PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 9/9 Edition

Sen. Dorgan is in Philly to campaign for Sestak, Joe Biden will be in the state Monday to fundraise for Sestak, and the Post-Gazette says the Bush-era middle class tax cuts should be extended. It’s Thursday and the headlines are coming fast and furious here in the Buzz.

On the trail


Sen. Byron Dorgan from North Dakota will be campaigning with Joe Sestak in Philadelphia at a job training center.

Pat Toomey is holding a press conference in Pittsburgh to talk about how the new health care bill is hurting medical device manufacturers.

Pat Toomey is also holding a press conference with Former Governor Tom Ridge in State College where Ridge will talk about how he believes Toomey’s economic policies will help Pennsylvania. It will be interesting to see what Ridge, as a former Governor, has to say about Toomey’s no-tax pledge.

Dan Onorato will be talking about Marcellus Shale in Easton.

Then, Dan Onorato heads to Philly to continue his Marcellus Shale tour. He is receiving an endorsement from an environmental organization.

Sen. Casey will be giving a speech on Afghanistan at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle. Then, he will be touring the renovated Lancaster train station.

Today’s Headlines


Commonwealth Confidential: Veep to Host Fundraiser for Sestak

Politico: Don’t count out ‘underdog’

PhillyClout: Rendell: GOP “Being Taken Over By Wackos”

Post-Gazette: Remembering 9/11: Shanksville area residents oppose commercialization of Flight 93 resting place

Tribune-Review: Specter said about the Senate race: “It’s going to be a dogfight. I wouldn’t call it a horse race, I’d call it a dogfight.”

Commonwealth Confidential: Senate Opponent of Wall Street De-Reg Stumps with Sestak

Times-News: Toomey gets state FOP endorsement

PA2010.com: RGA moves cash for Corbett

Inquirer: Corbett’s petition investigation draws political fire

Inquirer: In Pa. Governor’s race, candidates run from being seen as an ‘insider’

Politico: NRCC adds four new Dem targets (including Rep. Murphy) (h/t PA2010.com)

PA2010.com: Christie to campaign for Meehan again

The Fix: The top eight redistricting battles of 2010 (Pa. is number 3)

C-SPAN: 7th Congressional District Election Overview

PA2010.com: Conservative group targets Dahlkemper, Kanjorski on health care

Inquirer: Murphy, Fitzpatrick clash in first debate in Bucks race

2 Political Junkies: Congressman Doyle responds (h/t Early Returns)

Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania gaming board rebuffs treasurer

And finally from our friends at Commonwealth Confidential… Gov. Rendell for W.H. Chief of Staff?

Today’s Opinions


Post-Gazette: Tax the rich: But extend the other Bush-era tax reductions

Inquirer: Preaching bigotry

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