Experience counts: Congressman Mike Doyle deserves renomination

By the Editorial Board It’s good for voters to have choices, particularly in contests with long-serving incumbents. But when a choice provides no real alternative on policy or conduct in office, voters have to wonder why a challenger even bothers. That’s the situation before Democrats in the 14th Congressional District,…

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Allegheny County Democrats make primary picks

BY TONY RAAP  / Tribune Review   Several incumbents seeking to retain their seats in the U.S. and state House won the endorsement of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee. Committee members cast votes Sunday at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers building in the South Side to select which candidates the party…

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Job growth top priority for 14th District candidates

The Democratic candidates for Congress in the 14th District put job growth at the top of their agendas, but they differ on whether a new voice or veteran hand is needed to achieve progress. U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, who has represented the district for 22 years, said he’s helped grow…

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Doyle deserves nomination

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette For Democrats in the 14th Congressional District, the primary is a very different kind of contest. Rep. Mike Doyle, 60, of Forest Hills, who has served in the House for 20 years, is being challenged for the party nomination by Janis C. Brooks of North Versailles, who opposed…

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Doyle could get ranking spot on U.S. House panel

Bill Wade/Post-Gazette U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle. By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Democrats from New Jersey and California are vying for their caucus’s top spot on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and their bids to replace retiring Henry Waxman, D-Calif., could leave open a subcommittee leadership…

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New Pittsburgh Courier

Doyle, workers, union call for UPMC wage hike PAY A FAIR WAGE—Mike Doyle joins UPMC employees and union supporters in calling for UPMC to raise wages for lower level. full-time employees, some of whom say they can’t afford groceries. (Photo by Liz Reid, 90.5 WESA) Piggybacking on President Obama’s executive…

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Re-elect Doyle: The challenger is no match for the congressman

September 28 2012 Any challenger to a member of Congress faces an uphill climb, and the journey is all the steeper when the incumbent holds a big advantage in party registration. That’s what political newcomer Hans Lessmann, a Republican, faces in his race against the longtime incumbent of the 14th…

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