Now that registration for the Nov. 2 midterm elections is over, Penn’s political groups will shift gears to focus on voter turnout among both students and area residents.
With a Pennsylvania voter registration deadline of midnight tonight student political groups spent the weekend adding as many students as possible to the state’s voter rolls.
Volunteers from the Penn Democrats went door to door in Swarthmore, Pa., on Saturday on behalf of Bryan Lentz, the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania’s seventh congressional district — a key area of Pennsylvania for statewide candidates.
Graduate student Dan Chinburg was once a full-time intern for the Democratic Committee in Montgomery County. Now he’s an active member of the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots.
With less than five days remaining until the Oct. 4 voter registration deadline, student political leaders at Penn are making a final push to swell the voter rolls at polling locations across campus.
On Monday, Karl Rove spoke to an audience of about 100 attendees at the National Constitution Center, at 525 Arch St., regarding his newly released autobiography and the midterm elections.
Howard Dean, a former governor of Vermont, held a fundraising event at the home of a Pennsylvania state senator on Wednesday for the Democratic candidates in Pennsylvania’s sixth and seventh congressional districts — Manan Trivedi and Bryan Lentz, respectively.
A recent poll suggests that, contrary to popular belief, young Republicans may be more enthusiastic than their Democratic peers — at least in the upcoming midterm elections.
Though student activists at Penn were disappointed that the Development, Relief and Education for Minor Aliens Act’s passage failed to pass Congress, they say they will continue to campaign.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has become a heated issue between Republicans, who attack those who supported the bill, and Democrats, who wish to not be viewed as big spenders in a recession.
10Questions.com, a website designed to promote voter-candidate engagement, is offering voters the opportunity to submit questions to candidates in the gubernatorial, senatorial and selected congressional races across 11 states, including Pennsylvania.
U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak is holding a fundraiser at the Philadelphia Convention Center with President Barack Obama. The fundraiser marks the first time the two have appeared together since the primary, in which Obama endorsed Sestak’s opponent, Republican-turned-Democratic U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter.
Looking to recreate the sizable spike in turnout in the 2008 election, Democrats on campus are making a new push to get out the vote in 2010.
In addition to laying out their objectives for the upcoming fall election, College Republicans hosted a member of Congressional candidate Patrick Meehan's campaign at Tuesday's meeting.
In his second-annual “Back-to-School Speech” in Philadelphia on Tuesday, President Obama got a group of middle- and high-school students excited about the beginning of school.
Former President Bill Clinton joined Dan Onorato, the Democratic nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania, at a rally at 52nd and Chestnut streets on Monday.
Former President Bill Clinton will appear at 52nd and Chestnut streets today at 11 a.m. in support of Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Dan Onorato.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine kicked off the post-Labor Day election season in Houston Hall Wednesday afternoon.
Taking advantage of the flood of new, wide-eyed freshmen arriving on campus, political groups at Penn are pushing for a higher voter registration rate in preparation for the midterm elections this November.
Many of Bill and Hilary Clinton’s donors stayed home this weekend, while a professor at Penn’s Fels Institute of Government sat in the front row of the Rhinebeck, New York wedding.