Dealing a crushing blow to a long-time political dynasty, Sara Innamorato and Summer Lee bested Dom Costa and Paul Costa in the Democratic primary for two state rep seats. With the endorsement of the Democratic Socialists of America, the victory of these progressive women sends a message. “If your politicians are not serving you, get rid of them," Lee told her supporters, per WESA. In another local Pa. House race, incumbent Democratic Rep. Jake Wheatley won renomination after some kind of confrontation with a campaign worker for opponent Aerion Abney's campaign, KDKA reported.
Braddock Mayor John Fetterman won the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor on Tuesday and will join Gov. Tom Wolf on the general election ballot in November. Wolf is looking to ward off a challenge from Republican Scott Wagner and his running mate Jeff Bartos, both of whom won Tuesday’s Republican primary for governor and lieutenant governor, respectively. This was Fetterman’s first win in a statewide election since falling in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in 2016. He watched results come in live Tuesday with a crowd of supporters in Braddock. “We know what they’re about, and we know we stand in direct opposition to everything they stand for,” he said of Wagner and Bartos. “And that’s what this campaign is going to be about: Pushing back against that and defeating that. I’m confident we have a great governor in Wolf and a great message.”
When it came to Republicans advancing to November runoffs for Congress, voters agreed with President Donald Trump’s pick for Senate and a “new voice” for U.S. House. Trump-backed U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta won the Republican primary for U.S. Senator and will face Bob Casey, a critic of the president, in November.
Among House races, state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler won the GOP primary in the new 14th District, defeating Rick Saccone, who also lost in the former 18th District special election in March to Conor Lamb. At the time, Republicans had picked Saccone over Reschenthaler to take on Lamb. Reschenthaler will face Bibiana Boerio, who won a four-way Democratic primary, in November.
Lamb will face U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus in the new 17th District in November. Both were unopposed Tuesday.
In its hunt for an HQ2 location, Amazon visited five sites in Pittsburgh this spring — the Strip District, Hazelwood, the lower Hill District, the Mon Valley and the airport. Of those five, the Post-Gazette reported, Amazon found the Strip District "most appealing." HQ2 could bring 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment over 17 years, but it's not without criticism. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald spoke on NPR's 1A, which examined some of those criticisms.
Whether you're starting a new job or just want to reinvigorate your closet, pick up some pro tips from Patrice McKenzie, founder of Thrift Out Loud. She'll share her guidance for how to dress fashionably and professionally on a budget. In addition to helping with the wallet, thrifting is also good for the Earth (we wrote more about that here).
Where: Dress for Less: Work Wardrobe at 125 51st St. (Lawrenceville)
When: May 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $10 suggested donation
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Whether it's your first date or your 100th outing, these ideas from Thrillist for Pittsburgh-themed dates are a match made in heaven. Whether you take a tiki cruise, dine in a treehouse, or craft something, you can experience the city in a whole new way. And it just so happens that a bunch of these suggestions include ice cream, so after the sugar rush wears off, cast your vote in our frozen treat bracket.
Your favorite nerds (a.k.a. The Incline staff) are hosting a trivia night on Thursday, and you're invited to join us. We wrote a bunch of Pittsburgh-themed questions that we hope aren't too hard — seriously, we're a little nervous about that. Put your Pittsburgh know-how to the test, and we'll either celebrate (or commiserate) with beers.