October 4th Playbook

President Trump will rally in Erie next week, while a couple polls show tight races in PA1 and PA10. Here is the Playbook.

 

Donald Trump to Rally in Erie on Oct 10: The President’s rally will be held in Rep. Mike Kelly’s district.

Dem Poll: Perry Leads Scott 44-43: The incumbent has a narrow lead and almost half of those polled didn’t have an opinion on the Democratic candidate.

PA1: Monmouth Poll Fitzpatrick 50, Wallace 46: The poll states that the positive views of the incumbent outweighs the Democratic leaning environment.

PA16: Kelly and DiNicola go on the Attack in New Ads: These are the first set of attack ads in the race.

Cook Political Report Shifts PA17 from Leans Democratic to Likely Democratic: The Cook Political Report cites the NRCC canceling its ad buy and the newly drawn map as a reason to change the rating in Rep. Conor Lamb’s favor.   

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Trump returning to Pennsylvania to stump for Kelly, Barletta
PennLive: Governor hopeful Scott Wagner on curbing spending: ‘We have to drill down [to] every single nickel’
AP: Ex Pennsylvania governor joins safe injection site effort
AP: Cemetery case puts property rights issue before high court
AP: State Acts To Help Overseas Voters Get Around Ballot Barrier
WESA: Pennsylvania’s Legislative Caucuses Are Unregulated, But Should They Be?
KDKA: Protesters Ask Sen. Toomey To Reconsider Support For Kavanaugh
Times Tribune: Local, state and national groups meet to discuss prison and criminal justice reform in Lackawanna County
PLSReporter: Domestic abuser firearm restrictions awaits Wolf’s signature
PLSReporter: Work zone speed cameras a step closer after Senate passes bill
PhillyVoice: One-third of voters don’t know their congressional candidates, a new poll found
Business Journal: Public paychecks: How much do Wolf, Murphy & Carney make?
Inquirer: Pa. GOP chair blasts Central HS teacher for ‘liberal indoctrination’  
Billy Penn: 2,700 Philadelphians are serving life without parole. Will they get a chance at redemption?
Inquirer: 2018 midterm election: What to know before voting in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware
Post-Gazette: Comey at Heinz Hall talk: ‘Real leaders never ask for loyalty’
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Trump taxes and a local potty pick

 

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: Philly mayor signs executive order to deal with local opioid ‘disaster’
KYW Newsradio: Philly’s homicide rate is the highest in 6 years
PhillyVoice: Petition calls for free public transit on Election Day
Inquirer: Pa. GOP chair blasts Central HS teacher for ‘liberal indoctrination’
Billy Penn: 2,700 Philadelphians are serving life without parole. Will they get a chance at redemption?
AP: Mural of ex-inmates seeks public input on mass incarceration
Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Is About to Get More Bike Friendly
Inquirer: Nelson Díaz on a lifetime of being ‘the first Latino’
Inquirer: ‘Listen to us’: Philly Trans March to reflect on unsolved murder, other injustices
Inquirer: Two-thirds of Philly kids can’t read at grade level. Can a library in a barbershop change that?

 

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: New poll shows Fitzpatrick with slim, but growing, lead over Wallace
Bucks County Courier Times: Nearly $1 million in state grants awarded in opioid fight
Delco Times: Senate OKs restrictions on guns in domestic violence cases
Daily Local News: Scores of people protest Kavanaugh’s nomination in Chester County
Daily Local News: Local lawmakers praise passage of landmark domestic violence bill
Daily Local News: Senate passes Barrar’s bill to authorize tow truck lights
KYW Newsradio: Pa. Gaming Board approves Parx Casino sports betting
Inquirer: Despite marijuana’s increasing legalization and acceptance, arrests soar

 

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Protesters Ask Sen. Toomey To Reconsider Support For Kavanaugh
KDKA: First-Ever Anti-Terrorism Advisory Conference Held In Pittsburgh
KDKA: Pittsburgh Columbus Day Parade Canceled After Longtime Organizer Dies
Post-Gazette: Comey at Heinz Hall talk: ‘Real leaders never ask for loyalty’
Post-Gazette: Universities publish updated sexual assault statistics; CMU attributes higher numbers to better reporting
Post-Gazette: State aging officials reach out to LGBTQ community with first conference
Post-Gazette: Sprinkler proposal for Pittsburgh’s high-rises edges closer to law
Tribune Review: Penn Hills school board members want resolution to county financial investigation
Tribune Review: Penn-Trafford teachers may vote on new contract this week
Tribune Review: Rep. Christiana: Legislature needs ‘guts to stand up to’ rivals UPMC, Highmark
AP: University of Pittsburgh grad assistants seek to form union
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh City Council hears opposition to needle exchange program
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh is beating Tampa, Cincinnati in economic growth

 

SWPA
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Pa. approves state’s first sports-betting forays
Altoona Mirror: Cameras to target work zone speeders
Altoona Mirror: Bedford departments ask for more funding
Beaver County Times: Bartolotta, Vogel vote against bill limiting abusers’ access to guns
Beaver County Times: Rothfus initiatives folded into sweeping opiod bill
Beaver County Times: In latest TV ads, Lamb on message, Rothfus on the attack
Observer-Reporter: State acts to help overseas voters get around ballot barrier

 

NEPA
The Times Leader: Gov. Wolf signs elevator safety bill in memory of late prison officer Moules
The Times Leader: Rep. Boback to hold Veterans Expo and Recognition Ceremony at Misericordia
Citizens Voice: Wagner vows to eliminate unneeded state regulations
Citizens Voice: Proposed Valley Crest project gets $3 million state grant
Citizens Voice: Hanover Twp. receives grant for Loomis Park Bridge Replacement Project
Times Tribune: Local, state and national groups meet to discuss prison and criminal justice reform in Lackawanna County

 

South Central
PennLive: Governor hopeful Scott Wagner on curbing spending: ‘We have to drill down [to] every single nickel’
PennLive: Why mixed ratings didn’t stop Harrisburg superintendent from getting top raise and bonus
PennLive: Harrisburg council picks new member to fill vacant seat
PennLive: Child sex abuse – and reforms to law – are not Catholic issues, victim says
Carlisle Sentinel: Scott Perry, George Scott will debate at least twice more before November    
Carlisle Sentinel: State Representative Stephen Bloom, 199th District
Carlisle Sentinel: Kavanaugh opponents gather at Square in Carlisle
LNP | Lancaster Online: Lancaster County sheriff requests 8 new full-time deputies at cost of $500,000

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Trump taxes and a local potty pick
Morning Call: Odd man out: Macungie council member questions why he’s excluded from fact-finding tours
Morning Call: McClure’s Northampton County 2019 budget: More open space, take back Gracedale, no tax hike
Morning Call: Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell responds to ‘horrific’ explosion; Council holds moment of silence
Reading Eagle: Jewish ambassador in Reading to promote voting and fighting against racism
Reading Eagle: Berks lawmaker recognized for dedication to children’s issues

 

North by Northwest
Tribune Review: President Trump to attend rally next week in Erie for U.S. Senate hopeful Lou Barletta
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council delays vote on EMTA appointments
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Locals protest possible Kavanaugh appointment
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Broker proposals handed to city finance committee
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Williamsport Mayor seeks $1M in deal for pump stations

 

Opinion
Ernest Owens: Anti-Trump Protests Have Become A Huge Joke
Patrick McDonnell: Your next car could have different gas-mileage standards — and that’s not good for anyone
Solomon Jones: White women hold the keys to America’s future. Will they vote wisely?
Mike Newall: Fast Eddie’s put himself on the line for safe injection sites. So should Mayor Kenney.
Trudy Rubin: Steve Bannon’s new mission: Make Europe more Trumpian than America
Ronnie Polaneczky: Her lemonade stand will help more kids ride SEPTA to school
Inquirer Editorial Board: More city trees can help with climate change
Jacqueline L. Angel and Juan Fernando Torres-Gil: By 2050, the United States will be majority-minority and older. How do we care for everyone?
Maria Panaritis: Justice in Catholic Church clergy abuse is best served as cold cash
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Trump, trade, and contract: Keeping promises and protecting jobs should reduce cynicism
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: China deal frees up worship: Vatican, Beijing agree to “dialogue” on faith
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Bad way to do business: Secret government cheats public interest

October 4th, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “October 4th Playbook”

  1. Don Pardo says:

    This whole thing with Alex Trebek causing Wagner to lose the debate is silly. Wagner lost the debate on his own. Alex Trebek made rookie political mistakes. He was not prepared. He did not do proper research meaning he should have consulted people in Pa to get a better handle on the debate and what to do. He sort of did not take it as seriously as he should have done. Scott Wagner has no one to blame for his sloppy campaign–confronting a tracker, offending a questioner at a town meeting, not releasing his taxes because he feels the people of Pa have no business seeing them even though he seeks to govern them. Scott Wagner should not blame Alex Trebek for his debate performance or losing campaign but rather himself.

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