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5/11 PoliticsPA Playbook

Chrin launches a new ad in the 8th Congressional district, Roll Call names Casey to its most vulnerable Senators list, and the GOP candidates for Governor hit $20 million in spending.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Chrin Launches Ad Tying Himself to Trump in PA-8: Republican Congressional candidate John Chrin launched a new ad in the 8th Congressional district primary tying himself to Trump and staking out his positions.

Roll Call Names Casey 10th Most Vulnerable Senator: Six months out from the general election Roll Call released its list of 10 most vulnerable Senators including Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Spend $20 Million in Primary: The Republican race for Governor has surpassed $20 million spent by the three candidates running.

Gubernatorial Election Update
Unionville Times: Endorsement: Cozzone for Democratic nominee for Lt. Gov.

Legislative Election Update
Patriot News: Redistricting leads to competitive primaries across the state for Pa.’s 18 congressional seats
Morning Call: AD WATCH: ‘John Morganelli’s Conservative Record’
Morning Call: AD WATCH: ‘Allentown Cover-up’

State House Sound Bites: Just in time for primary, Wagner takes tough abortion stance
State House Sound Bites: House Dems’ attempt to salvage legislation from Metcalfe’s panel
StateImpact: Volkswagen settlement money to go toward cleaner vehicles, engines
City & State: Leaked GOP memo calls for ethics investigation into Republican PAC

Inquirer: Here’s where the Republicans running for Pa. governor stand on gun issues
Inquirer: Two of the three GOP candidates for Pa. governor want to eliminate property taxes. Could it happen?
Inquirer: The Greg Vitali Q&A: Can an environmental bulldog with little cash win a congressional race? | #PA5
Inquirer: Will Philly’s Democratic establishment stand strong or fall on Election Day?
Inquirer: With dearth of orders, Philly Shipyard’s future is at risk
Inquirer: Democrat slams male congressional front-runner for asking her to drop out
Inquirer: Federal judge: Trump, Kenney administrations should compromise in Sanctuary City case
WHYY: Pa. gubernatorial candidate Wagner supports abortion restriction
WHYY: FEC says candidates can use campaign funds for child care
WHYY: Year of the woman presents tough choices in Philly-area races

Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County D.A. honors police, civilians for service
Pottstown Mercury: Nurses picket Pottstown Hospital
Pottstown Mercury: Frustrated Dennis Arms resigns from Pottstown Borough Council
Bucks County Courier Times: State Sen. Bob Mensch proposes home purchase savings account
Bucks County Courier Times: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, bipartisan group introduce term limit legislation

The Incline: Democrat Dom Costa wants 300 Republicans to write him in — in case he loses Tuesday’s primary
Tribune Review: Work force programs aim students at high demand jobs
Tribune Review: New state law requires deeper look at maternal deaths
Tribune Review: Bob Casey ranked 10th-most vulnerable U.S. senator seeking re-election
Tribune Review: Conor Lamb joins effort to keep Beaver County nuclear plant open
Post-Gazette: Regardless of primary outcome, Dems confident in state’s 38th Senatorial District
Post-Gazette: Attorneys spar over whether Pa. judicial employees get whistleblower protections
Post-Gazette: Students, parents implore Mars Area board to curb bullying, embrace diversity
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania to use $118 million Volkswagen settlement to cut air pollution
WESA: Costa’s Appeal To GOP Voters Raising Eyebrows

Altoona Mirror: State aid to schools, counties looms in state budget debate
Beaver County Times: Commissioners approve $5.4M for Beaver County groups
Beaver County Times: Casey report: Opioid crisis cost Pennsylvania $53 billion in 2016

Times-Tribune: 8th Congressional District race: Chrin, Peters rip each other in ads
Times-Tribune: Food stamp recipients on rise in local counties
Times Leader: Butler, Sugarloaf step up to take over county-owned roads

South Central
York Dispatch: Pa. funds clean air with VW settlement
Patriot News: Carlisle borough council pulls plug on casino exploration by Greenwood Gaming
Patriot News: Pa.’s new online licensing system proving to be ‘a complete frustration’
Patriot News: Philly poll worker sentenced for fraud in 2017 Pa. House election
LNP: Lancaster County to hold public meetings on 2018-2019 Human Services Block Grant allocations

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Decrying incendiary rhetoric, chaos and dysfunction, Charlie Dent departs Congress
Morning Call: Gov. Wolf to use $118 million settlement from Volkswagen on clean air programs
WFMZ: Gov. Wolf announces $118M to fund air pollution reduction program
Reading Eagle: Berks workforce board receives state grant
Reading Eagle: Berks commissioner proposes combining 3 Reading district courts

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Before Penn State West Campus expansion occurs this has to happen first
Centre Daily Times: How did the Patton Township supervisors vote on a Patton Crossing ordinance?
Erie Times-News: Erie County public safety radio project advances
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council meets with auditors on rental inspection program

Inquirer: Pa. courts have what they need to resolve school funding case swiftly; so do it | Editorial
Inquirer: Can Laura Ellsworth pull off a miracle in Pa.? | John Baer
Inquirer: Make Mom’s day with Pa. gun safety laws | Editorial
Inquirer: Months after safe injection site announcement, Philly is still all talk, little action | Opinion
Tribune Review: Tarentum’s new plan to fight blight raises questions
Post-Gazette: Three come home: North Korea’s hostage release a moment of hope
Post-Gazette: Justice for all: Don’t let judicial whistleblowers be thwarted
Patriot News: Democracy is a team sport – it only works if we’re all in it. Vote Tuesday | John L. Micek
Patriot News: Can a Democrat run for and win a tough Republican Senate seat? This one can | Emily Best

  • Reader Poll: Should President Joe Biden Step Aside?

    • 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%)

    Total Voters: 231

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