August 24th Playbook

A new NBC News/Marist poll shows Wolf and Casey holding double digit leads, while the PA GOP announces Donald Trump Jr will speak at its Fall Dinner. Here is the Playbook.

Inside Elections: Rating Improvement for Dems in PA16 and PA17: Lamb and DiNicola are among 30 Democrats that saw rating improvements.

 

Donald Trump Jr to Speak at PA GOP Fall Dinner: The PA GOP promoted the upcoming dinner today via press release.

 

NBC News/Marist Poll: Casey and Wolf Hold Double Digit Leads; Trump Sees Negative Numbers: Pennsylvanians view Casey and Wolf positively and prefer a Democratic controlled Congress.

 

Legislative Election Updates

SD39: Republican candidate Jeremy Shaffer releases a television ad detailing his background.

 

Harrisburg & DC
PLSReporter: DePasquale announces special reports to track progress of key audits
PLSReporter: Philly construction tax, meant to fund affordable housing, waits on decision of mayor
PLSReporter: O’Neill staffer named to take his place on Bucks County ballot
Philadelphia Magazine: Casinos Sue to Stop Pennsylvania Lottery’s Online Games
WHYY Newsworks: Another Pa. Catholic college removes name of bishop called out by grand jury
KYW Newsradio: Authorities discover body of former state representative’s son 12 years after abduction
Philly Voice: Pa. GOP candidate Scott Wagner: People should use bathroom of gender assigned at birth
Bucks County Courier Times: Scott Wagner pledges to end school property taxes at Northampton town hall
Bucks County Courier Times: Governor’s panel to be held at Pennsbury Manor in Falls
Post-Gazette: Rep. Jake Wheatley faces anger management training after flap with rival campaign worker
PennLive: Man accused of threatening Trump reportedly spotted in Pa.
PennLive: Drinking water, untested rape kits among Pa. auditor general’s key priorities
PennLive: U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has growing concerns about impact of Trump’s tariffs on Pa. companies
Carlisle Sentinel: Bill Tracker: Creating a firearm eligibility license
LNP | LancasterOnline: On Politics: Pennsylvania candidates silent on Cohen plea; Millersville Police chief’s ‘fake news’ reference; and local female candidates not among Emily’s List endorsements

 

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Dozens honor slain City Hall staffer during candlelight vigil
Inquirer: Amid Betsy DeVos’ possible plan to buy school employees guns, PFT’s Jerry Jordan speaks out
Philly Clout: After N.J. candidate said ‘diversity is a bunch of crap,’ his campaign donations tripled
Philadelphia Magazine: MOVE Members Say 1985 Bomb Gave Ramona Africa Cancer
Philadelphia Magazine: Diversity Director Fired by Mazzoni Center Files PCHR Complaint
WHYY Newsworks: WURD celebrates legacy of founder Dr. Walter P. Lomax Jr.
KYW Newsradio: What every college student needs to know about the ‘red zone’
KYW Newsradio: Police commissioner meets with family of man killed in Tacony police-involved shooting
KYW Newsradio: Authorities discover body of former state representative’s son 12 years after abduction
Philly Voice: Philly D.A. Krasner refers Jeffrey Dennis police shooting probe to Pa. attorney general

 

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Montco officials unveil amnesty program for child support scofflaws
Pottstown Mercury: Montco D.A., police chiefs sponsor gun turn-in events
WHYY Newsworks: PFAS chemicals showing up in Montco water beyond military bases
Bucks County Courier Times: Scott Wagner pledges to end school property taxes at Northampton town hall
Bucks County Courier Times: Governor’s panel to be held at Pennsbury Manor in Falls
Daily Local News: Former Cheyney University President Michelle Howard-Vital dies

 

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Officials work to address Sewickley’s parking problems
Post-Gazette: State police charge Ambridge police chief with theft, harassment
Post-Gazette: Rep. Jake Wheatley faces anger management training after flap with rival campaign worker
Post-Gazette: Former Pittsburgh Public Schools administrator named head of charter school
Post-Gazette: Over objections, Woodland Hills approves contracts for resource officers
KDKA: City Councilman Set To Announce Plans To Combat East Liberty Gentrification

 

SWPA
Beaver County Times: Officials warn of mail scam over phony tax debts
Beaver County Times: Commissioner Sandie Egley calls for department heads’ attendance at meetings when seeking funds
Observer-Reporter: Monessen posts $345,000 deficit

 

NEPA
The Times Leader: Airport announces partnership with Marywood on flight program
Times-Tribune: Priest who impregnated teen, arranged abortion still paid by diocese
Citizens Voice: Predator priests still receiving monthly stipend
News Item: Child sex abuse cases rise, but so does awareness
WHYY Newsworks: Another Pa. Catholic college removes name of bishop called out by grand jury

 

South Central
PennLive: Man accused of threatening Trump reportedly spotted in Pa.
PennLive: Middletown mayor defends hiring of police chief, calls criticism ‘reactionary and impulsive’
PennLive: Cumberland County prosecutors will seek death penalty again for New Cumberland policeman’s 1994 murder
LNP | LancasterOnline: On Politics: Pennsylvania candidates silent on Cohen plea; Millersville Police chief’s ‘fake news’ reference; and local female candidates not among Emily’s List endorsements

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Nothstein to hold news conference after SafeSport ends probe
PennLive: Attorney calls ex-Allentown mayor and convicted felon a ‘legend to those less fortunate’
Pittsburgh Business Times: Rally planned to bring trolleys back to Allentown
Morning Call: Bethlehem school district taking drastic measure to recoup student meal debts after state bans ‘lunch-shaming’
Reading Eagle: Prosecution’s star witness takes the stand in former Reading mayor’s trial

 

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Former Centre County DA Stacy Parks Miller to have law license suspended
Erie Times-News: Erie develops Opportunity Zone website

 

Opinion
Citizens Voice Editorial Board: The cover-up’s usually worse than the crime.
Times-Tribune Editorial Board: Transparency sets them free
Frances Wolf: Pa. lawmakers must act swiftly to protect victims of clergy sexual abuse
Kevin Rescigno: ‘Having sleep for dinner’: Many college students struggle to afford food
Aminata Sy: More support needed for students who don’t speak English
Frederick Shegog: Resources for students in recovery should be as common as the bookstore
Kimberly Burton: If feminism is about choice for women, why can’t I choose to be a conservative?
Ptah Gabrie: Philly needs to slow its roll on dockless scooters
Christine Flowers: The hypocrisy of #MeToo and female solidarity
Inquirer Editorial Board: Vulnerable voting systems means a vulnerable democracy
Helen Ubiñas: In Philly, we’re burying our children, not our weapons
Michael Koncewicz: Today’s GOP leaders have little in common with those who resisted Nixon
Junia Howell: Hurricane season not only brings destruction and death but rising inequality too
Laurels & lances: Catholics, fairs, resignations and retirees
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Let the people decide: A special prosecutor shouldn’t negate an election

3 Responses

  1. couldn’t think of a worse or more appropriate speaker. i’m surprised the venue isn’t the trump golf course in bedlington , that way the trump org could make even more $$$. i guess we’ll have to see what the PA gop pays him when they file their campaign finance statements.

  2. The only poll that even remotely varies from the devastating numbers where the hapless Scott Wagner lags behind Gov Wolf is that “internal poll” showing Wagner closely behind Wolf that had surveyed a Fox News demographic. All standard polls by respected pollsters have Wolf between 14 to even 20 plus points ahead.

  3. Trump, Jr. will need the speech fee to fund his legal defense for that Collusion meeting with the Russians at Trump Tower.

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