October 8th Playbook

The candidates for lt. Governor engage in their one and only debate, while the first series of ads are released for PA9. Here is the Playbook.

October 5th Ups & Downs: A gubernatorial debate captures the nation’s attention, the President is on his way back to the state, sports betting and much more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

PA9: Meuser and Wolff Release 1st TV Ads: The Republican candidate attempts to tie his opponent to Pelosi, Wolff’s ad highlights background as a farmer.

Legislative Election Update:

SD-38: GOP candidate Jeremy Schaffer releases a 15 second television ad tying Democratic candidate Lindsey Williams to the Democratic Socialists of America.

SD-12: A new 30 second television ad boasts about the views of Republican candidate Stewart Greenleaf Jr., while pinning Democratic candidate Maria Collett as misleading voters.  

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Harrisburg & DC
Post-Gazette: Pa. lieutenant governor candidates Jeff Bartos, John Fetterman press running mates’ talking points in cordial debate
KDKA: Wolf Runs ‘Ball-Control’ Campaign In Staying Ahead Of Wagner
AP: Wolf runs ‘ball-control’ campaign in staying ahead of Wagner
StateImpactPA: U.S. court ruling opens door to more suits over contaminated water supplies
StateImpactPA: Indictment: Russian military targeted PA nuclear power company in hacking scheme
StateImpactPA: Mariner East 2: What are natural gas liquids, and what happens if they leak?
PLSReporter: 3 under 3!
PLSReporter: Running as a reformer is easy, but making a difference is a separate matter
PLSReporter: First round of school safety funding allocated to more than 250 districts, law enforcement agencies
PLSReporter: Tweets of the Week – October 1, 2018
Billy Penn: In case you can’t read the tiny disclaimer: ‘Paid for by Wagner for PA’
Philly Voice: Are Pennsylvania Democrats really turning Republican in huge numbers? Well…
KDKA: AG Shapiro Says Pa. Senators Must Stand With Survivors Over Catholic Church Lobbyists
York Daily Record: Priest abuse: How to report clergy sexual abuse to top authorities in Pennsylvania
Morning Call: Pennsylvania senators reflect on deep tensions exposed in Kavanaugh fight  
Centre Daily Times: ‘This is simply saving lives.’ How will Pa.’s new gun law help domestic violence victims?

Inquirer: Philly-area lawmakers emerge as key votes in battle over Pa. child sex-abuse bill
Inquirer: PAFA acquires monumental Afro pick first displayed near Rizzo statue
Philadelphia Magazine: Can a Radical New High School Disrupt Education in Philadelphia?
WHYY Newsworks: NAACP, Philly teaming up to get out votes next month
KYW Newsradio: Chamber of Commerce panel highlights need for more women in leadership
KYW Newsradio: Students, low-wage workers rally to demand consistent work hours, advance scheduling
KYW Newsradio: Philly activist reflects on a year of #MeToo
Philadelphia Business Journal: Survey shows job growth is sluggish in Philadelphia
Philly Voice: Are Pennsylvania Democrats really turning Republican in huge numbers? Well…

WHYY Newsworks: Montco congressional hopefuls square off
Montgomery Media: Lansdale now talking trail, easement for Martin Tract development
Daily Local News: Chesco D.A’s memo criticizes state police probe of officer-involved shooting
Daily Local News: County awards $25,000 grant to LaComunidad Hispana
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania receives state grants for school safety
Bucks County Courier Times: Bensalem council to review revised plans for veterans housing complex
Bucks County Courier Times: Gov. Wolf joins candidates at Ann’s Choice event Friday
Delco Daily Times: Delco council spars over bids for health insurance
Delco Daily Times: Killion, McGarrigle say they will support 2-year window for abuse victims to sue
Delco Daily Times: Council grilled over future of county prison
Pottstown Mercury: Colebrookdale Railroad receives $1.5M grant for welcome center
Pottstown Mercury: Montco officials to host bike plan meeting
Inquirer: As Bucks County fights homelessness, some entrenched camps hide in plain sight

City Paper: U.S. Reps. Conor Lamb and Keith Rothfus vote to extend GOP tax cuts for individuals
City Paper: UPMC one-day strike attracts local politicians — with some notable absences
Post-Gazette: Diocese erred on when priest was removed from ministry   
Post-Gazette: More testimony to be scheduled in unionization effort at Pitt
Post-Gazette: In wake of Russian spy indictments, FBI warns that any business can be hacked
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public school board leaning against arming school police
Post-Gazette: McCarrick accuser met with Pittsburgh diocesan board in 2004
Tribune Review: UPMC-Highmark battle for market domination rattles Medicare patients, politicians
Tribune Review: Heidelberg council considering tax to support fire department

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Watch video: Wagner stresses job creation, school taxes as main objectives
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Watch video: Candidate in 32nd Senate District tackles opioid issue
Altoona Mirror: Tomassetti won’t seek re-election
Altoona Mirror:  Bedford proposes raises
Altoona Mirror: Bedford’s district attorney wants to increase budget
Observer-Reporter: Bill aimed at separating abusers, guns poised to become law
Observer-Reporter: U.S. Department of Commerce undersecretary visits Mon Valley factory
Observer-Reporter: State grants boost Greene County recreation projects
Observer-Reporter: Charleroi council chooses former mayor for open seat
Beaver County Times: PA Senate, House candidates spar in debates
Beaver County Times: Legislators score from 100 to 0 percent in small-business voting report
Beaver County Times: Medart in Ellwood City receives $1M grant for expansion

The Times Leader: Luzerne County Notebook: 2019 budget unveiling set for Tuesday
Times-Tribune: RODERICK RANDOM: Candidates’ musical chairs to determine seats
Standard Speaker: Schuylkill commissioners OK demolitions, renovations
News Item: C.T. commissioners approve tax abatement resolution for manor housing project
News Item: Manchin faces firestorm at home following Kavanaugh vote
News Item: DA attends public relations seminar
Times Tribune: Congress candidates talk Social Security, Medicare
Times-Tribune: Mullins, Lemoncelli to debate Thursday
The Times Leader: County, state business discussed at Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast
The Times Leader: Mayor George ends stepped-up fire watch schedule that union railed against
Citizens Voice: W-B mayor: City firewatch to continue with former schedule  

South Central
PennLive: Rep. Scott Perry and challenger George Scott talk America’s political divide in Friday debate
PennLive: Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg sued over ‘severe collision’ between students on playground
PennLive: Harrisburg’s Third Street Corridor needs some ‘TLC’: Urban Land Institute
PennLive: ‘We can do better. We must do better’: PCAR director responds to nomination vote
Carlisle Sentinel: Keefer to host conceal carry seminar in Wellsville
LNP | LancasterOnline: School District of Lancaster to save $70K a year in busing thanks to new Kensington Club walking path

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Berks County Farm Bureau measures the candidates
Reading Eagle: The Briefing: Good week for House GOP candidates
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: Debates slated to be televised
Reading Eagle: Focus on the Issues: 187th Pennsylvania House race
Reading Eagle: Party that has the most new registered voters has an advantage
Morning Call: Pennsylvania senators reflect on deep tensions exposed in Kavanaugh fight
Morning Call: Lehigh County commissioners propose amendment to hold taxes, but haven’t said how
Morning Call: Global trade war redirecting flood of fresh food to Lehigh Valley food bank, pantries
Express Times: Bethlehem scores victory in Airbnb fight

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: ‘This is simply saving lives.’ How will Pa.’s new gun law help domestic violence victims?
Williamsport Sun Gazette: LEGISLATIVE TALLY: Senate rules for gun legislation against domestic violence
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Propelled by Kavanaugh confirmation, GOP calls for votes
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Candidates talk about biggest national issue, state’s minimum wage
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Sale of city pump stations open to negotiation
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Area schools to see $175K in grant money
Erie Times-News: Libertarian Beeman vows formal complaint over debate exclusion
Erie Times-News: Erie Port Authority get $2.7 million in state funding
Inquirer Editorial Board: Do Pa. casino fines mean all’s not fine with this business?
Abraham Gutman: ‘An argument that made no sense at all’: Why Ed Rendell supported needle exchange during the AIDS epidemic and safe injection sites today
Alex Titus: Nothing safe about safe injection sites
Will Bunch: The awesomeness of Sen. Mazie Hirono is why immigrants should be allowed to run for president
Ryan Briggs: Philly’s litter problem is no mystery. Why won’t City Hall step up and solve it?
Inquirer Editorial Board: Is Philadelphia turning the tide on the opioid crisis?
Maria Panaritis: From Kavanaugh to the Main Line, rich teens are coasting by with zero brakes
Will Bunch: Kavanaugh fight revealed how badly U.S. democracy is broken. Here’s how to fix it
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Reason on licenses: Time for the state to reform
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: End this war at last: First step toward peace is to officially end conflict
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Enjoy the flight: New FAA legislation portends improved air travel
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Will Elon Musk ever learn?: An entrepreneur sabotages himself and his company
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Nobel-worthy work: Frances Arnold’s brilliance benefits us all
Brian O’Neill: Forum to replay the Pirates drug trials
Keith C. Burris: They usually get it wrong
David M. Shribman: Jeopardy answer: ‘Nebraska’

One Response

  1. I feel really wierd defending the Chamber of Commerce and I know I am risking eternal damnation because of it (kidding everybody..this is called humor..) but I think the Chamber had a great idea and they had every reason to believe Alex Trebek would come prepared to the debate. Instead, he CLEARLY was “winging it” and “riffing” like a Jazz musician wandering all over the map with his half baked observations and bungling efforts to move the program along and control the crowd. I see Alex Trebek’s performance like a substitute teacher who could not control the class nor did the sub teacher even come prepared. Let us not excuse the poor performance of Scott Wagner who did not have enough sense to even wear a suit. This guy cannot get anything right in the campaign. He sat there in a sportcoat and slacks with Trebek and Gov Wolf in suits and looked out of place. “Dress for Success” is not a wildly successful book because it is used to prop up couches.

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