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September 10th Playbook

NBC News/Marist Poll: Biden 53, Trump 44: On four issues polled, Trump has the advantage over Biden on which candidate would better handle the economy, while the two are tied on who would better handle crime. The former VP opens up a double digit advantage over the president on the matters of the coronavirus pandemic and race relations.

Morning Consult Poll: Biden 50, Trump 45: Of the 11 battleground states polled, Biden’s lead is beyond the margin of error in Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

DLCC Adds 8 Candidates to Spotlight List: Four of the candidates added on the Spotlight list are attempting to flip the seat red-to-blue. There are now 28 House candidates and 7 Senate candidates on the list.

Jill Biden To Hold Virtual Community Conversation on School Reopenings in PA: According to a release from the Biden campaign, Jill Biden will be holding a virtual community conversation on school reopenings in PA on Thursday afternoon. The virtual visit will include talking with teachers from a school district in Luzerne County.  

Sanders To Host “Fighting for Justice in Pennsylvania” Virtual Town Hall: Sen. Bernie Sanders will be hosting this virtual town hall on Thursday evening and will be joined by Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic nominee for the 1st state Senate District Nikil Saval, and more.

Eric Trump To Campaign in Washington County: According to a release from the Trump campaign, Eric Trump will be hosting a “Make America Great Again!” event in Washington on Thursday afternoon. 

Harrisburg & DC   
AP: Green Party can stay on Pennsylvania’s ballot, judge says
AP: Governor to protect climate-change strategy with veto
Inquirer: Bernie Sanders on Joe Biden, progressive primary wins, socialism, and the presidential race in Pennsylvania
Inquirer: Trump is on the ground while Biden is on your TV screen 
Politico: Poll: Biden up by 9 points in Pennsylvania 
Politico: ‘I want to be in the Trump party’: GOP rides voter registration surge in key state 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Wolf donated to DePasquale’s congressional bid amid a key audit. Is that a problem?
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. Senate’s vote to curb executive power devolves into partisan shouting match
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: As clock ticks down, problems plague Pa. rental assistance program
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: No match for COVID-19, Temple Univ. students get ready for life online
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Losers? Suckers? Terrorists? Anarchists? Meet the real Pennsylvanians behind Trump’s insults | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Morning Call: Large majority in Legislature OKs bill to have school districts, not Gov. Wolf, decide on school sports and spectators during pandemic 
Morning Call: PA senate moving closer to amending state’s mail-in ballot law, even as Gov. Wolf vows to veto changes 
Patriot News: Audit of Gov. Wolf’s COVID-19 business shutdown waivers nears completion with consistency and fairness as its focus
Patriot News: Former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge urges states to allow processing of mail-in ballots before Election Day
Patriot News: Bill that expands marriage ceremony privileges headed to Pa. Senate
Patriot News: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf plans to veto bill that lets schools decide whether to hold sports and set attendance limits
Patriot News: Pa. Senate sends bill to Wolf giving schools authority to decide on sports, attendance at those events
Patriot News: Bill that requires moment of silence in schools for Sept. 11, Pearl Harbor passes through Senate
Patriot News: Delivery of prescriptions delayed by as much as a week, Casey, Warren probe into postal service finds
WITF: PA Senators Consider Harsher Penalties For Drivers Who Don’t Move Over For Emergency Vehicles
PLSReporter: Parliamentary maneuver sparks tense exchange on Senate floor 
PLSReporter: Ridge calls for more time to process ballots as November nears 
PLSReporter: DePasquale gives update on business waiver audit; report expected in October
USA Today: Tom Ridge urges lawmakers to pass voting reform
Post-Gazette: Partisan fight over slowed mail delivery raises worries ahead of 2020 election   
Fox News: Biden retains edge over Trump in battleground Pennsylvania: poll
Wall Street Journal: In Battleground Pennsylvania, Blue- and White-Collar Voters Move Farther Apart 
The Hill: Biden up by 9 points in Pennsylvania: poll 
The Hill: Biden leads in six swing states: CNBC poll 
The Hill: Top pro-Trump super PAC unleashes swing state ad blitz 
The Hill: High school retracts claim that alum died from COVID-19 
The Hill: Trump, Biden take fight to campaign trail as finish line nears 
StateImpactPA: Bill to keep Pa. out of regional cap-and-trade program passes, but faces governor’s veto 
StateImpactPA: WITF’s ‘Toward Racial Justice’ panel links environmental justice with health, human rights and self-determination  

Philly Voice: Mayor Kenney calls encampment resistance ‘disappointing,’ ‘unacceptable’
Inquirer: After deadline passes for homeless encampments to clear out, city won’t say what’s next on Parkway and at PHA
Inquirer: New York’s Durst selected to develop Penn’s Landing over 76ers arena proposal 
Inquirer: Philadelphia renters get temporary reprieve from evictions, with ban until Sept. 23
Inquirer: Philly postpones property reassessment and will leave values the same until 2023 due to coronavirus 
Philadelphia Tribune: Powers of proposed police oversight commission remain unknown
Philadelphia Magazine: City Slammed with Two New Lawsuits Over Philly Police Actions at Protests
Patriot News: Philadelphia and COVID-19: How the city battled the pandemic
KYW Newsradio: Philly City Council gets back into action with a full agenda
KYW Newsradio: Restaurant owners oppose Wolf’s early closing time as part of COVID-19 order 
Billy Penn: Find your polling place for the November 2020 election in Philadelphia 
Billy Penn: This animated map shows the coronavirus surge around Temple in North Philly
Philadelphia Business Journal: Former Trump aide leaves Cozen O’Connor again, this time for Holland & Knight 
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia will skip citywide property tax assessments for 2022

Delco Daily Times: Concord declines to put voting ballot box in township building 
Daily Local News: Chester County getting $7 million for crime prevention
Montgomery Media: Montgomery County official warns of ‘uptick’ in coronavirus cases
KYW Newsradio: To help get through pandemic, Delco schools are getting $20M in relief aid
KYW Newsradio: Bucks health director: It’s time to learn how to live with COVID-19
KYW Newsradio: Pa. reimburses suburban families who paid out-of-pocket to remove PFAS from water supply
Bucks Local News: NAACP Bucks County and Bensalem Township Police ink historic agreement 
Bucks Local News: Allegations fly at Lower Makefield meeting; vote to unseat chairman fails by one vote

Post-Gazette: Pence ends day in Western Pa., touting pro-life supporters, law enforcement, energy industry 
Post-Gazette: Senate confirms Christy Wiegand as federal judge, filling bench for first time since 2013
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh City Council holds facial recognition bill one week for further review
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh URA moves to help small businesses struggling to pay rent
Post-Gazette: Judge Tranquilli argues he should not have been suspended without pay
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County reports 9 new COVID-19 deaths
Tribune Review: VP Mike Pence stops in Westmoreland, rallies pro-life voters at Murrysville church
Tribune Review: VP Mike Pence: ‘The road to victory goes straight through Pennsylvania’ 
KDKA: Vice President Mike Pence Visits Pittsburgh Area Pushing For 4 More Years Of President Donald Trump
KDKA: Election 2020: Will Abortion Rights Make The Difference In Western Pennsylvania?
KDKA: Pennsylvania Democrats Question Trump-Pence ‘Love Affair’ With Beaver Co.
KDKA: Pennsylvania Senate Passes Bill Allowing School Districts To Make Decision On Fans At Games 
KDKA: Point Park Professor Criticizes Bob Woodward For Waiting To Reveal President Trump’s Alleged Comments On Downplaying Coronavirus 
KDKA: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Announces 9 Additional Deaths, And 68 More Coronavirus Cases
City Paper: Strassburger, advocates call for bike-infrastructure improvements to Ellsworth Avenue following cyclist hit by driver
City Paper: PHOTOS: F.J.E. Wednesdays protest marches peacefully through Downtown Pittsburgh
WESA: Polarizing Political Rhetoric Can Push Policy, Says Pitt Professor

Beaver County Times: Pence makes case for Trump re-election in W. Pa
Beaver County Times: Local Democrats blast Trump ahead of Pence visit
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Flight 93 anniversary to be streamed live; Trump, Interior Secretary Bernhardt to speak 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Senate sends Wolf bill to allow schools to set rules for spectators at sports 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: City doles out $343K in CARES forgivable loans
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Bedford County adds COVID-19 death; Centre reports 180 cases
Altoona Mirror: Flight 93 to offer September 11 ceremony livestream
Altoona Mirror: Langerholc bill seeks expanded broadband access
Altoona Mirror: Ward bill to aid nonprofits advances
Altoona Mirror: Joyce welcomes Pence at pro-life event
Altoona Mirror: Scholastic spectator bill passes Senate
Altoona Mirror: City cuts top planning job to trim budget
Observer-Reporter: Favorable response to dining upgrade, but it’s not 100% 

Citizens Voice: Federal judge OKs $3M settlement in Mackey death 
Citizens Voice: Will fans be allowed at high school games, namely football? Legislature, Wolf differ 
Citizens Voice: Historian wants to rename Columbus statue on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square 
Citizens Voice: 9/11 ceremony set for Friday outside Luzerne County courthouse 
Citizens Voice: 12 new COVID-19 cases in Luzerne County; 180 reported in Centre County
Times-Tribune: Legislation would increase restaurant capacity and nix other restrictions 
Times-Tribune: Historian wants to rename Columbus statue on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square 
Times-Tribune: State reports 14 new COVID-19 deaths, none in northeast
The Times Leader: Judge OKs $3M death settlement between Mackey family, Luzerne County 
The Times Leader: Unionized Luzerne County lawyers earn raises 
The Times Leader: Luzerne County holding outdoor ceremony Friday to observe anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks 
The Times Leader: 12 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County; 931 statewide

South Central 
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle to host public forum on new climate action initiative 
Carlisle Sentinel: DOH: 15 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cumberland County Wednesday; Franklin sees spike
Patriot News: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf plans to veto bill that lets schools decide whether to hold sports and set attendance limits
Patriot News: ‘Back the Blue’ event in Annville organized to support local police, not promote hate: organizer 
York Dispatch: Prominent diversity educator Jane Elliot to hold virtual lecture for York 
York Dispatch: York County has 57 new cases of COVID-19, statewide deaths surpass 7.8k
York Daily Record: York County district judge bans press from hearing
LNP | LancasterOnline: 2 more Lancaster County municipalities report first COVID-19 deaths; here are the 38 where lives have been lost so far

Lehigh Valley      
Express Times: Couple who went viral for aiming guns at protesters coming to the Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Wolf had legal right to create business waivers during pandemic shutdown, but was it consistent?
Express Times: Pa. coronavirus update: State over 141K cases, 7.8K deaths; Penn State experiencing outbreak | Pa. COVID-19 county map (09/09/20)
Morning Call: Large majority in Legislature OKs bill to have school districts, not Gov. Wolf, decide on school sports and spectators during pandemic 
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley sports bars feel blindsided by Pennsylvania’s decision to cut off alcohol at 10 p.m.  
Morning Call: Missouri couple who brandished guns to keep protesters off their property will speak in the Lehigh Valley 
Morning Call: Your Pennsylvania voting questions answered: Election 2020
Reading Eagle: Berks County officials urge people to cooperate with coronavirus contact tracing program
Reading Eagle: Pa. Senate approves bill to allow for spectators at high school events
Reading Eagle: 50 more coronavirus cases for Berks County as holiday weekend dip in reporting ends

North by Northwest
WPSU: In Huge One-Day Spike, Centre County COVID-19 Cases Increase By Nearly 200
Erie Times-News: Gov. Wolf to veto bill on school sports, fan attendance 
Centre Daily Times: Bellefonte Borough Council votes to table temporary masking and distancing ordinance
Centre Daily Times: Centre County reports record number of new COVID-19 cases
Centre Daily Times: As Centre County COVID-19 numbers climb, local schools assess potential changes to instruction
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: State Senate passes high school sport spectator bill
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Officials begin to plan for trick-or-treating

Madeleine Dean: Trump’s ethics violations are too numerous to count. He must be held accountable 
Michael Sokolove: How Trump Could Win Pennsylvania Again 
Terri Mitko: Trump failed Beaver County workers, families 
York Dispatch Editorial Board: Make an exception and allow parents at high school sports events
Inquirer Staff: Should Pa. join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to fight climate change? | Pro/Con 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Enforce the law
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Lebanon’s future
Todd Brysiak: Pa. needs to treat childhood cancers like the public health crisis that they are
Ernest Owens: To Combat Philadelphia Gun Violence, We Must Dismantle the Office of Violence Prevention
Marc Macdonald: As virtual vs. in-person debates wage, the bigger conversation about schools is lost 
Stephanie King: Don’t steal our teachers during a pandemic
Brian String: The pandemic didn’t end. Why did hazard pay for grocery store workers? 
Madusa Carter: Formerly incarcerated people need support, especially during COVID 
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Nobel peace breaks out all over
Nicole Phillips: I’m a lawyer investigating Philly police’s response to protests — and I need your help 
Lindsay Tucker So: As the nation reckons with racism, Philly’s African American Museum is wildly underfunded

21 Responses

  1. Welcome back, junior junior. I saw your birthday party photo…2 Champagne bottles in one hand and a prop to steady you in the other. Maybe you should switch to Jameson so you will have a clear head when the comes around to question you about the $ you ripped off from Erin’s campaign.

          1. And what are your prospects, jr jr ? No school, no talent, no energy…just family money, privilege and now the Irish disease. You ain’t gonna make it to 35. Neither daddy or grandpa can fix that…but a few years in jail might.

    1. Rat (loser loser)…just a waist of cum shot. Hopin’ to be a player. All talk…no balls. Just waisting time.

          1. 4 more years of daddy hiding in Fox Chapel and letting the D.A. office run itself and not even showing up for an assistant’s funeral when Ross died of covid. Your pappy is a pussy only good at fixing stuff for you and family members. Your Munhall episode with a gang of ten ain’t gonna go away. There is no statute of limitations on murder, CHUMP. Daddy will soon be gone and I will be around to haunt you. Any more texts, punk?

      1. This is fun. Like fishing with dynamite. Just goes to show how big delusional of a c__t you are. Cheers!!!

          1. BTW…this is all the same stupid shit you’ve been saying for years. Well….we’re waiting

          2. Youtoo, will soon find that your daddy and grandpa have more enemies than you can count, and none of us Are ever going away. If you thought differently, you would have run against Innymo.. but your pussy hairs Changed your mind. Face facts, jr jr. You are a nobody and most people hate your family too. I dare you to run for any office. It will be a tough go from prison…and I will still be in your daddy’s, grandpa’s, uncle Charlie’s and mob cousins faces. Keep texting me, punk.

        1. Come on, jr jr. I’m waiting for you to do something really dumb, because you are and will. Grandpa and daddy can’t protect you from your own stupidity so eventually I will have you trapped into something that will ruin your life…dummy. Btw, I went to Zappala, Sissily last year to check the family out. It was a real shit hole.????

  2. In 2016, the Green Party decided the PA election in Trump’s favor. Now, Nancy Mills Patton, the state Democrat chair and a Zappala Cartel toady says she doesn’t know enough about the Green Party Presidential candidate to question his importance in the 2020 election. So…is she really as ignorant of politics as she sounds or is she carrying water again for the Zappala Cartel…since they have been working for Trump all along.

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