Questions a Candidate Must Be Prepared to Answer

As many consider a run for local office in the upcoming elections, here are some points that prospective candidates should answer. It is best to write down your answers to these questions rather than assuming that you have the answers “in your head” because writing forces us to organize and clarify our thoughts.

The actual questions can be viewed by emailing us through our “Contact Us” page with a correct name and email address, for a password.

This is a service of the Erie County Pennsylvania Republican Party for our candidates. We have plans to add useful information from time to time.

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey revamps his plan for budget if debt talks fail

ROBERT J. VICKERS, The Patriot-News
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Friday he is engaged in “private conversations” with “several” Senate Democrats regarding his budget plan, but would not identify them.

Though U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has no direct influence on the cloistered budget negotiations between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, he said Friday his ongoing push to cut and cap federal spending is affecting the high-level talks. Continue reading “U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey revamps his plan for budget if debt talks fail”

Don’t let Obama drive us to disaster, change direction

Courtesy: Morning Call
By Meghan Schiller, Contributing Writer

The Republican National Committee recently launched a video challenging President Obama’s alleged failed battle with the economy. The GOP’s videosays, “Don’t let Obama drive us to disaster, change direction.”
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Senator Pat Toomey signs Cut, Cap & Balance Pledge

Two weeks ago Senator Pat Toomey  (R-PA) was one of the first signers of the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” Pledge to help reduce the out of control spending in Washington.


I pledge to urge my Senators and Member of the House of Representatives to oppose any debt limit increase unless all three of the following conditions have been met:

  1. Cut – Substantial cuts in spending that will reduce the deficit next year and thereafter.
  2. Cap – Enforceable spending caps that will put federal spending on a path to a balanced budget.
  3. Balance – Congressional passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — but only if it includes both a spending limitation and a super-majority for raising taxes, in addition to balancing revenues and expenses.


1. Sign the Pledge
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Interact with the Chairman: Verel Salmon

We have introduced a uniquely new feature which has never been hosted before on the Erie County Pennsylvania Republican Party website.

Now we can proudly say ” The Chairman is in.” Please go to the menu bar under the header illustration and click on “Chairman’s Corner” to read what he has to say and then interact with him by leaving a comment. Please leave your authentic name and email address so that we may reply to your concerns.

Your comment can be on any topic concerning the party, Erie County politics or issues that you find interesting especially related to Republicans. You may also use the “Contact Us” page to let us know of your interest if you do not want to be published.