4/27 PoliticsPA Playbook: Election Results Edition

Voting-boothGood morning politicos! PA voted for Hillary and Trump, McGinty won the Senate Democratic nomination and Shapiro prevailed in the battle for the Dem nom in the Attorney General race. All that and so much more is included in our special post-Election edition of the Buzz!

Election Results

Clinton Wins PA Democratic Primary: The former Secretary of State prevails over the Vermont Senator.

Trump Takes PA GOP Primary: It remains to be seen, however, how many delegates he’ll eventually win.

PA-Sen: McGinty Upsets Sestak, Takes Dem Nomination: The former Chief of Staff to Gov. Wolf will face Sen. Pat Toomey in November.

Shapiro Wins Dem AG Nomination: The Montco Commissioner will face State Sen. John Rafferty in November.

PA-2: Evans Unseats Fattah: The 11-term Congressman’s reign is coming to an end.

PA-7: Balchunis Crushes Golderer: Golderer seems to have had trouble turning money into votes.

PA-8: Santarsiero Wins Democratic Nomination: The State Rep. will go up against Brian Fitzpatrick, brother of the incumbent, in the general election.

PA-9: Shuster Hangs on Against Halvorson: The incumbent will keep his seat.

PA-16: Smucker Takes GOP Nomination: The Associated Press has called the race for the State Senator.

SD-5: Too Close To Call: The Philadelphia showdown is coming down to the wire.

SD-9: Killion Wins In Special Election: GOP candidate Thomas Killion defeats Democratic opponent Marty Molloy.

SD-13: Martin Secures Victory For Senate Seat: State Rep. Scott Martin defeats his opponents to obtain State Senate seat.

SD-31: Regan Wins GOP Nomination: The State Rep. is looking to take a step up.

HD-12: Metcalfe Puts Another Primary Behind Him: State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe wins again.

HD-46: Too Close To Call: The Southwest PA race is razor thin.

HD-92: Keefer Nabs GOP Nomination: Dawn Keefer won out over Anthony Pugliese and Kraig Bruder.

HD-101: Ryan Wins Tight Race: Francis Ryan wins the race to replace Mauree Gingrich on the GOP side.

HD-102: Diamond Holds On to GOP Nomination: The State Representative wins on Tuesday night.

HD-112: Haggerty Beats Farina: The two-term State Rep. lost in a rematch of 2014.

HD-164: Davidson Beats Old Friend Coles: A tense fight ends with the incumbent keeping her seat.

HD-170: Darragh Beats Nelms: He moves on to face Republican incumbent Martina White.

HD-182: Sims Retains His Seat: The State Rep. fights off three challengers.

HD-202: Solomon Knocks Off Cohen: The long-time incumbent has been beaten.

Non-Election Results

SD-5: Boyle Hires Extras to Work the Polls: The State Rep. thought outside the box to gin up support.

The #NeverTrump Delegate Slate: The group posts a list of candidates to choose if you want to avoid The Donald at all costs.

PA-Sen: A Quick Look at Fetterman’s Q1 Report: The Braddock Mayor’s financials were posted late by the FEC.

Reader Poll: Hillary or Donald?: We ask our readers to choose between the two front-runners.

Reader Poll: McGinty to Be Senate Nominee: Our readers believe Katie McGinty will prevail today.

PA-Sen: Biden Campaigns in Philly with McGinty: The VP and Senate candidate worked the Mayfair Diner in Philadelphia.

Double-Check That Ballot: There have been issues getting Joe Vodvarka’s name on all electronic voting machines in the state.

PA-Sen: Toomey Votes for Cruz: Pennsylvania’s junior Senator cast his ballot for Ted Cruz.

GOP Delegate Candidates Make Their Case (VIDEO): MSNBC interviews some of the men and women hoping to be one of the fifty-four elected delegates to the RNC.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Tobacco taxes could be a piece of budget revenue puzzle
Capitolwire: Medical community moves cautiously ahead with research in wake of Senate Bill 3
State House Sound Bites: Shapiro, Rafferty win party nods for attorney general

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Three things to watch as Senate primary goes to the wire
Inquirer: How the candidates are spending primary day
Inquirer: What we know about the DNC
CapitolInq: Toomey votes for Ted Cruz
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. Republicans- dazed and confused
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvanians skipping the vote speak up
WHYY Newsworks: Disappointment for Pa. voters who didn’t choose a party ahead of primary
KYW Newsradio: Bernie Sanders makes surprise visit to Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia Business Journal: Election Day superstitions give South Philly deli a boost

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Some Lower Bucks Republicans say they lean toward Trump, at least in the primary
Pottstown Mercury: What’s happening around town on Primary Election Day
Delco Daily Times: Voters in 5 states speak out on their presidential choices
Montgomery Media: Chelsea Clinton stops in Ambler
Bucks Local News: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to Philly suburbs on Monday greeted with supporters, protesters
Daily Local News: Voters take over from Pennsylvania’s trail-weary candidates

Pittsburgh
WTAE: Pa. voters firm in their presidential choices
WTAE: Pittsburgh Public Schools extend teachers contracts to 2017
Post-Gazette: State will fund programs for domestic violence victims during audit review
Post-Gazette: Upper St. Clair’s budget plan calls for 2.8 percent increase in taxes
Tribune Review: Trump wins Pennsylvania primary
WESA: Voter Takes Over from Pennsylvania’s Trail-Weary Candidates

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Voters turn out for primary election
Beaver County Times: Presidential primary races evoke strong emotions
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Toomey, rothfus confront impact of heroin, other drugs at Johnstown hospital

NEPA
Times Leader: Pat Toomey votes for ted Cruz, says he has “viable shot” against Hillary
Times Leader: Morelli, others voted delegates to national conventions
Times Leader: Connolly takes 17th Congressional District by a landslide, will face Cartwright in November
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George treating first quarter surplus carefully
Standard Speaker: Delegates often forgotten by voters in primaries

South Central
York Dispatch: York County schools see funding increase under state fiscal code
York Dispatch: Record GOP turnout expected for Pa. primary
Patriot-News: Audit finds financial mismanagement, ‘bullying’ at Pa. anti-violence organization
Patriot-News: Halliburton cuts 200 jobs in Lycoming County
Patriot-News: In Caroll Twp., voters have their say in white-hot 92nd House, 31st Senate races
Patriot-News: Will the corruption case against former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed survive?

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley’s unemployment rate stumbles to 5 percent in March
Morning Call: Charter schools, pension costs create hole in Bethlehem’s budget
Morning Call: Pat Toomey votes for Ted Cruz
Morning Call: Donald Trump lashes Ted Cruz, John Kasich is West Chester speech to more than 3,500
Capitol Ideas: Pennsylvania primary: Five things to watch for in tonight’s election returns
Reading Eagle: Strausstown, Upper Tulpehocken Township residents vote to merge
Reading Eagle: Reading mayor tells angry trash haulers he’s going to change collection system

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Centre County high school students vote for first time
GoErie: Planner discusses city of Erie development plan
GoErie: Millcreek School Board approves technology loan

Opinion
Inquirer: Inquirer’s primary election endorsements
Inquirer: Corporations should help pay for pre-k
Bucks County Courier Times: Decision Day
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: That other election on April 26
Standard Speaker: We don’t always get this chance
Post-Gazette: The Syria creep: Deploying 250 more special operators is folly

Blogs
Citified: There Are Perfectly Logical Reasons Why That Voting Machine Won’t Take a Bernie Sanders Vote
Citified: At Famous 4th Street Deli, Huge Sammiches, Small Crowd
Citified: Shapiro Campaign Questions Fliers Linking Zappala, Black Lives Matter
PA Budget & Policy Center: Need a data-driven break from the election? Let’s talk education funding…
Commonwealth Foundation: Middle Class Loses Under Gov. Wolf’s Budget

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 7 Comments

7 thoughts on “4/27 PoliticsPA Playbook: Election Results Edition”

  1. aaron says:

    Giant douche? Turd sandwich?? That reminds me – has Fina resigned yet?

  2. David Diano says:

    Tooo Funny-

    I was counter-acting your claim that Burn was a paid Sestak employee.

    You wouldn’t have to pay him to pick someone over McGinty. Given his animosity towards her, he may genuinely (due to bias or experience) have felt she was the weaker candidate against Toomey, or it might have been a big old “f*ck you” to her and her allies.

    He may also felt that both would lose to Toomey and it didn’t matter who he endorsed.

    He may even have felt/known/believed that Sestak was a complete asshole, but had more relevant experience for the job.

    But, the bottom line is that Jim may have felt like a character in the south park episode where they choose a new school mascot:

    “The school agrees to pick a new mascot, and the students are told to vote for said new mascot. Embarrassed by the bland choices, the kids decide to fill in a joke candidate but disagree as to whether it should be a “giant douche” or a “turd sandwich”. “

  3. Tooo Funny says:

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO David now your saying that Burn lied about his support just to use it as a “get even” That backfired and burnt only Burn!!!!
    So now the voters know that Burn will do anything to hurt the party or get paid to say whatever you want.

  4. Susan says:

    Fantastic wrap-up, you guys. Thanks.

  5. David Diano says:

    Without giving too much away of private conservations, I can safely say that Jim Burn was about as big a fan of Sestak as I was, and even less of a fan of Wolf/McGinty/Groen for pushing him out.

    This is more “the enemy of my enemy” than Burn actually supporting Sestak.

    I was #NeverSestak.
    Burn was (in my opinion) #NeverMcGinty

  6. Tooo Funny says:

    History recap
    Democrat State Committee “Zappala” Paid employee Ex-Chair Jim Burns speaks for Little Stevie Zappala, begs for an endorsement. State Committee refuses to endorse just as the Real Chairman “Chairman Groen of the Democrat Party wanted.
    Chairman Groen openly stated and supported “let the voters decide”
    Again Paid “Sestak” employee Jim Burn begs voters to support Sestak.
    The days of your back door smoke filled dark rooms of politics is over.
    You lost both races. Go back home, maybe they need a Mayor.

  7. David Diano says:

    I hope there is a triple down arrow for Sestak this week. 🙂

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