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Montco Democrats Finalize Endorsements for the Primary

Unity was the theme at the Montgomery County Democrats’ convention Thursday night in Plymouth Meeting.  So much so, that one of the Court of Common Pleas judicial candidates voluntarily withdrew when the PA Department of State announced this week that that there would be...
Posted On Feb 20 2015
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Cheltenham Democrats Unveil Primary Slate

Cheltenham Democrats this week in an air of confidence settled on their endorsed ticket for the upcoming May primary during their meeting in Elkins Park.  While the business at hand was township races, the countywide political context also was on display with Montgomery County...
Posted On Feb 12 2015
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Democrats Reject Ward 3 Incumbent Portner

Harvey Portner, Ward 3 commissioner for the last 27 years, is running again.  That’s no surprise.  Just about anyone who knows him knows this: he more than likes his job, has definite views about the direction of the township and sees no reason to yield the local limelight....
Posted On Feb 10 2015
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Arkoosh Tapped for County Commissioner by Montco Democrats

Physician Val Arkoosh, who came into local political prominence last year in a tough four-way Democratic primary battle for the PA-13 congressional seat, was introduced today as the new Montgomery County commissioner replacing Leslie Richards. Arkoosh, from Springfield Township,...
Posted On Jan 28 2015
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Democrats Talk Politics (What Else?) at Monthly Meeting

Newly minted state Sen. Art Haywood (PA-4) came back from his first week in Harrisburg with a slight preview of what’s to come in what promises to be a fascinating political year at the state Capitol.  The Senate Republican majority agenda, he said, features three items:...
Posted On Jan 15 2015
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Happy New Year (and Happy Local Politics)!

Citizens’ Call just woke up from its holiday slumber, so we want to start off with some big breaking news: It’s 2015! After the family’s extended stay and all those latkes and beer, the eggnog  and Christmas cookies, not to mention turkey and fruitcake (our...
Posted On Jan 05 2015
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