10/12 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6New Susquehanna poll results, a new bunch of TV ads and we ask our readers to choose between John Rafferty and Josh Shapiro. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Reader Poll: Rafferty or Shapiro for AG?: We ask our readers one last time about the Attorney General contest.

Susquehanna Poll: Clinton 44% Trump 40%; Toomey 42% McGinty 38%: A split ticket result in the latest survey.

PA-Sen: Toomey Attacks McGinty in New Commercial (VIDEO): The incumbent calls his opponent a “partisan rubber stamp”.

Reader Poll: Voit Prevails Again: The GOP nominee won our second survey on the State Treasurer race.

Shapiro Launches New Bio Ad (VIDEO): The Democratic nominee for Attorney General runs down his resume in his latest commercial.

PA-8: Fitzpatrick’s New TV Ad Emphasizes FBI Experience (VIDEO): The GOP nominee’s new commercial focuses his work with the FBI.

PA-16: Hartman Ties Smucker to Trump in New TV Ad (VIDEO): The Democrat hopes Trump’s comments will sink Smucker’s chances.

Voter Registration Deadline Today: This is your last chance to vote this November.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: As usual, last-minute registrations stream into election offices
State House Sound Bites: Business as usual for Trump volunteers, despite candidates rough weekend
State House Sound Bites: Toomey hangs onto indecision about Trump
StateImpactPA: Congressional candidates weigh in on pipeline
PLS Reporter: Pittsburgh launches new building and zoning information website

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Fattah Jr.’s alternative school boss charged with paying nannies, landscapers with school district funds
Inquirer: Kenney appointee seen as top pick to lead Parking Authority
Inquirer: At deadline, Pa. sees surge in voter registration
Philly Mag: How Living in Philadelphia Inspires Three History-Lovers to pursue their master of arts in history
Billy Penn: Why it’s taking Harrisburg forever to legalize uberX nad Lyft in Philly
KYW: Customers React to FCC Fine Over Comcast Billing
Business Journal: Lawyers: PHH ruling could have far reaching effects on financial services regulation
Philly Voice: Why Philadelphia is ground zero for Team Clinton

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Newtown Township fracking ordinance catches eye of environmentalists
Delco Times: Donald Trump grabs toddler look alike at Wilkes Barre rally
Montgomery News: Daley challenged by Flocco for 148th District seat
Bucks Local News: Newtown Borough Council calls special meeting on plans to purchase self-service kiosks; turn municipal lot into paid parking facility
Daily Local News: Dinniman responds to Chesco GOP chairman

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Trump continues to fight with GOP leaders
Tribune Review: Trump continues to increase Clinton attacks after second Presidential debate
Post-Gazette: Voter registration soars on last day to apply
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh receives $10.9 million to improve traffic flow
Pittsburgh Business Times: LinkedIn Co-founder challenges Trump
WESA: Trump during Ambridge rally said he considers himself Blue Collar
WTAE: Trump denies invading Clinton’s space at second Presidential debate

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Ambridge police pleased with crowds response at Trump rally this past Monday
Beaver County Times: Clash between supporters and protesters occurred at Trump Ambridge rally
Observer-Reporter: Pence gains more support for Trump campaign

NEPA
Times Leader: PA high court blocks gas drilling law
Standard Speaker: Local Trump supporter remain optimistic about his race
Pocono Record: Why Clinton is losing support

South Central
Patriot-News: Immigration advocates to hold vigil in protest of ‘racial profiling’ bill
Patriot-News: Jurors are empanelled for Mike McQueary whistleblower case against Penn State
Patriot-News: In the wake of Donald Trump video, millions of women take to Twitter to purge painful memories of sexual assault
Patriot-News: Have mercy, ex-lawyer Karl Rominger asks as U.S. judge prepares to sentence him for tax fraud
Carlisle Sentinel: Poll shows tight race for president, Senate
Carlisle Sentinel: Emergency agencies turn off radio encryption (AP)
Lancaster Intelligencer/ Era: Comcast reaches $2.3M settlement after 2-year investigation into mischarging customers (AP)
York Dispatch: Early voting could hand election to Hillary Clinton well before Nov. 8

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Future of marijuana in Pennsylvania topic of forum
Reading Eagle: No action taken, but marijuana measure still alive in Reading
Reading Eagle: Gov. Wolf promotes opioid-crisis initiative during stop at center in Lower Pottsgrove Township
Morning Call: How could the end of the PA-NJ tax agreement affect you? 6 things to know
WFMZ: Richland Township bracing budget to meet EPA stormwater rules

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Record-breaking voter registration numbers expected in Centre County
Centre Daily Times: Christopher Lee sentenced in child porn case
Centre Daily Times: Clinton goes up 33 points over Trump among women (AP)
Erie Times-News: Taxes stand out as Erie schools develop recovery plan
Williamsport Sun Gazette: County voters — some dismayed with choice — sound off

Opinion
Patriot-News: Time for a dog? Donald Trump is running out of friends in Washington
Reading Eagle: Police cuts a result of Reading’s financial challenges
Inquirer: Philly Democrats Brady and Evans reluctantly endorsed for Congress
Daily News: Vote ‘No’ on question to raise judges’ retirement age
Tribune Review: More damage control occurs after second Presidential debate
Post-Gazette: Seeing the city: Buildingeye is a good info tool that inspires more

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: At Ambridge rally Trump promises jobs, says he considers himself ‘blue collar’
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA not protecting the interests of taxpayers when it comes to tax $$ spent on charter schools
Commonwealth Foundation: Is your district hiking taxes while piling up large reserves?
2 Political Junkies: Questions for Representative Keith Rothfus (Did you know he was at that Trump rally in Ambridge)

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