10/3 Morning Buzz

The ruling is in, and there won’t be a voter ID requirement for the 2012 election. Good Morning Politicos, here’s the buzz.

Hats off to the PLCA for a great gridiron last night!

Voter ID Ruling: Court Grants Temporary Injunction: For all intents and purposes, Pa.’s new requirement for voter ID is on hold for 2012. A Pa. judge issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday, ruling that no voter can be turned away for a lack of photo identification.

Scollo Goes on the Air (Watch Video): Democrat Phil Scollo, the man challenging Rep. Tom Marino (R-Lycoming), is out today with his first television ad. He doesn’t go for subtlety.

Voter ID Takes Over Corbett Romney Presser: The topic of discussion quickly turned to voter ID during a press conference with Tom Corbett. The Governor answered questions about Tuesday’s court ruling blocking part of the law for 2012 after initially discussing Mitt Romney’s energy policies.

National Journal Upgrades PA Senate Race: Take that, New Jersey! With polls now showing just single digits separating Bob Casey from GOP challenger Tom Smith, Pennsylvania’s Senate race has jumped 3 spots in the National Journal’s ranking of competitive elections.

AG Update: Kane Presses RSLC Case; Freed Gets FOP Backing: Kathleen Kane, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, has kept on the attack over an ad from a national Republican group. Meanwhile her Republican opponent Dave Freed picked up the endorsement of the Pa. Fraternal Order of Police.

Legislative Election Updates:

Tons of Democratic candidates hailed the Voter ID decision Tuesday, including Jeff Dahlander (HD-111) and Will Sylianteng (HD-151).

HD-177: Ed Rendell continued his endorsement spree, this time backing William Dunbar over Rep. John Taylor (R-Phila). “I’ve been following William’s campaign and know of the determination and fight that he has to be successful so he can bring about the necessary change needed for the progression of this state. Pennsylvania needs a public servant who can bring that same fight and determination to Harrisburg; and the citizens of this great state deserve it,” Rendell said.

Statewide
Capitol Ideas: Court issues preliminary injunction in #VoterID case.
Capitol Ideas: State lawsuit challenges end of general assistance payments for the poor.
State house Sound Bites: Report: Appeals don’t appear imminent in voter ID case
AP: Report: Update: Partial injunction will uphold most of voter ID law

Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Reaction to Pa. voter ID ruling: Some say hooray, some say ‘huh?’
Philly Clout: Voter ID law sponsor turns on fellow Republican in ruling
Philly Clout: Voter ID ruling reaction: Dems applaud, GOP disappointed
Philly Clout: Tuesday’s DN: Slumlord pleads guilty to bilking banks
Inquirer: Pa. court rules voters can cast regular ballots without ID
Constitution Daily: Understanding the Pennsylvania Voter ID ruling

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: With Twitter, everyone’s a political pundit
Pottstown Mercury: Will the debate be a game-changer?
Pottstown Mercury: Debate looming, Mitt Romney tweaks immigration stance
Pottstown Mercury: Vice President Joe Biden: Middle class ‘buried the last four years’
Pottstown Mercury: Presidential debate predictions: Will Mitt Romney or Barack Obama be crowned?
Pottstown Mercury: Twitter heightens debate risks for Obama, Romney
Pottstown Mercury: Poll: Obama Edges Romney by Three Points
Daily Times: How Twitter is upping the ante on Wednesday night debate
Daily Times: Reaction to the Voter ID decision

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Judge blocks parts of Pennsylvania voter ID law; Corbett not sure about appeal
Tribune Review: Voters turn from PennDOT, take ID requests on campus
Tribune Review: Corbett pushes for accord
Tribune Review: Redrawn 12th District draws outside interest
Post Gazette: Judge blocks enforcement of portion of Pa. voter ID law
Post Gazette: Reactions to the order preventing enforcement of a portion of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law
Early Returns: Corbett’s latest worry: Metcalfe, Tea Party
Early Returns: Simpson ruling reax

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Newsbreak: Judge says no ID required for November election
Altoona Mirror: Act 47 hearing set for Nov. 28

NEPA
The Times Leader: Jobless rate is up again
The Times Leader: Debate issue divides Barletta, Stilp
AP: Pa. judge blocks photo ID rule for Election Day
Times-Tribune: Democratic congressional candidate owes big unpaid tax bills
Times-Tribune: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jobless rate up; only region in Pa. above 9 percent
AP: Judge halts voter ID requirement; appeal possible
Citizens Voice: Lawmakers weigh property tax replacement implications
Citizens Voice: Debate watch parties planned
Citizens Voice: A look at reaction to decision on Pa. voter ID law

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Obama Campaign praises voter Id decision
Morning Call: Judge holds off implementation of voter Id bill

South Central
Patriot News: An outline of how difficult it can be for some to acquire their state-issued Ids
Intelligencer Journal: Those on both side of voter Id bill satisfied
Intelligencer Journal: Local experts expect the Romney campaign to use the upcoming debate to refocus his image and message for the election

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Report: Former Centre County assistant DA facing felony charges for allegedly dealing pot

Opinion
Tribune Review:The voter ID ruling: Reason subverted
Post Gazette: Debate time: Some questions to educate the American people
Altoona Mirror: Deficit proposal hot air
Times-Tribune: Lawyering-up on tax money
WHYY Newsworks: Do you agree with the Voter ID decision?

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Daryl Metcalfe Blows a Gasket Over #VoterID Ruling
Kesytone Politics: Women’s Organizations Slap Fitzpatrick Statements
Keystone Politics: Let the Voter Impersonation Fraud Begin!
Keystone Politics: Is Rep. Rob Kauffman a Vigilante Crime Fighter?
Lehigh Valley Independent: Could Multi-Municipal Zoning Prevent a Prison From Opening in Bethlehem Township?
Lehigh Valley Independent: Plurality of Republican Voters Still Birthers
Lehigh Valley Independent: Well-funded Public Education is a Bigger Progressive Transfer Than Progressive Taxes
Lehigh Valley Independent: Non-Partisan Elections Are Even Less Competitive
Lehigh Valley Independent: Get the Popcorn
Keystone Progress: Aurora Shooting Victim ‘Demands A Plan’ From Romney And Obama On Guns
The Liberty Blog: Pennsylvania Attorney General Election – Kathleen Kane Dave Freed and the Media Geniuses
The Liberty Blog: Gibson Guitar Part 2 – Kim Strassel – Federal Overreach – The Leviathan and the Anti-Capitalists
The Liberty Blog: Tax Reform – WSJ Stephen Moore and a Critique – Rep. Dave Camp, Republican House Ways and Means Chairman
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Judge Simpson Enjoins Voter ID Law
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Politico: Simmons Playing Defense

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    Favorite line “this may not make Obama any different from any other politician, but it sure makes him different from what he promised to be.”

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