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August 13th Playbook

Democrats Socialists holds first-ever Rust Belt Conference in Pittsburgh this past weekend, while DNC Chairman Tom Perez says he’s seeing excitement everywhere while in PA. Here is the Playbook!

August 10th Ups & Downs: Sabato’s Crystal ball shifts PA7 & PA17’s rating in Democrats favor. Koch-backed group throws support for Scott Wagner. The National Anthem debate is back. Here are the Ups and Downs for the week.


Koch-backed group throws support behind Scott Wagner’s bid for Guv.: Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania will make phone calls, run advertisements, and canvass in its effort to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.


Democrats Socialists Holds First-Ever Rust Belt Conference in Pittsburgh: PA is a focus for emergent leftists after DSA-backed candidates won primaries in May. The PAGOP ‘welcomed’ them to town.


Harrisburg & DC
The Incline: Gov. Wolf: Pa.’s not ready for legal pot. Other officials – including running mate Fetterman – disagree.
Tribune Review: Conservative group targets Rothfus-Lamb race in bid to retain Republican majority
WESA: ‘I’m Seeing Excitement Everywhere’: DNC Chair Tom Perez Visits Pittsburgh
The Hill: Report: 50 Dem House candidates oppose Pelosi for speaker
PennLive: Democrats and Republicans are fighting for the Latino vote. Only one of them is winning | Analysis
KDKA: Gov. Wolf: More Information Needed Before Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Pa.
NorthCentralPA: Sitting Down With Scott Wagner, Republican Nominee for Governor
Washington Times: Police keep vastly outnumbered white nationalists separated from protesters
StateImpactPA: PUC: Too many people strike pipelines or cables when digging. A new law could help
City and State PA: Winners and Losers for the week ending August 10
PLSReporter: Turzai, organized labor come out in support of Peoples Gas partnership with PWSA
PLSReporter: VIDEO: 3 under 3!
PLSReporter: Janus impact on women of color, gender pay gay in Democrats spotlight
Inquirer: Checking in on Pennsylvania’s predicted ‘blue wave’
Philadelphia Business Journal: 3 questions for SBA Administrator Linda McMahon
WITF: Pennsylvania will allow Harrisburg to keep special taxing authority – but not forever
WESA: Redistricting Reformers Looking Outside the Box for Legislative Options
AP: Pennsylvania Restoring Welfare Payments After Court Ruling
Altoona Mirror: Wagner makes case on climate
The Times Leader: State Treasury holds dozens of Purple Heart decorations for veterans
The Times Leader: County might borrow up to $24 million for voting machines, 911 upgrades
PennLive: Twelve weeks from midterm, liberal billionaire Steyer ups his Pa. presence | Monday Morning Coffee
York Daily Record: Here’s what the average classrooms teacher earns in each Pennsylvania school district

Inquirer: 165,000 Philly homeowners may be paying too much in property taxes. Is the city assessing property fairly?
Inquirer: Architect’s Philly roots inspired Tower of Voices memorial for United Flight 93’s heroes
Inquirer: Philly Council spent a year on an affordable housing plan. What if Mayor Kenney vetoes it?
Philadelphia Tribune: Evans Recreation Center hosts annual National Night Out
Philadelphia Tribune: 18-year-old committee person represents new generation in politics
Philadelphia Magazine: Hate Incidents in Philly Have More Than Doubled Since 2016, Says ADL
Philly Clout: The Rizzo statue? It’s staying put until after Kenney’s 2019 reelection campaign
KYW Newsradio: The city puts its third Philly Free Streets in the books
KYW Newsradio: Mayor Kenney revs up new Philly teachers during week-long orientation
Philadelphia Business Journal: 3 questions for SBA Administrator Linda McMahon

Inquirer: Montco commissioners approve countywide plan to boost bike infrastructure
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown borough manager, police chief get new contracts
Bucks County Courier Times: Rallying together in Morrisville to fight the opioid epidemic
Delco Daily Times: Don Guanella developers to present plans to commissioners tonight
Daily Local News: Costello talks Russia, fake news, immigration

Tribune Review: Conservative group targets Rothfus-Lamb race in bid to retain Republican majority
WESA: ‘I’m Seeing Excitement Everywhere’: DNC Chair Tom Perez Visits Pittsburgh
David M. Shribman: Post-Gazette embarks on new profile
Post-Gazette: Grand jury: Harrowing testimony, disputes and a mammoth report\
Post-Gazette: PUC spotlights safe digging to avoid mishaps
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County has an underfunded public defender’s office that doesn’t even spent all its money
Courier Express: CAMPAIGN 2018: Senate candidate makes stop near Blairsville

Beaver County Times: Conservative group pledges ad campaign to back U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus
Beaver County Times: Special meeting called in Harmony Township
Observer-Reporter: Cumberland Mine seeks revised water discharge permit
Observer-Reporter: Sen. Casey discusses miners’ pensions during visit to Greene County Fair
Observer-Reporter: Washington council to address stormwater infrastructure
Altoona Mirror: Council postpones vote on civility code
Altoona Mirror: Gallitzin Borough targets dilapidated houses

Times-Tribune: Casey pays a visit to Barletta’s hometown
The Times Leader: Casey hears passionate pleas to protect coverage of pre-existing conditions
The Times Leader: Beyond the Byline: Dog days of campaigning
Times-Tribune: Ploys of summer: Unusual flood of political ads
The Times Leader: Six Luzerne County positions created
The Times Leader: Brigid Says: Formation of state LGBTQ commission a step in right direction

South Central
PennLive: Twelve weeks from midterm, liberal billionaire Steyer ups his Pa. presence | Monday Morning Coffee
Central Penn Business Journal: Congressional candidates talk real estate and construction at symposium: 3 takeaways
LNP | LancasterOnline: On Politics: Bob Casey stumps in Lancaster; Libertarian will challenge Hickernell; and Wolf campaign touts Libre’s Law
PennLive: KKK fliers found at theatre parking lot in York County: Report

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Under state orders, Lehigh Valley prepares for new voting machines
Morning Call: Ex-Reading official to plead guilty in pay-to-play case
Morning Call: Pa. Republicans accuse Lehigh Valley libertarian candidate of petition issues
Reading Eagle: Focus on Issues: 127th Legislative District
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: Allegheny Democrat seeks support for pot legalization effort

North by Northwest
YourErie: Beeman comments on why he’s running for Congress
Erie News-Now: Third Party Could Impact Kelly, DiNicola Race in November
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Local political parties host candidates
The Herald: Kelly, DiNicola differ on forum schedule
Erie Times-News: At the Erie School District, no more hoodies
Erie Times-News: 2 Erie residents named to state LGBTQ commission

Times-Tribune Editorial Board: Tax returns more crucial
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Lagging internet options hurt region, need quick solution
Stu Bykofsky: The politics behind the Frank Rizzo statue reprieve
Jenny Bogoni: How can we get Philly kids reading at grade level by fourth grade?
Will Bunch: I don’t remember voting for U.S. bombs to murder little kids in Yemen, do you?
Inquirer Editorial Board: Charlottesville revealed an ugly underbelly that remains today
Mike Newall: After a killing, a meeting in Suburban Station’s ‘Living Room’ for our city’s most vulnerable
Helen Ubinas: ‘Ordinary occurrence’ of gunfire in Philly should be anything but ordinary
Maria Panaritis: Here’s how Pa. Republicans picked gun lobbyists over domestic violence victims
Rev. William B. Moore: Temple’s sorry about rankings debale. Why not the stadium?
Rue Landau: Hate has no home in Philly. What to do if you see hate and bias incidents.
Bradford Vivian: A year after Charlottesville, Confederate nostalgia continues to undermine democracy
Blane F. Stoddart and Alan B. Gubernick: As Charlottesville anniversary nears, black and Jewish Philadelphians work to rebuild broken bridges
Inquirer Editorial Board: Are you sure your vote was counted? If you mailed it, don’t be so sure.
JD Mullane: The life and times of Arthur B. Shenefelt
Joseph Sabino Mistick: Trump’s attacks on press an assault on our freedoms
Times-Tribune: Ploys of summer: Unusual flood of political ads

One Response

  1. You’d think this GOP rag would be covering their Nazi and alt-right buddies rally in DC rather than some socialist gathering in the Burgh.

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