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3/21 PoliticsPA Playbook

We kept a running list of who is running for Congress this year, Lamb gets the support of one of his former primary opponents in the 17th, and another Republican enters the race for the 13th Congressional district.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Congressional Campaign Nominating Petition Filings Thread: We are keeping a running list of who has filed for what Congressional seat ahead of Tuesday’s deadline for Congressional candidates.

Anthony Exits PA-17 Race, Puts Support Behind Lamb: Democratic Congressional candidate Aaron Anthony announced he is exiting the race for the new 17th Congressional district, and endorsing Congressman-elect Conor Lamb.

Dermatologist Enters Race for New 13th District: Dr. John Joyce announced he is entering the Republican primary for the new 13th Congressional district.

Legislative Election Update
Morning Call: Emily’s List endorses Democrat Susan Wild in PA-7 congressional race
Indiana Gazette: Rep. Reed withdraws from congressional race
WHYY: Former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel in, Bill Green out as congressional candidates file
Tribune Review: Erin McClelland drops bid for Congress, endorses Conor Lamb against U.S. Rep Keith Rothfus
Tribune Review: Conor Lamb’s lead grows as special election review continues
LNP: Chet Beiler files to run against U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker for rematch of 2016 GOP primary

State House Sound Bites: GOP rep. introduces resolutions to impeach Supreme Court justices
State House Sound Bites: Positive feedback from rural communities on Wolf’s broadband plan
StateImpact: Mariner East pipeline problems take center stage at state Senate hearing
StateImpact: Chester County residents grill pipeline regulators at meeting on Mariner East
City & State: DA Krasner’s company owed Philly school district $130K in taxes
City & State: 2017 results show a difficult path forward for the GOP in Bucks County
Capitolwire: House Republican is introducing resolutions to impeach PA Supreme Court justices.
Capitolwire: Mariner pipeline shutdown dominates Senate hearing.

Philly Mag: Reactions: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Pa.’s New Congressional Map
WHYY: Remembering ongoing work of women in the civil rights movement
WHYY: Philly congressman’s aide faces new charges
WHYY: Pa. lawmakers seek greater scrutiny of Temple, Penn State, Pitt, Lincoln
KYW: Feds File Additional Corruption Charges Against Political Aide Ken Smukler
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia City Council members take advantage of SUV perk on taxpayer dime
Inquirer: Absent Sunoco is thrashed at Pa. pipeline safety hearing
Inquirer: William McSwain confirmed by Senate as U.S. attorney in Philadelphia
Inquirer: Pa. Republican state legislator moves to impeach four state Supreme Court justices
Inquirer: Nearly 100 people are running for Congress in Pa. Here’s how the races are shaping up.
Inquirer: Pa.’s new congressional map: Find your district and see who’s running in the 2018 election
Inquirer: Feds file new charges against Ken Smukler, aide to Bob Brady
Inquirer: Too-young lieutenant governor candidate ordered off ballot

Montgomery News: Montco commissioners presented with new transportation grant program
Daily Local: Activists urge Wolf to visit Chester County, shut down pipeline
Delco Times: County Council gets update on pipeline risk assessment study
Bucks County Courier Times: Candidates blitz Pennsylvania’s newly competitive districts
Pottstown Mercury: Rep. Costello will seek re-election to Congress in new 6th district

Tribune Review: Pennsylvania GOP: Secretary of State incapable of impartial election review
Tribune Review: GOP lawmakers seek to impeach Pennsylvania judges over congressional map
Post-Gazette: Pa. Republican state legislator moves to impeach four state Supreme Court justices
Post-Gazette: Western Pa. gets a first look at the races for redrawn districts
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh council agrees to expand gunfire monitoring system
Post-Gazette: Candidates blitz Pennsylvania’s newly competitive districts
Post-Gazette: How Pa.’s ‘distressed’ program helps towns; and why it’s hard to leave it
KDKA: With 18th Congressional District Results Still Not Official, Lamb Prepares For Possible Showdown With Rothfus
KDKA: Republican Lawmakers Seek To Impeach 4 Pa. Supreme Court Judges Over Congressional Map

Beaver County Times: GOP lawmakers seek to impeach judges over congressional map
Beaver County Times: McClelland quits, leaving Lamb, Tarasi, Linsenmayer to vie for 17th Congressional District Democratic primary
Beaver County Times: Voting mailers encourage minorities, unmarried women and millennials to register
Altoona Mirror: IUP allows local man to return to class

Times-Tribune: Supreme Court keeps revised map in place
Pocono Record: Supreme Court questions crisis pregnancy center law
Citizen’s Voice: GOP lawmakers seek to impeach judges over congressional map

South Central
Patriot News: Domestic violence victims would receive greater protection under Senate package of bills
Patriot News: Reforming the way Pa. elects a lieutenant governor wins Senate approval
Patriot News: It’s a long time ’til Election Day, but Pa. Democrats are having a very big March | Analysis
Patriot News: Gov. Wolf congratulates four cabinet members on their confirmations
Patriot News: Pa. Congressional candidates answer the bell; generation-high number of filings for May 15 primary
Patriot News: Proposed bill seeks to put puppy mills out of business in Pennsylvania
Patriot News: Too-young lieutenant governor candidate ordered off ballot
Patriot News: Pennsylvania’s new Congressional districts: A user’s guide
Patriot News: Reforming the way Pa. elects a lieutenant governor wins Senate approval
WGAL: Residents take pipeline concerns to governor
LNP: State ag secretary asks for more time for Lancaster, Lebanon dairy farmers who lost milk contracts

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania Senate panel OKs bill making prison closures harder
Morning Call: Pennsylvania law cuts taxes for businesses like golf courses with lots of land
Morning Call: More than 90 Pennsylvania candidates submit paperwork to run for the U.S. House
WFMZ: Senate confirms top prosecutor for Eastern District
Reading Eagle: Berks County group hears about state Senate bill intended to decrease gun violence
Reading Eagle: Schuylkill Valley board gets update on proposed 2018-19 budget

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: How you can help fight breast cancer on your tax return
Centre Daily Times: A new user fee may be coming for these Centre County property owners
Erie Times-News: Auditor: Erie rental inspection program lost $300,000-plus

Delco Times: Editorial: It’s deadline day for nominating petitions; & we finally have a map
York Dispatch: EDITORIAL: Healthy Yorkers need healthy environment
Inquirer: While Trump talks of executions, Philly will go it alone in the opioid crisis | Mike Newall
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Lessons from Pa.’s congressional district map mess
Post-Gazette: A victory for free speech: IUP makes the right call to reinstate student
Patriot News: GOP guv hopeful Paul Mango isn’t a fan of Obamacare – except for those times he was
Patriot News: Pennsylvania, please don’t raise the tipped wage for restaurant workers | Opinion

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    • Yes. He should step aside because of his age, declining ability to do the job. (45%)
    • No. He should not step aside. (39%)
    • Yes. He should step aside because he can't beat Donald Trump. (15%)

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