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October 11th Playbook

President Trump boosted the campaigns of Pennsylvania Republicans in Erie last night, while dubbing the Democrats the party of crime. Here is the Playbook.

PA17: Monmouth Poll Lamb 54, Rothfus 42: President Trump’s unpopularity and concerns about health care costs benefit Lamb in the race.

PA7: Congressional Candidates Discuss Economy, Kavanaugh, and Marijuana in Debate: The full debate will air on WFMZ’s Business Matters in two parts on Oct. 15 and 22 at 7:30 PM.

PA6: Houlahan 1st Ad Highlights Background: The Democratic candidate discusses her upbringing and professional career in the 30 second ad.

The New York Times Profiles Gun Control in PA1: In a Crucial Pennsylvania District, Gun Policy Reigns Supreme writes the Times.

New York Times/Siena College Live Poll has PA1 Up Next: Nate Cohn writes that he believes this will be the first Clinton won Congressional District they’ve polled since the Kavanaugh hearing.

McCauley’s Immigration Solution: Republican candidate for Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District released a digital ad detailing his “compassionate solution for the immigration crisis.”

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Trump prays for hurricane victims, criticizes Democrats
AP: New map gives Democrats hope in more Pennsylvania districts
AP: Students quiz Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates
AP: Low-interest loans available following September flooding
AP: House votes end to district judge re-election petition rules
Philadelphia Business Journal: Where the Trump supporters are: Top Pa. cities for total dollars from individual donors
WHYY Newsworks: Wolf leads Wagner in large donations in Pa. governor’s race — a breakdown
York Daily Record: Pa. Fact Finder: Has Gov. Tom Wolf visited all 67 counties in Pennsylvania?
Post-Gazette: Trump trashes Pa. Democrats ahead of mid-terms at rally in Erie
Post-Gazette: Trump rides a wave of policy wins to Erie rally, but Dems see a bleaker picture
PLSReporter: DHS Secretary announces nearly $52 million for evidence-based home visiting programs
PLSReporter: County Executive Fitzgerald proposes 2019 budget to Allegheny County Council
PLSReporter: While liability questions persist, sanctuary city bill advances in House
Inquirer: At Penn, Anita Hill calls Kavanaugh hearings ‘a disservice to the American public’   
WESA: In The State House, Baby Steps Toward Lower Marijuana Penalties
PennLive: In Erie, Donald Trump rallies Republicans ahead of a tough Pa. midterm | Analysis  
WITF: Pa. legislature votes to give incumbent judges a break on signature requirements
PhillyVoice: Joe Biden will present Liberty Medal to George W. and Laura Bush in Philly next month
Morning Call: Bloomberg becomes Democrat again, looks at presidential run

Inquirer: Jim Kenney 1,000 days in: The fine print of the Philly mayor’s promises
Inquirer: Wolf, Wagner grilled by a tough panel — Philly schoolkids
Inquirer: At Penn, Anita Hill calls Kavanaugh hearings ‘a disservice to the American public’
Inquirer: Tap on Norcross’ phones stemmed from Philly union probe, records show
Inquirer: Philly courts to stop withholding controversial bail fee
Philadelphia Magazine: 5 Takeaways From Philly’s New Anti-Congestion, Pro-Transit Plan
WHYY Newsworks: Undocumented mother leaves N. Philly sanctuary to plead for help from Casey
WHYY Newsworks: Philly maps 10-year course toward building, preserving 100,000 housing units
WHYY Newsworks: Group alleges systemic harassment of Philly city workers
Billy Penn: City Council might set regular hours for every McDonald’s employee in Philly
PhillyVoice: Joe Biden will present Liberty Medal to George W. and Laura Bush in Philly next month

Daily Local News: Comitta calls for action alcohol, opioid legislation
Daily Local News: Nancy Pelosi coming to Chester County this Friday
Daily Local News: Democratic candidates discuss issues at public forum
Pottstown Mercury: Bill would make protesting a crime
Bucks County Courier Times: Tommy Tomlinson prepared to vote for child sex abuse blll
Delco Daily Times: Trump campaigns in Pennsylvania as hurricane pounds Florida
Delco Daily Times: Marple OKs extension on Don Guanella development plan
Montgomery Media: Sellersville sewer project receives $298K grant

Post-Gazette: Conor Lamb maintains double-digit lead over Keith Rothfus in 17th District
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Democratic official resigns after criticism of ‘racist undertones’ in Facebook postings
Post-Gazette: State House candidate scrutinized for posing with political sign at Warhol grave
PLSReporter: County Executive Fitzgerald proposes 2019 budget to Allegheny County Council
Tribune Review: Penn Hills says Connellsville bringing armed guards to games
Tribune Review: Irwin drops amusement tax plans for 2019
Tribune Review: Penn-Trafford teachers may vote on new contract this week
KDKA: ‘I Stand For The Flag, I Kneel At The Cross’: Allegheny Co. Democratic Party Chair Forced To Resign Amid Controversy
KDKA: Former Bethel Park Councilman Arrested Again, Faces DUI Charges
City Paper: Is the Pittsburgh airport building up a flight bubble?

Observer-Reporter: Disaster loans approved for victims of Tropical Storm Gordon
Observer-Reporter: Bids rejected for Peters Township baseball field turf
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Ex-Pittsburgh-area priest named in diocese report fired from Ohio job as a social worker
Altoona Mirror: Large grant to carve out new trail
Altoona Mirror: Defendant wants DA, judges off case
Beaver County Times: Officials consider 14 applicants for chief of staff
Beaver County Times: Latest Monmouth University poll shows Lamb still comfortably ahead of Rothfus
Beaver County Times: New map gives Democrats hope in more Pennsylvania districts
Beaver County Times: House votes to end district judge re-election petition rules
Beaver County Times: County could save $45K on electricity with extension

Pocono Record: Debate showcases candidates for Senate seat
Pocono Record: Democrats warily eye Avenatti’s flirtation with 2020 bid
Wayne Independent: Star and cross cause controversy
Citizens Voice: Pedri proposes 3 percent tax hike for 2019
Citizens Voice: Author to speak about new book that chronicles Luzerne County’s shift to Trump
News Item: Kulpmont council addresses rat issue
Times Tribune: Friedenberg favors Medica for all
Times-Tribune: Taxpayers and teacher to Scranton board: Seek the truth
Times-Tribune: Judge denies key Pilchesky motions ahead of next week’s trial
Times-Tribune: Sewer project ahead in North Scranton
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna Trail to solicit bids to collect delinquent lunch money
Times Leader: AG Shapiro leading fight to stop illegal robocalls plaguing consumers
Times Leader: Looming regional labor shortage must be addressed, researcher says
Times Leader: Baker: Rural hospital initiative seeks to prevent closures, keep communities healthy

South Central  
LNP | LancasterOnline: Fact-checking the U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, Jess King debate
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster City Council opposes state bill that would override rules for wireless antennas
York Dispatch: 47th District House Race profile: Gillespie vs Wascovich
York Dispatch: 28th District Senate race profile: Higgins vs Phillips-Hill
York Daily Record: Who is George Scott? Biography, issues of Democrat challenging Scott Perry for Congress
PennLive: Snafu kept 54 former teachers on Harrisburg School District healthcare plan

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Congressional candidate files defamation suit against newspaper, Velodrome Fund
Express Times: Northampton County DA developing new tools to battle domestic violence
Express Times: Could close congressional race draw Trump to the Lehigh Valley? Experts weigh in
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council defines ‘citizen’ for appointments
Reading Eagle: Democratic candidates for the state Legislature support progressive agenda
Reading Eagle: Mohnton Borough Council gets first look at proposed subdivision
Reading Eagle: Caernarvon Township plans drug screenings for job candidates
Morning Call: Lehigh County commissioners won’t support tax hike
Morning Call: Allentown approves $1.25 million for demolition of private building gutted by fire
Morning Call: Easton workers appeal to council for safe, affordable parking
Morning Call: Workers at Carbon County firetruck manufacturer KME turn down union

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: President Trump draws supporters, protesters in Erie
Erie Times-News: Beeman files complaint over congressional debate exclusion
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Judge denies AG seizure of Independent’s assets
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Streets and parks grant matters on council agenda

Solomon Jones: How can Ed Rendell support safe injection sites when he locked up crack users as district attorney?
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Return to the stage: Voters need to see another Wolf, Wagner debate
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Protect press freedom: The loss of two journalists will be deeply felt
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Fighting over a name: Dispute between Greece, Macedonia helps Russia
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Cold comfort justice: Freeing of Elizabeth Smart’s captor decried
Michael Smerconish: What John Kerry is really worried about
Mike Newall: As opioids ravaged Kensington, a career cop learned how to police a crisis
Inquirer Editorial Board: UN’s dire climate warnings should be met with serious action
Ed Clerico and Richard Lawton: A day without water: Why infrastructure matters
Helen Ubiñas: Former Fox29 reporter turns his camera on Philly’s missing
Patricia D. Wellenbach: Genderless mascot empowers kids to explore their own curiosity
Jenice Armstrong: Pink Sisters chronicle stories of breast cancer survival
Inga Saffron: It’s not just affordable housing that’s in short supply in Philly. So is middle class housing.  
Brian O’Neill: Break out of your Pittsburgh bubble

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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