11/8 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14We have the results for all seven statewide judicial races, Pawlowski wins a fourth term, York Mayor Bracey upset by Democratic challenger running as a Republican, and Krasner wins the Philly DA race.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

McLaughlin, Kunselman, and Nichols Win Superior Court Seats, Fourth Seat too Close to Call: Democratic Judges Maria McLaughlin, Debbie Kunselman, and Carolyn Nichols won seats on the state Superior Court. The fourth seat is too close to call at the time of writing.

Fizzano Cannon, Ceisler Win Commonwealth Court Seats: Republican Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon and Democratic Judge Ellen Ceisler won the two open seats on the Commonwealth Court.

Mundy Wins Election to Full Term as State Supreme Court Justice: Republican Sallie Mundy has won the Justice of the Supreme Court defeating Democrat Dwayne Woodruff.

Pawlowski Wins Allentown Mayoral Race: Mayor Ed Pawlowski won re-election for a fourth term despite facing a 54 count federal indictment.

Helfrich Upsets Bracey in York Mayoral Race: Democrat running as a Republican Michael Helfrich defeated incumbent York Mayor Kim Bracey after losing to Bracey in the Democratic primary this year.

Krasner Wins Philly DA Race: Democrat Larry Krasner won the Philadelphia District Attorney race.

Judicial Election Day Thread: We are running down updates from across the state for the seven open seats on the state appellate courts are decided.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: With election results in, many PA Dems optimistic about next year
State House Sound Bites: PA voters pass property tax amendment
City & State: Ahead of landslide win, some Dems sought to undermine Krasner
Capitolwire: CFA power expands under budget revenue package.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: GOP judicial candidate’s name wrong on Philly voting machines
Inquirer: Republican Pa. Supreme Court justice fends off Democratic challenger
Inquirer: Larry Krasner wins race for Philly DA
Inquirer: Pa. ballot question on property taxes passed. Here’s what it means
Inquirer: In historic win, Delco Dems take council seats
Inquirer:  Rebecca Rhynhart, government insider and political novice, wins City Controller race
Inquirer: Republicans poised to hold majorities on Pa. appellate courts
Inquirer: Pa. Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal by former Speaker DeWeese
Philly Mag: “Completely Unelectable” Progressive Larry Krasner Wins DA’s Race
Philly Mag: Democrat Rebecca Rhynhart Easily Wins City Controller Election
WHYY: Krasner routs Grossman, coasting to victory in Philly DA race
WHYY: Pennsylvania and New Jersey 2017 general election results
WHYY: Republicans furious over ballot error in Philadelphia
WHYY: Democrats dominate major mayors’ races in Pennsylvania
Billy Penn: Larry Krasner wins: Philly’s progressive experiment will play out with a national audience

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Lawsuit challenging GOP’s Pennsylvania electoral map to move forward
Pottstown Mercury: Costello, Brady offer anti-harassment bill
Pottstown Mercury: Civil rights lawyer Krasner elected Philly top prosecutor
Pottstown Mercury: Democrats win all four Pottstown School Board seats
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove Republicans sweep in commissioners race
Bucks County Courier Times: Property tax changes proposed on Tuesday’s ballot
Bucks County Courier Times: Civil rights attorney Larry Krasner wins Phila. DA race
Bucks County Courier Times: McKee keeps a Republican stronghold in Warminster
Bucks County Courier Times: Doylestown Twp. voters elect two supervisors
Bucks County Courier Times: North Penn school board will have new members
Bucks County Courier Times: Republicans lead in race for row offices
Bucks County Courier Times: Democrats appear to maintain the majority in Doylestown Borough
Bucks County Courier Times: 2017 General Election Results
Bucks County Courier Times: Democrats and Republicans each win two Yardley council seats
Bucks County Courier Times: Bensalem Republicans keep control of township
Bucks County Courier Times: Weintraub declares victory with comfortable lead in DA race
Bucks County Courier Times: Democrats surged Tuesday night to wins in county row office races.
Bucks County Courier Times: Republican incumbent Manion in battle to keep seat in Doylestown Township
Bucks County Courier Times: New Britain borough council race too close to call
Delco Times: The Delco Vote: Winners and losers in municipal, school board races
Delco Times: Democrats win countywide races in historic upset
Delco Times: Whelan wins county judgeship, but Dems pick up two D.J. spots

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Democrats make gains, but lose Pa. high court seat
Post-Gazette: Independent wins controversial district justice race in Peters
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh voters loosen work restriction for city employees
Post-Gazette: Pa Supreme Court will hear bill DeWeese conviction appeal
Post-Gazette: Pa. voters head to the polls to weigh in on judicial race, tax question
Post-Gazette: Democrat Ralph Northam wins Virginia’s race for governor  
Post-Gazette: Get results: Anthony Coghill wins District 4 City Council race
Post-Gazette: Civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner elected Philadelphia top prosecutor  
Post-Gazette: Get Results: Anthony Coghill wins district 4 City Council race; city referendum passes
Post-Gazette: Westmoreland judge rejects suit filed by hopeful looking to fill Tim Murphy’s seat
Post-Gazette: Connelly, Spurgeon win seats on Common Pleas bench
Post-Gazette: Tax ballot question approved by Pennsylvania voters
Tribune Review: Connelly, Spurgeon elected to Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
Tribune Review: Civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner elected Philadelphia’s top prosecutor
Tribune Review: Anthony Coghill wins easily in Pittsburgh City Council’s lone contest
Tribune Review: Ed Pawlowski, indicted mayor of Allentown, elected to 4th term  
Tribune Review: Election roundup: Results from races across Western Pennsylvania
Tribune Review: Anthony Coghill wins easily in Pittsburgh City Council’s lone contest
Tribune Review: Democrat Anita Prizio edges Republican Ed Kress on Allegheny County Council
Tribune Review: Election results for the East suburbs
Tribune Review: 4 elected to Greensburg Salem school board
Tribune Review: Incumbents headed for loss in North Huntingdon commissioner race
Tribune Review: Silvis elected Westmoreland Common Pleas Court judge
Tribune Review: Westmoreland voters re-elect Christina O’Brien as prothonotary
Tribune Review: 2 incumbents, 2 others elected to Norwin school board
Tribune Review: Former solicitor earns spot on Latrobe City Council
Tribune Review: Uncounted write-in votes may decide Cheswick Council race
Tribune Review: Tarentum voters turn to Eric Carter to become the borough’s next mayor
Tribune Review: Frank Pallone Jr. retains job as Arnold-New Kensington district judge
Tribune Review: Helwig, Ziencik, Overly and Miller win four-year terms on Springdale Council
Tribune Review: Brackenridge voters keep Tom Kish as mayor for another 4 years
Tribune Review: Michael Conley defeats Allen Uhler in Upper Burrell supervisor’s race
Tribune Review: Election Day: Results from Bridgeville, Carnegie, Heidelberg areas
Tribune Review: ELECTION 2017: Easy night for Export council, FR school board candidates
Tribune Review: ELECTION 2017: Mayoral races all uncontested in Delmont, Export, Murrysville
Tribune Review: Republicans sweep to victory in Plum School Board race
Tribune Review: Election Day: Results from across Sewickley Valley communities
Tribune Review: Election Day: Baldwin-Whitehall, Brentwood, West Jefferson Hills results

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Shahen, DeCostro elected to county judge positions
Beaver County Times: Election Day 2017 results
Beaver County Times:Hamilton turns back Cashdollar challenge to stay Beaver mayor
Beaver County Times: Battaglia, Morrison, Makoczy win Blackhawk board seats; Ziegler captures two
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvanians take small wishful step toward tax relief
Altoona Mirror: Jones wins district judge race
Altoona Mirror: Altoona Area School Board adding four new members
Altoona Mirror: Butterbaugh fends off late ‘sabotage’ to keep council seat
Altoona Mirror: Judge Kagarise loses bid for state Superior Court
Altoona Mirror: Dodson wins Hollidaysburg mayoral race
Altoona Mirror: Hollidaysburg school board gets two new faces

NEPA
Times Leader: Council incumbents retain seats; voters also elect Saidman, Vough, Perry
Times Leader: Voters reject two WBA independent candidates who oppose consolidation
Times Leader: What’s old is new: Former Pittston mayor elected again
Times Leader: Voters retain Luzerne County Judge Lupas for second 10-year term
Times Leader: Bednar fends off challenge from Griffith in Luzerne County controller race
Times Leader: Voter turnout ‘low and slow’ in Luzerne County
Times-Tribune: Two former Midvalley mayors win seats on councils
Times-Tribune: Lombardo easily wins return to Pittston mayor’s office
Times-Tribune: Reassessment ballot questions fails; results still null and void
Times-Tribune: Newcomer wins seat on Valley View School Board
Times-Tribune: Former Old Forge teacher now on school board
Times-Tribune: Incumbents successful in Abingtons
Standard-Speaker: Shift in balance: Barletta, Perry, Colombo win city council seats
Standard-Speaker: Voters elect 3 incumbents, fresh face

South Central
WPMT: Pennsylvania Department of State addresses illegal voting
Patriot News: Voters deliver a mandate about property tax relief in Tuesday’s election
Patriot News: Pa. election 2017: Complete results from Tuesday night
Patriot News: With off-year elections behind us, it’s game-on for Pennsylvania politics
Patriot News: Judge orders deputies to seize raffle tickets offering iPhone X for votes in Harrisburg mayor’s election
Patriot News: Election results for district judge races in central Pa.: Live updates
Patriot News: Election results for Dauphin County municipal races: Live updates
Patriot News: Republicans Marsico, Morris, McNally elected judges in Dauphin County
Patriot News: Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse reelected in uncontested race
Patriot News: Pa. mayors roundup: Indictment no obstacle in Allentown
Patriot News: York Mayor Kim Bracey concedes defeat in close election
Patriot News: Danene Sorace wins 5-wide Lancaster mayoral race
LNP: Sorace wins race to be Lancaster mayor; Democrats sweep City Council
LNP: Democrats sweep in contentious Manheim Township school board race
LNP: Lancaster DA Craig Stedman in tight race for state Superior Court
LNP: Pequea Township will add 2 supervisors after referendum vote Tuesday
LNP: Democrats dominate in Manheim and Lancaster townships; GOP wins East Hempfield, Warwick, Conestoga races
LNP: Republican Chris Leppler wins election to replace former Lancaster County Sheriff Mark Reese
LNP: Kulman wins Marietta Borough mayoral race
York Daily Record: Michael Helfrich defeats Kim Bracey in York mayor’s race
York Daily Record: 2017 election: Results for York mayor, county judge, other races
York Daily Record: 3 York County judicial candidates hopeful despite problems with voting machines
York Daily Record: ‘Redo’ of some York County races – including judge – possible after voting problems

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania state trooper shot in Northampton County: ‘God willing he will pull through this’
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley election roundup: Democrats leading in county executive races
Morning Call: Civil rights lawyer Krasner elected Philly top prosecutor  
Morning Call: Phillips Armstrong leads in Lehigh County Executive race
Morning Call: Sallie Mundy, GOP incumbent, keeps Pennsylvania Supreme Court seat
Morning Call: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski wins; GOP challenger concedes
Reading Eagle: Ben Nevius wins seat on Berks County Bench  
Reading Eagle: Democrats sweep judge races in Montgomery County
Reading Eagle: Exeter voters reject school board incumbent
Reading Eagle: Voters re-elect Waltman City Council president
Reading Eagle: 4 new faces will be on Wilson School Board
Reading Eagle: 2 newcomers 1 incumbent and 1 ex-president win seats on Wyomissing School Board
Reading Eagle: Two incumbents, two new members elected to Reading School Board
Reading Eagle: Dierolf, Caso, Dennin, Foose win spots on Boyertown School Board
Reading Eagle: Incumbents do well in several Berks school board races

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Don Hahn wins State College race for mayor
Centre Daily Times: Brian Marshall to take seat on county Court of Common Pleas
Centre Daily Times: About 24 percent of Centre County voters show up to polls
Centre Daily Times: Cantorna’s district attorney win official
Centre Daily Times: Democrats sweep State College Borough Council race
Centre Daily Times: Casey McClain takes magisterial district judge seat
Centre Daily Times: Brian Marshall to take seat on county Court of Common Pleas
Erie Times-News: Dahlkemper holds narrow lead for Erie County executive
Erie Times-News: Schember wins race for Erie mayor
Erie Times-News: Beveridge, Carney lead district judge winners
Erie Times-News: Voter turnout Tuesday neared 32 percent
Erie Times-News: Feeney leads Erie School Board results
Erie Times-News: Fatica, Anderson, Rastetter win Erie County Council seats
Erie Times-News: Bock wins Millcreek Township supervisor race
Erie Times-News: Democrats win all four Erie City Council seats

Opinion
Inquirer: Bullet points: Separating the lies from the truth about guns | Editorial
Inquirer: So Larry Krasner won the DA’s race – now the work begins | Mike Newall
Tribune Review: Follow Pa. Corrections example
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Westmoreland lacks medical-marijuana doctors
Tribune Review: Trib Tuesday take editorial: Bogus ballots
Patriot News: Right-wing extremists have a right to speak, not a right to be listened to | Opinion
Patriot News: Communism at 100 – Happy Birthday … or something | Opinion
Patriot News: Here’s how to make our healthcare system work for everyone | Opinion

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