Friday, March 27, 2015 Nisan 7, 5775
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SCRANTON, Pa. Democrat Bob Casey led in the polls virtually from the moment he announced his candidacy to unseat Sen. Rick Santorum some 20 months ago. Nevertheless, analysts argued that the Republican -- a skilled debater and a fierce campaigner -- would find a way to close the gap and take the contest to the distance. But in the end,...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For Estelle Gilbert, voting on Nov. 7 meant voicing her opinion on one particular issue: the war in Iraq. "Get the war over in Iraq," said Gilbert after voting at the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Northeast Philadelphia. "Bring the boys home!" The issues were not so cut-and-dried for some other voters in the the 58th Ward, 13th Division. For...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Staff
Voters trickled in and out of the polling station in front of Elkins Park Free Library, and many of those interviewed shared a common goal: voting for change. Considering the war in Iraq, tax cuts that benefit the wealthy, and soaring health-care costs, many voters in Elkins Park said they've had enough of the status quo. "I haven't voted in...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
With the situation in the Middle East clearly on their minds, Lower Merion residents flocked to the polls early Tuesday morning. Forty-year-old Jeff Dittus, for example, is a registered Democrat who cited Bob Casey Jr.'s support for Israel among his primary reasons for picking the challenger over incumbent Sen. Rick Santorum. "Sometimes, you get more with honey than you do...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Staff
"It was the dirtiest, rottenest campaign ever -- and I'm 80 years old," declared Leonard Kornit after he cast his vote at Philadelphia's Kennedy House on Tuesday. For Kornit, Election Day was about sending a message -- showing the government that it has to listen to the people. "They're not following the mandate we gave them," he said. He described...
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