Thursday, October 28, 2010

Daily Briefing, 10/28/2010

Good morning everyone!  Here is today's Daily Briefing.

In Lehigh County, County Commissioner Dean Browning split with Republicans and voted to increase taxes by 16%.  Both Charlie Dent and Joe Sestak were campaigning in Allentown yesterday, each touting their support for business.  The Sands Casino in Bethlehem has received approval to add 11 new poker tables to the casino.  Former Governor Tom Ridge was at DeSales yesterday, where he spoke on a variety of issues.  Former President Clinton will be in the Valley today, campaigning on behalf of John Callahan.

Two new polls have Pat Toomey ahead of Joe Sestak - one by 4% and one by 2%.  In national news, a story from WFMZ notes that banks are on pace to foreclose on one millions homes this year.

We have two Chamber events this year: a mixer at the new Mack Customer Center and a President's Roundtable with Kostas Kalageropolous.

That's it for now!  We'll be back later today.


Anonymous said...

Why no mention of the Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll that has Toomey ahead by 8?

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce said...

Very simple - the poll wasn't available when I was writing the entry!

Anonymous said...

No mention of it in today's post.

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce said...

Same reason. :) If the poll was released earlier, I'd be more than happy to report it!