10/7 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Toomey announces his fundraising haul, Trump returns to Southwest PA and the first newspaper endorsement of the presidential race is in. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Open Thread of Newspaper Presidential Endorsements: A running tally of the newspaper endorsements in the presidential contest.

PA-Sen: Q3: Toomey Announces $6.1M Fundraising Total: The GOP incumbent Senator finished just behind his opponent.

Trump to Visit Beaver County: The Republican nominee is coming back to the commonwealth next week.

PA-12: Rothfus Releases First TV Ad (VIDEO): The Congressman’s initial commercial focuses on veterans.

PA-Gov: Wolf Names Former Convention Center Head to Gaming Board: Tom Wolf nominates Ahmeenah Young to the Gaming Control Board.

F&M Poll: Obama’s Approval Bounces Back to 51%: The President records some of his strongest numbers one month out from the election.

Clinton Focuses on Children in New TV Ad (VIDEO): The Democratic nominee unveils another television commercial.

Statewide
Capitolwire: AG candidate Shapiro outraised opponent Rafferty by more than $850K in latest campaign finance cycle
State House Sound Bites: Faculty rallies as contract battle drags on at state colleges
State House Sound Bites: 1 month from election day, PA senate polls are unstable
State House Sound Bites: Post-VP debate, Pence swings through midstate
StateImpactPA: After bitter fight, new Marcellus Shale regulations set to take effect
City and State: Built to fail: how a HUD program is hurting its clients
City and State: Two years on, assessing the Affordable Health Care Act’s impact on PA
City and State: Innovative Pennsylvanians are pushing health care boundaries
City and State: The looming battle over immigration
City and State: Pulling back the curtain on PA voter fraud
City and State: Philadelphia City Council overhauls wage laws

Philadelphia
Inquirer: In country’s most expensive Senate race, Pat Toomey, Katie McGinty each raise $5 million more
Inquirer: Political gloves come off at Montco commissioners meeting
Philly.com: Pa. court won’t halt ballot question on judge retirements; another appeal vowed
WHYY Newsworks: Former president George W. Bush helps raise money for Toomey’s campaign
WHYY Newsworks: Federal judges dismissed Philadelphia Gun club lawsuit

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Pence needs to give Republican buyers more remorse
Delco Daily Times: Trump attack may have crossed the line
Delco Daily Times: How to register to vote in PA

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Voter registration deadline approaching
Post-Gazette: Kaine discusses debate, trade and social issues in interview after CMU appearance
Post-Gazette: Judge to decide whether Scaife fund trustees can face punitive damages
WTAE: DNC launching final month blitz on day of St. Louis debate
WTAE: Trump: Town hall event has ‘nothing to do’ with debate prep
Tribune Review: Obama congratulates Penguins on Stanley Cup championship
Tribune Review: Senators call for criminal probe of Wells Fargo

Southwest
Indiana-Gazette: Opioid battle ‘No. 1 priority,’ U.S. attorney says
Beaver County Times: Rifts among Beaver County Commissioners exposed in firing of Chief of Staff Joe Weidner
Beaver County Times: Candidates spar at Beaver County Chamber debate
Beaver County Times: Bartolotta’s bill on postpartum depression passes state Senate committee
Altoona Mirror: Whistleblowers seeking redress against local VA leadership
Altoona Mirror: New York attorneys to assist Ross defense

NEPA
Times Leader: Bernie Sanders to campaign for Clinton, McGinty in Scranton on Saturday
Times Leader: Riverstone Holdings LLC approved to buy Talen Energy
Citizens Voice: After gun votes, GOP’s Toomey slides to C rating from NRA

South Central
Patriot-News: Former Pa. Turnpike Commission employee to receive $3.2 million in lost pay, damages in whistle-blower case
Patriot-News: Hundreds of faculty turn out to show unity in their demand for a ‘fair contract’
Patriot-News: Pence says Trump much like Reagan
Patriot-News: Faculty from state universities march for ‘fair contract … now’
Patriot-News: Philly Dem’s speaking fees, travel under fire, report
Carlisle Sentinel: Big Spring improves stadium amenities
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle High weight room delayed by financing issue

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Movie Tavern gets OK from Lower Macungie commissioners
Morning Call: ‘Road Trip Masters’: Lehigh Valley trio creates series for Discovery’s Destination America
Morning Call: Pennsylvania was once merely important in presidential elections, but now, it’s Hillary Clinton’s firewall
Reading Eagle: House speaker campaigns with Costello, Smucker
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council members say Rockland Street plans need another look

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Councilman questions Dahlkemper’s weekend office visit
Erie Times-News: Coastal Resource Program seeking grant applications
Centre Daily Times: Order sets rules for McQueary jury selection, trial

Opinion
Post-Gazette: The better memorial: Make Washington Boulevard floodgates work
Post-Gazette: Bear truths: Friction with Russia is not in the U.S. interest
Post-Gazette: Emissions stall: Greenhouse gas needs to be reduced, or else
Time Leader: Self-policing would allow teachers to heighten their profession’s reputation
Patriot-News: For president, the only choice is Hillary Clinton
Daily News: Climate change must be a bigger part of election discussion

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: New Pa. law allows former offenders an easier path to clearing their names
Keystone Crossroads: Philly judge orders Uber, Lyft to stop operating in city
LuLac Political Letter: Shapiro on the Go

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