October 30th Playbook

President Donald Trump will visit Pittsburgh today to mourn the synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead. Here is the Playbook.

PA10: New York Times/Siena College Poll: Rep. Perry 45 Scott 43: Voters are split on Trump, while they prefer a GOP controlled Congress.

PA Sen: Casey, Barletta Engage in 2nd and Final Debate: Their last showdown included sharp disagreements on tax reform, immigration and more.

PA16: DiNicola, Kelly Newest Ads Stay on Message: In this ad, DiNicola tries to distance himself from Pelosi by linking her with his Republican opponent. Kelly’s campaign believes a vote for DiNicola is a vote to put Pelosi back in charge on Congress again.

Trump Tweets Support of Rothfus: Monday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted out the following, thanking Keith for the job he’s done, “Great job being done by Congressman Keith Rothfus of Pennsylvania. Thank you Keith!”

Washington Post Profile of Fitzpatrick: The Washington Post’s Colby Itkowitz’s “Is Spurning Trump Enough? Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick is about to find out.” details the Republican incumbent seeking reelection for the newly drawn 1st Congressional District and his effort of distancing himself from President Trump.

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s Open Letter to Squirrel Hill: Fitzgerald is a resident of Squirrel Hill, which he writes that he is “proud to call” his home in the open letter.

 

Legislative Election Update:

SD-38: Republican Jeremy Shaffer’s New TV Ad Attacks Democratic candidate Lindsey Williams for seeking the Democratic Socialists of America endorsement and her response in an interview with KDKA about her affiliation with the group.  

HD-165: An attack ad against Democratic candidate Jen O’Mara attempts to link her with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and the “PA Fund for Change.” O’Mara responded via tweet about this attack ad to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Holly Otterbein stating, “I’m also not involved with PA Fund for Change AND I’ve never met Larry Krasner in my life. Seems like it’s the @PAGOP and local electeds from Delco that are spreading lies and divisiveness in our politics.”

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Harrisburg & DC
WITF: U.S. Supreme Court rejects another GOP appeal over changes to congressional map
WITF: Death penalty sought in Pittsburgh shooting — but it’s far from settled
AP: Trump escalates anti-media rhetoric after wave of violence
AP: The Latest: 2 funerals set for same day as Trump visit
AP: Trump heading to Pittsburgh after synagogue attack
PLSReporter: Freshman Focus: Rep. Austin Davis (D-Allegheny)
PLSReporter: Heavy lies the crown come November, as leadership record becomes campaign fodder
Billy Penn: Everything you need to know about voting in PA on Nov. 6
Philadelphia Magazine: Right-Wing Celebs Diamond and Silk Came to West Philly to Stump for Scott Wagner
WHYY Newsworks: School district in Schuylkill County becomes first in Pa. to allow armed teachers
WHYY Newsworks: Race in Pa. 1st Congressional District more expensive than U.S. Senate contest
Inquirer: Trump to visit Pa. as Pittsburgh synagogue leaders debate whether he’s welcome
Inquirer: Dems eye infrastructure to deliver early win if they take the House
Inquirer: Pa. lawmaker from Philly on trial for bribery asks judge to dismiss case  
WESA: So Far, PA’s Absentee Ballot Returns Point To High-Turnout Midterm
AP: Israel’s PM and ultra-Orthodox top rabbi are at odds over calling Tree of Life a synagogue

 

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: A Philly City Council Committee holds hearing on “fair work week” legislation
KYW Newsradio: Another delay in latest Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal attempt
KYW Newsradio: US attorney letter to bishops hints at wider federal interest in priest abuse scandal
KYW Newsradio: Faiths come together to ask for compassion for people in Philly facing deportation
Billy Penn: No, alt-right social network Gab isn’t based in Philly (anymore)
Billy Penn: Everything you need to know about voting in PA on Nov. 6
PhillyVoice: Hospitalized on Election Day? Here’s how you can still vote
Philadelphia Magazine: Right-Wing Celebs Diamond and Silk Came to West Philly to Stump for Scott Wagner
WHYY Newsworks: Philly’s best and worst nursing homes, according to government data
WHYY Newsworks: City Council bill would outlaw cashless business
Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Voter Registration Is Way Up. What Does That Mean for Turnout?
Philadelphia Magazine: After Pittsburgh Shooting, Prayer — and Tighter Security — at Philly Synagogues
Inquirer: Cathy Brady, the force behind the city’s labor monument in Southwest Philly, has died at 62
Inquirer: Pa. lawmaker from Philly on trial for bribery asks judge to dismiss case

 

SEPA
WHYY Newsworks: Race in Pa. 1st Congressional District more expensive than U.S. Senate contest
Daily Local News: Friel Otten faces off against Corbin in 155th House District race
Bucks Local News: ELECTION 2018: Fitzpatrick, Wallace face off for U.S. House seat in Pennsylvania’s 1st District
Delco Daily Times: Local rabbis speak of healing in face of tragedy
Delco Daily Times: Here are your candidates in the 163rd, 164th state rep district races
Delco Daily Times: Radnor proposes budget holding taxes steady for 2019

 

Pittsburgh
AP: Trump To Visit Pittsburgh Tuesday To Mourn Synagogue Shooting
WITF: Death penalty sought in Pittsburgh shooting — but it’s far from settled
WESA: Aqua America Is Very Active In Campaign Contributions, Particularly For House Speaker Mike Turzai
KDKA: Pittsburgh Skyline Lights Up Blue For Synagogue Shooting Victims
Post-Gazette: Peduto to White House: Talk to shooting victims’ families before presidential visit
Post-Gazette: What the world is writing about Pittsburgh and Squirrel Hill
Post-Gazette: On a very dark day, KDKA-TV news shined with its Tree of Life coverage
Post-Gazette: In the wake of tragedy, more than $1 million in donations pours in
AP: Israel’s PM and ultra-Orthodox top rabbi are at odds over calling Tree of Life a synagogue
Post-Gazette: Defiant social media site favored by Robert Bowers taken offline, vows to return
Post-Gazette: Just how much do sports teams contribute to Pittsburgh’s economy?
Post-Gazette: In state House, challenger Emily Skopov may represent Dems’ best chance to defeat Mike Turzai

 

SWPA
Beaver County Times: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting pushed politics aside for at least a day
Beaver County Times: Local synagogue processes, begins healing from shootings in Squirrel Hill
Beaver County Times: PA GOP chairman demands ‘false ad’ attacking U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly be pulled off TV
Observer-Reporter: Open seat in 14th Congressional District will bring new representative
Altoona Mirror: Blair County DUI Court accreditation renewed
Altoona Mirror: County to host last public meeting on budget
Altoona Mirror: AASD borrows more for $88M project
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING | ‘This hit home in so many ways,’ doctor from area says
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Council members raise concerns over mold in Public Safety Building
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Thompson touches on pipe bomb mailings, synagogue killings

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Recent events shape questions in 8th Congressional District debate
Citizens Voice: Consolidation moves forward in Wilkes-Barre Area
Citizens Voice: County budget work session to focus on corrections, controller
Citizens Voice: Businessman trolls Dems with sanctuary banner on former Scranton church
Times-Tribune: Scranton plans to borrow $22.9M short-term loan to fund pensions
The Times Leader: Hundreds pack JCC in Wilkes-Barre for shooting vigil
The Times Leader: Soil, crowding, transportation and land price topics at WBA high school hearing

 

South Central
LNP: State opposes Lancaster’s plan to add small-business loan program to CRIZ
LNP: Jess King and U.S. Rep Lloyd Smucker clash over campaign ad during Democracy Day forum
Harrisburg Patriot News: Soon-to-be polic chief accused of saying FOP members should ‘keep their mouths shut’
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. state universities to ask for $38 million more to help low- and middle-income students pay less
York Dispatch: York City park gets $9K renovation with help of donated funds, labor and supplies
Carlisle Sentinel: Federal government gives Philadelphia $1.25M solar grant
WHYY Newsworks: School district in Schuylkill County becomes first in Pa. to allow armed teachers

 

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Democrats still ahead in final poll
Reading Eagle: A look at the 4 candidates for U.S. senator in Pennsylvania
Reading Eagle: A look at the 4 candidates for Pennsylvania governor
Reading Eagle: Polling places that have moved since November
Morning Call: Where candidates for Pennsylvania’s 134th district stand on the issues
Morning Call: Why Tuesday is a key date if you cannot get to the polls

 

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Don’t get caught in ‘pending’ status. What to know before Election Day
Centre Daily Times: Fired officer heads to trail in Baltimore police scandal
Erie Times-News: McBride Viaduct lawsuit dismissed
Beaver County Times: PA GOP chairman demands ‘false ad’ attacking U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly be pulled off TV

 

Opinion
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Flawed approach: Voters should reject children’s fund referendum
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: 11 beautiful lives: The victims’ stories bring the loss into sharp focus
Sandra Shea: Pittsburgh shootings a reminder: state gun laws matter
Shira Goodman: 5 questions about gun policy that you should be asking your elected officials after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Rona Buchalter: Pittsburgh shooter’s mistake: There is no us and no them. We are one.
Abraham Gutman: 10 cartoons that capture America’s fear after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and mailed pipe bombs
Abraham Gutman: Why these criminal justice reforms should be a no-brainer for Pa., no matter what party you’re in
Inquirer Editorial Board: Want to scare Pennsylvania’s legislature? Show them you’re paying attention and vote
Helen Gym and Corey O’Connor: If Pa. state government won’t help working families, it’s up to Philly and Pittsburgh
John Baer: Something to think about days before Election Day
Tony Norman: Evil, banality and violence: Their name is Legion

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 2 Comments

2 thoughts on “October 30th Playbook”

  1. gulag Pittsburgh says:

    Trump coming to Tree of Life is like an arsonist coming to watch the firemen battle a blaze.

  2. Frank says:

    Pres. p-grabber will turn this visit into one of his ego rallies. Shameless.

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