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4/18 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Cruz unveils his delegates, Pres. Obama records an ad for Shapiro and Sestak raises $640K in the first quarter. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

4/15 Ups & Downs: Sestak confounds, Fitzpatrick benefits and Kasich falls behind. See who made this week’s list!

Cruz Releases PA Delegate Slate: The presidential candidate has 28 supporters in fourteen districts.

President Obama Records Ad for Shapiro (VIDEO): The President praises his choice for PA Attorney General.

PA-Sen: Pro-Sestak Super PAC Raises $830K in Q1: The Accountable Leadership PAC posted a healthy take for the first three months of the year.

PA-Sen: Q1: Sestak Brings In $640K, Has $1.7 Million COH: The Democratic front-runner is starting to fall behind in the money race.

PA-6: Q1: Costello Raises $500,000, Has $1.2 Million COH: The first 2016 fundraising totals for the freshman Congressman are in.

March Jobs Report: Unemployment Rises to 4.9%: The commonwealth’s rate is still below the national average.

Sunday Show Preview: April 17, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

StateImpactPA: Clinton and Sanders spar over fracking ahead of NY and PA primaries
State House Sound Bites: Who’s for whom? Pennsylvania’s GOP delegate mystery
State House Sound Bites: State of the Race: Campaign for Pennsylvania US Senate Seat
State House Sound Bites: Candidates for Pa. Attorney General try to distinguish themselves

Inquirer: Legal medical marijuana brings hope to many in Pa.
Inquirer: Council committee tackles justice reform
Inquirer: Pa. Democrat Senate race pits old-school vs. new-school tactics
Inquirer: Hillary Clinton reaching out to Pa.’s black voters
WHYY Newsworks: Gym pushes for filling teacher vacancies to benefit Philly neighborhoods

Bucks County Courier Times: Pa. lawmakers want public to get more info about state spending
Bucks County Courier Times: The-candidate Democratic battle for U.S. Senate
Bucks County Courier Times: Twice defeated, Naught trying to buy a victory this time
Delco Daily Times: House bill means justice for abused children, says advocate

Tribune Review: Personalities of Pa. candidates take center stage in tightening U.S. Senate race
Tribune Review: Philadelphia campaigning, TV ads sap Zappala’s campaign cash in attorney general contest
Tribune Review: Westmoreland commissioners OK $164K for electronic filing
Tribune Review: Penn Township zoning board denies drilling request
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County commissioners say $27 million loss won’t impact retirees
Post-Gazette: Shuster, Halvorson tout conservative credentials in debate
Post-Gazette: Candidates for 12th District state House seat each have name recognition
WESA: How ‘Bout That Whole Deal: Read Donald Trump’s Pittsburgh Stump

Beaver County Times: State Rep. Christiana ready to update transparency website PennWATCH
Beaver County Times: Beaver County business still getting done after buyouts, officials say
Beaver County Times:McGinty says ‘diversity of experience’ gives her advantage in Senate race
Observer-Reporter: Spending in Dems’ Senate primary hits $10M in Pennsylvania

Times Leader: Proposed overtime rules will hurt nonprofits
Times Leader: Capitol Roundup: Cyber-attack could cause weeks, not days, of power outages
Times Leader: Legislators clash on President Obama’s nominee for Supreme Court
Citizens Voice: Experience a major focus of AG race
Pocono Record: East Stroudsburg School Board to vote on new superintendent Monday night

South Central
York Daily Record: ‘A great day’: Gov. Wolf signs MMJ bill
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania Game Commission uses prescribed burns to clean land for game
Lancaster Intelligencer: Medical marijuana in Pennsylvania: Everything you want to know, but are afraid to ask
Carlisle Sentinel: Closer Look: Affordable housing takes many forms
Carlisle Sentinel: Prison historic site takes hard look at mass incarceration

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Advocate for her daughter, Spring Township woman witnesses medical marijuana history
Reading Eagle: Same party, different views: Examining the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate
Morning Call: Allentown teacher: “I feel like a correctional officer”
Morning Call: Donald Trump up in PA, but GOP voters unsettled

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: 14 Republican, 10 Democratic delegates on ballot on April 26
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Delegate vote key in state primary
Erie Times-News: $3.6 million to benefit Erie nonprofits
Erie Times-News: Erie-area voters weigh in on presidential primary
Centre Daily Times: Bernie Sanders to hold rally at Penn State

Tribune Review: The race for president: The Democrats
Tribune Review: The Export-Import Bank: Principal in default
Post-Gazette: Zappala for the Dems: He’s their best choice for state attorney general
Post-Gazette: Rafferty for the GOP: The senator’s broad experience is right for attorney general’s office
Bucks County Courier Times: Best choice for Democrats
Bucks County Courier Times: No experience, no vote
Inquirer: Inquirer endorsement: In a word, Clinton
Inquirer: In Pa., the scramble for delegates
York Daily Record: Pa. medical marijuana: It’s about time!
York Dispatch: Million-dollar ballot questions
Patriot-News: Free Pa’s federal judicial nominees from Senate limbo
Patriot-News: Sen. Toomey: Here’s why I’m opposing Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination
Lebanon Daily News: Sheridan: Schools lost out under GOP budget
Lancaster Intelligencer: Considering the GOP primary race for the 16th Congressional District seat
Carlisle Sentinel: Spicka: ‘No new tax’ budget strains schools
Reading Eagle: Knowledge, understanding of mental health can be a lifesaver
Express Times: What’s $1.3 million to Pa. lawmakers? Nothing
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Turning around entitlement creep is no easy task
Erie Times-News: Pitts: Bill Clinton’s ‘almost’ apology in Erie doesn’t cut it
Erie Times-News: Erie needs bold leadership from City Hall

Citified: Michael Nutter to Stump for Hillary Clinton in Wilmington
Citified: Here’s what you missed at last night’s lively town hall on the Latino vote
Keystone Crossroads: Pensions watchdog has all powers back-for now
Keystone State Education Coalition: Pa. lawmakers won’t support Wolf’s education-funding plan
Commonwealth Foundation: Pa. brings transparency to State-Union contracts
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Barletta seeks support for bill protection opioid-addicted newborns. Bipartisan bill addresses epidemic: Baby born addicted every 19 minutes in U.S.
2 Political Junkies: Pat Toomey Met With Merrick Garland – OR – Pat Simply LOOKS Like He’s Doing His Job When In Fact He’s Simply Misleading The Voters
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Brown’s 2016 State of Northampton Count

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