Pennsylvania Perspective for Monday, November 7, 2022

November 7, 2022

State AG Group to Provide Live Results From Attorney General Elections

Cozen O’Connor’s State AG Group will be reporting live results from all of this week’s Attorney General elections as they become available. Check here for up-to-the-minute updates once the polls close on Tuesday evening.



State, National Environmental Organizations Funnel Millions of Dollars Into State Midterm Races

Environmental organizations including Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania and PennEnvironment are ratcheting up their spending in the final hours of the 2022 midterm election cycle, citing “existential crises” that are largely dependent upon the state’s elected officials to address. WHYY has more.

PennLive’s 15 State Elections to Watch

At long last, election week 2022 is finally upon us. While Pennsylvania’s high-profile gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races have largely overshadowed everything else on the ballot this cycle, many state Senate and House races are also highly competitive — and more importantly, will determine the balance of power in Harrisburg at a pivotal moment in politics. PennLive has created a helpful list of 15 races to watch, which can be found here.

Dr. Oz to Host Election Party at Venue Owned by January 6 Bus Organizer

Jim Worthington, owner and operator of Newtown Athletic Club in Bucks County — where Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dr. Mehmet Oz will be hosting his election night party — organized three buses of approximately 200 people to travel to the now infamous January 6, 2021 rally in Washington, D.C., that preceded the Capitol insurrection. PennLive has more.

Four Former Pennsylvania Governors Call for Senator Mastriano, Attorney General Shapiro to Respect, Accept Tuesday’s Election Results

In a letter addressed to Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates — Republican Doug Mastriano and Democrat Josh Shapiro — Pennsylvania’s four living former governors — Tom Ridge, Mark Schweiker, Ed Rendell, and Tom Corbett — have urged both men to respect and accept the outcome of Tuesday’s midterm elections, regardless of who proves to be victorious. PennLive has more.



Former Kenney Deputy Mayor of Labor Richard Lazer Appointed as PPA Executive Director

On Monday, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) unanimously voted to appoint Richard Lazer as its new executive director. Lazer had previously served under Mayor Jim Kenney as deputy mayor of labor, and will be the first Democratic PPA executive director since 2004. The Philadelphia Inquirer has more.

Northeast Philadelphia Home Depot Workers Vote Against Unionizing

Workers at the Roosevelt Boulevard Home Depot in Northeast Philadelphia voted 165 to 51 against unionizing on Saturday evening. The vote comes amidst a flurry of unionization efforts in the city, with notable successes among local coffee shops and several Starbucks locations. Had the vote succeeded, the Home Depot store would have been the first in the nation to have unionized. WHYY has more.



Western Pennsylvania Expecting Unprecedented Midterms Turnout

Western Pennsylvania election officials and poll workers are gearing up for what is expected to be a heavy turnout on Election Day. If estimates prove true, turnout in the commonwealth may in fact rival that of the presidential election in 2020. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has more.



Beltway Briefing: What’s at Stake on Election Day?

Tomorrow’s midterm elections could be the most consequential in years. Public Strategies’ Patrick Martin, Towner French, and Kaitlyn Martin discuss what’s at stake on November 8, and break down the top House and Senate races to watch on Election Day and how they could alter the balance of power in Washington.


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