PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 9/20 Edition
The President is back in the state for the 2nd time in as many weeks, the Marcellus Shale tax debate is heating up in Harrisburg, and it seems Sen. Specter has one last fight left in him. Good Monday morning, welcome to the Buzz, hope you don’t get a case of the Mondays.
On the trail
President Obama will be in Philadelphia to campaign for Joe Sestak.
Pat Toomey will be in Enola signing a pledge to repeal the death tax.
Dan Onorato will appear with Philly DA Seth Williams to talk about gun policy in Philadelphia
Gov. Christie will be in Springfield to campaign for Pat Meehan.
Mike Kelly will be campaigning throughout the 3rd Congressional District discussing his “Contract with 3rd District”
LA Times: Wall Street ties are a major player in midterm elections (h/t Early Returns)
AP: Pa. Senate race gets rough, fought through ads (h/t Early Returns)
Inquirer: Corbett expected to get endorsed by 2 largely black Phila. groups
Post-Gazette: Low-key Toomey sticks to credo of less spending
Times Leader: Corbett has slight lead over Onorato in Governor’s race (and Toomey also holds a lead over Sestak)
Leader Times: Onorato calls small towns part of state’s treasures
AP: With House at stake, turnout is key for Dems
PA2010.com: Boehner headlining state GOP dinner
Commonwealth Confidential: Corbett seeks to undermine Onorato in Phila.
Early Returns: Specter pushing SCOTUS cameras
PA2010.com: Report: NRCC could spend more than $500k on Marino
Pa2010.com: Marino says he can’t release DOJ letter, as report indicates it doesn’t exist
Morning Call: Dent maintains double-digit lead in three way race for Congress Undecideds have dwindled from a third to 10 percent
Inquirer: Rendell’s office releases content of all bulletins on planned protests
Tribune-Review: Ravenstahl says he did not receive any terror research reports
Tribune-Review: Quakers, anti-war rallies on alert list
Inquirer: Showdown looms in Harrisburg
Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania’s aging gas lines bring dangers close to home
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania legislators must levy a reasonable tax on natural gas production
Inquirer: Pa. Legislature has little time, major issues
Times-Tribune: Site tracks shale industry campaign spending
John Baer: In Pennsylvania, tax on rock could be a gas
Daniel Rubin: Faulty intelligence led to Pennsylvania intelligence scandal
Times-Tribune: Grim proof of loophole