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11/10 Morning Buzz

Rep. Gerlach Endorses Romney
Today, Gerlach threw his support behind former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential hopeful who many say stands the best chance to compete in the collar counties around the City of Brotherly Love.

Penn State President Graham Spanier & Coach Paterno Fired
An ominous cloud has been cast over Pennsylvania with the release of a child sex abuse scandal at Penn State involving the university’s former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky causing beloved Penn State football coach Joe Paterno to resign.

National
Republic: Off-year Pennsylvania election produces victories and defeats for both parties
Pennsylvania Ave.: American Crossroads Jumpstarts Ad War Against Obama In Pa.
The Hill: Rep. Mike Kelly Wants Out Of The Norquist Tax Pledge
National Journal: Sen. Toomey November Fundraising Schedule
Centre Daily Times: Sen. Casey On Penn State Scandal: “It’s Horrific What Happened”
WHYY Newsworks: Sen. Casey Pushes For Tax Credit For Companies Hiring Vets
Bucks County Courier Times: Rep. Fitzpatrick Is On His Way To Iraq
USA Today: A Look Ahead To Elections In The NE In 2012
Public Opinion: Rep. Shuster Urges Young People To Register To Vote When They Turn 18 Market Watch: Pennsylvania AFL- CIO Unions Achieved Signifigant Victories on Behalf of Labor Endorsed Candidates in Yesterday’s Elections
The Big Tent: Rick Santorum Honored Accused PSU Coach As “Angel”

Statewide
Jewish Exponent: Counting Jews in Local Elections
Philly Weekly: Pa.’s Electoral College Bill Will Disenfranchise Democrats
State House Sound Bites: Gov. Corbett Voices Disappointment In Penn State’s Response To The Allegations
ABC Philadelphia: Corbett signs statewide texting while driving ban

Philly
Inquirer: Democrats taking control of Montco board
Philly Post: The Best and Worst of Philly 2011 Campaign Ads
The Philly Post: Judges Gone Wild: Philly’s $780,540 Secret
Heard In The Hall: Final Count In Oh/Taubenberger Race Begins Monday
Daily News: Mayor Waiting List for 2015
Philly.com: Election 2011: Voters put on the brakes
Philly.com: Democrats; montco win reverberates regionally
Philly.com: GOP Council at Large count in tight race gets under way
Myfoxphilly: Corbett Casts Doubt on paterno’s future
Phillynow: Tom Ridge for Penn State President?
Phillynow: GOP Legislators slip waiver into bill to allow natural gas shipping from marcus hook CBSphilly: GOP Ticket dissects loss in Montgomery County Commissioners race

Philly Burbs
Times Herald: Jenny Brown Discusses Election Defeat
Montgomeryville-Landsdale Patch: Castor to Take Commissioner Seat in January
Times Herald: Corbett signs law banning texting while driving
Tribune-Review: County asks judge for more time for property reassessments
Daily Times: Democrats win control in Chester
Bucks Local News: Republicans remain in control in Bucks County

Pittsburgh
Post Gazette: Parking Authority Gripes Over City Council Subpoenas
Tribune-Review: Mayor proposes some free holiday parking in Downtown Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Fitzgerald wins Allegheny County executive race
Tribune-Review: Fitzgerald campaign manager takes job with pro-drilling group
Tribune-Review: Ban on new gas drilling rejected by Peters voters
Tribune-Review: Dems easily capture Allegheny County row offices
Tribune-Review: Extra funds for Pittsburgh library get resounding approval
Tribune-Review: O’Connor claims father’s former Pittsburgh council seat
Tribune-Review: Wecht, Covey lead judge balloting
Tribune-Review: Superviser to pay $8,890 to Connoquenessing
Tribune-Review: 1 incumbent, 2 newcomers elected to Brentwood council
Tribune-Review: Special ed staffing to be based on need, not numbers
Tribune-Review: Plum taxes may hold as revenue falls, expenses rise
Tribune-Review: Baldwin Township garbage collection costs headed up
NEPA Times Leader: ‘Humbled’ Rogers, five other new judges complete county court
Post-Gazette: Newcomer Holley defeats Allen; Hazuda, Brentley retain seats on Pittsburgh school board
Post-Gazette: Graham Spanier: PSU’s other tarnished legacy
Post Gazette: State Rep. Wagner takes on new role of county controller
Post-Gazette: Corbett talks about scandal during bill signing
Early Returns: East End Illustrated
Early Returns: Ravenstahl loses title
Early Returns: Drilling down into turnout
Early Returns: Santorum isued Sandusky 2002 award
Early Returns: Guv “disappointed” by PSU inaction
Early Returns: Lowest county turnout ever
CBS: Paterno To Retire After Season

South Central
Public Opinion: Proposed 2012 budget for Chambersburg
Public Opinion: 400 jobs slated for Franklin County
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County Results
York Daily Record: All incumbents out of Stewartstown
York Daily Record: Both parties tout Pa. election outcomes

North by Northwest
AP: Paterno to retire at the end of the season
Courier Express: Few surprises on Tuesday
Sun Gazette: Feese guilty of 40 counts

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Whitehall voters agree to pay for their library
Reading Eagle: Power finally totally restored to Berks County
Express Times: Jersey looks to waive portions of “No Child Left Behind”

NEPA
The Times Tribune: Wansacz, O’Brien coast to win in commissioners’ race
The Times Tribune: Corbett prevails in magistrate race as Hinton weighs recount request
The Times Tribune: Council incumbents prevail in Scranton
The Times Tribune: Voters back known names with a major exception
The Times Tribune: Novembrino wins seventh term as county controller
The Times Tribune: Dems sweep row office races
The Times Tribune: Voters reject home rule referendum in Newton Twp.
The Times Leader: Corbett signs statewide texting-while-driving ban
The Times Leader: A brand new D.A.: Republican challenger knocks off incumbent
The Times Leader: Initial county council chosen
The Times Leader: Leighton takes 3rd term in W-B
The Times Leader: ‘Humbled’ Rogers, five other new judges complete county court
Citizen’s Voice: Voters make historic choices in county council race
Citizen’s Voice: Six earn spots in Luzerne County bench
Standard Speaker: Yannuzzi re-elected
Standard Speaker: Bast, Mope elected to city council
The Daily Review: Results for contested races in Bradford, Sullivan counties
The Daily Review: Miller, McLinko and Smith elected as Bradford county commissioners
The Daily Review: Close race leads to incumbent’s loss in Sayre
Times News: Nothstein, Gerhard triumph
Times News: Demos sweep all row offices
Pocono Record: Republicans Moyer, Garris win Monroe County commissioners majority
Pittston Politics: Young gun squeaks out victory over Jackie

Southwest
Indiana Gazette: Incumbents retain county auditor jobs
Indiana Gazette: Voter turnout was 31.7 percent
Indiana Gazette: Ruddokc’s feat no unprecedented
Indiana Gazette: Results in school board races
Indiana Gazette: Three of four incumbents stay on Marion Center school board
Indiana Gazette: Degenkolb wins prothonotary race
Indiana Gazette: Results from municipal races
Indiana Gazette: Write-ins alter some races
Indiana Gazette: White Township: Planners consider ordinance revisions
Indiana Gazette: Voters return slate of commissioners
Daily American: Report: Penn State President Spanier will resign or be fired
Daily American: Lazzari-Strasiser upsets incumbent for district attorney
Daily American: Newcomers win top vote in Meyersdale election
Daily American: Glessner elected Conemaugh Township supervisor
Altoona Mirror: Beam joins Blair commissioners
Altoona Mirror: Students back coach, school
wjactv: Sandusky hearing delayed
Beaver County Times: Paisley vows no more campaigns
Beaver County Times: Campaign, but Manning has no regrets
Beaver County Times: Penn State trustees to name investigative committee
AP, Beaver County Times: Group gets license for Lawrence County racetrack

Opinion
Maine Line Media News: Gerrymandering: You’ve got a friend in Pennsylvania
Tribune-Review: Internet taxes
Post Gazette: Who knows best: On drilling, Republicans sell out on local control
Post Gazette: Stressed economies: Corrective action is needed on a variety of fronts
Daily American: Go after wind turbines for taxes
Daily American: Let’s keep restrictions on Sunday hunting
Daily American: Saving Social Security
Editorials: Stench of scandal engulfs Penn State
Oberserver-Reporter: In case you forgot
The Times Tribune: For winners, hard part next
Wayne Independent: Election officials did a great job for Wayne County
The Daily Review: State lawmakers should try the ‘UN-COLA’

Blogs
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: What message does this election send?
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Election night recap
The Pennsylvania Progressive: Election Notes
The Pennsylvania Progressive: Berks County & Pennsylvania voters missed another opportunity
Keystone Politics: Mayor O’Connor’s son wins Pittsburgh Council seat
Keystone Politics: Fitzgerald coasts to a win in Allegheny
John Hanger: Handicapping the DRBC November 21 gas drilling vote
Citizen’s Call: Historic vote in Montco puts Democrats in control of county government
Citizen’s Call: McKeown beats back Democrat Morein in ward 7, but otherwise in Cheltenham, election night belongs to Democrats

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