State and Federal Political Recap

Ciarrocchi Joins Gubernatorial Race: Another Republican candidate has thrown his hat in the ring for the 2022 gubernatorial race, and his name is well-recognized among those in local chamber circles. Guy Ciarrocchi – who has most recently served as the president and CEO of the Chester County Chamber of Commerce – announced his bid last week and intent to take a leave of absence from his position as he focuses on the race.  Given his background, Ciarrocchi’s focus on growing economies in communities statewide is central to his platform.  “If we can reopen local businesses and help them grow and make sure there are good quality school choices for all kids across the state – those two things alone could change the complexion of our economy and our quality of life overnight,” he said.

Court Election Challenge: State Senate Democrats and Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed lawsuits in Commonwealth Court last week seeking to prevent Senate Republicans on the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee from subpoenaing a variety of election-related materials from the Department of State as it relates to the 2020 presidential election. In the Senate’s legal action, the caucus argues that the Senate has no authority to review the election, that the election is in no need of further review and that subpoenas of voter information would violate privacy and ballot secrecy. Shapiro didn’t mince words about his opinion on the matter, calling the GOP’s efforts a “sham” in a Tweet about the lawsuit.


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