September 7th Playbook

Casey and Rothfus find themselves in Roll Call’s 10 most vulnerable, while the PA Dems announce that Rep. Hakeem Jeffries will headline Keystone Dinner. Here is the Playbook.

 

PA10: Scott’s 1st TV Ad Highlights Background: The Democratic candidate believes corporations and billionaires are poisoning our democracy.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to Speak at PA Dems Keystone Dinner: Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills will preside over the meeting.

 

New Attack Ad on Wagner: American Bridge 21st Century, progressive Super PAC supporting Democratic candidates, released a minute long social media ad dubbing Wagner as a Bully.

 

Legislative Election Update:

SD-38: Internal poll shows Democrat state Senate nominee Lindsey Williams with a 9-point lead over Republican Jeremy Shaffer. The GOP nominee defeated incumbent state Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Shaler) in the May primary.

HD-182: James McDevitt, who is also known as Jimmy Mack, is officially on the ballot as an independent running against incumbent Democratic Rep. Brian Sims. McDevitt describes himself as a “Berniecrat socialist with more fiscal responsibility.”

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Harrisburg & DC
Citizens Voice: Wagner: State’s economy is lagging behind
Philly Clout: Accused State Sen. Daylin Leach lashes out at rape survivor who called on him to resign
Inquirer: In wake of Pa. grand jury report on Catholic clergy abuse, multiple states launch investigations
WHYY Newsworks: Bucks congressional candidate sought ambassadorship after donating to Obama
AP: Former Pennsylvania bishop denies misconduct allegation
AP: Report: Pennsylvania Consumers Saved More Than $30 Billion over 10 Years from Lower Natural Gas Prices
Roll Call: The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members in 2018 List Remains All-Republican
Roll Call: The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators in 2018: Heidi Heitkamp Moves to Top Spot
StateImpactPA: As public concern on PFAS rises, EPA urged to set enforceable health standard
PLSReporter: Wetzel talks prison lock down, K2 and more
PLSReporter: House leadership discussing rule changes on harassment as legislative fix looks uncertain
WESA: Before Roe: How Pa. hospitals used a legal loophole to provide abortions
KYW Newsradio: Number of refugees entering US drops drastically, advocates say
Pittsburgh Business Times: Here’s why an overhaul of Pennsylvania’s tax structure is overdue, new report says
PhillyVoice: President Trump will be in Pennsylvania next week for a 9/11 memorial ceremony
WESA: How A Supreme Court Case From Pennsylvania Changed Abortion Access Across The Country
KDKA: Gov. Wolf Pushes For Campus Safety Legislation
Post-Gazette: Governor doles out goodies for Allegheny County projects     
The Times Leader: Wagner details economic vision in Mountain Top campaign stop
PennLive: Introducing ‘The PennLive Five’: 5 Questions, 5 Minutes with Attorney General Josh Shapiro
PennLive: Analyst: Six weeks out from Election Day, Dems have narrow chance to capture Senate | Friday Coffee
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Pa. governor’s race is getting lively

 

Philadelphia
Philly Clout: Accused State Sen. Daylin Leach lashes out at rape survivor who called on him to resign
Inquirer: ‘The Arena’ comes to Philly looking for candidates — left, right, and center
Philadelphia Magazine: A Gay “Berniecrat Socialist” Announces Surprise Run Against Brian Sims
KYW Newsradio: A year into Amazon’s second headquarters search, still no hints on Philly’s bid
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia Police Department launches initiative to get people off the block, into jobs
KYW Newsradio: Number of refugees entering US drops drastically, advocates say
KYW Newsradio: With sweetened beverage tax suit settled, city moves forward with expansion of pre-K program
Philadelphia Business Journal: Amazon hiring in cities it shortlisted for HQ2. Guess who’s last?

 

SEPA
WHYY Newsworks: Bucks congressional candidate sought ambassadorship after donating to Obama
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown facing $1.1M pension hike in 2019
Bucks County Courier Times: Council Rock spending another $14,500 for staff diversity training
Montgomery Media: Large crowd opposes Lower Salford rezoning request; continuance granted
Bucks Local News: SEPTA joins state, county and local officials in cutting the ribbon on $5M Yardley Station Improvement Project
Daily Local News: Local lawmakers urge passage of domestic violence bills
Daily Local News: Dinniman marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

 

Pittsburgh
WESA: New Local FBI Head Plays Down National Controversies Like Clinton Emails, Russia Investigation
AP: Ex-police chief settles suit claiming wrongful firing
City Paper: Protesters want Pa. senators to hold vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until after midterms
KDKA: Vandergrift Borough Council: Late Officer’s Banner Is ‘An Insult To Veterans’
Post-Gazette: Pitt names new senior vice chancellor, chief financial officer     
Post-Gazette: Governor doles out goodies for Allegheny County projects
Tribune Review: Union workers at all 3 U.S. Steel mills in Western Pa. ready to strike
Tribune Review: Carnegie council to vote next week on food truck ordinance
Tribune Review: Confusion surrounding Monroeville Council seat cleared up in court

 

SWPA
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Prisons brace for different smuggling tactics in wake of crackdown
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Fentanyl ‘elevating the game’ for overdoses, official says
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Former Central Cambria superintendent surrenders certifications, ability to teach in Pennsylvania after complaint filed
Observer-Reporter: Greene County commissioners approve security grants for school districts
Beaver County Times: County commissioners plan to add chief of staff position

 

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Hundreds gather to remember federal judge at courthouse named after him
Citizens Voice: Wagner: State’s economy is lagging behind
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County seeks dismissal of lawsuit aiming to force reassessment
The Times Leader: Wagner details economic vision in Mountain Top campaign stop

 

South Central
LNP | LancasterOnline: Diocese receives misconduct allegation against former Harrisburg Bishop Kevin Rhoades
PennLive: Harrisburg-area family breaks silence on sex abuse by priest, gives TV interview
PennLive: Female workers were deliberately underpaid at central Pa. store, feds claim
PennLive: Harrisburg community and economic development director resigns
PennLive: Introducing ‘The PennLive Five’: 5 Questions, 5 Minutes with Attorney General Josh Shapiro

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Pa. governor’s race is getting lively
Morning Call: Four priorities for Pennsylvania lawmakers: The clock is ticking, get to work
Morning Call: DA details plan to help curb college binge drinking
Reading Eagle: Berks groups support bill that would separate abusers from guns faster

 

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: A Centre County judge had a DUI last year. Now he wants to end his rehab program early
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Commissioner: ‘Discretion’ key in adding, subtracting Lycoming County positions
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City Council, finance committee evaluate bill payment options
Erie Times-News: Erie lawyer Lanzillo picked as federal magistrate judge

 

Opinion
Meredith Edelman: What the Catholic Church could learn from Australia’s response to child sexual abuse
Will Bunch: President Trump is not well. Congress must curb his power to start a nuclear war. The fate of the earth depends on it
Patrick T. Harker: Boosting regional economy requires cooperation across state lines
Inquirer Editorial Board: Was youth in Glen Mills subjected to cruel and unusual punishment?
Jenice Armstrong: Kudos to SW Police Division for taking much-needed jobs to street corners
Delco Daily Times Editorial: The ‘Gentleman’ political leader: Tom Judge Sr.
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Bishop Sleaze: Someone should teach this man some respect  
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A debate for all: A father’s grief cannot limit the conversation
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Focus on the U.S.: Trump’s tweet about S. Africa farmers was wrong
Tony Norman: Every act of resistance should have a byline

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