November 9th Playbook

NBC News Exit Polls show that women were the driving force behind Sen. Bob Casey and Gov. Tom Wolf’s re-election bids. Here is the Playbook.

NBC News Exit Poll: Women Driving Force Behind Casey, Wolf Victories: Men were nearly split on statewide candidates, while women voted for the Democratic statewide candidates by close to a 30 point margin.

New York Magazine Details “New Map”: This article discusses the leftward shift in the suburbs in America coupled with the “deepening red tint” of rural America, while mentioning Pennsylvania being one of multiple states that Trump won that elected Democratic candidates to statewide office this week. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Philadelphia) is also quoted in the story sharing his belief that if the Democrats are to take back the White House in 2020, Pennsylvania is a must win.

Wagner Shares Future Plans: Scott Wagner shared a Facebook video thanking supporters from across the state who supported him and Jeff Bartos in their effort to unseat Gov. Tom Wolf in this election and his plans for the future. “My final message: I’m not going away, I’m going to continue to fight to solve the issues of Pennsylvania that need to be solved.”

Casey and Toomey Weigh in On Sessions Resignation: Toomey thanked Jeff Sessions for his time as Attorney General and stating he “is a credit to the Department of Justice and the United States Senate.” Casey’s tweet believes the resignation is “part of President Trump’s pattern of obstructing Special Counsel Mueller’s independent investigation.”

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Pennsylvania dioceses outline child sex abuse victim funds
AP: The Latest: AG says clergy abuse victims merit day in court
Inquirer: Democrats have Philly suburbs to thank for gains in Pa. legislature
Post-Gazette: Pa. AG subpoenas host of favorite social media site of accused Tree of Life shooter
Observer-Reporter: Cook holds 23-vote lead in 49th Legislative race; absentee ballots re-tabulated
StateImpactPA: Sunoco expects hybrid Mariner East 2 to start operating by year’s end
StateImpactPA: Pa. regulators adopt new policy, clearing confusion over electric vehicle charging stations
PLSReporter: VIDEO: DePasquale, legislators disappointed in unnecessary money spent by state river basin commissions
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Phillips-Hill makes history with Senate seat
PLSReporter: Unaccompanied minors moving to Philadelphia
WITF: Harrisburg protesters join national demonstrations against Sessions’ ouster

 

Philadelphia
Philly Clout: Tony Williams is ‘seriously’ thinking about running against Mayor Kenney
WHYY Newsworks: In Philly, Williams and Butkovitz weigh challenge to Mayor Kenney
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia Archdiocese creates independent program to compensate sex abuse victims
Inquirer: Hundreds march in Philly for Mueller
Philadelphia Magazine: You Can Now Own Frank Rizzo’s Nightstick, Rolodex — and House
Billy Penn: Indego just added 10 electric bikes to Philly’s bike share fleet
PhillyVoice: At least 91 people voted from Philadelphia hospitals on Election Day  

 

SEPA
Inquirer: Democrats have Philly suburbs to thank for gains in Pa. legislature
Bucks County Courier Times: Rally outside Fitzpatrick offices calls for Mueller protection
Bucks County Courier Times: Retiring Greenleaf recognized for 42 years of service
Daily Local News: Otten: People-powered campaign responsible for upset victory  
Montgomery Media: Telford hikes taxes 4.1 percent
Delco Daily Times: Ridley Park rejects call for earned income tax  

 

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Pa. AG subpoenas host of favorite social media site of accused Tree of Life shooter
Post-Gazette: Survey: Jewish voters partly blame Trump for synagogue shootings  
Post-Gazette: ‘We will be back.’ Tree of Life VP pledges return of congregations as FBI ends probe inside synagogue
Post-Gazette: Clergy shows solidarity with Jewish community at ‘We Have To Talk’ event
KDKA: Pittsburgh Joins Nationwide Protests Over Resignation Of AG Jeff Sessions
KDKA: Jewish Federation’s Security Expert Alarmed As Signs From White Supremacist Groups Show Up Around City  
KDKA: Governor’s Office Asks Forbes Road Career & Tech Center Teachers To Delay Strike
Pittsburgh Business Times: As tech companies grow in town, office spaces get pricier
Pittsburgh Business Times: African American Directors Forum founded locally, going national
City Paper: Pittsburgh wants your input on its new bike master plan
Tribune Review: Unity eyes $5.9M budget, holds line on taxes
Tribune Review: Murrysville looks to eliminate ‘exorbitant’ police overtime in 2019 budget
Tribune Review: Oakmont preliminary budget holds line on taxes

 

SWPA
Observer-Reporter: Cook holds 23-vote lead in 49th Legislative race; absentee ballots re-tabulated
Observer-Reporter: State auditor reaches agreement with Monessen on police and firefighter pensions
Observer-Reporter: No tax increase projected in Washington County 2019 budget
Altoona Mirror: Local diocese already has fund
Altoona Mirror: Acting AG raises local concern over Russia probe
Altoona Mirror: Businesses face challenges under new gov’t lineup
Altoona Mirror: Judge backs pay raise for county law clerks
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Burns: Central Cambria will get ‘back pay’ from state
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Sankey to host veterans’ outreach events

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Diocese creates victim compensation fund
Citizens Voice: NEPA natives make history in election
Citizens Voice: Citizens give input on W-B mayor’s budget proposal
Times-Tribune: Scranton native paves unique path to become Alaska’s new governor
The Times Leader: Ted Wampole is new Luzerne County tourism head
The Times Leader: Ferrance resigns post as Luzerne County GOP chairman  

 

South Central
LancasterOnline | LNP: Late burst of GOP enthusiasm lifted Lloyd Smucker over aggressive challenger Jess King
LancasterOnline | LNP: Lancaster County voter turnout highest for a midterm in 24 years
LancasterOnline | LNP: Waste authority, Columbia company, get state grants to run vehicles on compressed natural gas
York Daily Record: AG: Misused funds are ‘the height of arrogance’
York Daily Record: John Fetterman eyeing York property
York Dispatch: Philadelphia’s suburbs roar in another post-Trump election
Carlisle Sentinel: Ask/Answered: What was the voter turnout for Cumberland County?
Carlisle Sentinel: Parents oppose Tamaqua school district’s policy to arm teachers
Harrisburg Patriot News: How to make schools safer? District ideas range from security equipment to hiring police officers
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. water regulator cited for alcohol spending, overlapping projects
Harrisburg Patriot News: Cat lovers convince township to delay wildlife feeding ban

 

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Lafayette College dorm plan gets preliminary approval
WFMZ: New voting system coming to Berks County
Express Times: Why Bethlehem is holding off on hiking parking fines
Reading Eagle: Reading officials welcome city’s new congressman
Reading Eagle: Berks County narrows election machine vendors to 2
Reading Eagle: Amity County police chief resigns
Reading Eagle: Conrad Weiser schools, Heidelberg Township agree on resource officer
Morning Call: Allentown Council cuts funding for Franklin Street demolition to $200,00
Morning Call: Pat Toomey’s advice to next attorney general: Wrap up Trump probe
Morning Call: Ed Pawlowski campaign manager Mike Fleck to be sentenced in February

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Former CIA, NSA director talks Trump in Erie
Erie Times-News: Gorka’s Erie appearance sparks protests
Erie Times-News: TAx fees, hikes proposed for 2019 Erie budget
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Local incumbents plan for year ahead
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Council to consider abatement for development
Centre Daily Times: More than $32 million project on the horizon at State College airport

 

Opinion
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Conor Lamb’s moment: A chance to keep a promise and make a difference
Tony Norman: The sins of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III
Christine Flowers: Jeff Sessions deserved better
Will Bunch: George W. Bush started an immoral war. Now he’s getting the Liberty Medal because nothing matters
Terrill J. Sanchez: Public pension funds continue to face challenges
Karen U. Lindell and Leola Hardy: Philly should reduce reliance on institutional placements for youth
James Piltch: I drove 9,000 miles, visited 25 states and asked 200 Americans: What does it mean to be a good citizen?
Mike Newall: Want to buy Frank Rizzo’s billy club or his Rolodex? His estate’s for sale
Stu Bykofsky: Goal of new top dog at animal shelter: No kill

November 9th, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “November 9th Playbook”

  1. Ben Franklin says:

    Scott Wagner’s debacle of a candidacy is yet another instance of the reminder of the need for campaign finance reform. Public funding of candidates would help increase quality candidates who may not have access to large sums of money but who are worthy of office. Wagner’s candidacy proves that having financial resources is not necessarily the answer to a winning campaign. Having political skills and competence is also important too. The US Supreme Court has not been as supportive of the more stringent campaign finance laws. Blaming a campaign manager or party chairperson for a failed campaign is missing the point because if there is a less than optimal candidate who has access to large resources there is not much lesser financed candidates can do and generally they lose to the well financed person. There can be good well financed candidates but that cannot always be counted on. Public financing of campaigns is a positive step.

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