debates between the …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The photo IDs can be used at the polls in November.
Bucks County Community College announced today that it will offer current students photo IDs that can be used at the polls this November. While Pennsylvania's new voter ID law is still being tossed about in the courts, the college's iniative will ensure all current students have the necessary photo identification needed to cast their ballot. Under the new law, an acceptable form of identification is a current student ID from an accredited state public or private institution of higher learning as long as it contains the student's name, photo and a current expiration date. BCCC's standard student identification does not currently have a photo or expiration date, explained spokeswoman Jean Dolan. But to prepare students for the election, …
Bucks County Community College student IDs cannot be used at the polls because they don't have a photo or expiration date.
While Pennsylvania's new voter ID law is still being tossed about in the courts (Judge Robert Simpson has scheduled a hearing today in response to a state Supreme Court ruling last week), community activists, agencies and even local governments are scrambling to make sure registered voters have the necessary ID. One of those approved forms of photo ID is a current student ID from an accredited state public or private institution of higher learning as long as it contains the student's name, photo and a current expiration date. While most colleges and universities issue student IDs, not all are in compliance with the new law. According to PennPIRG, a state consumer advocacy group, the most common missing element is an expiration date. Bucks…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Lower Makefield Township Republican is a 32-year resident of Bucks County.
Anne Chapman, a Lower Makefield Township resident, announced today she will run as a Republican for State Representative of the 31st District, which includes Lower Makefield, Newtown, Upper Makefield and Yardley. The seat is currently held by Steve Santarsiero, a Democrat who is running for reelection in 2012. Republican Helen Bosley has also filed as a candidate for the 31st District. Bosley was endorsed by the Bucks County Republican Committee. The primary is April 24. Chapman is a 32-year resident of Bucks County. She works in the health care marketing research field, most recently having served as Vice President of Strategic Account Management for VPMR, LLC in Kennett Square. Prior to living in Lower Makefield, Chapman and her …
Monday, February 6, 2012
They also endorsed the delegates to the Democratic National Convention.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Bucks County Democrats met this weekend to endorse their slate of candidates in this year's elections. The Bucks County Democratic Committee held its annual endorsement meeting at Klinger Middle School in Southampton, and 201 members attended. The members endorsed the following candidates: For U.S. Senate – Bob Casey For U.S. Congress – Kathy Boockvar For PA Attorney General – Patrick Murphy For PA Treasurer – Rob McCord For PA Auditor General – Eugene DePasquale In addition, the committee endorsed President Obama’s slate of delegates to the Democratic National Convention: John Cordisco – New Hope Det Ansinn – Doylestown Borough Neil Samuels – Doylestown Township Rep. Steve Santarsiero - Yardley Rep. Tina Davis - Bristol Katelyn Marseglia…