4/20 Ups & Downs
The latest Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll brings good news for candidates, Metcalfe gets in the headlines again, and Lamb’s final primary challenger exits the race. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!
Tom Wolf. In the latest Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll Governor Tom Wolf leads all three Republican challengers by over 10 points, giving him a boost to his re-election campaign that outside groups have begun viewing as likely for him to win.
Jim Chistriana. The latest Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll had state Rep. Jim Christiana trailing Senator Bob Casey by three points more than Congressman Lou Barletta, which is within the margin of error of the poll.
Daryl Metcalfe. State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe is finding himself in the news again for the wrong reasons. Fellow state Rep. Chris Rabb filed a formal complaint against Metcalfe for what Rabb viewed as a threat following a committee meeting.
Conor Lamb. Congressman Conor Lamb’s final primary opponent dropped out of the primary election, giving him an open path to the general election against Congressman Keith Rothfus. Lamb also finished the 1st quarter with a slight fundraising edge over Rothfus.
Mini Casinos. In the latest round of bidding for the state’s sixth mini casino, the state Gaming Control Board faced an odd predicament when it asked for any bidders to come forward, not a single person did leading to no bids being placed.
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The tweet of the week goes to Associated Press reporter Marc Levy for his preview of this year’s Gridiron skit.
A glimpse into the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association’s annual Gridiron comedy dinner night fundraiser to support internships for young journalists … with a promo featuring @AngelasInk @jbaernews @wjmckelvey and filmed by the incredible @Heisler_Eric … pic.twitter.com/pPVRsw1M4w
— Marc Levy (@timelywriter) April 14, 2018