4/26 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Shapiro and McGinty take the lead, Johnny Doc takes up his pen while Clinton and Trump widen their advantage. Happy Election Day politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Ten Questions for Tuesday’s Primary Election: We take a look at what Tuesday’s results can teach us.

Harper Poll: Shapiro 41% Zappala 23% Morganelli 15%: The Montco Commissioner is well-placed to earn the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.

Dougherty Releases Letter Criticizing Shapiro, Praising Zappala: The influential labor leader has some opinions to get off his chest about the Democratic primary.

PA-Sen: Harper Poll: McGinty 39% Sestak 33% Fetterman 15%: McGinty leads her first Senate poll just hours before the polls open.

Harper Poll: Clinton 61% Sanders 33%: The Democratic front-runner has a massive lead in the last poll before Tuesday’s primary.

CBS News/YouGov Poll: Clinton, Trump Leading the Way: The national front-runners are expected to extend their delegate leads in the Keystone State.

PA-Sen: McGinty Closes With President Obama (VIDEO): The new TV ad contains audio the President recorded for the Senate hopeful.

NBC/WSJ Polls: Clinton and Trump Maintain Leads in PA Primary: The Democratic and Republican front-runners maintain their strong leads over their opponents.

Ridge Endorses Rafferty for AG: The former Governor is backing the State Senator for Attorney General.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: For Next Budget, GOP Lawmaker Eyes New Money
StateImpactPA: Constitution Pipeline Accuses NY of ‘Flagrant Misstatements’ in Denying Permit
StateImpactPA: Budget bill gives natural gas projects $12 million boost
Capitolwire: Primary could set stage for some new faces in Legislature

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Did campaign donation cost Shapiro the PFT
Inquirer: Tasco questions need for city commissioners
Daily News: The man that Bernie Sanders forgot
Inquirer: Philly cheesesteak is test for candidates, not just for lunch
Inquirer: Primary primer: The races worth watching Tuesday
The Big Tent: Kasich, Cruz reach detente to stop Trump
WHYY Newsworks: Pa-wide ballot question aims to end era of Philly Traffic Court corruption, once and for all
WHYY Newsworks: GOP leadership may seek new money for next Pa. budget
KYW Newsradio: Donald Trump announces visit to West Chester University
Philadelphia Business Journal: City Commissioners work to ensure voting easy in Philly
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philly becomes 1st major US city to develop disaster plan for historical buildings

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Here’s what it was like when Donald Trump visited West Chester University
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville board OKs $450,000in changes at new school site
Bucks County Courier Times: 8th District GOP debate
Bucks County Courier Times: 8th District Democratic debate
Delco Daily Times: Candidates blanket Pa. in last ditch effort to sway voters
Montgomery Media: Two new centenarians take the floor at Montgomery County commissioners meeting
Bucks Local News: Here’s your non-partisan Bucks County League of Women Voter’s Guide to the April 26 Primary

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Candidates Stump for Pennsylvania primary
Post-Gazette: A primer for the Pennsylvania primary
Post-Gazette: Kasich holds town-hall meeting at Montour High School
WESA: Campaign trail Traffic Heavy head Of Pennsylvania Primary
WESA: Super PACs, Paid Speeches & Living Wages: Take In Sanders’ Full Pittsburgh Stump
WESA: Trump, Kasich, Clinton, Sanders Campaigning In Pennsylvania
WTAE: Hillary Clinton brings campaign to Westmoreland County

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Ohio Gov. Kasich emphasizes economic principles, family ties in Robinson Township campaign stop
Beaver County Times: Beaver workers install bike racks along Third Street
Beaver County Times: Board President: Moon Area’s depleted fund balance “the height of fiscal irresponsibility”
Tribune-Democrat: ‘Engaged’ and ready to vote: Signs point to high turnout for Pa. primary on Tuesday
Tribune-Democrat: Westmont Hilltop school board votes to replace Irwin as superintendent; Will stay on as business manager

NEPA
Times Leader: One word for Trump crowd: ‘Huge’
Times Leader: A look at candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. House you’ll see on Tuesday’s ballot
Times-Tribune: Trump supporters form line hours before speech
Times-Tribune: Primary voters to decide ballot questions
Times-Tribune: Report shows drilling had minor impact on Susquehanna Basin resources

South Central
Patriot-News: In shadow of Trump rally, another loud showdown takes center stage
Patriot-News: Hillary Clinton looks past Bernie Sanders, toward Republicans at event in Philadelphia
Patriot-News: PA Primary 2016: John Kasich comes all the way home to McKees Rocks, talks ‘alliance’
Patriot-News: Pa. House Appropriations leader says 2016-17 budget “may” be concluded without income or sales tax hike
Patriot-News: Plans underway for a new State Archives building to house commonwealth and Harrisburg’s keepsakes
Lebanon Daily News: Do you know where to vote?
Lebanon Daily News: FOP endorses Pier Hess in 101st
Lebanon Daily News: More than 500,000 boycott Target over transgender bathroom policy

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Voter cheat sheet: Who is running in Pa.’s primary election?
Morning Call: OSHA: Upper Macungie manufacturer exposed workers to amputations
Morning Call: Charter schools, pension costs create hole in Bethlehem’s budget
Reading Eagle: What you need to know for Election Day
Reading Eagle: What happens if you’re caught with marijuana?

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie teen spearheads environmental projects at local schools
Centre Daily News: Centre County prepares for presidential primary
Centre Daily News: Benner Township residents warn Milesburg Authority of biosolids battle

Opinion
Daily News: Kasich: GOP cure or party placebo?
Inquirer: Recapping the Inquirer’s primary endorsements
Daily News: Kasich is the only reasonable choice
Daily News: Why do I feel like a party crasher?
Patriot-News: Tubman’s story has long deserved greater currency
Times-Tribune:‘Clean slate’ opens doors for thousands
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Voters have many reasons to get to the polls Tuesday
Post-Gazette: Hollowed middle: Kmart and Sears closings signal a broader decline

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Pa.-wide ballot question aims to end era of Philly Traffic Court corruption, once and for all
2 Political Junkies: Fetterman Who?
Citified: John Street Endorses Stephen Zappala, Goes After Josh Shapiro’s A.G. Qualifications

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