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College Republicans (left) and College Democrats (right) at Pitt have both begun work on energizing western Pa. voters for both local and national elections on Nov. 3.

As election season heats up, campus political groups rally voters

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer September 16, 2020
The College Democrats and College Republicans at Pitt have both begun work to energize western Pennsylvania voters for both local and national races, seeking to bolster voter turnout for what is considered to be one of the most important swing regions in the state, which itself is a swing state on the national level. The groups continue to hold virtual events due to COVID-19 restrictions, disrupting their typical in-person election-season activities.
Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

Editorial: Kavanaugh sexual assault investigation necessary

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 20, 2018
Although Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh appear credible, Republicans have decided to forego an investigation — but they shouldn't be so dismissive of alleged victims.
(From left) Josh Nulph, Jacob Pavlecic, Kareem Kandil and Sara Innamorato are all current or former Pitt students running for the state House. (Images via Facebook)

Pitt students and alumni run for state House

By Sophia Mastroianni | Staff Writer March 23, 2018

Jacob Pavlecic and his best friend Quin McLaughlin’s conversations were usually about local sports. But after the 2016 election, McLaughlin — now a student at Slippery Rock University —  surprised...

Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., who resigned earlier this year after a personal scandal broke, may be replaced by Rick Saccone, a member of the state legislature from the town of Elizabeth. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: Saccone would underserve Pennsylvania’s 18th District

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 14, 2017

With the Republican Party’s announcement of their nominee over the weekend, the race to replace disgraced former Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., just got a little more eccentric. Rick Saccone, currently a...

Students line up to vote in Posvar Hall last November. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

Election guide: Amendments and judgeships on the ballot

By Rachel Glasser / News Editor November 7, 2017

It’s election day in Pittsburgh — but don’t expect campus polling stations to be as crowded as last year’s election. Mayor Bill Peduto is running unopposed after winning the Democratic primary...

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will not run for re-election next cycle amid discord with President Donald Trump. 
(Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press/TNS)

Rejecting his legacy, Flake boldly speaks out

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News November 2, 2017

Growing up in a town between Princeton and Trenton, New Jersey, I was exposed to a diverse population — both racially and economically. And while I am grateful I grew up in a place that encouraged a...

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who will not run for re-election, answers questions from reporters on Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
 (Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Editorial: Senator Flake denounces, but forfeits to the new normal

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 25, 2017

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake from Arizona delivered a 17-minute speech on the Senate floor Tuesday denouncing “the new normal” and declaring he won’t seek reelection in 2018 — but his powerful political...

Florida Republican who once claimed alien abduction announces House bid

By Griffin Connolly | Roll Call (TNS) October 16, 2017

Either Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has been watching too much Syfy Channel or she's really just that special. We'll probably never know for sure. No matter, the 59-year-old Republican, who once recalled...

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