Pennsylvania Perspective for Monday, November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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