midterm elections

NextGen America, progressive advocacy group, says State College is one of the highest performing areas in terms of numbers of registered young voters. The group has been working to get young people to register and vote.
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Since the Parkland shooting in February, there have been movements nationwide to energize young people to vote in this November’s midterm elections.

 

Jessica Maggio is a part of that movement. Recently, she stood outside of the HUB Robeson Center on Penn State’s University Park campus, attempting to strike up conversations with students streaming into and out of the building.

Susan Boser and Wade Jodun
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About 50 people turned out at the Smethport fire hall to hear Susan Boser and Wade Jodun, the candidates competing in the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s 15th district. The winner will likely face Republican incumbent Glenn Thompson in November.

The candidates spoke, answered questions and mingled with the McKean County voters.

Jodun said the night’s turnout out in a Republican stronghold shows people want to be heard. He pointed to the economy as a major issue.

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Congressman Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania’s 9th District announced on Tuesday that he’s not seeking re-election in November.

“It was a difficult decision because of my love of this Nation and the people I serve,” Shuster said in a statement. “Rather than focusing on a re-election campaign, I thought it wiser to spend my last year as Chairman focusing 100% on working with President Trump and my Republican and Democratic colleagues in both Chambers to pass a much-needed infrastructure bill to rebuild America."