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October 1st Playbook

Gov. Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner are set to go for their lone debate tonight, while the DCCC makes its first ad buy in Pennsylvania. Here is the Playbook.

September 28th Ups & Downs: A Trump and Obama take on the keystone state, Pennsylvania’s favorite rivalry jumps in the race for Governor, women candidates in the state legislature are on the rise, and much more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

PA16: DCCC Makes $100K Ad Buy, 1st Ad Hits Kelly on Tax Reform: This is the first TV ad buy that DCCC has made in Pennsylvania.

PA Gov: Wolf Holds Cash Advantage Over Wagner: The incumbent Governor has $8.9 million in his reelection campaign account, while Wagner has $1.8 million.

Harrisburg & DC
PennLive: Gov. Tom Wolf-Scott Wagner debate: What they need to do
PennLive: This Pa. gov debate brought to you in part by one of the candidates
AP: Time running out in effort to cut number of state lawmakers
Times-Tribune: State affirms status as nation’s dumping ground
StateImpactPA: Lawmakers consider tougher penalties for vandalizing pipelines, power plants
StateImpactPA: PUC sharpens focus on cybersecurity threats
StateImpactPA: Zinke talks LNG exports, pipeline constraints, offshore wind in PA visit
PLSReporter: 3 under 3!
PLSReporter: Tweets of the Week – September 24, 2018
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh City Council hears testimony on public private partnership
PennLive: 5 Questions with Pa. Senate candidate Lindsey Williams | Friday Morning Coffee
Inquirer: Federal deadline extended for REAL ID in Pennsylvania, Wolf says
KDKA: Study: Pa. Named Second Safest State To Retire
KDKA: Emotional Testimony At Kavanaugh Hearing Splits Opinions Among Pa. Senators
PennLive: As Pa. considers work zone speed cameras, some states hit ‘reverse’ | Monday Morning Coffee
Carlisle Sentinel: Governor’s Race 2018: Election rhetoric and the education debate
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: I’ll take Pennsylvania governor for $500, Alex
Morning Call: Not sure if you are registered to vote? You can check so state website
Reading Eagle: A look back: Good week, bad week, the big number and quote of the week


Philly Clout: The Wawa vs. Sheetz war gets political: Stores donate to dueling Pa. governor campaigns
WHYY Newsworks: Optimistic Wagner opens Philly office
Billy Penn: The same day Scott Wagner opened a Philly campaign office on South Street, Gov. Wolf opened one in West Philadelphia
Inquirer: Trump visits Philly Tuesday to discuss small business jobs at electrical contractor convention
Inquirer: Two local law school deans endorse call for FBI investigation of Kavanaugh allegations
Inquirer: Federal deadline extended for REAL ID in Pennsylvania, Wolf says
Inquirer: Feds: Philly didn’t properly account for $15M during Democratic National Convention
Inquirer: Most city public libraries to close on Saturdays due to lack of funding
Billy Penn: Maps, mugshots and DA scrapbooks: Explore Philly’s past at the archives next to Yards Brewing
KYW Newsradio: Thousands turn out in Center City for 8th annual March to End Rape Culture
PlanPhilly: New inclusionary zoning bill sweetens deal for developers
KYW Newsradio: How will FBI handle Kavanaugh probe? Retired Philly special agent offers insight
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia executives: Consider the hidden costs of sexual harassment

Bucks County Courier Times: Wolf and four former governors discuss William Penn’s legacy at Pennsbury Manor event
Delco Daily Times: Delco reps back window for victims of abuse
Delco Daily Times: Vitali only Delco rep to vote against measure
Delco Daily Times: Plans for arming security officers U.D. schools fires up heated talks
Daily Local News: Auditor general backtracks on former Coatesville Superintendent Como’s raises
Pottstown Mercury: Energy-efficient rating worth $1M for Pottsgrove

Post-Gazette: Allegheny County hires ‘Uber-like’ haulers to pick up its recycling
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh colleagues stunned by Wuerl’s turn of fate
Post-Gazette: AG Shapiro hails court ruling backing state suit against nursing home chain
Pittsburgh Business Times: Mayor issues executive order directing city agencies to consider workplace reforms
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh City Council hears testimony on public private partnership
Tribune Review: Harrison Dems pledge support to candidates for state and federal seats
Tribune Review: Poll: 6 of 10 Trib readers support Brett Kavanaugh
Tribune Review: Fox Chapel Area to hire 4 school officers, use digital safety app
Tribune Review: Hampton Democratic Committee to host candidate town hall on Oct. 15
Tribune Review: Medical cannabis dispensary opens in Monroeville

Beaver County Times: International tariff war cause delay in Beaver County timbering sales
Observer-Reporter: Hearing to be held Wednesday on Greene County CDBG application
Observer-Reporter: Youth participation in elections has been spotty, but could this be changing?
Observer-Reporter: No bull: Energy industry energizes Interior secretary
Observer-Reporter: Activists call for end to domestic violence in march through city
Altoona Mirror: Congressional candidate forum set
Altoona Mirror: Sen. Bill could waive statute of limitations
Altoona Mirror: State considers children’s rights
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Residents have mixed emotions about marijuana-growing facility, but welcome jobs        
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO | Barbin on the issues: ‘You have to protect the city’

The Times Leader: Oliver North headlines lineup at ‘Trump Fest’ at Mohegan Sun
The Times Leader: Plans for valuable Luzerne County-owned tract debated
The Times Leader: Luzerne County tax auction yields 44 sales and 527 advancing to free-and-clear
The Times Leader: Former Wilkes-Barre fire chief blasts mayor’s watches
The Times Leader: State announces limits on school tax increases for 2019-20
The Times Leader: Luzerne County government clears $8M deficit
Times-Tribune: Fact-check: Cartwright’s Social Security commercial

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Governor’s Race 2018: Election rhetoric and the education debate
Carlisle Sentinel: Election 2018: Contested races fill ballot in Cumberland County November election
York Daily Record: York County pays retirees $18.7 million a year; top earner got $134,000 in retirement last year
York Dispatch: York City Council to hold town hall meeting to inform, speak with residents

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: I’ll take Pennsylvania governor for $500, Alex
Morning Call: Pennsylvania senator honored for leading gritty vote on gas taxes
Morning Call: Not sure if you are registered to vote? You can check so state website
Reading Eagle: League of Women Voters host 6th House district candidates
Reading Eagle: Candidate forums coming up in Berks, Chester counties
Reading Eagle: Former Reading mayor Vaughn D. Spencer enters motion for acquittal

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Friedenberg speaks in city on Medicare
Centre Daily Times: Here’s who you’ll vote for on Election Day depending on where you live
Williamsport Sun Gazette: When it comes to state’s biggest issue, House candidates vary   

Charles Ellison: Where’s the urgency in improving voter turnout?
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Incivility rules: Harassment is not politics by another name
Bill Golderer: Instead of blaming government for Philly’s poverty problems, we must band together
Michael Smerconish: Will the age of iPhones change bad behavior?
Christine Flowers: Kavanaugh creates #MeToo moment for accused men
Helen Ubiñas: When will the millions Philly spends on antiviolence actually work
Trudy Rubin: A UPenn conference shows where Democratic and GOP visions of global order could meet.
Gillian McGoldrick: Do Cosby, Kavanaugh cases make young women feel more vulnerable?
Maria Panaritis: In Cardinal Bevilacqua’s words, a Catholic Church that cried wolf while howling at abuse victims
Inquirer Editorial Board: The new cloud over the Supreme Court
Jenice Armstrong: Former FBI agent says Kavanaugh investigation will likely be assigned to a team of agents
Will Bunch: Maria Gallagher, Ana Maria Archila and the amazing power of everyday people raising their voice
Mike Newall: No need for study: Don’t take away our trash cans
Philadelphia Magazine: How Michael Rubin, Meek Mill’s Billionaire Bestie, Got Woke
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Serve these students: Edinboro should keep its commitments
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Deal with human needs: FEMA and its leader need to get their act together
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Protecting our river: Scheme to deregulate protection cannot be justified
Brian O’Neill: Phony baloney flippers in the Statehouse
Keith C. Burris: Notes on a train wreck
Tony Norman: Stepping into Bill Cosby’s darkness

One Response

  1. I caught part of the Wolf & Wagner debate. I felt it was what you’d expect with both parties performing as they have been the last few months. Wolf was confident. Wagner looked highly uncomfortable sitting there. I thought the question about gerrymandering was odd with both Wolf and Wagner saying what you’d expect but not sure why that question came up other than reapportionment will occur in the next few years. Wagner has come across in this campaign as one of the worst candidates for Gov in many years. Lacking the savy of a Tom Ridge or the authority of a Gov Scranton. Wagner reminds me of that relative you hope will not be at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

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