Home Sweet Home: Chesco Dems buy long-time office

CCDC Secretary David Rhoads, Executive Committee Member Jim Salvas, Vice Chair Lani Frank, Chair Brian J. McGinnis, Treasurer Lisa Longo. WEST CHESTER — For decades, the Chester County Democratic Committee longed to buy a permanent home — and now they don’t even have to pack up to get it done. The county committee announced Saturday that it had reached agreement to purchase its long-time...

Gov. Wolf fires up county Democrats

Gov. Tom Wolf addresses the Chester County Democratic Committee Annual Dinner — in front of a packed house of more than 325 people, Sunday night. Photo: Jim Salvas. COATESVILLE — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf addressed a packed Coatesville Country Club Sunday night, asking the 325 Chester County Democrats in attendance to do more than just resist the current Republican attacks on human rights related...

Hundreds (or more) from Chester Co. participate in marches

From Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia to West Chester, local voices heard By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just a handful of the attendees in Washington D.C. who rode buses from the Kennett Area Democrats, who brought more than 200 residents to the nation’s capital, Saturday. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Chester County residents participated in Saturday’s Women’s March — which morphed...

Tony Goldwyn to headline Democratic dinner, Sept. 25

Tony Goldwyn Tony Goldwyn, who currently stars as US President Fitzgerald Grant III in the ABC drama series Scandal has been announced as the Chester County Democratic Committee’s Keynote Speaker at their September 25 Fall Banquet at The Ballroom at the Westside in West Chester. Anthony Howard “Tony” Goldwyn is an American actor, producer, director and political activist. A presenter...

What’s that smell? Not manure, but District Justice races

Primary battles have gotten childish and turn off voters By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Ah primary season. Like the odor of manure from the mushroom houses, you can smell the stupid wafting on the spring breeze. And while most of the primaries will likely be either anti-climatic — with Democrats winning Democratic nominations and Republicans (or the much-maligned and increasingly endangered RINO)...

A rush to bipartisanism amid a few intra-party battles

Is getting along to get ahead back in fashion? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Let’s face it, bipartisanism is the new black. If you listened to a lot of political types in Chester County this past week, candidates and elected officials across the political spectrum were working to show their ability to make nice with the other side. But roiling below the surface are a handful of intra-party battles...