A Pennsylvania native, Marley Parish covers the Senate for the Capital-Star. She previously reported on government, education and community issues for the Centre Daily Times and has a background in writing, editing and design. A graduate of Allegheny College, Marley served as editor of the campus newspaper, where she also covered everything from student government to college sports.
Oz concedes to Fetterman in Pa.’s U.S. Senate race
By: Marley Parish - November 9, 2022
Democrat John Fetterman has won the race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, defeating Trump-endorsed Republican nominee Mehmet Oz, who conceded Wednesday morning. Oz called Fetterman at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the campaigns said. He wished Fetterman luck, adding that campaigning across Pennsylvania “was the honor of a lifetime.” “We are facing big problems as a […]
Sounding the alarm on extremism, Biden says ‘MAGA Republicans’ pose threat to democracy
By: Marley Parish - September 1, 2022
PHILADELPHIA – President Joe Biden on Thursday issued a warning against what he described as “MAGA Republicans” and extremist threats to the nation, reminding Americans that democracy is not guaranteed. “We have to defend it. Protect it. Stand up for it. Each and every one of us,” Biden said in his remarks, delivered outside Philadelphia’s […]
Senate committee investigating Pa. elections holds hearing on ballot drop boxes, Dems walk out
By: Marley Parish - March 31, 2022
The Pennsylvania Senate committee investigating the 2020 general and 2021 primary elections saw a walkout from Democratic members after its Republican chairperson refused to swear in a conservative panel in its first public meeting since September.
Bipartisan coalition discuss accountability in the 2022 political cycle, tracking election deniers
By: Marley Parish - February 2, 2022
For the last year, election officials at every level of government nationwide have felt like it’s “Groundhog Day,” with some people still fixated on the 2020 election and bringing it into current political campaigns. But with the 2022 political cycle underway, a bipartisan coalition of current and former state and local leaders from across the […]
‘The Big lie is just that, a big lie’: In Philly, Biden calls for concerted effort to fight assaults on voting rights
By: Nick Field, Stephen Caruso and Marley Parish - July 14, 2021
PHILADELPHIA — Returning to the state that handed him the White House, President Joe Biden made a passionate plea Tuesday for Americans to rise up and protect their voting rights from a series of restrictive measures pushed by Republicans in Washington and in state capitols nationwide. “It’s up to all of us to protect that […]