Election 2012

11/07/12 2:28am

Democrats win big in state elections

Incumbents Senator Bob Casey and state treasurer Robert McCord clinched their second terms, while Kathleen Kane and Eugene DePasquale won their races for state attorney general and auditor general, respectively. INTERACTIVE: Pennsylvania Election Results
11/06/12 12:47am

Students to staff and watch polls

About 40 students from PLTV will be scattered throughout campus operating and manning the voting process. They will check in voters, explain the process to first-time voters and tabulate numbers at the end of the day.
11/04/12 11:18pm

Penn graduate instrumental in political campaigns

Since he left Penn Ahearn has quickly made a name for himself on the campaign trail, serving most recently as the regional finance director of 1987 College graduate Jon Huntsman’s unsuccessful presidential bid.
11/04/12 10:59pm

Bill Clinton to rally voters for President Obama at the Palestra

Clinton has been a popular surrogate for the Obama campaign this election cycle. He has stumped for the president in battleground states such as New Hampshire and Virginia.
11/04/12 10:24pm

Annenberg professor's study finds racism declined due to President Obama

Goldman’s research concluded that, because of Obama, there has been a decrease in the amount of negative categorization of black citizens by whites.
11/01/12 11:12pm
The shrine belongs to Jacqui Bowman, a former consulting scholar for the Penn Museum who earned a certificate of executive administration from the University. The shrine is Bowman’s front porch on 43rd Street near Baltimore Avenue.
11/01/12 1:14am
Despite close numbers between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney nationally, likely voters at Penn have self-identified as 55.0 percent Democrat, according to a poll conducted by The Daily Pennsylvanian.
11/01/12 12:48am
Christopher Lu was Obama’s classmate at Harvard Law School and later served as his legislative director during the president’s time in the senate
10/31/12 11:12pm
Stepping from the halls of Penn’s student government to the halls of Capitol Hill was natural for 1964 Wharton alumnus Howard Marlowe, who has now spent more than 30 years working in the true corridors of power.
10/31/12 12:30am
The former Pennsylvania representative and 1963 College graduate currently co-teaches the “Conventions, Debates and Campaigns” class at the Fels Institute of Government.
10/31/12 12:24am

Political Action Week brings election events to campus

PoCo, an umbrella group of 10 member organizations, originally scheduled the week to start on Monday, but all of that night’s and Tuesday’s events were canceled or rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. The week now includes 10 events that aim to discuss key policy issues in this year’s presidential election.
10/31/12 12:16am

Alum leaves mark on Treasury, Department of State

Though Schmerin worked in at least five different government positions since he graduated, his interests have remained the same as they were at Penn, where he received the Norman D. Palmer Prize for the best senior thesis in international relations. He currently works at Fairholme Capital Management, where he conducts investment research.
10/26/12 1:34am

Switching Sides: Voter party affiliation fluctuates in Pennsylvania

To add to the volatility, Republican numbers have soared in the last two months before voter registration closed in October.
10/25/12 11:44pm

Nobel laureates write public letter supporting Barack Obama

Stanley Prusiner, a 1964 College graduate and 1968 Medical School graduate, was among the signers. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997.
10/24/12 8:49pm
Huffington was ranked 29th on Forbes’ most recent list of the “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”
10/23/12 10:53pm
Politicians take advantage of us simply because we let them. We allow ourselves to be persuaded by the wrong things.
10/18/12 12:25am

Polls show Obama lead over Romney closing in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s swing state status will be determined by whether or not Romney chooses to capitalize on the new polls
10/16/12 1:38am
Political rhetoric and the media’s coverage often eschew economic reasoning and evidence when discussing policy.
10/15/12 9:49pm
Conservative organizations are making extra efforts to target young voters this cycle.
10/14/12 9:57pm

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Allyson Schwartz speak ahead of elections

Gillibrand suggested that if Romney defeats Obama in the November election, the consequences will be grave for America’s women.