Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Republican won a second term while Drucker admitted this was his last run in the district.
For the second-consecutive election cycle, Republican Warren Kampf topped Democrat Paul Drucker for right to represent the 157th District in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives. The incumbent declared victory shortly before 11 p.m. Two years after beating Drucker by just under a thousand votes, Kampf ultimately won by 1,002. At an election night party at Wayne’s Landmark Americana, Kampf said his message of fiscal restraint struck a chord with the voters of the 157th. “Controlling spending in state government and not increasing the burden on the job sector, improving Pennsylvania’s competitiveness, making it more job-friendly, was all a large part of our message. Wages aren’t going up,” Kampf said, in the midst of a Republican …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The 157th District challenger pointed voters without identification to his helpline.
Paul Drucker, the Democratic challenger for the 157th District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, expressed frustration Wednesday morning with the Commonwealth Court’s decision to let the controversial voter ID law stand. In a written statement released by the campaign, Drucker reiterated his opposition to the law and emphasized the voter ID helpline he created last month will be available to help get 157th District residents the necessary identification to cast a ballot in November. "I am disappointed by the court's decision, but this only strengthens my resolve to help the voters in my district get the valid ID they need to vote in November. My campaign is in the process of reaching out to voters whom we believe may not …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The Democrat in the 157th District House race addresses one of the central issues from the 2010 race he lost to Republican Warren Kampf.
Democrat Paul Drucker, who is running to win the State House seat he lost to Republican State Rep. Warren Kampf says he never supported tolling PA Route 422. The tolling question played a central role in the 2010 Drucker-Kampf race. The two are squaring off again this November in a race to represent the 157th District. That district covers Phoenixville as well as parts of Tredyffrin and Easttown. Kampf will also answer questions from Phoenixville Patch readers. We invite TE Patch readers to submit their questions for Drucker and Kampf in the comments section at the bottom of this article. We'll submit them to the candidates so they can address issues of concern to TE readers. While most national politicians rely on up-to-the-minute micro …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A local columnist predicts a "contentious era of combat" in the 2012 Kampf-Drucker re-match. What do you think?
The race is on and the gloves are off in the campaign to represent Pennsylvania's 157th House District. This year's campaign is a rematch of the 2010 campaign, when Warren Kampf (R-PA 157) beat out one-term incumbent Democrat Paul Drucker by less than 1,000 votes. Drucker, who like Kampf, lives in Tredyffrin Township and once served on the Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors, announced his bid to run for the seat last week in Phoenixville Drucker's successful 2008 campaign for the seat was also historic for the amount of money spent. It is widely considered to be one of the most expensive campaigns ever waged for a seat in the Pennsylvania House. Main Line Media News columnist Ray Hoffman predicts another bare-knuckle political war of words …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Paul Drucker predicts economic issues, and the presidential race will work in his favor in his campaign to re-take the 157th District House seat in Harrisburg.
Paul Drucker is counting on buyer’s remorse to win the State House seat he lost in 2010. After losing the 157th district seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to Warren Kampf by shy of 1,000 votes in 2010, the attorney-turned-Tredyffrin-supervisor-turned-state legislator is officially campaigning to win the seat back. And the Democrat thinks a reversal of fortunes might be in order. “[Kampf] has a record now that he didn’t have then,” Drucker told Patch on Wednesday afternoon, a few hours before a campaign kickoff event he hosted that night at his Bridge Street headquarters in Phoenixville. “I’ll be able to contrast to the voters what I represent from what he represents.” History of Narrow Vote Margins Drucker held the seat for…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A Huffington Post Blogger weighs in on the Kampf/Drucker 2012 campaign re-match.