Mitt! Smith! Kane!
No surprise in Romney’s victory here in Pa, as his nomination is now a mere formality. The Ron Paulbots could not beat Rick Santorum (18%) who ended his campaign for President a few weeks ago.
Armstrong County’s Tom Smith defeats Chester County’s Steve Welch and Berks’ Sam Rohrer for the GOP Nomination against Bob Casey. Oddly, Bob Casey’s opponent Joe Vodvarka eeked out 20% of the Democrat vote. Against a Casey? Higher than I would have bet on.
Finally, for Attorney General Democrat Kathleen Kane defeated former Congressman Patrick Murphy who will return to Bucks County attempting to find another job in government. The election was the closest statewide race of the night, 52 to 47. Kane will move on to David Freed, in her bid to be the first elected Democrat Attorney General.
In the Congressional for the 12th District, Congressman Mark Critz defeats Congressman Jason Altmire in a match up caused by redistricting.
Incumbent Democrat Congressman Tim Holden is defeated by lawyer Matt Cartwright for the Democrat nod in the 17th district.