Campaigns & Elections


Cherelle Parker’s latest pitch: ‘Cherelle Parker wants to be Philly’s next mayor’

The former state rep, City Councilmember and now lobbyist is banking on her legislative accomplishments to propel her to victory.


5 times Darrell Clarke clashed with Jim Kenney on policy

The longstanding Philadelphia City Council president announced Thursday he will not seek reelection.

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

Rebecca Rhynhart is running to be Philly’s 100th mayor – the first female to lead the city

The former city controller has made her mastery of the city’s finances a leading message throughout her campaign.

News & Politics

Opinion: Republican Party leaders deserve blame for 2022 midterm losses

Former JAG officer Sean Duffy calls for a leadership change at the Pennsylvania Republican Party.

Campaigns & Elections

Here are the candidates running to run Allegheny County

Multiple Democrats and one Republican are on the ballot to replace Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Campaigns & Elections

State Rep. Lynda Culver elected to represent 27th Senatorial District

Culver will serve out the remainder of former state Sen. John Gordner’s term, which ends in 2024.

News & Politics

Mudslinging taints Allegheny County Council race

Bethany Hallam and Joanna Doven have been trading barbs on social media.

Campaigns & Elections

Court rules State House special elections will be held on Feb. 7

Voters in western Pennsylvania will head to the polls next month to select legislators for three vacant districts.

Scott Perry

What we know about Scott Perry and Doug Mastriano’s involvement in January 6

Two PA Republicans played a role in casting doubt on the election results and helped further efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

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News & Politics

How are state cabinet secretaries selected and appointed?

A look inside how governors appoint their cabinet secretaries.

Capitol Beat

7 stories you might have missed this year

We look back at some of City & State’s favorite stories from 2022.

Campaigns & Elections

A timeline of Scott Perry’s texts following the 2020 election

Perry’s texts with former President Donald Trump’s White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows outline baseless conspiracy theories and a plot to investigate the 2020 election results

News & Politics

2022: The Year in Review

City & State takes a look back at the major headlines from this year.


A Q&A with U.S. Rep. Susan Wild

She discusses her narrow victory, her priorities for the new term and working across the aisle.

Capitol Beat

Austin Davis resigns from state House to focus on transition to lieutenant governor

Davis is one of two state representatives who resigned Wednesday.