PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 9/22 Edition
Our new PoliticsPA/Municipoll shows Corbett up 8, Tom Marino is in hot water and don’t worry, Rep. Altmire is not switching parties. Good Wednesday and welcome to the Buzz.
On the trail
Sen. Casey and Rep. Schwartz are having a conference call to discuss new consumer protections going into effect.
Rep. Doyle is having a conference call to talk about issues involving seniors.
New PoliticsPA/Municipoll shows Corbett with an 8 point lead over Onorato.
AP: Justice Department says Marino never had permission to serve as a reference on Louis DeNaples’ casino application.
Rothenberg Political Report: Is this an anti-incumbent year? Not so far
“Sen. Arlen Specter’s loss to Rep. Joe Sestak in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary was one of the most high-profile incumbent losses this year. But if Specter had not been a Republican for more than four decades in elected office and then switched parties, Sestak would not have entered the race. If Specter had not switched parties and sought re-election as a Republican, he would have faced a primary challenge from former Rep. Pat Toomey. But Toomey was driven by an ideological difference with Specter, just as he was six years ago when the two men first battled for the GOP nomination — not because Specter was an incumbent.”
Politico: Awkward Partnership marks Barack Obama’s Pennsylvania Trip
Pennsylvania Ave.: Sestak not attending PA Chamber debate
Progress Pittsburgh: Fundraiser for Joe Sestak @ the Heinz family
Capitol Ideas: Onorato has $3.3 million on hand
PA2010.com: Toomey up by 8 in new poll
PhillyClout: Would Specter Support Harm Or Help Sestak For
Commonwealth Confidential: ‘Privitize SocSec? Hell Yeah!’
Early Returns: Altmire hasn’t had party switch talks
PA2010.com: Lentz and Meehan agree on Israel – but not much else
Capitol Ideas: Lots of light, but no heat during shale day
Times-Tribune: NEPA anti-drilling activists bring passion to Capitol
Post-Gazette: City sued over G-20 arrests
Commonwealth Confidential: Has Rendell finally met a fundraiser he didn’t like?
Post-Gazette: State Health Secretary to join Pitt staff
Inquirer: Developer stands to reap millions from state capital budget
Inquirer: Law to ban ‘fake pot’ creates a buzz in Pa.
John Baer: Pa. spying contract an outrage and a waste of tax money
James Powers: The man at the eye of Pennsylvania’s security storm
Times-Tribune: Still distracted