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October 9th Playbook

The Wagner campaign sends out a fundraising email pleading for funds to get more on television, while a number of Congressional candidates debate last night. Here is the Playbook.

PA Gov: Wagner “Tapped Out,” No More Self-Funding: The GOP candidate said in a campaign email that a “small number of establishment Republicans” are trying to undermine his bid for Governor.

PA1: Candidates Boast About Record on Safety, Fitzpatrick Remains on the Offensive in his Ad: Fitzpatrick tries to contrast his record from Wallace, while the Democrat says he’s running for Congress to stand up to President Trump.

Bartos and Fetterman Engage in Lone lt. Gov Debate: The debate included discussing the role of Lt. Governor.

DCCC has canceled TV schedules that had been placed for 10/30-11/6 in Pittsburgh: The group is currently up in the market and has spending in place through 10/15

Legislative Election Update:

SD-12: A 30 second television ad debuted on Oct 3 touts Democratic candidate Maria Collett’s vision on protecting the environment and clean water, while painting Republican candidate Stewart Greenleaf Jr. as beholden to big corporations.

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Harrisburg & DC
AP: Pennsylvania voter registration deadline is Tuesday
Inquirer: In Pennsylvania’s Republican counties, John Fetterman is stirring Democratic interest
Inquirer: Why do some towns choose ‘home rule?’ For one thing, there’s some money in it
PLSReporter: Bartos, Fetterman stand by their running mates in follow-up lieutenant governor debate
Billy Penn: A push to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Pennsylvania
Billy Penn: Hillary and Bill Clinton are doing a live show at The Met in April
WHYY Newsworks: Haunted by clergy abuse, Pa. family leaves Catholic Church after years-long struggle
WITF: Pa. prisons sell inmates eBooks via private contractor, but they can be expensive
WESA: House Panel To Take Up Gas Royalties Bill, But Not The One Advocates Hoped For
Post-Gazette: Advocacy group urges consumers to change Experian PINs in wake of security flaw        
York Daily Record: Pa. election 2018: 126 women are on the ballot and you might be surprised why they’re running
The Incline: Republicans are telling Democrats to #WalkAway. Are they?
PennLive: Pennsylvania counties with the lowest cost of living
PennLive: Senate Republicans weigh alternatives to giving child sex abuse victims more time to sue abusers
PennLive: Dems’ chances improve in 2 key Pa. Congressional races | Monday Morning Coffee
PennLive: Gov. Tom Wolf on legal pot: ‘I’m not ready to sign or promote legislation that legalizes it’
PennLive: Abortion issue divides candidates in Pa. governor’s race
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Lawmakers soft on crime in an election year?

KYW Newsradio: In Philadelphia City Council, last minute amendments leave the public out of the process
Inquirer: Philly ends year with highest budget surplus in a decade but ‘unlikely’ to save it
KYW Newsradio: Postal workers rally against White House proposal for privatized postal services
KYW Newsradio: Italian immigration museum in South Philly vandalized on Columbus Day
Billy Penn: A push to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Pennsylvania
Billy Penn: Hillary and Bill Clinton are doing a live show at The Met in April
WHYY Newsworks: Haunted by clergy abuse, Pa. family leaves Catholic Church after years-long struggle
PhillyVoice: Bryn Mawr students protest for removal of former president’s name from campus buildings
PhillyVoice: Citing fears of ‘inappropriate touching,’ Archdiocese of Philadelphia bars girl, 12, from CYO football
Inquirer: Former mayor Nutter is selling Medicare. Should his plan be yours?
Inquirer: How the Philadelphia nonprofit that could launch the nation’s first safe-injection site got started

Bucks Local News: Yardley Borough Councilwoman accuses colleague of bullying; calls on council to drive culture of change
Delco Daily Times: Dinniman accuses Sunoco of botching pipeline work
Bucks County Courier Times: New Hope-Solebury board to note on new superintendent Thursday
Bucks County Courier Times: AP: Lawmakers buy industry fix to protect schools from guns
Bucks County Courier Times: Warminster Lidl seeks new zoning approval

WESA: Lamb, Rothfus Trade Views In First Of Two TV Debates
WESA: In nation’s only two-incumbent showdown, Lamb, Rothfus clash on health care, social security, taxes
KDKA: Smoking City Employees To Pay More For Health Insurance
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh Penguins organization hires URA board chair as new general counsel
Pittsburgh Business Times: Public paychecks: Bill Peduto gets paid, but is it a lot? Here’s how he stacks up nationally
Post-Gazette: Lawmakers propose a short-term bailout of the Hill House     
Post-Gazette: Petition asks Pittsburgh Marathon to drop Chick-fil-A sponsorship over chain’s gay-rights stance
Post-Gazette: RAND study shows ‘restorative practices’ have positive effect on Pittsburgh Public Schools
Post-Gazette: If voters say yes, Allegheny County Children’s Fund would be one of many around the country
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-area food bank gearing up for extra supplies amid tariff tensions
Tribune Review: Deputies desperately wanted at Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department
Tribune Review: Monroeville looks to ‘active transportation’ future

Altoona Mirror: Inmate harassment trial set
Beaver County Times: County invests 10m of pension fund into global investments
Beaver County Times: State Sen. Bartolotta takes busy first term as ‘a challenge for next time’
Beaver County Times: Slappy says it was her duty to run to give voters choice
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Voters energized as registration deadline arrives
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Work set for Route 160 as Somerset County community waits

Pocono Record: Scavello, Probst and Reinhardt to discuss area’s top issues
Times-Tribune: Postal workers rally against privatization
Times-Tribune: Tax assessment appealed on downtown Scranton parking garage
Times-Tribune: Lackwanna County’s opioid lawsuit to play out in Delaware County
Wayne Independent: Trail committee receives Villaume Foundation grant
Times Leader: River Street road project has caused headaches for drivers, business owners
Times Leader: Real estate taxes rising for Arena Hub Plaza due to reverse appeal
Citizens Voice: Where they stand: Meuser, Wolff on Social Security
Citizens Voice: Luzerne County’s proposed 2019 budget will be unveiled Tuesday

South Central  
LNP | LancasterOnline: U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker and Jess King offer dueling visions and heated criticism in 11th district debate
LNP | LancasterOnline: Ryan Aument and Bill Troutman to meet in 36th District debate Oct. 17 at Penn Cinema
LNP | LancasterOnline: Many Lancaster County police departments issue summary citations for small amounts of marijuana
York Dispatch: New poll shows George Scott one point behind Rep. Scott Perry
York Dispatch: 93rd District House race profile: Rivera-Lytle vs Jones
York Daily Record: Pa. election 2018: 126 women are on the ballot and you might be surprised why they’re running
Carlisle Sentinel: Mount Holly Springs plans increase in fire tax for 2019
PennLive: Plans for $32M Hershey community center up for vote

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Lawmakers soft on crime in an election year?
Morning Call: Bethlehem Area lists buildings overdue for capital investment
Morning Call: Northampton school district to spend grant money to improve security
Morning Call: Five reasons why the Allentown School District is stuck in a financial hole
Morning Call: Soft on crime? This state lawmaker won’t stand for it
Morning Call: Bill White: Why evangelical Vote Common Good movement is worth some attention
Reading Eagle: Candidate endorsements
Reading Eagle: Mom of Sandy Hook victim on mission to make schools Safe and Sound
Reading Eagle: Boyertown school officials update parents on investigation into principal
Reading Eagle: Exeter Township honors retiring police Chief Christopher Neidert

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Kelly, DiNicola face off in Erie debate
Erie Times-News: Pop-up Trump vendor in Erie hopes sales will be great again
Erie Times-News: Federal court hearing set in McBride Viaduct lawsuit  
Williamsport Sun Gazette: KC district resumes search for new super
Centre Daily Times: ‘We have lost all confidence:’ Penn State police officers ask for a change in leadership   

Citizens Voice Editorial Board: Follow Amazon’s wage lead
Rebecca Oyler: Tom Wolf’s overtime proposal proves he isn’t the small business governor he claims
Pat and Ed Fortney: Justice lies in their hands: Pa. Senate must vote on sex-abuse bill
Christine Flowers: The unexpected courage of Susan Collins
Elizabeth Wellington: Why it matters that Melania Trump wore a pith helmet on her trip to Africa
John Baer: The Pa. legislature did something good. If only that would become a habit
Maria Panaritis: Take names and kick them out: A bull’s-eye on suburban senators over clergy abuse
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Hellbent on saving the hellbender
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Prevention not taken: Get tsunami sensors in place
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Millennials are saving marriage
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The bruising battle: Due process, qualification and listening survive
Brian O’Neill: Straight out of ‘Good Will Hunting’, janitor and mom of toddler wins literary Rooney Prize
Tony Norman: Jury to cops: Do the right thing (even if you’re scared)
Diana Nelson Jones: Pitt documentary on solutions to food waste premieres Thursday

3 Responses

  1. Scott Wagner blaming a “small number of establishment Republicans” for his soon to be staggering and record breaking loss for a Republican for Governor is a complete cop out. How can Wagner possibly evade the multitude of gaffes and pointless errors in the short time between the primary and general campaign??? Telling a young person they were “young and naive” at a town hall, confronting a tracker at his York Country Club, refusing to be open about his taxes saying it was “none of the public’s business” when he wanted to govern the public. It goes on and on. He claims to be “mini Trump” but too bad for Wagner this is 2018 and not 2016 so that proclamation worked against him. When the political books are written Scott Wagner will have been the worst candidate the R’s ever had for Gov of Pa.

  2. Glad to see Wagner sees his campaign is a loser and no longer willing to put his own money into his losing effort.

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