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Summer Lee, D-34, speaks at Pittsburgh’s TEDxWomen event on Nov. 29, 2018. Lee announced her run for U.S. Congress on Oct. 19.

Collab Column | PA-18 House race — excitement and indecision

By The Pitt News Staff November 12, 2021
It’s been a remarkably successful few years for progressives in the Pittsburgh area.
Rep. Mike Doyle at a March 2017 town hall to discuss health care with constituents.

Rep. Mike Doyle to retire after 14 terms

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor October 19, 2021
Rep. Mike Doyle announced Monday that he will not run for reelection and a 15th term, setting the stage for a showdown for who will represent the deep blue seat.
The Office of Rep. Mike Doyle, PA-18, at 2637 East Carson St. in Pittsburgh.

Opinion | Mike Doyle has coasted in Congress for too long

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Columnist April 22, 2021
In such a safe blue district, Doyle should be championing progressive policies and making media waves, not acting like he represents a cautious swing district.
A crowd of about 150 people gathered Tuesday evening at Freedom Corner after a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd.

Pittsburghers mourn, protest after guilty verdict in Floyd murder case

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss April 21, 2021
About 150 people gathered Tuesday evening at Freedom Corner in the Hill District after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter. The crowd marched down Forbes Avenue through Pitt’s campus.
Pitt law professor Jerry Dickinson is running against Rep. Michael Doyle, D-Pa., in the Democratic primary election.

Pitt law professor Jerry Dickinson announces second run for U.S. House

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer April 13, 2021
Jerry Dickinson announced Tuesday that he is vying again to represent Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, beginning another primary challenge against incumbent Rep. Mike Doyle after Dickinson’s unsuccessful attempt to beat Doyle last year.
Samantha Schatten, a senior political science major, is the deputy campaign manager for Bethani Cameron’s campaign for city council.

Pitt senior kick-starts her career in progressive politics

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer February 2, 2021
Most graduating seniors are looking for their next step. But for Samantha Schatten, she may have already found it. Schatten, a senior political science major, has already started her career in politics and is the deputy campaign manager for Bethani Cameron’s primary challenge against Anthony Coghill to represent District 4 of Pittsburgh City Council.
Pennsylvania held its primary elections Tuesday.

Incumbent candidates win big in June 2 primary elections

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor June 2, 2020
This is the first year Pennsylvania has allowed mail-in ballots for anyone who requested one by a May 26 deadline.
The incumbent candidate, Mike Doyle, won the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.

Doyle keeps seat, fends off challenger Dickinson

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor June 2, 2020
Incumbent candidate Mike Doyle kept the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District in Tuesday’s primary elections.
Pennsylvania mail-in ballots must be filled out and received by the county elections office on June 2.

Your guide to the June 2 primary election

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor May 26, 2020
This is the first year Pennsylvania has allowed mail-in ballots for anyone who requested one by the May 26 deadline. Mail-in ballots must be filled out and received by the county elections office by 8 p.m. on June 2.
Pitt student Catherine Tomes holds a sign encouraging voting as a part of the Dickinson campaign.

Pitt students hit the streets to get Dickinson on the ballot

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer February 23, 2020
First-year Lucy Bornhorst spends part of her days learning from Pitt political science professors before heading downtown to try to get a Pitt Law professor elected to Congress.
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