Three Democrats, three men whose names are in the conversation for Pa. Governor. Here’s how they compared to the so-called top of the ticket on election day.
In case you missed ‘em, here is PoliticsPA’s map on how Obama 2012 stacked up against Obama 2008, as well as John Kerry 2004. And here’s our map of the romp by Attorney General candidate Kathleen Kane.
U.S. Senate: Bob Casey
Despite being outspent, Casey outperformed Barack Obama significantly – and not just in western Pa. where the President is weak. Obama cleared Mitt Romney by 5.2 percent statewide; Casey beat Tom Smith by 9.1 points.
Auditor General: Eugene DePasquale
With little money spent, the York Co. state Rep. rode the President’s coattails to a win on Tuesday over GOP colleague John Maher from Allegheny County. He won by a relatively tight 3.2 percent margin.
Pa. Treasurer: Rob McCord
It’s tough to say exactly what contributed the most to McCord’s win. He’s an incumbent, and he spent hundreds of thousands on a steady TV presence. Those factors made a difference in the Pittsburgh, Johnstown and Scranton markets. Statewide, he won by 8.6 percent. He even outperformed the President in his opponent Diana Irey Vaughan’s home County of Washington.