10/4 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6The new Quinnipiac Poll has Clinton in the lead, Meet the Press examines PA’s voter registration trends while Toomey and McGinty unveil new ads. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

MTP: White Working Class Isn’t Behind Registration Surge (VIDEO): Meet the Press’ Chuck Todd examines the voter registration shifts in Pennsylvania.

Quinnipiac Poll: Clinton 48% Trump 43%: Clinton’s lead is stable after the first debate.

PA-Sen: Recipient of Lung Transplant Star of New Toomey Spot (VIDEO): The sixty-second ad recounts the story of Sarah Murnaghan.

PA-Sen: McGinty Emphasizes Background in Two New Ads (VIDEOS): The Democratic nominee is highlighting her biography and her gender.

Kaine Set to Return to PA on Wednesday: The VP nominee will be in Philly the day after his debate against Mike Pence.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Clinton is clear debate victor in tightening PA race, new Quinnipiac poll shows
City and State: Talk of potential Republican challengers to Wolf picks up steam
City and State: State Rep. Sims’ travel, speaking fees raise questions
StateImpactPA: Feds look deeper into Chesapeake Energy’s accounting practices
StateImpactPA: Trade group seeks to block new drilling rules

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Toomey touts role in aiding child; stays mum on Trump
Inquirer: Want your high school diploma? Pa. lawmakers propose civics test
Daily News: McGinty/Toomey’s money race now tops in U.S.
WHYY Newsworks: Democratic Party may not be on DA Williams’ side
KYW: PA voting machines expected to have issues
Philly Voice: President Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio join forces to defeat climate change

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: The clown in PA has more attention than both candidates in presidential race
Bucks County Courier-Times: State grant will allow investment, construction in Route 13 Industrial Area
Delco Daily Times: Battle of the House 1947 bil

Pittsburgh
Post Gazette: Pittsburgh gasoline prices rise slightly after oil supply deal
Post Gazette: Insurers unveil Medicare Advantage offerings for 2017
Post Gazette: Audit shows public assistance payments went to people after their deaths
Post Gazette: State System to host webcast for students on faculty negotiations
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh firm makes Ohio acquisition

Southwest
Beaver County Times: McGinty says it is ‘past time’ for Toomey to decide on Trump
Beaver County Times: Beaver County to address audit into Friendship Ridge sale
Tribune Democrat: Election officials expect high volume of absentee ballots, late voter registrations
Tribune Democrat: Attorney General Lynch announces grants for new officers (AP)

NEPA
Times-Tribune: DEP hearing set on sewer authority permit renewal
Times Leader: Activist Gloria Steinem stumps for Hillary Clinton in Wilkes-Barre
Citizens Voice: Clinton tries economic appeal on Ohio voters (AP)

South Central
Patriot-News: ‘Please, save the world,’ actor Ted Danson tells Hillary Clinton supporters in Lancaster
Patriot-News: West York Borough Council votes to censure racist mayor
Carlisle Sentinel: South Middleton Schools could seek Rice School bids in November
Carlisle Sentinel: Groups seek time capsule ideas in Carlisle’
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: State System to hold Facebook webcast Tuesday as possible university faculty strike looms

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Republican Pat Toomey joined by Democrat John Morganelli on sanctuary issue
Morning Call: Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech under state pressure to fix hazy welding lab
Morning Call: Why Allentown Symphony is unlike Philadelphia, Pittsburgh orchestras that went on strike
Reading Eagle: Reading Mayor Wally Scott introduces $91.7 million budget
Reading Eagle: Outdoor giant Bass Pro Shops to acquire rival Cabela’s

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie program helps NYC woman with sickle cell regain her life
Centre Daily Times: State High project continues on schedule
Centre Daily Times: Smeal program seeks to improve diversity

Opinion
Post Gazette: Play and pay: Casinos must somehow meet local tax obligations
Post Gazette: Meet the racist mayor: The West York leader’s postings are legal but vile
Inquirer: Pennsylvania’s opioid addiction crisis can’t be fought like a war
Beaver County Times: Opioid issue breaks down partisan politics
Citizens Voice: State of recovery
Patriot-News: Trump’s rise reflects conservatism’s decay
Patriot-News: Third Party candidates? Yes. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein? Not so much

Blogs
Third and State: SNAP works for Pennsylvania children
Keystone Crossroads: Ad war emerges in race for Pennsylvania attorney general
2 Political Junkies: Vile Anti Hillary “Trump Truck” Display Near State College, PA

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