Good morning everyone, and a happy Friday to you. Here is today's Daily Briefing.
The special election to replace former Senator Rob Wonderling will be this Tuesday, September 29, and the Morning Call notes that turnout for the election is critical. The candidates are Landsdale Borough Councilwoman Anne Scheuring (D) State Representative Robert Mensch (R) and Barbara Steever (Libertarian). WFMZ also runs a story on the election. Remember, you can also catch a debate between Mensch and Steever on Business Matters, this Monday at 8:00pm. In Bethlehem, the annual Celtic Classic is this weekend, and organizers are hoping for good weather to help make the event a success. Also in Bethlehem, schools Superintendent Joe Lewis works his final day for the district today, as he leaves to work for Moravian College.
In national news, Ron Kirk (D-MA) was appointed to fill the vacancy in the Senate left by Senator Ted Kennedy's death. The appointment brings Democrats back to a critical 60 votes. In other news, home sales dropped 2.7% after four months of increases, although analysts believe this to be only temporary. A somewhat related report shows that less Americans are moving from state to state, with the number dropping from 2.5% last year to 2.4%.
We have two Chamber events today: a build your pipeline networking event by the Small Business Council and a grand opening of Vintners Circle winemaking shop in Easton.
And that's it! Have a great day and enjoy your weekend!