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Thompson has covered state government for The Patriot since 1999. Prior to that, he had covered various Cumberland County municipalities and school districts. Thompson lives in Carlisle with his wife, Beth, and their two children.

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FBI, seeking information related to Rep. Scott Perry, delivers subpoenas to several Pa. GOP lawmakers, sources say

Investigators want information related to U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., and the effort to seek alternate electors as part of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to remain in power despite losing the 2020 election.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive and Charles Thompson/PennLive

Doug Mastriano helps celebrate the political movement that made him at film premiere

Sen. Doug Mastriano largely set aside his standard stump speech Saturday night to pay an homage to the latest grassroots conservative movement in Pennsylvania.

By Charles Thompson/PennLive

Pa. Rep. Scott Perry rejects Jan. 6 committee’s subpoena, did not participate in scheduled deposition

York County Congressman Scott Perry continued to stonewall the special House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attacks on the U.S. Capitol

By Charles Thompson/PennLive

With big spenders off-stage, ‘the pack’ tries to shake up Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate race

Here’s a look at how the candidates - who have generally trailed Dave McCormick and Mehmet Oz -- on the stage distinguished themselves.
By Charles Thompson/PennLive

Pennsylvania’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidates divide on energy, government reforms and more in Monday debate

Monday’s debate between the Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat were U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and Alexandria Khalil.

By Charles Thompson/PennLive

Court’s Congressional map pick keeps south central Pennsylvania House districts largely intact

For voters in South Central Pennsylvania, the good news from the Congressional map chosen by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Wednesday is that it will keep the vast majority of them in the same district in this year’s election cycle.

By Charles Thompson/PennLive