5/22 Morning Buzz

pa flagThe results of our primary pool, a guest take on Allyson Schwartz and the full election run-down. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

2014 PoliticsPA Primary Pool Results: See if you made the top 10, and how your predictions were as a whole.

How Allyson Schwartz was transformed from front-runner to distant second place: An anonymous guest column analyzing Schwartz’s fall.

Election Results Morning Buzz: Good morning politicos! Democrats have their nominee for Governor and several congressional and legislative races came down to the wire. Four (maybe 5) incumbents lost. Plus, a federal judge’s ruling means same sex marriage is legal in Pennsylvania. Catch up with PoliticsPA’s Election rundown.

Bad Night for Anti-Establishment Republicans?: Candidates backed by CAP and the Tea Party struggled in last night’s primaries.

Politically Uncorrected: The All of the Above Election: Before Election Day, the outcome is unknown while the possibilities are numerous. Post-election, we know exactly what happened. The problem is to make some sense of it.

HD-81: Upset Alert: Fleck Trails Write-in Votes for GOP Nom: Central Pa. Republicans may have opted not to send the state’s first openly gay GOP lawmaker back to Harrisburg. “Write-in” currently leads Fleck by 302 votes.  But Fleck may have secured nomination on the Democratic ticket.

Statewide
KDKA: Corbett won’t appeal same sex marriage
State House Sound Bites: Corbett skips appeal of same-sex marriage ruling
PA Independent: It’s Tom vs. Tom in the race for governor
PA Independent: PA Supreme Court pushes forward charter school’s lawsuit against Philly
StateImpactPA: EPA reconsiders permit for Clearfield County waste disposal well
Capitolwire: Wolf’s early-and-often ad strategy paid off
Capitolwire: Electricity rate caps stall House bill as IRRC readies to consider PUC regulations

Philadelphia
City Paper: Voting turnout plummets after polling place moved from Kensington bar to other, non-bar location
PhillyNow: Fractivists prepare for Tom Wolf
Daily News: Suburban Dems prepare for fall congressional battles
Daily News: Money talks for guv wannabes
Axis Philly: Immigrants and voting
WHYY Newsworks: Philly voters prefer city candidates to ‘resign to run’ for another office
WHYY Newsworks: Busy day for getting a marriage license in Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Charged with corruption, 2 state lawmakers from Philly lose bid for re-election
Inquirer: How to catch a Wolf: GOP strategists begin counting ways
Inquirer: The ‘Wow’ heard around the Commonwealth
Inquirer: Pa. 164th: Davidson survives challenge from Smith
CapitolInq: Five thoughts on the Pennsylvania primary
Heard in the Hall: PICA says ‘yes’ to the sale of PGW

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County still unable to issue same-sex marriage licenses, despite court ruling
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville candidates elected to state party committees
Pottstown Mercury: Montco restaurants, convenience stores affected by PA American Water advisories
Bucks County Courier Times: Gina Kiley wins Democratic nod to take on Farry in 142nd
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County receives first petition for gay divorce
Intelligencer: Eight in 10 Democrats absent from Tuesday’s primary
Delco County Times: Davidson takes swipe at Dem Party leaders

Pittsburgh
KDKA: President Obama Addresses VA Hospital Scandal
KDKA: Gov. Corbett Won’t Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Case
KDKA: Thousands Celebrate After Ban On Gay Marriage Lifted
KDKA: Businessman Tom Wolf Wins Dem Nod For Pa. Governor
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pay the toll to the troll: Patent reform is dead, for now at least
Early Returns: Kress out as GOP caucus chair
Early Returns: Jesse White’s reaction to results pretty much on the Mark
Early Returns: Tom Wolf declared Dem gubernatorial victor … now sort through the details
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County marries its first same-sex couple amid smiles, tears
Post-Gazette: Primary election drawing in more young blood

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Govs. Corbett, Perry endorse energy at Southpointe
Observer-Reporter: Most voters sat out Tuesday’s primary
Altoona Mirror: Shuster tops challengers
Altoona Mirror: Ward tops Ritchey, aims for Stern seat
Altoona Mirror: Area gays embrace federal court’s ruling
Altoona Mirror: Halvorson attributes loss to ‘money advantage’

NEPA
The Times Leader: Same-sex marriage works for Wyoming Valley LGBT community
The Times Leader: Schuylkill County coroner will face U.S. Rep. Cartwright in fall
Times-Tribune: Northeast Pennsylvanians react to gay marriage decision
Times-Tribune: Voters reject changing Lackawanna County government structure
Times-Tribune: Farina bests Haggerty, Munley for 112th
Citizens Voice: Cipriani wins Democratic nomination in 120th
Citizens Voice: Boback fends off challenger in 117th District
Citizens Voice: Mullery secures Dem nod in 119th District

South Central
Patriot-News: The twilight of the Tea Party? Maybe not
Patriot-News: It’s a Wolf/Stack pack for November. Let the games begin
Patriot-News: First wedding licenses for gay couples issued in York County
Patriot-News: Pa. steers clear of retesting older drivers strictly because of age
York Daily Record: Tom Wolf greeted by supporters at Manchester Cafe
York Daily Record: Deal with Drexel could bring more doctors to York

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Same-sex couples make history by getting first marriage licenses in Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley mayors, lawmakers talk pensions
Morning Call: Parkland budget proposes 2.1 percent tax rise
Morning Call: Judge recuses himself from case, after his corporate ties are questioned
Express-Times: Northampton County presents first marriage license to gay couple
Express-Times: Cedar Crest College in Allentown offering more health care majors

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Field set for races in the fall
Sun-Gazette: No help on the way for human services
Sun-Gazette: Town hall meeting to discuss drug use
Daily Times: Freeh to ask Superior Court to deny delay of Spanier defamation lawsuit
Daily Times: ‘The race I want’: Democrat Kerith Strano Taylor to face Glenn Thompson in 5th

Opinions
Patriot-News: After the marriage ruling, justice for all requires another step: Editorial
Express-Times: EDITORIAL: Gov. Corbett should allow same-sex marriage ruling to stand
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Say yes to equality
Pottstown Mercury: EDITORIAL: Businessman Tom Wolf defeats seasoned politicians
Post-Gazette: Homes for veterans: Peduto commits to helping ex-soldiers off the street
Times-Tribune: Wolf stalked sleepy herd

Blogs
Josh First: Corbett’s 10% problem
2 Political Junkies: Wherever He Is, Rick Santorum’s Probably Having A Bad Day
2 Political Junkies: Congratulations, Pennsylvania!
Above Average Jane: McGinty Concession Statement
Above Average Jane: Schwartz Concession Email
Above Average Jane: Arkoosh Concession Email
Lu Lac Political Letter: 2014 Election Wrap Up
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: NorCo Republicans Reject Extremists in Their Midst
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: One Vote Joe Sinks Parsons State Senate Quest
Keystone Progress: Love and Constitution win in PA Marriage decision
Citizens Call: Haywood Prevails Over Washington in PA-4 Senate District
Citizens Call: Beautiful Day for a Vote, but Voters Seem a Little Leery
Keystone Politics: The Worst Primary Night for PA Progressives in Recent Memory
Keystone Politics: Guest Post: Why I Still Voted for Katie McGinty

One Response

  1. Don’t believe anything the Corbett Administration says about UPMC. Tom Corbett has entered into a poltical marriage with UPMC’s World Class Jeff Romoff when Corbett hired Leslie Gromis Baker as Chief of Staff. Ms. Baker is the wife of Scotty Baker, World Class Jeff’s Government Affairs Director. THIS IS A VERY RIGGED GAME. World Class Jeff Romoff believes he has purchased the Governor’s office like he has purchased his yacht, his jet and his board, that won’t exercise proper governance. In the Corbett World all Pennsylvanians don’t have the right to health Care but World Class Jeff Romoff has the right to join the international jet set. Highmark says high-stakes UPMC dispute has no bearing on CEO change | PennLive.com

    http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/05/highmark_winkenwerder_replace_2.html#incart_m-rpt-1

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