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September 11th Playbook

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will visit Shanksville today to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Here is the Playbook.

PA10: DePasquale Talks Family ‘Struggles’ In Latest Ad: The Democratic hopeful for the 10th Congressional District talks about his father getting addicted to painkillers after returning from serving in the Vietnam War and his brother dying of Muscular Dystrophy in the latest 30 second spot, titled “Struggle.”

PA1: Finello Boosts Middle Class Message, Ties Fitzpatrick to Trump in 1st TV Ad: The Democratic challenger’s first TV ad of the general election talks about understanding the struggles of the middle class, while painting Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick as a supporter of the Trump agenda in the Philadelphia suburban district.

House Dem Super PAC Adds $1.3 Million Into Philly Market Ad Buy: Prior to this latest ad reservation, HMP already announced it was reserving $6.1 million in TV ads for the Philadelphia market.

PA8 Ad: Former Hazleton Police Chief Defends Cartwright Against ‘Defunding the Police’ Attack Ads: Rep. Matt Cartwright fights back on the claim that he supports “Defunding the Police” in his latest 30 second ad, with an assist from a former law enforcement official from his challenger’s hometown.

CNBC/Change Research Poll: Biden 50, Trump 46: 43% of likely voters said that the economy, jobs, and cost of living is the most important issue facing the country, making it the most important issue for voters in Pennsylvania, according to data provided from Change Research to PoliticsPA.

PA8: Trump Endorses Bognet: Trump sent out a tweet on Thursday evening saying that Bognet is “Tough on Immigration and Crime, and he is Strong on Jobs, our Military, Vets, and the Second Amendment.”

Harrisburg & DC   
Spotlight PA: Huge budget cuts could hurt people with mental illness, disabilities most, Pa. providers fear
AP: Democrats appeal Green Party case to Pennsylvania high court
AP: Lawsuit: EPA fails to enforce Chesapeake Bay pollution caps
AP: US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions
CBS News: Trump and Biden in Shanksville, Pennsylvania for 9/11 anniversary 
Patriot News: Wolf ‘can’t conceive’ that Pa. legislature will override his planned veto of high school sports attendance bill 
Patriot News: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf renews call to legislators to provide $325 million more in COVID-19 relief funds for small businesses 
Patriot News: Low-key 9/11 observance planned in western Pa., although Trump, Biden visits could add political tone 
Patriot News: Pa. House will attempt to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s planned veto of ‘Let them Play’ bill dealing with school sports and fan attendance
Patriot News: Gov. Wolf orders flags at Capitol and state facilities be flown at half-staff for Patriot Day 
Patriot News: Coronavirus in Pa.: 587 new cases reported Sept. 10, nearly 142,000 overall
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘You keep us going,’ Jill Biden tells NEPA educators during town hall on COVID-19 and safely reopening schools 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Bay states file suit against EPA for failing to hold Pa., N.Y. accountable for Chesapeake Bay restoration targets 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Report: These are the most — and least — diverse states. How did Pa. do? | Thursday Morning Coffee
KDKA: President Trump And Joe Biden To Visit Flight 93 Memorial In Shanksville 
KDKA: Pa. State Senate Could Possibly Override Gov. Wolf’s Veto Of High School Sports Fan Attendance Bill
KDKA: Gov. Tom Wolf Receives Public Service Award  
WITF: Judge Denies NAACP Bid For Pandemic-Related Changes To Election Procedures 
Inquirer: A Pennsylvania congressional candidate’s ad misrepresents one of our fact-checks
Inquirer: Why Trump’s payroll tax deferral won’t aid the recovery, but could help cripple Social Security 
WHYY Newsworks: Immigrant advocates sound alarm on PennDOT sharing drivers’ personal info
PLSReporter: Wolf plans to veto school sports bill; House, Senate promise override 
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pennsylvania’s unemployment claims drop an additional 11% according to latest labor report
Fox News: GOP voter registrations surge in key battleground state 
Fox News: Election officials in Pennsylvania prepare for surge in mail-in ballots 
NBC News: Pennsylvania voting access suit could have national repercussions
StateImpactPA: At western Pa. gas drilling site, Pence talks jobs, repeats falsehoods on Biden’s fracking position
Morning Call: St. Luke’s expert says Pennsylvania hospitals, not government, should decide on elective surgeries in coronavirus pandemic  
National Journal: DePasquale Criticized for Wolf Fundraiser
National Journal: Cutting the Budget
Post-Gazette: Senate fails to garner votes for COVID-19 relief package, dimming hopes for a deal 
The Hill: CNN to host ‘socially-distanced’ town hall with Biden in Pennsylvania 
The Hill: Mid-Atlantic states sue EPA over Chesapeake Bay pollution 
The Hill: Majority of voters don’t see either Trump, Biden as mentally fit to be president: poll
Politico: Democrats build big edge in early voting
CNN: CNN to host town hall with Joe Biden 
Philadelphia Citizen: Watch: John Fetterman and Jeff Bartos

Philly Clout: The Green Party’s presidential candidate can stay on the Pa. ballot, judge says, but his running mate gets the boot 
Philly Clout: Tom Ridge to Trump: You’re wrong about voter fraud
WHYY Newsworks: Philly City Council calls for new eviction moratorium, passes emergency sick leave 
WHYY Newsworks: Philly homeless encampments show little sign of disbanding 
WHYY Newsworks: Former Obama AG Loretta Lynch to lead audit into child sexual abuse at Devereux  
Inquirer: Philadelphia officials say homeless encampment clearing could take days 
Inquirer: Philly increases outdoor gathering limit but will keep low indoor dining capacity
Inquirer: A decade of Philly tourism growth crashes in the pandemic, new city numbers show
Inquirer: Devereux to conduct an independent safety audit of its children’s programs on the heels of Inquirer investigation
Philadelphia Tribune: City officials are considering next options for clearing encampments 
Philadelphia Magazine: Another Parkway Encampment “Deadline” Passes Amid Complaints of Public Sex and Drug Use 
Philadelphia Gay News: Philly voting initiative targets LGBTQ voters
KYW Newsradio: Protest encampments in Philly still standing as city weighs options
KYW Newsradio: Outdoor limits in Philly will be lifted to 150 people, city announces
Philly Voice: Mayor Kenney: Clearing homeless encampments is ‘multi-day operation,’ won’t tip hand on police intervention
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia officials continue negotiations on homeless encampments after protesters refuse to clear 
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia won’t consider 50% capacity on indoor dining until October 
Billy Penn: PA unemployment update: Extra $300 Lost Wages Assistance to be paid in one lump sum 
Philadelphia Citizen: Does Police Reform Include Better Policing? 

Bucks Local News: PA House Committee finds COVID-19 hospitalizations down in Bucks, but impact on business is still severe 
Bucks Local News: Lawmaker announces more than $8.5M in funding to assist crime victims
Daily Local News: Killion proposes new concept to lower prescription drug costs
Daily Local News: Officials propose 32 percent tax hike in West Chester 
Daily Local News: Dinniman, Senate call for moment of Silence in schools 
Daily Local News: West Chester’s McErlane earns La Rouche leadership award
Inquirer: Chester County spent $13 million on coronavirus antibody tests. Then it quietly shelved the program.
KYW Newsradio: Garden of Remembrance scales back 9/11 ceremonies to meet COVID-19 restrictions
Montgomery Media: Montgomery County authorizes $136K in election contracts 
Montgomery Media: Unsolicited ballot requests prompt questions ahead of Election Day
Delco Daily Times: Darby Township’s Smith out as police commissioner  

WESA: Pence Campaigns On Economic Successes, Despite High Unemployment Numbers 
WESA: Allegheny County Residents Navigate Changing Eviction Moratoriums 
WESA: FEMA’s Lost Wages Assistance Program Funds Dry Up Before Pennsylvanians Receive First Checks
Post-Gazette: Trump, Biden to visit Flight 93 Memorial as pandemic alters how nation honors 9/11 anniversary
Post-Gazette: Federal officials end program to add $300 to unemployment benefits
Post-Gazette: Bills to fund microgrid research, encourage diversity in telecom ownership OK’d by House panel 
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths
Tribune Review: With Pittsburgh’s 2021 budget facing $100 million shortfall, city seeks input from residents 
Tribune Review: 19 years later: Remembering 9/11 at the Flight 93 memorial 
KDKA: President Trump And Joe Biden To Visit Flight 93 Memorial In Shanksville 
KDKA: Expert Says Polling Is A Snapshot, Not A Predictor, Of What Happens On Election Day
KDKA: Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority To Provide Rent Relief For Small Businesses
KDKA: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Announces 54 More Coronavirus Cases, Bringing Countywide Total To 10,969
City Paper: Bill blocking Pa. from joining emission-reducing agreement clears Senate

Observer-Reporter: Eric Trump campaigns in Washington
Observer-Reporter: Flight 93 National Memorial ceremony closed
Observer-Reporter: County’s growth energizes West Penn Power official
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Gallitzin Township considers disbanding police force
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Flight 93 Remembered | ‘Never’ political: Memorial has always been about togetherness, family member says 
KDKA: Pro-Trump Crowd Descends On Washington County For Eric Trump Rally
Tribune Review: Eric Trump rallies his father’s base in Washington County appearance
Altoona Mirror: Blair joins steps effort
Altoona Mirror: Area projects receive funding

The Times Leader: Jill Biden visits Crestwood students virtually in her Back to School tour 
The Times Leader: Former VP Joe Biden to appear in Scranton Sept. 17
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre deficit certain, how much uncertain 
The Times Leader: Luzerne County set to receive more coronavirus relief funding 
The Times Leader: 3 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County; 587 statewide
Citizens Voice: Biden Scranton-bound for CNN town hall
Citizens Voice: Pa. Secretary of State touts new in-person, early-voting option and use of drop boxes
Citizens Voice: Wilkes-Barre council OKs refinancing, hears plea to rename Columbus statue
Citizens Voice: Jill Biden encourages Crestwood students, school workers
Citizens Voice: Legislators promise relief for restaurant industry 
Citizens Voice: 3 new COVID-19 cases reported in county
Times-Tribune: Biden Scranton-bound for CNN town hall
Times-Tribune: Commission tables decision for liquefied natural gas project with NEPA shipping route
Times-Tribune: Legislators promise relief for restaurant industry
Times-Tribune: Pa. Secretary of State touts new in-person, early-voting option and use of drop boxes
Times-Tribune: NEPA’s burst of new COVID-19 cases subsides

South Central
York Dispatch: The Dispatch poll: Perry up 6; undecided voters prefer DePasquale 
York Dispatch: York County has 40 new cases of COVID-19, 1 new death 
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle councilman calls for decriminalization of marijuana in the borough 
Carlisle Sentinel: DOH: 4 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cumberland County as Midstate sees lower increases 
LNP | LancasterOnline: New claims for jobless benefits in Lancaster County soar 45%, but still a fraction of peak in spring 
Patriot News: ‘Lebanon County walked out on that limb and Wolf sawed it off behind us’ 
Patriot News: Lebanon County’s ‘Back the Blue’ attendees ‘proud’ to show their support for police 
Patriot News: Dauphin County community forum aims to bring child sex trafficking, abuse ‘out of the darkness’ 
Patriot News: ‘This is our last chance’: Harrisburg football team leading rally to try to convince school district to opt back in to fall athletic season
Patriot News: Coronavirus in Pa.: 587 new cases reported Sept. 10, nearly 142,000 overall

Lehigh Valley      
Express Times: Whoever wins Northampton County will probably win the presidency, a century of election returns show 
Express Times: 2020 Election voter guide: Important deadlines in Pa., how to register, submit mail-in ballots and everything else to know ahead of Election Day
Express Times: Pa. coronavirus update: 587 new cases; state approaching 142k total cases; Lehigh County reports no new cases | Pa. COVID-19 county map (09/10/20)
Reading Eagle: Berks County accepting applications for $6 million small-business grant program 
Reading Eagle: Berks County reaches settlement over $1.5 million in unpaid water and sewer bills 
Reading Eagle: 18 more coronavirus cases for Berks County
Morning Call: St. Luke’s expert says Pennsylvania hospitals, not government, should decide on elective surgeries in coronavirus pandemic  

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Lycoming County Commissioners act on employee pension needs
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Schools tackle spectator restrictions
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: School board approves plan for outdoor events
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City officials clarify management of Hiawatha, political signs
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Lycoming County 4 new COVID-19 cases
Centre Daily Times: COVID-19 expert: Many ‘are worried about Centre County’ as pandemic worsens. Here’s why
Centre Daily Times: Reopening updates: Centre County adds 55 cases of COVID-19, and other updates for Sept. 10
Erie Times-News: Bayfront Parkway project gets $21 million boost

Judy Schwank: Hundreds of Pennsylvania child care centers may close. Why we need to help them.
York Dispatch Editorial Board: Time to hold Trump accountable
Inquirer Editorial Board: As Nov. 3 approaches, voters deserve to have confidence in election system
Inquirer Editorial Board: City Council needs new approaches, and the ability to multitask, to address Philly’s challenges
Inquirer Editorial Board: As eviction crisis looms, Philly courts must take swift action beyond two-week delay 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The day the world changed
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The right to think for yourself
Ray E. Landis: As lawmakers, Wolf prep for another budget debate, Medicaid spending should be front and center 
Joseph Otis Minott: EPA’s methane rollback is bad for Pa., nation
Larry Ceisler: Help Workers Help the Vote
Jenice Armstrong: My visit to the homeless encampment by the Art Museum both surprised and enlightened me 
Bruce Ledewitz: Political tribalism is trumping accountability. That’s bad for democracy 
Chris Kelly Blog: Coronavirus Diaries Day 175: Trump knew. Trump lied. Americans died.
Tony Norman: 190,000 lives later, the Liar-in-Chief has a moment of truth
Will Bunch: How many more Daniel Prudes must die before America ends its brutal ways of policing? 
Helen Ubiñas: Bob Woodward broke the first rule of journalism when his book deal Trump-ed his public duty 
Jonathan Lipman: The loneliness of long-haul COVID: My son and I have battled the coronavirus for six months

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    • Yes. He should step aside because of his age, declining ability to do the job. (45%)
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