8/30 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz. We want to know: who has the best campaign website in PA. A new poll in the competitive race for ex-Sen. Pippy’s seat, and the candidates pooh pooh a spending cap in the 8th congressional district.

Who Has the Best Campaign Website in PA? Attention politicos! PoliticsPA wants to know who you think has the best campaign website in the Keystone state. Submit your suggestions here.

SD-37: Smith Poll Shows Him Over 50 Percent: Democratic state Rep. Matt Smith leads Republican businessman Raja 54 percent to 38, according to a poll released by his campaign. The two are facing off to replace recently retired Sen. John Pippy (R-Allegheny).

Social Media Bill Not Aimed at Parodies: A proposed bill to penalize online impersonation is aimed at protecting private citizens from online harassment and not intended to impact online satire or parody, a House GOP spokesperson said Wednesday. While we’re at it, what do you think is the best parody account in PA politics?

No Spending Cap in PA-8: Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick pushed for campaign spending limits during the 2010 campaign, but not so this time.

Santorum Praises Romney, Knocks Obama at RNC: Rick Santorum took the national stage once again Tuesday as he lauded his former rival for the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney. He spoke to the socially conservative values that fueled his high-profile primary bid, as well as a familiar criticism of the Obama administration and welfare.

Legislative Election Updates:

SD-17: Charles Gehret, the GOP challenger to Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery), has formed a Women for Gehret coalition with Montgomery County Sheriff Eileen Behr and business leader Renee Amoore as co-chairs. “I know Charles Gehret to be a bright and promising leader for our community and I am excited to help lead his Women’s Coalition,” Behr said. “Charles Gehret is exactly the kind of representative we need in our State Senate: a young leader who understands that women are one of the fastest growing segments of small business leaders in our area,” Amoore said.

SD-37: Democratic state Rep. Matt Smith leads Republican businessman Raja 54 percent to 38, according to a poll released by his campaign. The two are facing off to replace recently retired Sen. John Pippy (R-Allegheny).

SD-49: Former Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper endorsed Dem Sean Wiley in the competitive race to replace retiring Sen. Jane Earll (R-Erie).

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments