What’s more damaging: votes, emails or polls? Answer: Lawsuits. See who made this week’s list!
Tom Wolf. It’s tough to discern what the Governor was thinking. He proposed a new tax plan only for it to be resoundingly rejected by the State House. It seems the goal was to simply rally the Democratic troops. That such a move is necessary 100 days into the budget standoff is a discouraging sign. The icing on this sour cake, though, is the fact that Wolf’s approval ratings have also hit a new low. At this rate, it could be a long winter for the Gov.
Michael Eakin. Attorney General Kathleen Kane called out the State Supreme Court Justice after her latest perjury charge. Then, the Daily News got ahold of the crude emails Justice Eakin sent and received over the years with various lawyers. It’s now clear that there was validity behind ex-Justice McCaffery’s charges and that yet another high-ranking government official was involvement in this idiotic, juvenile activity.
Pat Toomey. The state’s junior Senator is still leading all general election match-ups for 2016. The incumbent has a fifteen point advantage over Joe Sestak and a twenty point lead over Katie McGinty, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. Additionally, while the Democrats are sure to have an entertaining primary featuring Sestak, McGinty and John Fetterman, Toomey has the next six months to prepare. Now he just has to make sure he uses that time wisely.
Kathleen Kane. Even when her enemies have bad weeks, Kane can’t seem to catch a break. The latest Quinnipiac poll shows a plurality believe she should resign and a majority disapprove of the job she is doing. Furthermore she is being sued by James Barker, the man who testified against her and was later fired as part of a “reorganization”. So to recap, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General is facing before a criminal trial and a civil suit.
The tweet of the week goes to MSNBC’s Luke Russert and I guess by extension to Congressman Ryan Costello for breaking the biggest story of the week.
Press found out about McCarthy from Rep. Costello (R-PA) walking out of the Conference meeting.
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) October 8, 2015