RNC creates directory to help small businesses

The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. – A group organizing the Republican National Convention has created a directory designed to help Tampa area small businesses land work when the event is held in August.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/KQS6k6) says the Tampa Bay Host Committee – a nonprofit group helping stage the convention- has launched an online version of the directory.

It’s the first of its kind in the history of the political convention.

The online listing will feature more than 500 companies. The business and its owners are required to be located in the Tampa area.

Hundreds of local businesses are hoping to benefit when an estimated 50,000 visitors descend on Tampa the week of Aug. 27. In addition to delegates, the convention will attract GOP supporters, corporate executives, members of the media and political observers.

Romney closes in on nomination with wins in Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney has won the Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia presidential primaries.

The trio is certain to push Romney closer to the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the GOP nomination, handing him 100 or so delegates of the 288 he still needs.

None of the outcomes is a surprise. Romney faces no serious challenge to the Republican nomination.

Even the candidate himself is essentially ignoring Tuesday’s primaries. Romney has been spending the day campaigning in Michigan, where he castigated President Obama as an “old-school liberal” whose policies would take the country backward.

Corbett Declares May as Motorcycle Safety Month

Gant Daily

PennDOT Reminds Everyone to Share the Road, Practice Safe Techniques

HARRISBURG – With the promise of warmer weather and increased motorcycle presence on Pennsylvania roadways, Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a proclamation designating May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness month.

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch says motorcycle safety is the responsibility of both riders and drivers. Continue reading “Corbett Declares May as Motorcycle Safety Month”

What Happens When You Support ObamaCare

Town Hall – Mike Shields

“Mark Critz has opposed efforts to repeal or defund ObamaCare 20 times.” That’s the message voters in Southwestern Pennsylvania are seeing on television this week thanks to a new ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Having just knocked off fellow incumbent Democrat Congressman Jason Altmire in an extremely expensive and bruising primary in Pennsylvania’s 12th District, Mark Critz now faces Allegheny County businessman Keith Rothfus in a general election that will be a referendum on Critz’s continued support for ObamaCare.

Redistricting in Pennsylvania saw the two incumbent Congressmen drawn together into a new conservative leaning district that stretches from Beaver County eastward to Johnstown. Continue reading “What Happens When You Support ObamaCare”

Romney ad: Millions ‘suffering in silence’ from Obama’s economy

The Hill – Meghashyam Mali

Mitt Romney’s campaign on Sunday unveiled a new Web video hitting President Obama on the April jobs figures report and saying that millions of Americans were “suffering in silence” from the administration’s economic policies.

The ad, titled “Silence” begins with footage from news programs announcing troubling news about the economy, amid clips of Obama speaking at a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, defending his record.

In the clips from Obama’s address, the president is seen promising an economic recovery and telling voters to look to the future, interspersed with footage of analysts discussing continued job losses.

“It’s not just about how we’re doing today, but how we’ll be doing tomorrow, says Obama.

The video then cuts to a title card which reads, “Today millions of Americans are suffering in silence.” Continue reading “Romney ad: Millions ‘suffering in silence’ from Obama’s economy”

Battleground Poll: Obama, Romney in dead heat

Politico – James Hohmann

A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll finds a dead heat in the presidential race six months before the election.

Mitt Romney edged out President Barack Obama 48 percent to 47 percent among likely voters, a number well within the margin of error, as Republicans rapidly consolidate behind the likely GOP nominee.

The former Massachusetts governor has opened up a 10-point lead, 48 percent to 38 percent, among independents in a poll conducted Sunday, April 29 through Thursday, May 3 and a 6-point lead among those who describe themselves as “extremely likely” to vote in November. Obama led Romney by 9 points overall in POLITICO’s February’s poll. Continue reading “Battleground Poll: Obama, Romney in dead heat”

Reorganization Meeting of the ECR Committee

ATTENTION ALL  COMMITTEE MEMBERS  ELECTED on April 24, 2012

Title: Reorganization Meeting of the ECR Committee
Location: McKean Township Building
Description: Please plan to attend the Reorganization meeting of the Republican Committee of Erie County on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 PM at the McKean Township Building, 9231 Edinboro Road (Rt. 99), McKean, PA 16426. The building is on the east side of Rt. 99 just south of the St. Francis Ushers Club.
Start Time: 18:30

McKean Township Google map
Date: 2012-05-22
End Time: 20:30