Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The former Pennsylvania State senator unofficially beat Republican challenger Joe Rooney
Update 12:05 a.m. Wednesday Incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has unofficially won re-election as U.S. Representative in the 13th Congressional District in Pennsylvania. The former state senator garnered 113,268 unofficial votes in Montgomery County alone versus Rooney's 59,369 unofficial votes, according to county records. She initially won election to her post in 2004, fulfilling Joe Hoeffel's seat. She was challenged unsuccessfully in prior elections by Melissa Brown, "The Apprentice 2" competitor Raj Bhakta, Marina Kats and Dee Adcock. The 13th District includes precincts in Northeast Philadelphia and suburbs of Montgomery County. In the North Penn area, the 13th District covers Hatfield Township 5-2, Lansdale Borough…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Both candidates for PA's 13th Congressional District were at the Great American Pub Wednesday night.
Joe Rooney is certainly getting mileage out of that chicken suit. In an effort to demonstrate his belief that congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, the Democratic incumbent for Pennsylvania's 13th district, is unwilling to debate him, Republican challenger Joe Rooney has been appearing with a super-sized chicken as of late. The most recent sighting was outside of the Great American Pub in Conshohocken Wednesday night, while supporters of Rep. Schwartz gathered inside for a fundraising meet-and-greet. It was Schwartz's second visit to the borough in a week, after Conshohocken was added to the 13th in the latest redistricting. While the meet-and-greet was closed to the press, Neil Deegan, Schwartz's political director, told Patch over the phone …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Republican candidate Joe Rooney speaks outside of Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz's Frankford Avenue office; calls her 'scared' for not wanting to debate.
Ardsley resident and Republican candidate for the 13th Congressional District Joe Rooney arrived outside Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz’s northeast Philadelphia office just before noon yesterday. As he placed campaign signs on the sidewalk, he jogged up the street to meet someone else in his campaign. A woman wearing a yellow chicken suit. Rooney had been to Schwartz’s Frankford Avenue office before. Last week he held a press conference in front of the office; he said he had been attempting to set up a debate with the incumbent since July. It wasn’t happening though, Rooney said. According to Rooney, he met with Schwartz’s campaign manger during the July 4 parade in Norristown. Rooney said Schwartz’s camp could pick the venue and the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Schwartz, Rooney answered questions selected by a seniors community in Lower Gwynedd.
Friday, October 5, 2012
The two candidates for Congress from Pennsylvania's 13th District faced off over the economy, health care, and other national issues in a forum at Foulkeways in Lower Gwynedd on Thursday evening. The Lansdale Reporter reports that four-term Democratic incumbent Allyson Schwartz and Republican challenger Joe Rooney gave timed answers to an identical series of 14 questions selected by the "Current Issues Committee" at Foulkeways and posed to the candidates by moderator Wes Shirk. Schwartz said she would favor increasing taxes on Americans earning more than $250,000 per year and defended her involvement in the drafting and passage of the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as "ObamaCare," two years ago. Rooney, a former Marine pilot who …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
West Main Diner in Lansdale hosted 13th Congressional District GOP candidate Joe Rooney and Sen. Bob Mensch to a special Lansdale Republican Club meet-and-greet event Monday night
As Republicans ready for the pop political venue known as the Republican National Convention, Joe Rooney readied himself for a pop political venue known as the 13th Congressional District. He said he's ready to for hard work. Like roll-up-your-sleeves hard work. Like tender-knuckles-from-all-the-door-knocking hard work. "I'm not a kamikaze," Rooney said. "I'm in this race because Allyson Schwartz is beatable." Current 13th Congressional District Democrat lawmaker Allyson Schwartz just isn't there, Rooney said. "I'm a firm believer in hard work. I believe hard work pays off," Rooney said. "I will work harder and smarter and it will pay off in the end." Rooney, GOP candidate for the 13th District, was welcomed Monday night by Wayne Sharp and…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Republican candidate Joe Rooney, who is seeking a seat in the 13th Congressional District, chimes in on Wednesday's Voter ID ruling.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Joe Rooney, who is running for a seat in the 13th Congressional District, issued the following statement on Thursday after Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson ruled to uphold the law that requires every Pennsylvania voter to show a valid photo ID before being allowed to vote. "I applaud the decision of Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson to uphold Pennsylvania’s voter identification law. Judge Simpson concluded in a thoughtful, nonpartisan 70 page decision that the law did not violate the Pennsylvania State Constitution. PA voters now have almost three months to ensure that they possess the necessary identification to vote. Additionally, the law allows voters to cast a provisional ballot which will be counted once the proper ID is…
Monday, February 27, 2012
The economy, national defense and a return to 'traditional American values' spearhead Rooney's campaign for congress
Following his recent endorsement by the Montgomery County Republican Committee, Ardsley resident Joe Rooney is preparing to battle for a seat in the 13th Congressional District in the upcoming November elections. Rooney is a 23-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves, where he served as a combat pilot flying both the F-4S Phantom and the F-18 Hornet. He and his wife, Beth, have five children; two of those children currently serve in the military … and they serve as the inspiration for a congressional campaign. "I have a daughter in the Navy and my son is a junior in the Air Force Academy, and basically I looked around and decided that if my kids were volunteering to serve and defend the country, that I …