Post-Gazette Endorses in 40th District: DeMarco is a Strong Alternative to Orie (Oct 2010)
The campaign is pleased to announce that Dan DeMarco has earned a major endorsement from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in the race for the 40th District State Senate seat.  In this morning's editorial, the Post-Gazette called Dan DeMarco a "smart and experienced alternative" to criminally indicted Senator Jane Orie and cited his "11 years of experience as a Ross Township commissioner and a career as an attorney."  Read the endorsement.

 

DeMarco Releases First Television Ad (October 2010)
Ross Twp., Pa. —  State Senate candidate Dan DeMarco released his first television ad today. The ad introduces DeMarco as a former volunteer firefighter and current Ross Township Commissioner. In the ad, the lifelong resident of Ross Township proclaims that “every tax dollar should better our communities, not a personal career.” See our press release and watch the ad.

 

Poll: Jane Orie Vulnerable in 40th District State Senate Race (September 2010)
Ross Twp., PA - With just over one month left before the November 2 election, criminally indicted Senator Jane Orie has dropped below 50% on the current vote, placing her in a tight race with challenger Dan DeMarco for the 40th District State Senate seat.  Recent polling confirms that Jane Orie faces an electorate that is becoming increasingly hostile toward her.  Orie’s criminal charges for illegally using her state office and resources for personal and political gain have begun to take a toll on her popularity. See our press release.

 

Evidence Speaks for Itself: Judge Sends Orie Case to Criminal Trial (July 2010)
Ross Twp., PA - Following a preliminary hearing this week that revealed details about Jane Orie's misuse of state resources and staff for political campaigns, it comes as no surprise that an Allegheny County judge has ruled that there is enough evidence to send the Orie case to trial. For more, see our press release.

 

Dan speaks one-on-one with KDKA's Jon Delano (July 2010)
Dan discusses his campaign with Jon Delano from KDKA-TV. Watch the video here: http://kdka.com/video/?id=74405@kdka.dayport.com

 

Orie Hypocrisy: Indicted Senator Jane Orie Approves Ethics Rules a Grand Jury Says She’s Been Breaking for Years (May 2010)
Ross Twp., PA - Indicted Senator Jane Orie’s vote this week in the Rules Committee to approve new ethics limits for lawmakers is rife with hypocrisy. Orie, who is vice chair of the same committee with jurisdiction over the proposed Senate rules for ethical conduct, has been charged with misusing her state office staff for political campaigns over the past eight years. These criminal charges reflect the same kind of campaign activity the new rules aim to prohibit. For more, see our press release.

 

Orie opponent says he has enough write-ins to get on ballot (May 2010)
The Democrat attempting a write-in bid to face state Sen. Jane Orie, R-McCandless, in November is claiming he has enough votes to get onto the ballot. See the Post-Gazette article: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10141/1059833-100.stm#ixzz0oiAcnsVQ

 

Ross Democrat eyes write-in count for Orie's seat (May 2010)
Ross Commissioner Dan DeMarco believes he has a comfortable lead, but official count won't take place until after Memorial Day. The Democratic Ross commissioner said Friday that he believes he garnered enough write-in votes to challenge Republican state Sen. Jane Orie in November. See the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_682448.html

 

Indicted Pennsylvania Officials Unafraid to Run (May 2010)
It's been more than a decade since Pennsylvania voters nominated a candidate facing criminal charges to the General Assembly. This spring, three incumbents accused of public corruption -- two former House Speakers and a former Senate Whip -- are asking voters to allow them to keep their seats. See more in the Tribune-Review article: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_680694.html?_s_icmp=networkbar

 

Indicted Republican Jane Orie Attempts to Steal Democratic Nomination in 40th Senate Race (May 2010)
In an unusual step this week, Jane Orie, one of the State Senate’s top Republican leaders, launched a write-in campaign seeking the Democratic nomination in the 40th District State Senate race. For more information, see our press release.

 

DeMarco announces write-in campaign (April 2010)
Ross Commissioner and Democrat Dan DeMarco is attempting a write-in effort in the state's 40th senatorial district race next month, in advance of challenging state Sen. Jane Orie, R-McCandless, in the fall: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10109/1051705-100.stm#ixzz0lZLm5ZtN