PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/9 Edition
PoliticsPA has learned that State Sen. Kim Ward is being considered a potential challenger to Sen. Casey, the Tribune-Review is finding a luke warm response to the Obama tax deal among the Pa. Congressional delegation and Rep. Fattah was passed over for the top Dem. spot on the House Appropriations committee. Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Buzz.
Exclusive: State Senator Kim Ward Emerges as Potential Challenger to Sen. Bob Casey
The Hill: Santorum: Palin’s star power a challenge (h/t Early Returns)
Early Returns: Burn: “Buyer’s remorse” on the way
Tribune-Review: Tax-cut deal finds few fans in Pennsylvania
Politico: Rep. Dicks (D-WA) picked to be Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee
Rep. Dicks was picked over Rep. Chaka Fattah. Fattah did not get the endorsement of the Congressional Black Caucus, they instead endorsed Dicks citing the fact that Dicks was higher in seniority. The CBC did suggest, however, that Rep. Fattah should be considered for one of “the cardinals” positions (“the cardinals” are the subcommittee chairman on the appropriations committee). It was recommended that he would be a good candidate for the Defense subcommittee chairmanship, which Dicks could vacate as the full committee chairman.
Newsworks: What’s a billion among friends?
Post-Gazette: Perzel, co-defendants fight corruption charges
Commonwealth Confidential: Corbett inaugural to include gas drilling protest
Newsworks: Gas industry lobbyists advise Corbett on energy issues
PhillyClout: City Commission: Six State Reps. Owe Reports & Fines
PhillyClout: Tartaglione: “Call us corrupt and I’ll punch you out”
AP: PennDOT worker accused of driving drunk on job resigns
Capitol Ideas: Gov. Ed Rendell lights his last capitol Christmas tree
Times-Tribune: Hoist glasses
Inquirer: Election chicanery