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Politico: Biotech Entrepeneur Steve Welsh “More Seriously” Considering U.S. Senate Run
Welch, who was recruited in 2010 to run for Congress in the Sixth District as incumbent Rep. Jim Gerlach mulled a gubernatorial campaign, met this week with officials from the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Politico’s David Catanese reported.

Rep. Marino Spearheading Effort To Get Freshman Representation On The Congressional Deficit Committee
Rep. Tom Marino (R-10) is spearheading an effort to have a freshman named to the “supercommittee”, the congressional committee that will be in charge of drafting spending cuts. The committee was created as part of the bipartisan agreement reached to raise the debt ceiling.

Chief of Staff Spotlight: Maisha Leek
PoliticsPA is back with our regular feature, Chief of Staff Spotlight. We have chosen randomly and this week we sit down with Rep. Fattah’s Chief of Staff, Maisha Leek.

Check Out Last Week’s Ups & Downs!

National
ABC Philadelphia: Philadelphia Navy SEAL Killed In U.S. Helicopter Attack
PR Newswire: Congressman Fattah Celebrates College Scholarship Success in South Carolina, Philadelphia
Intellectual Conservative: Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle Comes Out Of His Shell

Statewide
WITF: Governor says impact fee money can fix environmental hazards, and profits from liquor privatization should go to transportation
Capitol Ideas: The Sunday Brunch: A Conversation With Mike Turzai.
Capitol Ideas: The Phantom Tollbooth – Turnpike Considers Ending Cash Payments
Capitol Ideas: Guv’s Office: Corbett Not Attending Rick Perry’s Prayer Rally
PA Independent: Lawmakers move to update Child Labor Laws
PA Independent: Philadelphia School District criticized at House Education Committee meeting
State Impact – NPR: A pipline primer – Who, how, where and what the heck?
State Impact – NPR: Corbett Wants to spend impact fees to plug abandoned wells
WHYY Newsworks: Wine Kiosks May Get The Kibosh In Pa.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Former State Rep. John Kennedy targets political pensions with the Citizens Alliance

Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Redistricting in Philly and PA
ABC Philadelphia: Mayor Nutter Hits The Streets Against Flash Mob Violence
Fox Philadelphia: Police Commissioner Ramsey Says Mayor Nutter In Constant Touch
WHYY Newsworks: Petition Challenge Filed In Philadelphia’s Eighth District City Council Race

Philly Suburbs
Inquirer: 2 Bucks Co women are darlings of the Tea Party
Inquirer: Doylestown First Friday Rankles Some Residents

Pittsburgh
HitFix: Steelers players & Mayor Ravenstahl to appear in “The Dark Knight Rises”
Early Returns: No one here to create jobs
Early Returns: Critz to Israel, West Bank
Early Returns: Daily Santorum: Seeking buzz
Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Standard & Poor’s downgrade reflective of country’s political system

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Attracting employers is shared challenge for Blair, other counties
Daily American: Pay-to-participate reaches Somerset County
Daily American: Schools changing athletic program costs to cope with budget loss
Beaver County Times: Commission maps out transportation funding

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Easton forum targets anti-immigration legislation
Lehigh Valley Live: Warren County politicians attend the farmers’ fair
Lehigh Valley Live: Slate Belt municipal officials frustrated by uptick in unpaid taxes, fees

South Central
York Daily Record: Platts: S&P downgrade is ‘unmistakable warning’

NEPA
Go Lackawana: Council decries Doherty’s blame
Daily Post: Congressman Lou Barletta presents American flag to Boy Scouts

North By Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Q & A with new superintendent Bob O’Donnell
Centre Daily Times: State College borough seeks development balance
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Uncollected permit fees, lost taxation costing city

Opinions
Inquirer Editorial: Delaware River Commission should do Marcellus impact study
Philly Weekly: Sugarhouse Casino: Unionizing Workers Hope To Force Management To Sweeten The Pot
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: If the US Government were a family
Philadelphia Inquirer: We must make right choices now to rebuild U.S. economy
Citizens Voice: Editorial: Citizen Kanjorski
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Editorial: Obama’s empty jobs vow: Castles in the sand
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Editorial: Barack Obama is a conservative…really

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