If Socialism comes to the U.S., it will be brought on by Republicans

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times HAVANA, Cuba — While walking the streets of this alleged “workers paradise” it was a bit hard not to see the irony when into my email box popped this messaging winner: “PA GOP asks Democratic Congressional candidates whether they support Pelosi, Socialists, and/or Maxine Waters.” This genius move come from Pennsylvania GOP Chair Val DiGiorgio, who decided...

Costello’s withdrawal leaves GOP in a tough spot

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Well, okay, then. By now those of you following local politics know that U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello announced he would not seek reelection and then withdrew from the May 15 primary. He’s been on TV and offered print interviews blaming President Donald Trump, liberals, redistricting and so on as being to blame. Whatever. Regardless of the why, Costello’s departure...

Chesco GOP: Rivera gets nod in 158th; Toomey offers praise

The county’s Republicans gathered Thursday night to endorse a wide slate of candidates — with little in the way of drama, as the vast majority of candidates were incumbents running without primary opposition. The one in-county race that was contested — the three-way fight for the 158th State House District endorsement — went to Kennett Square attorney Lenny Rivera, who seeks to face off against...