Andrew Seidman covers politics in the Philadelphia region, focusing on power brokers. Previously, he covered New Jersey state government and politics.

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Voter turnout surged across the Philadelphia region amid a ‘highly polarized electorate’

Voter turnout increased throughout the Philadelphia region in Tuesday’s elections, as tens of thousands of more ballots were cast than in previous off-year elections in counties where Democrats picked up historic wins.

‘Stop putting politics ahead of our country’ on Trump impeachment, veterans tell GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in new ad

A new veterans group is airing a television ad in the Philadelphia media market calling on Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick to “stop putting politics ahead of our country” and hold President Donald Trump "accountable” over his dealings with Ukraine.

The Republican 'bloodletting' in Philadelphia's suburbs may be a bad sign for Trump in 2020

The Democrats’ shellacking of Republicans in the Philadelphia suburbs raised doubts about Donald Trump’s reelection prospects in the key battleground of Pennsylvania, as voters in the populous region signaled continuing discomfort with the president.

The race for Pennsylvania Superior Court looks like a split decision for Democrats and Republicans

In the only statewide election Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans ran neck and neck in the race for two seats on the appellate court.

Insurgent candidates across Pennsylvania are rattling establishment Democrats

The races are being watched closely by party officials and operatives in both camps who wonder whether third-party candidates have enough grassroots support to overcome inherent disadvantages in a two-party system.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Philadelphia, says Congress had ‘no choice’ but to pursue impeachment inquiry

“No decision has been made to impeach the president,” Pelosi told hundreds gathered at the Convention Center in Philadelphia for a state Democratic Party fundraiser. “That’s a question of what the inquiry will produce.”

Pennsylvania judicial races are sleepy. Even so, groups are spending $2 million on TV ads.

Democrats, Republicans and special interest groups have poured at least $2 million into television ads in an otherwise quiet race for two statewide appellate judgeships in Pennsylvania.

In exchange for tax credits, businesses face more ‘pointed questions,' N.J. agency says

As the EDA reviews more than 420,000 jobs this year, the agency is taking new steps to make sure companies only get tax credits in exchange for eligible jobs and investments.

New Jersey tax credits turned a Camden office complex into a lucrative investment. Now the feds and state AG are investigating

The scope or subjects of the investigations into the L3 transaction aren’t yet clear; a state task force has said businesses or their principals could face charges of fraud or other crimes if they misled the state to get tax credits.

New Jersey gave companies credit for millions in ‘phantom’ property taxes to qualify for incentives

Amid the ongoing controversy over the state’s economic development programs, the so-called “phantom tax” has come under scrutiny from policy experts and a special task force appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy.