5/16 PoliticsPA Playbook

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Turzai Asks GOP Committee Members for Support: House Speaker Mike Turzai is asking for the support of the Republican State Party members in a letter detailing his accomplishments and his fundraising ability.

Morrill to Leave Keystone Progress: Michael Morrill, who founded Keystone Progress in 2008, is leaving the organization to create a new national organization. Current northwest Pennsylvania lead organizer Daniel Doubet will take over in June.

Commonwealth Court: Democratic Primary Endorsements Thread: Former U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty endorsed Judge Ellen Ceisler, and Todd Eagen.  

Wolf ‘Disappointed’ in DNC Host Committee: Governor Tom Wolf is calling out the DNC Host Committee for how it spent a reported $4 million surplus.

Capitolwire: Voters, counties prepare for municipal, judicial primary.
State House Sound Bites: Wolf supports investigation into DNC spending
State House Sound Bites: In campaign-style speech, Wolf discusses accomplishments (and his Jeep)
StateImpact: Sunoco’s pipeline construction releases drilling mud into Delco Creek

Inquirer: Pa. Democrats’ email misfire targets U.S. Rep Bob Brady on ‘Trumpcare’
Inquirer: Report: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats
Inquirer: ‘Pay Trump Bribes Here,’ on wall above an entrance to the Trump Hotel in D.C.
Inquirer: Philly’s Democrats face crowded primary field for district attorney Tuesday
Inquirer: Lawsuit seeking to remove Philly’s city commissioners from office shot down — again
Philly Mag: Untermeyer Ahead in His Own Weeks-Old Poll for Philly DA Race
Philly Mag: WATCH: Philly DA Candidate Larry Krasner Attempts to Rock The Clash’s “Clampdown”
Newsworks: Philadelphia commissioners will monitor primary election after all
KYW: Crowded Philly DA Race To Highlight Pennsylvania Primary
Philadelphia Business Journal: Greater Philadelphia tech industry gearing up to fight proposed ‘tech tax’

Bucks Local News: In Middletown Township, Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick kicks off Police Week with ride-along
Pottstown Mercury: VIDEO: Pa. anticorruption group holds rally in Pottstown
Delco Daily Times: For some, health ‘reform’ sparks fear for the future
Delco Daily Times: Political pros not predicting a rush to the polls tomorrow
Bucks County Courier Times: Get out and vote: Tuesday is primary election day
Daily Local: Area women in health care field receive national kudos

KDKA: Gov. Wolf Questions Bonuses Awarded By Philadelphia Host Committee Chaired By Gov. Rendell
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh mayor’s campaign dwarfs opponents’ meager fundraising
Tribune Review: Election HQ: Information on races in Allegheny, Westmoreland and Alle-Kiski Valley
WESA: Embattled Allentown Mayor Seeks Re-Election Despite Federal Probe
Post-Gazette: Wagner calls for halt to partial water line replacement
Post-Gazette: Primary election is today: What you need to know as you head to the polls
Post-Gazette: When politicians get credit just for ‘thinking’ about a run
Post-Gazette: Primary election day has arrived

Beaver County Times: Shaler native is second Democrat to enter 12th Congressional District primary
Altoona Mirror: Vaccination rules cause concern for schools

Times Leader: Low turnout expected for Tuesday’s primary
Pocono Record: Three candidates running for supervisor
Standard-Speaker: Tuesday’s primary vote features contested races for local, school board nominations

South Central
York Dispatch: Candidates push voter turnout on final day
York Dispatch: Know before you go: 2017 York County primary
York Dispatch: Wolf: Convention surplus should have gone to taxpayers
Patriot News: Pa. Senate Republicans seek audit of all state funds spent in support of Philly’s Democratic National Convention
Patriot News: The elections you aren’t paying attention to–but should be
Patriot News: Philly DNC organizers say $10 million state grant didn’t pay for bonuses, donations to non-profits
Patriot News: Pa. auditor general to tackle the $10 million question: Were state funds for DNC spent appropriately?
Patriot News: Pa. Senate Republicans seek audit of all state funds spent in support of Philly’s Democratic National Convention
Patriot News: Pa. state government officials assess ransomware threat
Patriot News: Pa. House Speaker Turzai seeks GOP support to run for governor
Patriot News: Did Scott Wagner commit a crime? No consensus among experts
Carlisle Sentinel: In Context: Barletta, Perry on health care bill vote

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Pennsylvania voters prepare for primary election
WFMZ: Senator Casey, local school district criticize Medicaid cuts in proposed GOP health care plan
Morning Call: Charlie Dent says he’ll try to ‘protect’ after-school programs Trump wants to cut
Morning Call: Sen. Casey warns schools could be on the hook for Medicaid cuts
Morning Call: House Speaker Mike Turzai seeks GOP support to run for Pennsylvania governor
Reading Eagle: Candidates on Tuesday’s primary election ballot
Reading Eagle: State senator wants to change way lieutenant gov. Elected

North by Northwest
Centre Daily: Primary voters eye candidates for next district attorney
Erie Times-News: Ride to the polls with Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott on Tuesday
Erie Times-News: Pennsylvania to choose appellate judges in primary election

York Dispatch: Oped: On health care, doing nothing is not an option
Patriot News: Additional defense spending isn’t needed: PennLive letters
Morning Call: Sen. Toomey supports wrong tax plan
Inquirer: Inquirer endorsements
Inquirer: Was Democratic convention the spectre of another ‘Bonusgate’?
Inquirer: 41 million people deserve a raise
Inquirer: House passes sloppy, selfish health-care bill
Daily News: America is swimming in uncharted waters after Trump’s blabbing
Bucks County Courier Times: More secrecy, less protection
Tribune Review: McCain’s methane-rule vote: Politics over policy?

  • When Should The Special Elections For The PA House Be Held?

    • May 16, 2023 (Primary Day) (51%)
    • March, 2023 (47%)
    • April, 2023 (2%)

    Total Voters: 173

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