Barletta announces his Senate campaign’s political director and press secretary, Wagner releases a new internal poll, and Barletta raised $1.26 million in the first quarter. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!
Barletta Announces Political Director and Press Secretary: Congressman Lou Barletta’s Senate campaign announced Lynn Lawson as its Political Director and David Jackson as its Press Secretary.
Wagner Poll: Wagner 50, Mango 24, Ellsworth 9: Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner released a new internal poll ahead of the May 15th primary election.
Barletta Raises $1.26 Million in First Quarter: Congressman Lou Barletta’s Senate campaign raised over $1.26 million in the first quarter or 2018, ending the quarter with $1.6 million on hand.
Legislative Election Update
Exclusive: CD-6: Democratic candidate Chrissy Houlahan raised over $740,000 in the first quarter, ending with $1.5 million on hand. “One year ago I launched my campaign for Congress to bring my real world leadership to Washington to fight for Pennsylvania families. I never thought I would run for office and am so grateful for all the support our campaign has received since we launched. In the past year, we have had thousands of donors chip in, held dozens of events across the district, and had hundreds of volunteers gather just under 4,000 petition signatures to get on the ballot.” Houlahan said.
Gubernatorial Election Update
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum endorsed Paul Mango in the Republican primary. “It’s time for conservatives to rally around Paul Mango. It is clear that you and your candidacy are best positioned to take on and defeat Governor Tom Wolf. Patriot Voices and I look forward to helping your campaign in the weeks and months to come – to help you first win the Republican nomination and then defeat Governor Wolf this November,” Santorum said.
State House Sound Bites: Welfare restrictions begin journey through state House
State House Sound Bites: SBA Administrator Linda McMahon touts small business assistance in Pa.
StateImpact: Pipeline opponents offer their own $10k reward for information on Mariner East vandalism
Capitolwire: PA Republican Party acts, sorta, about gubernatorial candidate Mango’s campaign ad.
Capitolwire: House committee reports out Medicaid work requirement bill, other welfare-related measure.
Capitolwire: Background checks focus of debate at second Judiciary hearing.
Philly Voice: At Temple, a drive to engage students ahead of Pennsylvania primary, mid-terms
Philly Voice: Bill would ban abortions sought because of Down Syndrome diagnosis in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Business Journal: Vote on proposed merger of biopharm firms pushed back
KYW: PA State Senator, Treasurer Help Constituents With Their Finances In Frankford
WHYY: Delaware health officials warn drug users about tainted heroin
Philly Mag: Bill Introduced in State House Would Kill Philly’s Soda Tax
Inquirer: Highlights of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress
Inquirer: Pa. House advances bill limiting abortions because of Down syndrome
Inquirer: FBI raid on Trump lawyer’s office: What you need to know
Inquirer: GOP brass appeal for unity amid gubernatorial primary fight
Inquirer: Why it matters that the Delco Dems aren’t endorsing anyone in Pa.’s Fifth Congressional District
Bucks Local News: Congressman Fitzpatrick joins law enforcement, firefighters in announcing passage of Children of Fallen Heroes Act
Delco Times: Shelly Chauncey withdraws from Dem 5th District race
Daily Local: Group claims Sunoco Pipeline may have damaged own equipment, offers reward for info on alleged perps
Daily Local: Costello to join in Facebook hearing on Wednesday
Bucks County Courier Times: GOP brass appeal for unity amid gubernatorial primary fight
Bucks County Courier Times: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick to Donald Trump: ‘Stop attacking the FBI’
Pottstown Mercury: GOP brass appeal for unity amid gubernatorial primary fight
Tribune Review: Pa. GOP chairman appeals for unity in heated primary
Tribune Review: Casey, Toomey conflict over Trump judicial appointment to Third Circuit
Tribune Review: Taxpayers to foot more legal bills for Westmoreland sheriff, chief deputy
Tribune Review: Lou Barletta raised $1.26M in 3 months for U.S. Senate campaign
Tribune Review: Pitt names interim president for Bradford and Titusville
Post-Gazette: Pa. House advances bill limiting abortions because of Down Syndrome
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania senators split over Trump’s David Porter nomination
Post-Gazette: Tim Murphy transfers $100,000 from campaign fund to NRCC
Post-Gazette: Trump nominates Pittsburgh attorney to U.S. Circuit Court
Altoona Mirror: Women advocate for equal earnings
Altoona Mirror: Mount, council partner on debate
Altoona Mirror: Panel sends two welfare bills for full House vote
Beaver County Times: Poll is good news for Democrats, gun-control supporters
Beaver County Times: State police investigate Ambridge chief
Wayne Independent: Cartwright named Featured Speaker at Democratic Dinner
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre suing county, others over release of project funds
Times-Tribune: Expedited settlement check lacks authentic signature, violates county Home Rule Charter
Standard-Speaker: More opting to buy wine at grocery, other stores
Patriot News: ‘It’s stopping today:’ Harrisburg’s low minority contractor participation in big projects sparks debate
Patriot News: Harrisburg’s finances are improving, recommendations coming soon on exiting financial recovery
Patriot News: Auditor General, others call for increased transparency at Pa’s state-related universities
Patriot News: Pa. House continues its exploration of gun law changes
Patriot News: Truckers’ demand for $6B in toll refunds would cause fiscal catastrophe, Pa. Turnpike Commission says
Patriot News: In nasty primary race, GOP tries to squeeze Mango with poll showing him way behind
LNP: Bipartisan proposal would expand graduation options for students who don’t perform well on Keystone Exams
LNP: Deadline to register before next month’s Pennsylvania primary is April 16
Morning Call: 43,000 Pennsylvania drivers must find new insurance before midnight Thursday
Morning Call: In the Lehigh Valley, farmers worry about a possible trade war as well as the weather
Reading Eagle: A rising distraction: In Berks and Pennsylvania, texting tickets increase
Reading Eagle: State House panel: Able-bodied should work for Medical Assistance
North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: State labor chief tours Erie County Technical School
Erie Times-News: Erie-area schools benefit from $29 million nationwide gift
Erie Times-News: Erie County’s population slide continues
Centre Daily Times: Pa. lawmakers push for ‘radical’ change at Penn State
Inquirer: Biting back at academic argument to keep Pa. legislature large | John Baer
Daily News: What’s a guy gotta do to get impeached in Trump’s out-of-control America? | Will Bunch
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Students’ security concerns deserve a better school board reception
Post-Gazette: The Carnegie crown: A vital search for a leader of an essential institution
Patriot News: For this CBS21 veteran, Sinclair’s eerie video is a warning message | Opinion
Patriot News: Let’s pass this bill to keep our work zones safe | Opinion
Patriot News: When every penny counts, the Pa. Turnpike gets tough on toll scofflaws | Editorial
LNP: It is one thing to question a university president pick; it’s quite another to give in to xenophobic impulses