4/17 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Leach leads the PA-13 pack in fundraising, Readshaw releases his first ad and Costello leads big over Trivedi in PA-6 money race. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

PA-13: Arkoosh Buys Up Critical Ad Space: Her campaign unloaded serious cash to grab big ad space in the days before the primary.

PA-6: Costello Outshines Trivedi in Q1: Republican Ryan Costello nearly tripled Trivedi’s fundraising efforts in the PA-6 race.

Politically Uncorrected: A Good Start: Still more than a month away, the hotly contested Democratic primary is finally moving into high gear.

PA-10: Incumbent Marino Leads in Funds for Q1: Tom Marino has both the money and the voter base to take PA-10 with ease.

PA-13: Leach Leads Q1 With Large Margin: State Senator Daylin Leach came out in front of the widest congressional primary pack in the state.

PA-7: Meehan Easily Leads Challenger in Q1: Incumbent Pat Meehan has a plentiful amount of cash on hand to outspend challenger Mary Ellen Balchunis.

PA-16: Pitts Out-Raises Challengers, Keeps Major COH Lead: The 16th district acts as another classic case of the incumbent ruling the fundraising numbers.

PA-12: McClelland Picks Up Steam, Rothfus Still Leads: The incumbent stays ahead while just one of his potential opponent posts a serious number.

HD-36: Readshaw Joins Molchany on TV (Watch): Both incumbent Democrats are now on the airwaves in their primary battle.

PA-8: Naughton Outraises Strouse, Fitzpatrick Surpasses Both in Q1: A look into the financial numbers of the three PA-8 candidates.

Legislative Elections Update:

HD-12: Working America, an organization that represents more than half a million working-class Pennsylvanians, including 5,000 in Butler County, is supporting local leader Gordon Marburger for state representative of District 12 in the Republican primary election on May 20 against Rep. Daryl Metcalfe.

HD-36: The PSEA, a union that represents 180,000 teachers and staff, announced they are supporting State Rep. Harry Readshaw in his race against State Rep. Erin Molchany for the Democratic nomination in District 36.

PEG PAC Endorsements: Pennsylvania Business Council’s PAC endorsed candidates in each of these races. GOP incumbents Mike Fleck (81st) of Huntingdon County, Seth Grove (196th) of York County and Karen Boback(117th) of Luzerne County; and,  Democratic incumbents Margo Davidson (164th) of Delaware County, Patty Kim (103rd) of Dauphin County, Jake Wheatley (19th) of Allegheny County and Jim Roebuck (188th) of Philadelphia.

PEG PAC also endorsed these non-incumbents: Republican Jason Ortitay, a small business owner and member of the Burgettstown Area Community Development Corporation, from the 46th District in Washington and Allegheny counties who is vying to take on incumbent Rep. Jessie White; East Marlborough Township Supervisor and former Chairman of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, Republican Cuyler Walker, business owner and Partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, running in the open 158th District in southern Chester County; and, Former Rep. Tom Quigley, running to reclaim his seat in the 146th District in Montgomery County.

Statewide
PA Independent: State rep searching for answers about gas drilling plan
PA Independent: Conservative challenger to Corbett remains on ballot after legal challenge
PA Independent: Legal conflict over teacher seniority in Philly heats up
StateImpactPA: DCNR releases first Marcellus monitoring report

Philadelphia
The Big Tent: Schwartz ad pledges to ‘break through’ boys club
The Big Tent: McGinty out with two new ads in Pa. gov
PhillyClout: Local NAACP names new president, officers
PhillyClout: Nutter signs order limiting city cooperation with ICE
Inquirer: Nutter signs ‘historic’ order limiting immigrant detentions
WHYY Newsworks: Asian American voters not getting language help at Philly polls, complaint says
WHYY Newsworks: ‘Election season’ in North Philly: parents hear pitches on charter conversion
WHYY Newsworks: McCord wants to nearly triple Pa. spending on early education
Phillynow: WATCH: N.A. Poe interviews N.A. Poe on City Council run

SEPA
The Intelligencer: 2 Democrats top $1M in fundraising for 13th seat
Delco Daily Times: Sen. Casey defends Affordable Care Act, challenges foes to help the uninsured
AP: GOP will challenge petitions of Corbett foe
Buck Local News: Democratic Congressional candidates Naughton, Strouse debate issues at forum in Bristol

Pittsburgh
Business Journal: Obama pledges $600M for job training programs in Oakdale stop (Video)
Business Journal: SEC Commissioner Piwowar deciphers regulators, how they work for CMU students (Video)
Post-Gazette: UPMC: Court is not the place to settle tax-exemption issue
Post-Gazette: Murrysville council delays vote on gas drilling ordinance
Tribune-Review: Legislative sting’s scope in Pennsylvania broad, diverse
Tribune-Review: State reaps $582M windfall on gas drilling in state forests
UrbanMediaToday: Fitzgerald Announces Allegheny County to Stay with Highmark Through 2015

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Blair County to research property tax relief options
Altoona Mirror: Penn Cambria school board approves security upgrades
Beaver County Times: Obama announces funding for job training, stresses importance of middle class
Beaver County Times: Rothfus roundtable to address human trafficking
Observer-Reporter: District attorney to withdraw citation in wiretapping case
Observer-Reporter: 200 at meeting on Shell cracker plant plans

NEPA
Times Leader: Schwartz talks education in class visit
Times Leader: Casey backs bill to aid families of disabled
Times Leader: Barletta unveils redesigned website
Times-Tribune: Dem state House candidates refrain from rips at debate
Times-Tribune: Former Lackawanna guardian ad litem sentenced to a year in prison

South Central
Patriot News: Corbett – I never made a call on sting case: Wednesday Morning Coffee
Patriot News: Brad Koplinski signs anti-fracking pledge, first candidate for statewide office to do so
Patriot News: Average gas price in Harrisburg area is 18 cents higher than last year
Patriot News: State Department of Health offers shingles vaccine to uninsured, underinsured
York Daily Record: Proposed cell tower for Cousler Park drawing mixed reactions
AP: Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants
York Dispatch: Grocery bills on the rise in York County
Lancaster Intelligencer: GOP outraising Democrats in county’s congressional races

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Easton Area School District looking at 29 to 100 staff reductions
Morning Call: Another win for Sands Casino
Morning Call: Allentown residents make appeal to avoid building costly sidewalks
Reading Eagle: Corbett visits RACC, touts workforce development
Reading Eagle: Exeter School Board rejects merger with Antietam School District
WFMZ: Customers Bank invests $2 million in fund for loans to small businesses
WFMZ: UGI unveils plans for $85 million infrastructure investment in 2014

North by Northwest
Erie Times News: Neuman says Erie endorsements help separate himself from the field
Erie Times News: LaVallee now unopposed for Dem nomination for Congress
Centre Daily Times: Penn State panel: Consent, respect keys to curbing sex crimes
AP: Corbett signs 4 more child-abuse prevention bills
Sun Gazette: Overcrowding at prison is a county concern

Opinion
Patriot News: The 2014 guv election could be Pa’s political tipping point
York Dispatch: Editorial: Parents know a thing about raising kids, too
The Intelligencer: Partisan news media allow ‘big lies’
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Inaction on gun laws allows carnage to continue
Post-Gazette: Reverse course: Yellow Cab seeks to join the ride-share business
Tribune-Review: The case of Beaver County Sheriff George David: He should be jailed pending trial

Blogs
Citizens’ Call: Arkoosh’s First Paid Web Spot in PA-13 Race Focuses on Health Care Law
Keystone Politics: Guzzardi Will Garner a Significant Chunk of Votes, and Tom Corbett Knows It
Keystone Politics: #PA13: Liberal Lion is King of the Jungle in Quarter 1
Keystone Politics: Republicans Respond to Emergency Responder Shortage by Cutting Emergency Responder Benefits
Keystone Progress: Help us re-elect Rep. Erin Molchany- a true progressive champion

April 17th, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Morning Buzz, Top Stories | 3 Comments

3 thoughts on “4/17 Morning Buzz”

  1. steventodd says:

    I call on Rep Kim to renounce PEG PAC’s endorsement, and for her to endorse the re-election of Rep Jesse White, who has repeatedly shown himself to be the #1 ally of We The People of PA in the PA House, and up there with Sen Daylin Leach in the PA General Assembly.

  2. rosa parks says:

    “People always say that I did not give up my seat because I was tired. No, that is not true. The only thing I was tired of was tired of giving in.”
    This primary season the GOP voters are tired of giving in to the lobbyist-consultant crony contractors who are taking away the money of the taxpayers to enrich themselves and their buddies off our taxes. Mr. Guzzardi will not be moved to the back of the bus on primary day.
    “It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of people joined in.”

  3. PAINDY1 says:

    THE REAL QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE GUZZARDI CANDIDACY: 1. Can Guzzardi attract national SuperPACs in to punish Tom Corbett for abandoning the TeaParty with his gasoline tax? 2. Will Team Corbett be forced to go negative against Bob if Bob can catch the Scott Wagner wave?

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