November 6th Playbook

Happy Election Day 2018 politicos! Here is the Playbook.

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PA10: Perry Closes With Massive Broadside Against Scott: Perry’s final campaign ad is a laundry list of “DC liberal”-themed charges and a recently emerged photo of Scott. Scott’s campaign calls it a “desperate attempt” to invoke fear.

Atlantic Profile on Scott Wallace and the Potential Blue Wave: Dick Polman writes about Scott Wallace’s anti-Trump message in an effort to flip Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District.

Trump Tweets Support for Scott Perry: Trump tweeted out his “total endorsement” Friday night for the incumbent Representative who he said is “fantastic” and “strong on the border, crime, the military, our vets and the Second Amendment.”

Sabato’s Crystal Ball Places PA-10 and PA-16 on Upset Watch: In their final ratings, the election analysts place Reps. Scott Perry (R-York) and Mike Kelly (R-Butler) on their “upset watch” as they “both face credible opponents in redrawn, Trump-won seats.”

Congressional Leadership Fund Totals for PA: According to information shared with PoliticsPA, the super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership spent $4.1M in PA-1 during this election cycle. The documents shared with PoliticPA also shared the following in regards to voter contact totals: CLF Voter Contact Totals: PA-01: approximately 1.3 million, PA-17: approximately 395,000

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Governor, Senate, open House seats lead Pennsylvania ballots
AP: Fights for US House seats in Pennsylvania closely watched
AP: Path to power: House races to watch on election night
Inquirer: Pa.’s restrictive election laws make it hard for Philly firefighters and EMS workers to vote
Inquirer: For once, Democrats think they can pick up seats in Pa.’s GOP-held state legislature
PLSReporter: Open House seats could play big role in Democratic gains
PLSReporter: Freshman Focus: Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga)
PLSReporter: Doorbells ring, candidates rally and voters decide to split or not to split ahead of Tuesday
WHYY Newsworks: The state of swing races in Pennsylvania critical to control of the House
WHYY Newsworks: Some Pa., N.J. members of Congress spending $200K or more on ‘franking’  
WHYY Newsworks: Democrats in Pa. request, return more absentee ballots ahead of midterm election
WHYY Newsworks: With artwork, Philadelphia muralist brings support for immigrant families to Harrisburg
Billy Penn: How the governor’s race could shape the future of labor in Pennsylvania
KDKA: State Auditor General Offering Voters Abundance Of Resources Before Heading To Polls  
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Time to vote: Interest high statewide for this mid-term election
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Department of Corrections locks down new book policy for inmates
Beaver County Times: Casey, Barletta tangle for U.S. Senate seat; Wolf, Wagner vie for governor
The Times Leader: Shapiro: Where to turn if you encounter voting violations

 

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Pa.’s restrictive election laws make it hard for Philly firefighters and EMS workers to vote
Inquirer: For once, Democrats think they can pick up seats in Pa.’s GOP-held state legislature
Inquirer: Philadelphia seeks to add to taxpayers’ $5.5 billion debt tab
Inquirer: Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’
Philadelphia Magazine: 7 Election Day Problems You Should Most Definitely Report
Philadelphia Magazine: ThinkFest: Inside the Catholic Church Scandal With Josh Shapiro
WHYY Newsworks: $2 million Philly water main repairs will continue into February
WHYY Newsworks: With artwork, Philadelphia muralist brings support for immigrant families to Harrisburg
Billy Penn: Where to find 2018 election night watch parties in Philly
Billy Penn: Maps of which candidates PA’s been googling over the past week
PlanPhilly: Kenney ‘won’t speculate on speculation’ that Philly’s out of running for Amazon HQ2
KYW Newsradio: Philly officials apologize to businesses still hobbled by July water main break
KYW Newsradio: You can cast your ballot in Pa. if you aren’t currently serving time, felony conviction
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2018 Power 100: THE COMPLETE LIST

 

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Election Day primer: Here’s what you need to know in Bucks, Montco
Bucks County Courier Times: Absentee ballots squash previous midterm tallies in Bucks, Montgomery counties
WHYY Newsworks: Some Pa., N.J. members of Congress spending $200K or more on ‘franking’
Delco Daily Times: Public rallies to stop gun violence  
Montgomery Media: Souderton proposes 4.9 percent tax hike; revises lease/purchase agreement with Montgomery Theater
Pottstown Mercury: Officials ready to help with voting problems on Tuesday

 

Pittsburgh
WESA: In Closing Hours, Innamorato Faces Opposition – And Reports A Threat
KDKA: Mayor Peduto: President’s Condolences Call After Synagogue Shooting Turned To Subject Of Death Penalty
KDKA: Millennials, Other Demographic Groups Could Be Key To Election Day Victories
KDKA: State Auditor General Offering Voters Abundance Of Resources Before Heading To Polls
City Paper: Star Trek star Zachary Quinto canvasses with Democratic state Rep. candidate Emily Skopov
Pittsburgh Business Times: Mayor Peduto: No word from Amazon about HQ2 decision
Post-Gazette: Pitt vigil honors victims, heroes in Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting  
Post-Gazette: VOTERS GUIDE: Today is Election Day. Here’s what you need to know
Post-Gazette: Here are ways to donate toward those affected by the synagogue attack    
Post-Gazette: In final hours before polls open, a last minute push is made across Pa. to turn out voters
Tribune Review: Polls are open, election officials predicting record turnout in western Pennsylvania

 

SWPA
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Time to vote: Interest high statewide for this mid-term election
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Central Cambria OKs teacher contract
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO | Wagner, Barletta spend final days campaigning in Cambria County
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Department of Corrections locks down new book policy for inmates
Altoona Mirror: Students may stage walkout to vote
Altoona Mirror: Voters set to choose in new district races
Altoona Mirror: County expects no tax increase
Observer-Reporter: Local share money fuels demolition efforts in city
Observer-Reporter: Washington, Greene elections officials predict record turnout
Observer-Reporter: Charleroi Council met with another vacant seat
Beaver County Times: Casey, Barletta tangle for U.S. Senate seat; Wolf, Wagner vie for governor
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvanians head to the polls Tuesday

 

NEPA
The Times Leader: Pashinski facing strong challenge from Henry in 121st District
The Times Leader: Poli-sci prof: High turnout? Thank Trump — on both sides
The Times Leader: $42.2 million assessment tallied for new Salem Township generating station   
The Times Leader: Bridge repairs, park improvements and appointments on Wilkes-Barre council’s agenda
The Times Leader: Shapiro: Where to turn if you encounter voting violations
Times-Tribune: Scranton school board picks retired auditor for vacant seat
Times-Tribune: Former Lackawanna County chief of staff pleads guilty
Times-Tribune: Scranton council votes 3-2 on short term loan to ‘super fund’ city’s distressed pension system
Times-Tribune: Scranton City council to hold another ‘idea session’
Times-Tribune: United Neighborhood Centers offering voters a free ride
Times-Tribune: Voting begins in hotly contested election
Citizens Voice: Midterms viewed as referendum on Trump
Citizens Voice: Costs rising for Luzerne County judicial services departments
Citizens Voice: Swoyersville council drops volunteer ambulance provider

 

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: Voters guide: 2018 general election
Harrisburg Patriot News: Rain won’t go away, what does it mean for Election Day?
York Daily Record: 2018 election voters’ guide for York County
York Daily Record: Find your polling place in York County
York Daily Record: York-area residents: Find your district for Congress
Carlisle Sentinel: Election Guide 2018: A look at candidates for races in Cumberland County
Carlisle Sentinel: 5 Questions: Dickinson College professor discusses what to watch for on Election Day
Carlisle Sentinel: Stop and go: Carlisle council talks traffic issues
LNP | LancasterOnline: 4 things to watch for on Election Day in Lancaster County and beyond
LNP| LancasterOnline: Smucker v. King: Every story about the 11th Congressional District race

 

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Behind the Ballot: Double District Voting
WFMZ: Midterm election turnout expected to reach record numbers
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley procrastinator’s guide to the 2018 midterm election
Morning Call: Feds again sending election monitors to Lehigh County
Morning Call: Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connor says tax increase is needed; Residents push back
Morning Call: What to do if you encounter Election Day shenanigans
Morning Call: Pictures: Lehigh County delivers voting machines to polling places
Reading Eagle: Berks County-area non-voters explain why they don’t cast ballots
Reading Eagle: Berks County DA, Reading police chief talk about recent violence
Reading Eagle: West Reading Farmers Market shoppers explain why they plan to vote on Tuesday
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council’s possible investigation of the mayor: What you need to know
Express Times: Lafayette College residence hall plans to go before commission

 

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: How secure is casting your vote in Centre County?
Centre Daily Times: Governor, Senate, open House seats lead Pennsylvania ballots
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Wet weather expected for Election Day
Erie Times-News: Schember: No tax increase in 2019 city budget plan
Erie Times-News: The marquee races in Tuesday’s election

 

Opinion
Inquirer Editorial Board: Our voting survey results: Most of you are voting. Why the rest of you should.
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Hydroelectric vision: Plan for plant on Allegheny deserves consideration
John Baer: My Election Day wishes, and some stuff we think we know
Dawn Holden Woods: Pa.’s foster care system overwhelmed by opioid epidemic. New bill can help
Lloyd Smucker: With your vote, we will continue to move forward  
Brendan Boyle and Marc Veasey: The Blue Collar Caucus is actually working for blue-collar Americans
Reggie Shuford and Carl Takei: Post-Starbucks, Philly police should accept the ‘teachable moment’
David O’Gurek: In the wake of Philly’s opioid epidemic, City Council should support limits on Big Pharma
Jerry Sorkin: Muslim support of Pittsburgh Jews debunks stereotypes, paves the way for peace
Ronnie Polaneczky: A vote for Philly’s Fair Workweek legislation is a vote for decency
Keith C. Burris: Walking with the humanists
Tony Norman: Voting While Black — and American

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