8/10 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6The latest Quinnipiac and NBC polls, PA’s key counties and Kane’s jury is selected. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Three PA Counties Makes Politico’s Battleground List: 3 of Politico’s 25 battleground counties are from the Keystone State.

Quinnipiac Poll: Clinton 52% Trump 42%: The former Secretary of State opens up a ten point lead over the GOP nominee.

NBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: Clinton 48% Trump 37%: That’s six straight polls showing Hillary Clinton with the lead in Pennsylvania.

PA-Sen: NBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: McGinty 48% Toomey 44%: The Democrat has added a point to her advantage over the incumbent over the last month.

Reader Poll: Will Dougherty Be Charged?: We ask our readers whether Johnny Doc will be indicted.

Reader Poll: Kane is Guilty: Our readers believe the Attorney General will be found guilty.

Jury Selected For Kathleen Kane’s Trial: After a long day of questionnaires, the jury has been seated.

PA-Sen: McGinty Launches New Ad (VIDEO): This latest spot sets to define McGinty for voters.

Pence to Visit Lancaster, Pittsburgh: The GOP VP nominee is taking a swing through the Keystone State.

Trump to Visit Erie, Altoona: Donald Trump to make a pair of campaign stops in PA on Friday.

Statewide
PLS Reporter: Grant to increase mental health and substance abuse supports awarded to Allegheny County
PLS Reporter: House committee examines need for updates to voting machines, election law
PLS Reporter: Moody’s: PA bond rating outlook upgraded from negative to stable
Capitolwire: PLCB starts accepting applications for new wine, alcohol sale permits

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Prosecution: Attorney General Kane was out of control, bent on revenge
Philly.com: Firestorm as Trump says gun-rights backers can stop Clinton (AP)
Philly.com: Pence praises Trump in Pa. stops
WHYY Newsworks: Black Lives Matter activists want city to tear down Rizzo statue
WHYY Newsworks: Pence pushes family values in conservative Lancaster
WHYY Newsworks: Report offers Pennsylvania public schools a path to international best practices
WHYY Newsworks: Estimates show which N.J. schools district would lose aid under Christie’s funding plan
WHYY Newsworks: UPDATED: Prosecutor: Pa. AG Kane’s motive was revenge

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Judge denies injunction for Yardley GOP committeeman facing removal
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County municipalities, school districts waiting on 2016 blizzard reimbursements
Bucks County Courier Times: Prosecutors: ‘Lies, leaks, lawlessness’ made Kane a criminal defendant
Bucks County Courier Times: Warrington votes to eliminate chemicals in drinking water
Delco Times: Officials seek answers to gun violence problem
Daily Local News: Bucks County Court of Common Pleas welcomes newest member to the bench

Pittsburgh
WESA: GOP VP Nominee Mike Pence At Two PA Events Today
WESA: Pennsylvania Ranks Second In Landfill Trash Per Capita
Post-Gazette: Local Democrats hold counter-programming before Pence event
Post-Gazette: Former adviser of 3 Pa. governors charged with assault of wife
Post-Gazette: Political glass ceiling for women still intact in Pennsylvania
Tribune Review: Prosecutor: ‘Revenge’ motivated AG Kane to embarrass rival

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: City may not bill for police overtime
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Trump to campaign in Blair County on Friday
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Prosecutor: Pennsylvania attorney general had sought revenge

NEPA
Times Leader: Former Luzerne County manager Robert Lawton hired in Yates County, N.Y.
Times-Tribune: Kane taps campaign funds to pay lawyers
Times-Tribune: Opening statements conclude in Kane perjury trial
Pocono Record: Donald Trump Just Got Another Brutal Batch Of Swing-State Polling

South Central
Lancaster Online: Lancaster County Democrats criticize Trump’s economic plans before Pence speech
York Dispatch: York Dems search for Schreiber replacement
York Daily Record: Pa. is again the election Keystone State
Sentinel: Protests erupt in Harrisburg after police-involved shooting
Sentinel: Prosecutor: Pennsylvania attorney general had sought revenge
Patriot-News: ‘I am worried that an election could be stolen,’ Camp Hill politico Jeffrey Lord says on CNN
Patriot-News:: Notary did the ‘hardest thing’ by giving Kathleen Kane evidence to prosecutors
Patriot-News: Grand jury leak ‘had to have come out of our office,’ Kathleen Kane aide says

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: FBI agents return to Reading City Hall
Reading Eagle: Lancaster Democrats pan Pence, say Trump has no plan
Reading Eagle: FBI agents question city workers, Reading mayor says
Morning Call: Law to require rear-facing seats for young kids takes effect
Morning Call: ‘Donald Trump just gets it,’ veep nominee Mike Pence tells Lancaster County rally
Morning Call: Hillary Clinton surges 10 percentage points ahead of Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, poll finds

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: Refinancing to help school district save money
Sun Gazette: Governor visits Billtown to award Third Street center with state funds
Centre Daily: Court orders new trial in Centre County day care assault

Opinion
Patriot-News: Here’s how a political fight over Pa. Senate candidate Katie McGinty’s emails is costing you money
Post-Gazette: The great unflossing: If you floss, ignore the latest debunking study
Post-Gazette: Delta’s debacle: Customers get tepid apologies from major glitch
Post-Gazette: Fast frenemies: Turkey and Russia find reason to make nice
Inquirer: Dominican Haitians are people without a country

Blogs
Citified: Johnny Doc’s Union Paid Frank Keel $87,000 Last Year
Keystone Crossroads: Report offers Pennsylvania public schools a path to international best practices
Commonwealth Foundation: Pushback Against Devastating E-Cig Tax Continues
Lu-Lac Political Letter: McGinty takes Senate Lead
2 Political Junkies: Rightwing Smear Machine Smears And Smears
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Other Norco Court Administrator Possibilities

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