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5/14 PoliticsPA Playbook

Murphy puts his support and money behind Reschenthaler in the 14th Congressional district primary, With Honor launches an ad supporting Reddick in PA-1, and the Ups & Downs from the week.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Murphy Puts Support, $200K Behind Reschenthaler in PA-14 Primary: Former Congressman Tim Murphy directed $200,000 from his campaign committee to a super PAC supporting state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler’s Congressional campaign in the 14th district.

PAC Launches Ad Supporting Reddick in PA-1: With Honor, a cross-partisan PAC, launched a new ad supporting Democratic Congressional candidate Rachel Reddick in the 1st Congressional district.

5/11 Ups & Downs: Mary Gay Scanlon polls ahead in a crowded primary, Dom Costa seeks a new nomination strategy, the school funding formula loses in court, and the Washington Capitals finally get by the Penguins. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Legislative Election Update
Patriot News: For Republican primary voters, Lou Barletta for U.S. Senate | Editorial
Patriot News: Citizens Alliance of Pa. does campaign mailer correction: ‘We got this one wrong’
Post-Gazette: As Dom Costa seeks GOP votes, questions linger over his intent
Post-Gazette: Meet the candidates: Four Republicans seeking Mustio’s state House seat in 44th District
Inquirer: Bernie Sanders endorses Rich Lazer for Congress

The New Yorker: The Hard-Left Candidate Taking On the Democratic Establishment in Southwestern Pennsylvania

State House Sound Bites: In ‘unprecedented’ lt. gov. race, Stack reckons with a crowded field
StateImpact: Climate change, pipelines, severance tax: Where the GOP gubernatorial candidates stand
StateImpact: Sunoco at PUC hearing: No alternative to building ME2 in West Whiteland Township
City & State: Poll shows Fiedler leading PA 184th House District Dem primary
City & State: Winners and Losers for the week ending May 11

Billy Penn: The procrastinator’s guide to the May 2018 Pennsylvania primary election
Inquirer: Pa. Republicans prepare to nominate challenger to Gov. Wolf
Inquirer: Pa. primary election 2018: Voters guide
Inquirer: ‘It’s time to send a woman to Congress’: Pa. candidates on final push before primary day
Inquirer: In era of politicized prosecutors, Trump’s U.S. attorney in Philly isn’t out to change the system
Inquirer: You can vote to mandate sexual-harassment training for Philly city employees. But will it work?
Inquirer: A Q&A with Molly Sheehan, the ‘anti-imperialist’ and scientist running for Congress | #PA5
Philly Mag: Federal Judge Proposes Compromise in Philly’s Sanctuary City Lawsuit
WHYY: On primary day, Republicans and Democrats agree new congressional map may cause confusion
WHYY: Congressional hopefuls troll for votes on final weekend of campaign

Pottstown Mercury: Primary will help set stage for next crop of Pa. state lawmakers
Daily Local: McFall, Howard compete in Democratic Primary for 167th Legislative District
Bucks County Courier Times: Police: KKK flyers found on Hatboro residents’ lawns
Delco Times: More legislation on the verge on use of state’s fair funding formula

Tribune Review: Trump-loving, undecided voters keep Pa. gubernatorial primary competitive, poll finds
Tribune Review: Money, personal attacks define Pennsylvania’s GOP race for governor
Tribune Review: Normally ‘sleepy’ Pennsylvania lieutenant governor primary packed with personalities
Tribune Review: Westmoreland elections officials expect fewer voters, much confusion for Tuesday’s primary
WESA: Maternal Deaths In PA To Be Investigated By Newly Created Committee
WESA: After Trump Administration Proposes CHIP Cuts, Casey Talks Affordable Childcare
WTAE: Race for Governor: Democrat Tom Wolf seeks another term
Post-Gazette: Republican candidates for governor not far apart on gun issues
Post-Gazette: Have unpaid tolls? The Pennsylvania Turnpike is coming after you
KDKA: Polls Show GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Laura Ellsworth Picking Up Steam

Tribune-Democrat: Trump’s divided-and-conquer approach resonates in local elections
Tribune-Democrat: State takes primary election focus for Tuesday
Observer-Reporter: Many candidates have no opponent in upcoming primary
Beaver County Times: Republicans Ellsworth, Mango, Wagner vying to take on Wolf in fall
Beaver County Times: GOP voters to select candidates for governor, Senate

Times-Tribune: Lackawanna Trail preliminary budget calls for school tax hike
Times-Tribune: Tuesday’s primary election may hold deeper meaning
Daily Item: Race for GOP nomination for governor heads down home stretch
Daily Item: Valley GOP leaders split on gubernatorial candidates
Pocono Record: Gov. Wolf signs bill backed by Brown
Citizens Voice: Tuesday’s election first with new map

South Central
LNP: Lloyd Smucker addresses opponent’s allegations, town halls and more during meeting with LNP Editorial Board
LNP: On Politics: Super-PAC spends $225,000 for Smucker; GOP candidates campaign in Lancaster; and TV ads skyrocket nationwide
LNP: Chet Beiler invests $345,000 of new personal funds into race for Congress, Lloyd Smucker spends $146,000
York Dispatch: Pennsylvania’s sleepy Senate race could still play key role
Carlisle Sentinel: Primary Preview: Pennsylvania Governor
Patriot News: Glitches with online system to license Pa. doctors-in-training worries hospitals
Patriot News: What you need to know to vote Tuesday: IDs, ‘ballot selfies,’ challenges
Patriot News: Former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge shares his thoughts on Trump’s military parade, John McCain & more

Lehigh Valley
Express-Times: GOP voters get 3 choices in bid to beat Wolf in November
WFMZ: Meet the candidates for Pa.’s new 9th District: Republicans
Reading Eagle: 2018 primary ballot for Berks County, Tri-County area
Morning Call: Ad Watch: Mackenzie vs. Beitler
Morning Call: Cheat sheet: PA-7 race to represent the Lehigh Valley in Congress
Morning Call: Pennsylvania voters’ primary election procrastinators guide

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie County Councilman: Tie CBAs to tax incentives, grants
Erie Times-News: Landlords owe city of Erie nearly $230,000
Centre Daily Times: What’s happening with Jay Paterno’s lawsuit against Penn State?
Centre Daily Times: Penn State enrollment is basically flat. So why is so much student housing being built?

Altoona Mirror: Tough decisions await lawmakers on state budget
Tribune Review: Reasons to vote in the primary election Tuesday
Tribune Review: Support of tax credits urged
Erie Times-News: Our view: Cast your vote in Tuesday’s primary
City & State: Before raising taxes again, fix Philly’s foul financial culture
Inquirer: New districts and plenty of candidates mean nothing without voter turnout Tuesday | Editorial
Inquirer: A new Board of Education is coming; but responsibility for schools is still shared | Opinion
Post-Gazette: Tailoring the tariffs: ATI and others have a good case for waivers
Patriot News: Help me break up the Washington ‘good ol’ boys network’ | Jim Christiana
Patriot News: Republicans, here’s what to keep in mind on Tuesday | Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: That blue wave? It’s women who are powering it | Kirstin Snow
LNP: If you’re a registered Democrat or Republican, don’t miss the chance to vote in Tuesday’s primary — voting is essential [opinion]

  • 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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