2/14 PoliticsPA Playbook

Former Senior Deputy Attorney General thinks about running to replace Meehan, Denlinger exits the race for LG while Mango names a LG candidate, Wolf rejects the GOP Congressional maps, and Trump to come back to PA on Feb. 21st.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Former Senior Deputy Attorney General Considers Run for PA-7: Former Senior Deputy Attorney General Pearl Kim is considering a run to replace retiring Congressman Pat Meehan in the 7th Congressional district.

Denlinger Exits LG Race: Former State Rep. Gordon Denlinger announced he is exiting the race for Lieutenant Governor after not receiving the endorsement of the PA GOP.

Irey Vaughan Joins Mango Ticket as LG Candidate: Paul Mango’s Gubernatorial campaign announced that Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan would be joining his campaign as the Lieutenant Governor Candidate.

Wolf Rejects GOP Congressional Maps: Governor Tom Wolf officially rejected the Congressional maps submitted to his office by state Senate and House Republicans.

Trump to Campaign in Pa. Feb. 21st: President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign rally in Ambridge later this month, likely to support state Rep. Rick Saccone’s campaign for the special election in the 18th Congressional district.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Wolf administration rejects GOP congressional map proposal
StateImpact: What will Sunoco’s $12.6 million Mariner East 2 penalty be spent on?
City & State: Philly stockpiles $30M in soda tax revenue ahead of possible shortfall
Capitolwire: Gov. Wolf rejects GOP leaders’ congressional map proposal as too partisan. UPDATED 2:27 p.m. with comments from Sens. Costa, Corman, Scarnati, Reps. Dermody, Turzai.

Philadelphia
Philly Mag: Gov. Wolf Rejects Republicans’ Proposed Congressional Map
WHYY: Philly Council committee backs training for city workers to prevent sexual harassment
Inquirer: Democrats prepare to take turn at drawing US House districts
Inquirer: Shapiro announces drug bust, bashes Philly safe injection sites again
Inquirer: Pa. medical marijuana finally opens for business Saturday in Devon and Sellersville
Inquirer: Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner faces political, policy test with reported list of problem cops
Inquirer: Shapiro announces drug bust, bashes Philly safe injection sites again
KYW: Philly Pastor Providing Sanctuary To Mother, Children Gets Federal Attention
Philly Voice: A.G.: Major Philly drug raid nets $2.6 million in heroin, fentanyl
Philly Tribune: Wolf rejects re-drawn congressional map

SEPA
Delco Times: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf rejects new GOP Congressional map as deadline nears
Delco Times: Davidson blames snafu for citation after crash
Pottstown Mercury: GOP women frustrated by Trump’s approach to abuse charges
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania OKs medical marijuana dispensary in Phoenixville
Bucks County Courier Times: Sellersville marijuana dispensary open, first doses available Saturday

Pittsburgh
WTAE: Gov. Tom Wolf rejects Republicans’ proposal for new Pennsylvania congressional map, saying it’s gerrymandered like the old one was
Tribune Review: Gov. Wolf rejects GOP’s new congressional district map
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania’s 1st medical marijuana dispensaries to open this week
Tribune Review: Hamlet says Pittsburgh Public Schools, union too close to agreement for strike
Tribune Review: Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango chooses Diana Irey Vaughan as running mate
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf rejects GOP map of congressional districts as court deadline nears
Post-Gazette: Never mind the voters: GOP gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango selects his running mate
Post-Gazette: GOP congressional map smooths district lines but still is tough for Democrats, critics say
Post-Gazette: Ivanka Trump, SBA administrator hold event in Mt. Lebanon
Post-Gazette: Biden talks about his son, life after politics and Obama at book event
KDKA: Ivanka Trump Takes Part In Pittsburgh Small Business Roundtable

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Health department tracks infants born drug dependent
Tribune-Democrat: Wolf rejects GOP redistricting plan
WJAC: Gov. Wolf rejects submitted GOP congressional map

NEPA
Times Leader:Casey asks Trump for Solomon Creek wall funding
Times Leader: Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge
Times-Tribune: Wolf rejects GOP map of US House districts as deadline nears
News Item: Sunbury man among those to speak at annual convention for Libertarians
Standard-Speaker: Redistricting: Towns, candidates could face major changes
Citizens Voice: Third-party ballot access now easier in Pa. after local man’s court fight
Citizens Voice: Redistricting map changes lines but not politics
Citizens Voice: ANALYSIS: With new map, Wolf says GOP did it again

South Central
York Daily Record: Gov. Tom Wolf rejects new Republican congressional map; deadline looms
Patriot News: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf rejects GOP’s redrawn Congressional maps; may choose to submit his own plan to court
Patriot News: Medical marijuana will go on sale in Pa. this week
Patriot News: Pa. congressional map stalemate edges closer to court-imposed deadline
Patriot News: Ballot access eased for third-party, independent candidates
Patriot News: Harrisburg-area medical marijuana dispensary rushes toward hoped-for Friday opening
Patriot News: GOP field for lieutenant governor gets new face; 2 drop out
Patriot News: Medical marijuana will go on sale in Pa. this week
Patriot News: Republicans warn of constitutional crisis if court imposes new House districts
LNP: The Latest: Analysis finds GOP skew in Pennsylvania plan
LNP: Lancaster Republicans endorse incumbents, Democrats introduce slate of challengers for 2018
LNP: Gordon Denlinger drops bid for lieutenant governor’s post; former state representative did not win a GOP endorsement
WGAL: We now know where and when the state’s first medical marijuana will be available
WHTM: Medical marijuana available to Pennsylvanians this week

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Tom Wolf says no to GOP on congressional map. What’s next?
WFMZ: Pa. GOP to Gov. Wolf: ‘It’s time that you produced a map’
Morning Call: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf rejects GOP’s congressional map
Morning Call: Who is the Stanford professor tapped to redraw Pa.’s congressional districts?
Morning Call: ‘There’s more going on here than meets the eye,’ FBI agent tells Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski
Reading Eagle: Democrats deride GOP’s proposed new congressional map
Reading Eagle: Former Reading Parking Authority official blames city for financial problems

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Democrats prepare to take turn at drawing Pennsylvania districts
Erie Times-News: Wolf rejects GOP map, cites Erie
WJET: Governor Tom Wolf rejects new congressional map
Meadville Tribune: Gov. Wolf rejects GOP redistricting plan

Opinion
Delco Times: Editorial: The shape of things to come (in 7th District)
Inquirer: Pa. House (again) flees the chopping block
Inquirer: Time for the hard sell on safe injection sites | Mike Newall
Inquirer: ‘Dreamers’ don’t know whom to trust on immigration | Editorial
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: No excuse for state’s backlog of untested rape kits
Post-Gazette: The leverage dodge: Trump’s infrastructure plan betrays places in need
Patriot News: Counties need the state to help fund our fight against opioid epidemic, gun violence, and child abuse | Opinion
Patriot News: Gov. Wolf’s budget missed the chance to stand up for the environment | Opinion

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