PA Congressional Races


PCN will go on the road to several college campuses to gauge reaction during the last week before the state primary on April 24.

Starting Monday, April 16, PCN will pre-empt the “PCN Call-In” program to air LIVE Congressional town hall meetings hosted at universities and colleges across the state beginning at 7:00 p.m. for the entire week.

The 90-minute LIVE programs will allow college students, area residents, professors, local political reporters and former representatives, to discuss and share reaction about what is going on this election year within their congressional district.  Candidates running for office within that Congressional district that are able to attend will get an opportunity to briefly share their platform with the LIVE audience.

Each of the town hall meetings is open to the public, but for those unable to attend, participation is possible through e-mail and Twitter.  Comments and questions during the event can be sent to or tweeted using #pcntv2012.


Monday, April 16 – 7:00 p.m.            

12th Congressional District

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University of Pittsburgh - Heritage Hall – Johnstown Conference Center

Guest panelists:

Ray Wrabley, Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Marty Radovanic, WJAC TV



Tuesday, April 17 – 7:00 p.m.

11th Congressional District 

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Bloomsburg University – Alumni House, “The Great Room”

Guest panelists:

Dr. Pedro Anés, President/CEO, Latino American Alliance of Northeastern PA 

Borys Krawczeniuk, Times-Shamrock Newspapers

Dr. Neil Strine, Chair of the Political Science Department, Bloomsburg University

Candidates scheduled to appear:

Democrats Bill Vinsko and Gene Stilp


Wednesday, April 18 – 7:00 p.m.

7th Congressional District 

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Cheyney University – The Ed Bradley Broadcast Center

Guest panelists:

Janet Manspeaker, Political Science Professor, Cheyney University

Dom Giordano,  Talk Radio WPHT 1210

Joe Sestak, former U.S. Representative for the 7th District

Phil Heron, Editor, Delaware County Daily Times

Candidates scheduled to appear:

Democratic candidate George Badey


Thursday, April 19 – 7:00 p.m.

8th Congressional District

Bucks County Community College in Bristol – Lower Bucks Campus  – Atrium Room 120

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Guest panelists:

Guy Petroziello, Bucks County Courier Times

Jim Greenwood, former U.S. Representative for the 8th District

Bill Pezza, Adjunct Professor, History/Political Science, Bucks County Community College


Friday, April 20 – 7:00 p.m.

4th Congressional District 

Penn State University – York Campus – Community Room,  The Ruhl Student Community Center

CLICK HERE to view this Town Hall Meeting


Guest panelists:

Scott Fisher, Opinion Page Editor, The York Daily Record

Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor, Politics PA

Michael Jarrett, Penn State York

José Colón, Board President, Centro Hispano José Hernandez

Candidates scheduled to appear:


Kevin Downs, Eric Martin, Scott Perry, Chris Reilly, Sean Summers, Mark Swomley, Ted Waga


Ken Lee, Harry Perkinson


Primary Election Coverage

PCN will air LIVE primary coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24.  PCN will have LIVE reports from the headquarters of key statewide races. The network will once again be partnering with the PA Business Council for election numbers during the network’s coverage.  Several political experts will provide in-studio commentary and analysis of the election numbers throughout the evening.