2/26 PoliticsPA Playbook

Mango launches a new statewide TV ad, Saccone to run in the 14th if the current map stands, and the Ups & Downs from the week.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Mango Launches New TV Ad on Sexual Harassment in Harrisburg: Republican Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango launched a new statewide TV ad focusing on corruption and sexual harassment in Harrisburg.

Saccone to Run in New 14th District if Map Stands: State Rep. Rick Saccone, who is running in the special election to replace Congressman Tim Murphy, said he will likely run in the new 14th district if the new Congressional map stands.

2/23 Ups & Downs: Lehigh Valley and Delco Democrats see their odds increase, Costello’s criticism gets him in trouble and more redistricting craziness, and Metcalfe gets in trouble for social media again.  See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Legislative Election Update
Inquirer: State Sen. Daylin Leach ends congressional bid, cites ‘attacks’ on his family
Centre Daily Times: Jodun to continue campaign in the new 15th District
Centre Daily Times: New congressional map causes local politician to change course

City & State: Wagner campaign chair tied to attack ads targeting fellow Republicans
City & State: PA redistricting: how we got here and what’s next for pols, voters
City & State: Winners and Losers for the week ending February 23
State House Sound Bites: PA GOP piles on lawsuits in bid to avoid new congressional map
StateImpact: FERC order effectively denies appeals of PennEast approval, critics say

Philly Voice: Two months following misconduct allegations, Sen. Daylin Leach withdrawals congressional bid
Philly Mag: City Council Bill Could Hinder Plans for More Protected Bike Lanes
Philly Mag: Pa. AG Josh Shapiro on Opioids, Restoring Trust, and Suing the President
Inquirer: As Supreme Court case looms, labor supporters rally in Philly
Inquirer: Pa. medical marijuana debuts with high prices and lots of customers
Inquirer: With new congressional map and legal battles, Pa. politics is like an upended game board
Inquirer: As Supreme Court case looms, labor supporters rally in Philly
KYW: Clarity On Democrats Side On District Race Focusing On Montgomery County
KYW: Delaware County Manufacturer Says It Will Benefit From New Federal Tax Laws
WHYY: With ‘meaningless’ DACA deadline looming, immigrant groups in Pa. regroup
WHYY: Pa. GOP piles on lawsuits in bid to avoid new congressional map
WHYY: Pa. State Sen. Daylin Leach officially ends bid for Congress

Daily Local: Chesco officials seek public input on Landscapes3
Daily Local: Westtown School students rally for gun control
Delco Times: Former Wallingford-Swarthmore school board president launches bid for Congress in the 5th
Delco Times: Delco ready to rally in D.C. for gun control
Delco Times: Delco school bosses shoot down push to arm personnel
Delco Times: Court declines to immediately halt new Pa. Congress map
Pottstown Mercury: Prominent Pa. liberal state senator ends congressional bid
Pottstown Mercury: Impeachment talk a sign of GOP’s long-term worry about Pa. Supreme Court

Post-Gazette: NRA rejects Trump’s call for raising minimum age to buy rifles
Post-Gazette: Researchers say data offers hope in the opioid epidemic
Post-Gazette: Lamb wins LGBT endorsement in 17th District, without saying that’s where he hoped to run
Post-Gazette: In one week, Pennsylvania congressional races became unpredictable
Post-Gazette: Former city official chosen to lead PWSA board
The Incline: One week into Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana sales, here’s what you need to know
Tribune Review: More Southwestern Pennsylvania students head for career, tech centers
Tribune Review: Western Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry gains momentum
Tribune Review: Shaler commissioners vote for Shaler-Hampton EMS formation
KDKA: Companies Drop NRA Affiliation Under Social Media Pressure

Beaver County Times: Redistricting map could drastically shift Beaver County’s political landscape
Beaver County Times: Democratic challengers to Rothfus scheduled for Q&A in Vanport
Altoona Mirror: Threats ‘eating up’ districts

Times Leader: Area school administrators discuss security, red flags, armed teachers
Times-Tribune: Latest shooting revives questions about school security
Times-Tribune: Carbondale sorting out its meter malaise

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: New Pennsylvania congressional map survives Republican backlash … for now
Lebanon Daily News: Pa. election statewide races include judges, property tax referendum
LNP: Impeachment talk a sign of GOP’s long-term worry about Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Carlisle Sentinel: Facing misconduct allegations, Leach ends Pa. congressional bid
Carlisle Sentinel: Impeachment talk a sign of GOP’s long-term worry about court
Carlisle Sentinel: Critics target partisan gerrymandering with state reforms
WGAL: Lawmaker weighs in on how to keep the state medical marijuana operation going
Central Pennsylvania Business Journal: Wolf joins governors’ push for health care reform
Patriot News: Three GOP-appointed federal judges to hear Pa. district map challenge
Patriot News:  Pa. Sen. Daylin Leach ends Congressional bid, talks about attacks on his family
WITF: Prominent liberal state senator ends congressional bid

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Mayor tells jury in federal corruption trial ‘I hate fundraising’
WFMZ: Political battle over Pa. congressional map continues to heat up
Morning Call: Pat Toomey says some Senate skeptics taking another look at background-check bill
Reading Eagle: Eight Republican congressmen file federal lawsuit in congressional district map case
Reading Eagle: Deciphering the new congressional map
Reading Eagle: State Supreme Court ruling has candidates scrambling

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Trump’s budget threatens Erie environmental groups
Sun-Gazette: Low taxes, spending cuts and 2nd Amendment dominate dinner
Centre Daily Times: Which Penn State trustee is saying no to re-election?

Patriot News: This is why I’m not looking for a running-mate | Laura Ellsworth
Patriot News: After Parkland, three modest proposals to fight gun violence | Editorial
Patriot News: Arming teachers isn’t the way to keep students safe | Opinion
Patriot News: The Rev. Billy Graham is gone, but his message endures | Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: Florida vote to post ‘In God we Trust’ in schools prompts a question: Whose God? | Kirstin Snow
Patriot News: The law is clear: Pa Supreme Court doesn’t have the power to make its own Congressional map | Mike Turzai
Post-Gazette: A bad lesson plan: Arming teachers is no way to secure schools
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Address Pa.’s spending problem
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Give tax cuts a chance before raising minimum wages
Inquirer: Jim Kenney and Darrell Clarke must make peace to keep new school board on track | Editorial
Inquirer: Pennsylvania needs more unions: Janus hurts everyone | Opinion

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