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Members of Pitt College Republicans at the 2020 Lincoln Dinner in February.

‘Pseudo-Pitt for Trump’: College Republicans campaign for Trump, local candidates

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Elizabeth Oresanya, the president of Pitt's College Republicans, said the group acts as a “pseudo-Pitt for Trump” group on campus, but prioritizes local races. She said members don’t agree with the president on every issue, but most support his re-election.
 Participants at the first annual Walk for Love wear purple, the favorite color of late Pitt student Alina Sheykhet.

Walk for Love celebrates late Pitt student

By George Smith, For The Pitt News July 9, 2019
It was a sweltering Sunday morning in Oakdale as friends, family and community members gathered to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Pitt student Alina Sheykhet.
Pitt College Democrats President Alex Rose canvasses for Conor Lamb — the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District — in Penn Hills Sunday afternoon.

A day in the life of student canvassing

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer November 6, 2018
For Alex Rose, the two days leading up to an election are filled with knocking on front doors, asking questions and marking responses. That’s what the job of a student canvasser entails.
Supporters campaign for Democrat candidate Conor Lamb and Republican candidate Rick Saccone. Libertarian Party candidate Drew Miller went largely unnoticed during Tuesday’s special election. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Editorial: Third parties show need for all candidates to step it up

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 15, 2018

If any aspect of the massively hyped special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District went unnoticed, it was Libertarian Party candidate Drew Miller. After a preliminary count of the...

Conor Lamb shakes hands with supporters after declaring victory in Tuesday's special election, confident in his lead even as a few thousand absentee ballots remained uncounted. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

Lamb declares victory, election still too close to call

Update as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday: Lamb's lead expanded after Washington County absentee ballots results came. But county election officials could take weeks to review the results and make them official. Voters...

Voters head into Lincoln Elementary School in My. Lebanon Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

Lamb vs. Saccone: National attention on Pa’s 18th District

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor March 13, 2018

Voters are going to the polls today in Pennsylvania’s 18th District to decide between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone in a uncharacteristically close race in the deeply Republican district. The...

Participants in the 2018 Women’s March hold up signs supporting Conor Lamb, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 18th district. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Senior Staff Photographer)

Lamb misses the mark on gun issues

By Jeremy Wang | Senior Columnist February 22, 2018

Southwestern Pennsylvania loves its guns. And for many Democrats outside Pittsburgh’s City limits, that part of the region’s culture has become a stumbling block to winning public office. Throughout...

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