May 23rd Playbook

President Trump claims that Keller’s chances were 50-50 prior to his rally in the deep red 12th District. Here is the Playbook.

 

Trump Moves Goalposts After PA12 Win: In an impromptu speech in the White House Rose Garden, Trump claimed that Keller’s chances were 50-50 prior to the President’s rally in the deep red district.

PoliticsPA: Primary Results Playbook: Both sets of endorsed Superior Court candidates secured their respective party’s nomination, while state Rep. Fred Keller coasts in his race in PA12. Here is the Playbook.

 

Harrisburg & DC  
AP: Party-endorsed judicial candidates win spots on fall ballot
AP: A roundup of some key races in Pennsylvania’s primary
AP: Wolf says early stats point to drop in 2018 overdose deaths
AP: Bankruptcy judge approves sale of Reading Eagle to chain
Inquirer: Grand jury now investigating ex-Pa. lawmaker accused of sexual assault  
Inquirer: New Pa. bills seek to help former inmates get job licenses
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Facing attacks from Trump, Biden defends his commitment to Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean joins chorus of House Dems calling for impeachment
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Which big American cities have the highest homicide rates? And how does Pa. stack up? | The Numbers Racket
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Video: Gov. Tom Wolf learns how to administer the overdose-reversal drug naloxone
Patriot News: A push is on to open Pennsylvania primary elections to all voters, not just Democrats and Republicans  
Patriot News: Pennsylvania primary election 2019: Full coverage  
Patriot News: Gov. Tom Wolf learns how to administer opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan
PLSReporter: Lawmakers roll out bipartisan licensure reform bill  
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Madden and McNeill push to join other states in banning pet leasing
PLSReporter: Freshman Focus: Rep. Andrew Lewis
PLSReporter: Right 2 Know Episode 8: Sit down with Rep. Patty Kim
WESA: Bipartisan Bill Might Make It Easier For Convicts To Get Professional Licenses
Post-Gazette: Funding shortage for state agency could affect thousands of Pennsylvanians with disabilities

 

Philadelphia  
Billy Penn: ‘Local elections matter’: Voter turnout wows Philly in 2019 primary
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia’s Democratic Party shows it still has some punch in 2019 primary
WHYY Newsworks: How Jamie Gauthier toppled a West Philadelphia dynasty
WHYY Newsworks: New traffic enforcement officers to hit Philly streets
Philadelphia Magazine: Thomas and Gilmore Richardson Win in Council Primary, Heralding Arrival of Next Generation  
KYW Newsradio: Kenney looking forward to working with some new city officials, councilmembers
KYW Newsradio: Bipartisan effort to reform Pa. professional licensing laws
Philly Voice: Philly District Attorney files appeal for new trial and judge for Meek Mill case
Inquirer: How Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and two other entrenched Philly incumbents fell on primary night  
Inquirer: Meet the 3 newcomer primary winners likely joining City Council  
Inquirer: Philly voters supported a $15 minimum wage in Tuesday’s election. Now what?  

 

SEPA
Philly Voice: Amid her call for Trump’s impeachment, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon to host Nancy Pelosi for education panel
Bucks County Courier Times: Baranoski wins both party primaries; Gale, Connor take GOP nod in Montco race
Bucks County Courier Times: Incumbent Dems secure Montgomery Commissioner nominations, GOP too close to call
Delco Daily Times: House subcommittee wants millions allocated for Chinook
Delco Daily Times: Delco Republican candidates gallop out of the gate day after primary
Daily Local News: Chesco Row Office races set for fall after primary wins
Daily Local News: Court race set for November in Chesco
Daily Local News: Voters make choices in municipal elections
Daily Local News: Dinniman tours White Clay Preserve
Daily Local News: Rep. Shusterman’s jobs bill clears committee
Daily Local News: Nick Allen, 24, wins in bid for seat on West Chester council, setting him up to become the borough’s youngest councilperson
WHYY Newsworks: Chester County commissioner loses primary battle
KYW Newsradio: Bipartisan push for safe drinking water around Willow Grove Naval Air Station
KYW Newsradio: Pa. primary results in Montgomery, Chester counties
Inquirer: You’ll be able to buy alcohol in more places in Delaware and Chester Counties — eventually
Pottstown Mercury: Sen. Muth holds food drive with Operation Backpack
Bucks Local News: PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS: Party faithful in Bucks County select their candidates for the November Election

 

Pittsburgh  
WESA: Progressive Insurgents See Hopeful Signs In Primary Results
WESA: If Hackers Hit Pittsburgh, Peduto Says The City Won’t Pay
KDKA: Newly Nominated Candidates Pledge To ‘Shake Up’ County Council  
KDKA: Most Incumbents Win Renomination, But At Least Three Upset By Newcomers
KDKA: Former Bethel Park Councilman Accused Of DUI Now Facing Theft, Forgery Charges
KDKA: Pittsburgh School Board Unanimously Approves Sweeping Review Of Contracting, Ethics Policies
KDKA: School Board Member Censured Over Racist Post Loses Primary
PLSReporter: Auditor General DePasquale requests travel details after authorized Pittsburgh Public Schools trip
Post-Gazette: A Tale of Two Upsets: How Bethany Hallam and Bobby Wilson shook up regional politics
Post-Gazette: Equity proposals sail through committee, council tentatively OKs manager for former Art Institute site
Tribune Review: Controller Chelsa Wagner’s husband seeks Detroit jury trial on disorderly conduct charge
Tribune Review: Patricia Dodge named U.S. magistrate judge for Western Pennsylvania
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh Councilwoman Darlene Harris reflects on primary loss

 

SWPA
Beaver County Times: Former Sheriff George David says primary loss means ‘this is it’
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County faces potentially heated fall contests after primary election
Altoona Mirror: Ross wins Republican bid for coroner post
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Dems Buday and Capriotti, GOP’s Arnone advance in Johnstown council race for 2 seats  
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria coroner’s race still unclear until candidate decides whether to withdraw  
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Every vote counts: Hunt squeaks out victory for second Republican nomination for Cambria County commissioner

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Analyis: Margin of victory in W-B Democratic mayoral primary surprises many
Citizens Voice: Technical problem caused delay in county vote totals
Times-Tribune: Election rattles status quo in Lackawanna County, Scranton   
Times-Tribune: Scranton council meeting rescheduled for Thursday
The Times Leader: Wards rewarded Brown with overwelming victory in WB Mayoral primary

 

South Central  
York Daily Record: Next York County commissioners could be three newcomers: Here’s a look at the candidates
York Dispatch: Who’s in, who’s out: Primary election results from York County
York Dispatch: For York County commissioner, one incumbent and three challengers advance
York Dispatch: Sheriff Keuerleber survives tough primary, but rematch might loom  
LNP | LancasterOnline: Nomination looks likely for Democratic judicial candidate Greg Paulson
Patriot News: ‘It’s almost like taking a test’: Some Pa. counties debut upgraded voting machines for primary election  
Patriot News: With no GOP support, man who called police on black golfers loses bid to become a county commissioner

 

Lehigh Valley    
Reading Eagle: Reading Mayor Wally Scott feeling good despite losing election
Reading Eagle: Absentee ballots will play crucial role in deciding candidate for Berks County commissioner
Reading Eagle: MediaNews Group bids $5 million for Reading Eagle Company assets, plans to silence WEEU
Reading Eagle: Former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer, convicted in corruption case, plans appeal
Express Times: Easton wanted to move Da Vinci Science City, not kill it, mayor says
Morning Call: U.S. Rep. Susan Wild says she’s ‘not at that point’ as growing tally of Democrats seek impeachment inquiry against President Trump  
Morning Call: How Allentown mayoral challengers failed to mobilize the support they needed to unseat Ray O’Connell  
Morning Call: North Whitehall Township residents say yes to farmland preservation tax

 

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Tioga County votes comms, DA candidates
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: 5 Republicans grab nominations for township supervisor seats
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Incumbents lose, give up seats
Erie Times-News: Party-endorsed judicial candidates win spots on fall ballot  

 

Opinion  
Inquirer Editorial Board: Philly primary election results: Five takeaways on the day after
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Young lives at stake: Rural areas deserve answers on child cancers
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The end of Hong Kong?: China extradition proposal sparks protests, fear
Jim Kenney and William Peduto: We need state and federal gun reform, not local preemption
Pat Harkins: Enough is enough: It’s time to give our public employees OSHA-style protections
Michael Cogbill: Pennsylvania must do more to protect transgender people from violence
Tom Carper and Chuck Schumer: Our transportation plan will improve infrastructure and tackle climate change
Trudy Rubin: European Parliament elections: Should Americans worry about a new alliance of populists and nationalists?
Chloe Grace Hart: It’s still hard for women who report sexual harassment. Here’s how #MeToo is changing that
Ernest Owens: Shake-Ups and Sure Bets: Four Major Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary
Signe Wilkinson: Political cartoon: Menswear for no-abortion states
Mike Newall: South Philly gang war: ‘We had people hiding and ducking for cover in their homes every night’

May 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “May 23rd Playbook”

  1. Anon says:

    50/50? I’m as conservative as they come but even I know the Democrats could’ve nominated Jesus Christ in this district and they’d still have lost.

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