11/9 Morning Buzz

One more Pa. race has been called, PoliticsPA grades the pollsters, and maps of how Obama did in Pa. versus 2008 and John Kerry in 2004. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Don’t forget to check back later for the Election Ups & Downs!

Maps: How Obama Stacked Up in Pa. Vs. 2008 and 2004: Take a look at which Pa. counties gave President Obama his biggest drop from 2008, and where he overperformed John Kerry.

Grading the Polls: GOP pollsters were proved way off the mark on Tuesday in Pennsylvania as elsewhere. Here’s a look at the internal and independent polls of Pa. races and how they compared to the final results.

Bonner Concedes to Micozzie: And then there were 3. Democrat Seamus Bonner conceded his challenge to Rep. Nick Micozzie, the Delaware County Republican said Thursday.

Shuster Driving at Transportation Chair: Rep. Bill Shuster announced the he will seek the chairmanship of the prominent Transportation and Infrastructure Committee – a post his father and predecessor Bud Shuster held during the 1990s.

HD-131: The race between Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh) and Kevin Deely is still outstanding. Simmons says he’s up outside of the margin that leftover provisional ballots could change; Deely is raising money to fund a recount effort.

Capitol Ideas: Gov. Corbett to bid South America a hearty “Hola” on 2013 trade mission.
State House Sound Bites: Corbett says Kane should make quick work of a Sandusky case investigation
PA Independent: Republicans take it on the chin on Election Day
StateImpact PA: New Deep Injection Wells Planned for Elk and Clearfield Counties
StateImpact PA: “Imagine There’s No Fracking” Billboards
StateImpact PA: DEP Secretary Krancer Continues to Battle Clean Air Council
StateImpact PA: Drill Bits: Fracking Earthquakes, Fear and Loathing at the Wellhead, and Dimock Update
CapitolWire: DePasquale plans for day-one review of DEP water-testing programs
CapitolWire: Capitolwire: GOP, Democratic officials differ on three state House race outcomes.
CapitolWire: OFF THE FLOOR: State House wins Best In GOP for 2012.

Daily News: Class-action lawsuit looming against city in gun-owner web snafu
Daily News: After Romney, what now for the GOP?
Daily News: Casey holds off big-money challenge
Daily News: Elections boss deposed by her two colleagues
Inquirer: Payback for Philadelphia’s big turnout for Obama?
Inquirer: Vote was astronomical for Obama in some Philadelphia wards
Inquirer: Pennsylvania’s incoming attorney general vows to be an activist
Inquirer: Brady: no cuts in Soc. Security, Medicare; raise taxes on jet fuel
Inquirer: Clarke proposal on parking would change new zoning code
Inquirer: Help from, and for, a president
Inquirer: For GOP, a test to reach more diverse voters
Philly.com: Election Results 2012
Philly.com: The Vote For U.S. President In The Philadelphia Region
Philly Clout: Shake-up at City Commission means ousted chairwoman must move offices
Philly Clout: Thursday’s DN: GOP needs a GPS
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia City Council already tinkering with massive zoning overhaul
WHYY Newsworks: Following election, advocates antsy for Medicaid decision
WHYY Newsworks: Cortbett expects new Pa. attorney general to make quick work of Sandusky probe
WHYY Newsworks: Philly Controller looks at Commissioners office overtime
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia ballot questions: the ayes have it

Delco Daily Times: UPDATE: Sheamus Bonner concedes close battle for 16rd state House seat to incumbent Nick Micozzie
Delco Daily Times: Micozzie grabs victory over Bonner in 163rd
Delco Daily Times: Election 2012: Delco goes Democratic again in presidential race (With Interactive)
Delco Daily Times: Swarthmore prof weighs in on election
Delco Daily Times: Fiscal cliff: With election over, attention turns to debt
Delco Daily Times: Statewide, it was a very tough election day for Corbett, Republicans
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco property owners may see first county tax hike in 5 years
Daily Local: Election/political ads are finally over … so enjoy the sound of silence
Daily Local: Republican folly on immigration reform may prove fatal
Daily Local: Voter explains his opposition to voter ID

KDKA: What’s this fiscal cliff lawmakers are talking about?
Early Returns: Reax: Centre for Kane, 39th close, more on Rothfus
Early Returns: Perry on politics: Dreaming of big ideas
Post-Gazette: U.S. Rep. Shuster lobbies for chairmanship of House transportation committee
Tribune Review: U.S. Supreme Court agrees to halt Pennsylvania execution
Tribune Review: Timing right for Borbett-led trade trip to Brazil, Chile, experts say

Beaver County TImes: Voter ideas point to compromise on fiscal gridlock
Beaver County TImes: New Faces: Newly elected US Senators
Tribune-Democrat: Shuster wants to lead panel
Tribune Democrat: Congress: Fiscal cliff cuts would mean recession

The Times Leader: Pa. First Lady Corbett highlights Opening Doors initiative at Abington Heights
The Times Leader: Area experts warn GOP on its future
The Times Leader: 2 wins have a moral
The Times Leader: Fracking debate called complex
The Times Leader: Barletta calls for unity
Times-Tribune: Kane ready for job not foreign to her
Times-Tribune: Closer Senate margin creates new dynamic
Times-Tribune: Voter ID law causes confusion at polls
Citizens Voice: Enthusiasm gap cited in election turnout

South Central
York Daily Record: With election over, focus turns to fiscal cliff
York Daily Record: After election, is climate change back on the table

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Referendum ballot causes flap at Allentown polls
Morning Call: Governor Christie for president in 2016
Reading Eagle: Two states legalize gay marriage

North by Northwest
Go Erie: Erie County: Friendly territory for Obama

Delco Daily Times: EDITORIAL: GOP must adapt to demographic changes
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Obama must break gridlock in Washington
Delco Daily Times: SPENCER: Election over, it’s time to get governing
Delco Daily Times: The Ghost of William Penn: Abolitionists A. L. Pennock & Samuel Rhoads – Two Plans to Congress Re: Slavery End!
Pottstown Mercury: David Shribman: He died in defense of free speech
Daily Local: Mr. President and members of Congress, the election is over … now comes the hard part
Times-Tribune: GOP base can’t yield enough votes
Morning Call: Tea Party draws wrong conclusion about the election
Reading Eagle: Neither party a clear winner, it’s time to work together
York Daily Record: Now it’s time to work together

Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Wayne’s World: LC GOP Chair on Tuesday Election
Jon Geeting: Youth Turnout was higher than 2008
Keystone Politics: Call for Input: Out Dismal PA Congressional Delegation
Keystone Politics: #HD133 – Justin Simmons really doesn’t want a recount
Keystone Politics: Sam Smith is an idiot

2 Responses

  1. I just want to point out that the President won Carbon County in 2008 but lost it this time around. Who worked on the field staff there in 2008 and managed to pull off a win?

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