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5/19 Morning Buzz

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With Mostly Philly Precincts Outstanding, Boockvar Appears Poised For A Win
The Pennsylvania Democratic Party can start to breath a sigh of relief. Their endorsed candidate, Bucks County Attorney Kathryn Boockvar, appears to be on the verge of victory over Pittsburgh Attorney Barbara Ernsberger.

Fitzgerald Earns The Allegheny County Exec Nod
Rich Fitzgerald won with 66,123 votes to Mark Flaherty’s 52,558. With 56% of the vote, Fitzgerald was clearly favored by 12% more of the county’s voters.

Raja Cruises To GOP Nomination
Raja cruised to a big victory last night in Allegheny County, and he’s already preparing to take on the Democrats this fall.

Luzerne County Council Recap
The Luzerne County Council races are likely to get only slightly less hectic after Dems and Republicans select 11 candidates each.

Philly District 2 Race Is Too Close To Call
With 97.78 percent of precincts reporting the Democratic primary election for district two is deadlocked with State Representative Kenyatta Johnson receiving 7,435 votes to Real Estate Agent and Community Organizer Barbara Copozzi’s 7,363 votes, leaving the election too close to call.

Squilla Wins The Philly Council District 1 Race
With 96 percent of precincts reporting, President of the Whitman Council Mark Squilla has won the City Council district one Democratic primary election receiving a total of 7,435 votes, topping Executive Director of CeasefirePA Joe Grace with 4,009 votes, Community Organizer Jeff Hornstein with 3,390 votes and last, Attorney Vern Anastasio with 2,761 votes.

Headlines
Pennsylvania Ave.: Santorum Clarifies His McCain Torture Comments
Times-Leader: Santorum In Wilkes-Barre, Unsure On Run
The Morning Call: Toomey and the debt
Pennsylvania Ave.: Some Saber Rattling In The 15th Congressional District?
Post-Gazette: Gov. Corbett Leaves Hospital, Says He Is Feeling Fine
Fox Philadelphia: Pa.’s Drilling Wastewater Deadline Nears
CBS Pittsburgh: Protesters Urge Gov. Corbett To Reconsider Budget Cuts
Times-News: Pa. Legislators Hear Testimony On Bill To Allow Online Legal Notices
Patriot-News: Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson Hints At Further Legal Action Against City Controller Dan Miller
CBS Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Public Schools To Cut Administration Jobs
PhillyClout: So Did Boredom Keep A Lid On Political Trickery?
Times-Leader: GOP Firms Its Ticket In State-Wide Judicial Races
Daily News: OK, So It’s Nutter… Who’s Next In 2015?
Fox Philadelphia: Mayor Nutter Between DROP And A Hard Place
Daily News: Nutter Agenda 2.0: The Clock Is Ticking
Daily News: What’s Next For John Street?
Daily News: There Will Be New Faces On Philly City Council
WHYY Newsworks: Is Philly GOP Reeling?
Early Returns: Raja Makes Early Pitch
The Express Times: Four district judge races end in clean sweeps for winning candidates
The Express Times: Three Easton incumbents sweep to victory in council primary
Times-News: Kujawa Says He’ll Support McGrath For Re-Election
York Daily Record: Strong and Trebilcock Make Both Ballots In Judicial Race
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County Voted For Incumbents and Familiar Names
Times-Leader: Lackawanna County Commissioner: Wansacz, O’Brien Top Dems’ Field
Post-Gazette: Westmoreland County Democratic Commissioners Race Decided By 71 Votes
Post-Gazette: Butler County Commissioner: Incumbent Republican Pinkerton Wins, Democrat Lokhaiser Loses
Post-Gazette: Washington County Commissioner: Incumbent Maggi Cruises In Democratic Race
Patriot-News: Dauphin County Commissioner: George Hartwick, running mate Wendy Jackson-Dowe Capture Democratic Nominations Over Eric Papenfuse
Times-Leader: Schuylkill County Referendum: Voters Reject Proposal to Raise Taxes
Post-Gazette: Lonzo Wins Tight Race For Westmoreland County Sheriff
Daily News: Jewell Williams Wins Sheriff Nod In Philly
Times-News: Republican Schaaf Faces Democrat Kwitowski in November in Erie County Controller’s Race
Times-Leader: Wilkes-Barre Mayor’s Race: Leighton Wins Chance For 3rd Term
Times-Leader: Hazleton Mayor’s Race: Yannuzzi, Cuozzo Win Top Executive Nods
Times-Leader: Piazza: Turnout Just Above Typical In Luzerne County
AP: Voters Give Pa. High School Student Nod For School Board in Birdsboro
Burlington County Times: Delran Mayor and council disagree on appointment
Courier Times: Martin, Loughery easy winners in GOP tussle for commissioner
Courier Times: Fox gets knocked off Dem Ticket
Burlington County Times: Lumberton cuts $70K from school budget
Doylestown: Baker out on Central Bucks Board
Observer Reporter: Washington Mayor Loses Primary
Observer Reporter: Gilman, Turturice win nods for bench
Observer Reporter: Voters retain Judge Toothman
Observer Reporter: Shober wins Dem nod for Commissioner
Go Erie: Low voter turnout part of the story in Erie, Crawford primaries
Tribune Review : District judge, sheriff’s lieutenant on fall ballot in Washington-Bell area
Tribune Review: Fayette DA, sheriff earn victories
Tribune Review: 2 newcomers join Connellsville Area School District incumbents
Tribune Review: Connellsville Township supervisor wins; former one on way
The Times Tribune:  For commissioner, it’s Wansacz, O’Brien for Dems, O’Malley, Jones for GOP
The Times Tribune:  Feds: Massage parlors were really brothels
The Times Leader:  Union slate gets just 4 Luzerne County Council nods
The Times Leader:  Wansacz, O’Brien top Dems’ field
The Patriot-News: Infighting between Cumberland County Commissioners Eichelberger and Cross could Leave door open to Democrats.
The Patriot-News: Primary Election 2011: “If I don’t vote, I have no right to complain.”
The Patriot-News: Vote Totals Narrow in Democratic Dauphin County Commissioner Race.
Gettysburg Times: Upper Adams School Board Race Will Be Contested.
York Daily Record: York City School District Seeks to Cut another 66 Positions.

Opinions

The Express Times: ‘Fracking’ dangerous; checkout Wyant properties
Dave Davies, WHYY Newsworks: The Philadelphia Primary: A Night For Upstarts
The Times Leader:  State’s disregard endangers us all

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