1/14 Morning Buzz
Mary Isenhour forms a consulting firm, then challenges the suggestion that PA Dems’ impressive voter registration edge is slipping. PoliticsPA’s Ups and Downs are up for the week. Kanjorski continues to take heat for his comments about Rick Scott. Pileggi considers putting redistricting proposals online. And giant-killer Toohil is named Deputy House Whip.
Good morning politicos, and welcome to the buzz.
Commentary: Democratic voter advantage is well over 1 million
Fresh off her announcement of a consulting partnership with TJ Rooney, PoliticsPA Top Operative and Former Democratic Party ED Mary Isenhour challenges the suggestion that the Democratic edge in voter registration is slipping.
PoliticsPA’s Ups and Downs
See who had a good week in politics, and who would like a re-do in our weekly feature.
Rooney, Isenhour team up again to form consulting firm
There’s a new powerhouse in PA Democratic politics. Former Dem Chairman TJ Rooney and former Democratic Executive Director Mary Isenhour have formed a consulting firm for political candidates and issue advocacy groups.
Kanjorski becomes conservatives’ counterpoint to Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin and her bullseye map dominated political chatter in the aftermath of the shooting in Tucson. Now it seems conservatives have found their Democratic counterpoint in former Rep. Paul Kanjorski. Kanjorski’s harsh words for Florida’s GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott have provided a rebuttal to conservatives accused of incivility in public discourse.
Former Eachus CoS Kuller joins Ridge Policy Group
Laura Jan Kuller, the former Chief of Staff to Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Todd Eachus, is joining the Harrisburg office as a Government Affairs Counsel.
Tribune Review: Pileggi pledges openness in redistricting process
PhillyNow: Rep. Brady universally rebuked across the country on stupid idea
Fox Philadelphia: Gov. Rendell touts success of federal stimulus
Scott Detrow at WITF takes a look back at the Rendell administration
Early Returns: Any chance the gun control laws will change in Pennsylvania? Probably not.
Patriot-News: Gov.-elect Corbett nominates Ronald Tomalis as education secretary and Michael Consedine as insurance commissioner
Patriot-News: Marcellus Shale coalition makes pitch at Pa. Farm Show
Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania State Senate leader pledges openness in redistricting process
Scott Detrow, WITF: A call to redraw the redistricting process
Capitol Ideas: Former Rep. and Pa. Democratic party chair Rooney gets new gig at Isenhour Rooney Strategies
Tribune-Review: U.S. Steel, contractor fined $175,000 by OSHA for Clarion safety violations
Heard in City Hall: Who is behind the latest mayoral poll in Philly?
Tribune-Review: Homewood woman to run for Pittsburgh city council
PhillyClout: Former city official says he’ll run for sheriff and then promptly abolish the office
Intelligencer: Bucks County DA Heckler: ‘We need a new courthouse’
Inquirer: Crowded GOP race for Montgomery County Commissioner
Phillyburbs: Seniors may see new Medicare charge
Times-Tribune: Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program projects get commitments
Times Leader: Toohil appointed Deputy House Majority Whip
Politico: PA native, E-Town grad and former Ridge aide Brock McCleary promoted to Deputy Political Director of the NRCC
Inquirer Editorial: Mayor Nutter and the secretive Duckboat debate
Daily News Editorial: Corbett takes action early
Post-Gazette Editorial: Critique of Obama and the Middle East
Tribune Review Editorial: Exploitive rhetoric and other catalysts for the Arizona tragedy
Tribune Review Editorial: Critique of Obama and his administration, deems them “czars,” cites Rep. Scalise’s new bill
Patriot News Editorial: Call for Congressmen to remain open to public post-Arizona