Election Day Morning Buzz

Voting-boothLadies and gentlemen, this is not a drill. Happy election day, politicos! Here’s the Buzz.

Trib Poll: Peduto Holds 9 Point Lead over Wagner: A new poll commissioned by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review shows Bill Peduto gaining momentum in the Pittsburgh mayoral race.

Primary Challenger to Rep. Shuster Announces Candidacy: Art Halvorson, a local businessman and military veteran, announced his candidacy to challenge Rep. Bill Shuster in the Republican primary for Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District.

Statewide
State Impact: Lovers of Pa.’s Loyalsock Forest Fight to Limit Drilling There
PA Independent: Who wants to be mayor of PA’s broken capitol city, and what difference does it make?
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Sen. Costa opposes any potential liquor-for-transportation deal
PA Independent: Pennsylvania chief justice’s record held up, torn down by reform group
State House Sound Bites: PA senators wait for answers on IRS
State House Sound Bites: Activists put PA chief justice on notice
Capitolwire: Federal judge to rule on NCAA dismissal in a few weeks
Capitolwire: Facing major pushback, Gov. Corbett pushes new education standards to fall
Capitolwire: Sen. Costa pushes for Medicaid expansion, Castille retention
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: First-term Education Secretaries didn’t last long under Gov. Ed Rendell either
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: Senate Dems push for Medicaid expansion vote. GOP wants to avoid it.

Philadelphia
Daily News: Grassroots group wants Castille gone
Daily News: Political machine flexing its muscles
Daily News: A slap-fest: The Democratic primary for City Controller gets personal
PhillyClout: Sen. Casey sees “unlawful activity” in IRS scandal
Inquirer: Phila. Council to vote on bill governing teens’ use of tanning salons
WHYY Newsworks: The final month: Why Bill Cosby thinks Germantown High should close
WHYY Newsworks: Plenty of would-be judges dot the Pennsylvania primary ballot

SEPA
Phillyburbs: Go vote…and don’t expect lines
Phillyburbs: Tea Party group to protest outside IRS Horsham office
Phillyburbs: Palisades administrator chosen to fill empty Pennridge school board seat
Phillyburbs: Shapiro rules out bid for higher office next year
Pottstown Mercury: Facebook increasingly a factor in local elections
Delco Daily Times: Plenty at stake on Election Day, will voters show up?
Montgomery Media: ELECTION 2013: A roundup of races in Tuesday’s primary

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh voters to head to polls today
Post-Gazette: Many yet to make tax-exempt case to Allegheny County
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh’s mayor’s race looks to be in the hands of only a few people
Tribune-Review: Pa. capital’s woes big focus of primary
KDKA: Mayoral Candidates on Last Push Day Before Election
KDKA: Mayor’s Race Ends on Negative Note

Southwest
Beaver County Times: A ‘social welfare’ group that nobody knows
AP: In 2013 Pa. primary, most action in the cities
Observer-Reporter: Local GOP turns out for national races, can’t fill ticket on county level
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Local politicians will feel impact of redistricting
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Mayor’s race pits friends
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Windber men vying for post

South Central
Patriot News: PA Senate Democrat frowns on linking transportation with liquor privatization
Patriot News: Fundraising clears $485K for Harrisburg primaries
Patriot News: Corbett orders delay in Common Core academic standards’ implementation
Patriot News: NCAA’s sanctions on Penn State will cause harm statewide, Corbett’s lawyers tell U.S. judge
Carlisle Sentinel: Harrisburg’s woes big focus of primary
Patriot News: Former U.S. Rep. Mark Critz may run for Lt. Governor
Patriot News: Is Pennsylvania culture shifting?
AP: group launches campaign to derail state Supreme Court chief justice’s retention effort
Patriot News: Lewis Butts busted for campaign sign caper
Patriot News: Central Dauphin School Board meeting rescheduled to next week

NEPA
Times Tribune: Dramatic growth seen in suburban poor
Times Tribune: Scientists find new tools for tracing fracking impacts
Times Tribune: Choices in local primaries way down
Standard Speaker: Budget deadline casts spell over state lawmakers
Standard Speaker: Carbon County removes office of jury commissioner
Standard Speaker: Official: School district can form own police force
Pocono Record: Stroudsburg borough council votes to remove some street lights

Lehigh Valley
Reuters: Supreme Court rules for PPL in overseas tax case
Express Times: Easton Redevelopment Authority bringing ‘artistic flair’ to Pine Street block
Express Times: Lower Macungie Township commissioner candidates explain positions, goals
Express Times: Catasauqua council candidates explain positions, goals
Reading Eagle: Party leaders expect light turnout

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Small tax increase expected in Muncy
Sun-Gazette: South Side schools OKs 0.6-mill hike
Onward State: No Ruling After Attorneys Battle Over Gov. Corbett’s Lawsuit
Centre Daily Times: Low turnout expected across county for municipal primary
Centre Daily Times: State College Borough Council sends Fraser Centre requests to Planning Commission for Review
Centre Daily Times: Attorney’s for NCAA, Corbett debate merits of governor’s lawsuit over Penn State sanctions
Erie-Times Campaign ‘13: Dem exec candidates set Tuesday plans
Erie-Times Campaign ‘13: GOP candidate running in Crawford Co.

Opinions
WHYY Newsworks: City Controller slugfest to finally end
Observer-Reporter: Wanting public money, but not the accountability
Altoona Mirror: Pa. death penalty a sham
Delco Daily Times: Letter from the Editor: Delco Dems continue to close in on GOP

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Why Brett Mandel Will Be an Effective Controller
Keystone Politics: Equality Pennsylvania’s List of Endorsed Candidates
2 Political Junkies: Some Follow-Up On Those Susquehanna Poll Numbers
Citizens’ Call: A Stroll Down the Primary Day Ballots – With A Few Detours
Lu-Lac Political Letter: 2013 Lulac Election Day Primary Preview

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  • When Should The Special Elections For The PA House Be Held?


    • May 16, 2023 (Primary Day) (51%)
    • March, 2023 (47%)
    • April, 2023 (2%)

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