As the former leaders of the Pennsylvania Republican Party and Pennsylvania Democratic Party, we know that over the next few months, a simple right we are all guaranteed by the Constitution—the right to vote—will face scrutiny and come under attack.
In The News
Our team is regularly called upon to share their insights with news media outlets. They have appeared on CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC, and C-Span as well as the Pennsylvania Cable Network, network affiliates, radio programs and in print media throughout Pennsylvania. TJ and Alan have also been regular contributors to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sunday Currents section.
T.J. Rooney and Alan Novak join a bipartisan group of former elected officials calling for safe ways to participate in the November election.
Broad + Liberty asked political analysts T.J. Rooney and Alan Novak to discuss Pennsylvania’s current political landscape and explore what the 2019 election means for 2020.
Alan: Everybody who’s on the ballot in 2020 is already thinking about next year, especially members of Congress and folks who will be involved in the presidential campaigns. The Trump campaign is putting their people in place all across Pennsylvania, particularly in areas where they need to duplicate the 2016 results.
RooneyNovak Group LLC: Long-time PA political operative Mary Isenhour leaving campaign trail for venture with former partner
Mary Isenhour, a central figure in helping to elect then-unknown-candidate Tom Wolf to a first term as governor in 2014 and a key strategist in his decisive re-election Nov. 6, is leaving the campaign trail for a venture with a former partner.
Allegheny College Honors Alan Novak and T.J. Rooney as Inaugural Recipients of the ‘Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life in Pennsylvania’
Allegheny College President James H. Mullen, Jr. presented the inaugural Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life in Pennsylvania to Alan Novak and T.J. Rooney, former chairs of Pennsylvania’s Republican and Democratic state parties. The presentation was made during last night’s 33rd Annual Chamber Dinner in Hershey – an annual gathering of 2,000 political, business and labor leaders from across the Commonwealth. Former Governor Tom Ridge, a champion of civility and advisor to Allegheny College on the Prize, was on hand to present the award to the Pennsylvania honorees.
Democratic energy in the perennial battleground state of Pennsylvania is raising questions about President Donald Trump's ability to replicate his stunning 2016 win in a state Republicans hadn't carried for nearly two decades.