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Philly ER doctor Kevin Baumlin declares candidacy for U.S. Senate as a Democrat

Baumlin is a prolific writer in Philadelphia publications, sharing his thoughts on the ways better economic opportunities might prevent gun violence, how virtual school is inadequate for students with special needs like dyslexia (a condition he has), and how he has seen COVID-19 exacerbate opioid use.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

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Fetterman raises nearly $4 million, announces new endorsements

Rob Parker and Dee Scales, two members of the borough’s seven-member council, backed Fetterman, along with Rankin Mayor Joelisa McDonald. Until Thursday, Fetterman had not been endorsed by any elected officials.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Jeff Bartos, politically-connected developer and former lt. gov. candidate, running for U.S. Senate

Bartos, a Republican, ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2018, hitching his wagon to former State Sen. Scott Wagner, a York County waste management millionaire who pitched himself as a Donald Trump-like figure. The Wagner-Bartos ticket lost badly to incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

$13B in virus relief bill headed to Pennsylvania governments

The state’s share of that will be about $7.3 billion while the other $5.7 billion will go to local governments, officials with the Independent Fiscal Office told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday.

By The Associated Press