PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 9/8 Edition

The Democrats are kicking off the fall campaign in Philly, there were super secret Tea Party meetings last night and Rep. Altmire’s internal poll says he’s up big. It’s Wednesday and here is the latest and greatest in the Buzz.


On the trail


Tim Kaine, the chairman of the DNC and Gov. Rendell will be in Philly to kick off the fall campaign for the Democratic Party.

Then, an hour later, Pat Toomey will be announcing a major endorsement in Philly.

Joe Sestak will be speaking in Harrisburg, where he will be going after Pat Toomey’s economic proposals.

Sen. Casey will be presenting the export achievement award to a company in Mt. Braddock. Then, he will be in Johnstown to talk about legislative efforts to help small businesses.

Rep. Kanjorski will be talking about how the Wall Street Reform bill will help small businesses in Wilkes-Barre.

Today’s Headlines


Early Returns: Pence hits Pelosi for Rothfus

Inquirer: Toomey got millions in earmarks before railing against them

Early Returns: Two new Toomey ads

Post-Gazette: Gas-drilling moratorium won’t happen here, governor says

PA2010.com: Sestak frames an economic debate against Toomey

PA2010.com: Altmire poll memo claims huge lead

Commonwealth Confidential: Plouffe to Dems: Forget Pundits, Knock on Doors

Commonwealth Confidential: Dem Trivedi with first ad in 6th CD Race

The Daily Delco: Secret suburban Tea Party party?

Courier Times: Fitzpatrick, Murphy at odds over tax cuts

Daily News: Feds: He sold inferior metal for Navy subs

From Twitter: @Capitol_Ideas PA Dems name Ann Knaus as new finance director. Kevin Wash (ex-Casey) is E.D., Mark Nicastre running press. Staff up time.

@Capitol_Ideas Acting DPW Secretary Harriet Dichter is now ex-DPW secretary. Gov. Ed taps Michael Nardone as her acting replacement.


Today’s Opinions


John Baer: For guv, it’s anybody’s race, if anybody cares

Dan Simpson: Tax shale gas and greedy CEOs

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