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3/12 PoliticsPA Playbook

Toohil gets a restraining order against state Rep. Nick Miccarelli, a Democratic LG candidate runs an ad on MSNBC’s Maddow show, polling shows Lamb ahead in the 18th district special election, Mango launches a new statewide ad, and the Ups & Downs from the week.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Toohil Obtains Restraining Order Against Miccarelli for Abusive Behavior: State Rep. Tarah Toohil got a restraining order against fellow state Rep. Nick Miccarelli, accusing him of pointing a gun at her in 2012.

Democratic LG Candidate Runs Ad During Rachel Maddow: Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Aryanna Berringer ran a 60-second ad during Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC Tuesday night.

RABA Research Poll: Lamb 48 Saccone 44: In a newly released poll from RABA Research in the special election for the 18th Congressional district Democrat Conor Lamb is leading Republican Rick Saccone by four points less than a week ahead of the election.

Mango Launches Pro-Life Statewide Ad: Republican Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango launched a new statewide ad touting his pro-life stance, and hitting Scott Wagner for saying the current abortion law is “doing its job.”

3/9 Ups & Downs: The 18th Congressional districts candidates trend in opposite directions while TV stations come out ahead, Allentown can move on, and Thornburgh family argues against itself. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Legislative Election Update
Tribune Review: Report: Trump Jr. to join Saccone in 18th District on eve of special election
Tribune Review: Retired FBI agent running for Congress in 13th District
WHYY: Former 3-term congressman Joe Hoeffel enters the race for redrawn Montco district
Bucks County Courier Times: Gallagher to challenge Warren in 31st House district
Centre Daily Times: Local musician Erin Condo McCracken running for state legislature

State House Sound Bites: Federal judges hear arguments in PA redistricting case
State House Sound Bites: Harsh words in Harrisburg over Wolf’s Farm Show deal
StateImpact: StateImpact reporters to talk shale gas development at Pittsburgh event
StateImpact: ‘It’s crazy, man’: Sinkholes, Sunoco’s pipeline inspection stir safety fears in Chester County
StateImpact: DEP announces public hearings for Shell ethane cracker pipeline
StateImpact: Pennsylvania tackles a solar problem: How to get more electricity from the sun

WTFX: Trump effect? Pa. GOP governor candidates won’t show tax returns
KYW: Is Senator Toomey’s Ex-Im Block More Harm Than Good?
Philly Tribune: Gov. Wolf outlines workforce development plan
WHYY: Upper Darby police chief proposes arming teachers, but school board pushes back
Inquirer: Tighter security planned at Harrisburg Capitol after Miccarelli protection order
Inquirer: ‘March for Our Lives’ student-led rallies for gun control planned in D.C., Philly, other cities
Inquirer: Rally shows free-wheeling, media-bashing Trump here to stay
Inquirer: Federal judges hear arguments in Pa. congressional map fight: Should they block new map?
Inquirer: Luzerne lawmaker gets protection order against Rep. Nick Miccarelli
Philly Mag: Rhynhart Examining Impact of 10-Year Property Tax Abatement
Philly Mag: Kenney Wants a More Diverse School Board Nominee List
Philly Mag: City Council Pushes for Sexual Harassment Training for All City Workers

Bucks County Courier Times: Officials tour animal shelter while reminding dog owners to register their pets
Delco Times: Panel outlines woes of women, children in opioid epidemic
Delco Times: Student walkouts planned for Wednesday in local schools
Pottstown Mercury: Pipeline protesters rally at scene of Chester County sinkholes

Post-Gazette: Legislators: No funding until Arway is out
Post-Gazette: In run-up to special election in U.S. 18th District, Conor Lamb makes pitch to coal miners
Post-Gazette: The Treasury secretary defends Trump’s use of ‘funny names’ after his insult-laced speech near Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Trump leads rally for Saccone, his own policies
Post-Gazette: Pa. high court overstepped bounds, lawyers in gerrymander case tell federal judges
Tribune Review: Gov. Wolf proposal includes no pay for officials if budget misses deadline
Tribune Review: Fate of 18th District, candidates unclear after Tuesday’s special election
Tribune Review: President Donald Trump tells voters a vote for Rick Saccone is a ‘vote for us’ in a visit to Western Pennsylvania
Tribune Review: Trump stumps for Saccone at Pittsburgh airport
Tribune Review: Democrat Conor Lamb spends final days of campaign with voters on their doorsteps
KDKA: Trump Comes To Pittsburgh As Congressional Election Goes Down To The Wire

Beaver County Times: Wagner backs out of GOP dinner, but Mango, Ellsworth state their case for governor
Beaver County Times: Trump lends White House weight to congressional race
Altoona Mirror: Farm Show loan focus of hearing
Altoona Mirror: Senate candidate leads local addiction discussion

Citizens Voice: Boy Scouts take heat for honoring candidate
Times Leader: Wolf outlines new workforce development initiative for job training
Times Leader: Expired Luzerne County tax breaks yield new revenue
Times-Tribune: Local students to join gun violence protests

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Gun control debate comes to Carlisle’s Square
Carlisle Sentinel: Federal judges weigh request to halt congressional map
Patriot News: Federal courts get one last chance to alter Pennsylvania Congressional races
Patriot News: Embattled Pa. Rep. Nick Miccarelli will be a no-show when House convenes on Monday
Patriot News: ‘Cease fire’ rally held in Carlisle
Patriot News: Did Trump make a bogus claim about female voters during Pa. rally?: AP fact check
Patriot News: Trump says ‘the world is watching’ Pennsylvania during campaign rally for Saccone
Patriot News: ‘There were terrible moments’: Lawmaker hopes her abuse report will help other women
Patriot News: Middletown borough councilwoman resigns citing ‘continual targeting and harassment’: Report
Patriot News: Pa. lawmaker obtains restraining order against fellow House member she accuses of abusive behavior
Patriot News: Federal courts get one last chance to alter Pennsylvania Congressional races
LNP: Wolf wants gift ban, no pay for officials in budget standoff
LNP: Harrisburg Capitol will tighten security Monday following restraining order against Rep. Nick Miccarelli
LNP: Trump: Voters must support GOP in Pittsburgh-area House race

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Trump effect? 3 of 4 Pennsylvania governor candidates won’t show tax returns
Morning Call: Western Pennsylvania congressional race will be a test of Trump’s influence
Reading Eagle: A decade later, open records law proving painless for most local governments
Reading Eagle: Sen. Bob Mensch believes state budgeting’s about to improve

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Ex-state official picked to monitor Erie schools, despite concerns
Erie Times-News: Roll Call: How Erie’s legislators voted
Erie Times-News: Ex-state official picked to monitor Erie schools, despite concerns
Meadville Tribune: GOP gubernatorial candidate Ellsworth stresses importance of people, not politics, during Meadville visit

Post-Gazette: Rick Saccone for Congress: The state rep is ready to move on to U.S. House
Post-Gazette: Get an early start: A smart $100 deposit from state for college saving
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Post-Parkland, the case for bolstering background checks
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Disarming dangerous minds begins with treatment
Delco Times: Editorial: A bipartisan common-sense move on guns
Daily News: A Democratic win in Pa. Trump Country won’t mean what you think it means | Will Bunch
Inquirer: #MeToo is a moment, not a movement | Editorial
Inquirer: Would Philly voters, given the chance, end political side-hustles? | Editorial
Inquirer: Independent citizens commission needed to manage Pa.’s redistricting | State Sen. Anthony Williams
Patriot News: Trump’s tariffs are a tax hike on American workers, consumers | Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: How ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ prepared us for Trump’s tariffs | Kirstin Snow
LNP: New puppy mill bill is a step in the right direction but only part of the solution

One Response

  1. I heard Schuylkill County Commissioner George Halcovage may run for Congress. He should be careful. Rumor is that their is a complaint filed with the Pottsville Police Department alleging harassment of a female. Wait till that gets out.

    This may be the shortest campaign run in history.

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