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Morning Buzz: Election Day Wrap-Up

I Voted StickerHere is your one-stop shop for all of the results of yesterday’s elections. And with Gov. Corbett’s announcement, the 2014 cycle starts today. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Election Results

Republican Stabile Wins PA Superior Court Seat: The second time was the charm for Vic Stabile. The Cumberland County attorney won Pennsylvania’s open Superior Court seat in a 3 point victory.

Baer, Castille Easily Win Retention: As of this morning, only one Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had ever lost a bid for retention. As of this evening, that number still stands.

Upset: GOP Beats Callahan in Northampton Exec: In a huge upset, Bangor Mayor John Brown defeated Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan for Northampton County executive.

Dem Muller Wins Lehigh Exec: Democrat Tom Muller defeated Republican Scott Ott to become Lehigh County Executive, in a race that highlighted the difference between moderate and conservative ideologies at the county level.

GOP Sweeps Delco Races: Delaware County Democrats went 0 for 7 in a county President Obama won by 21 points in 2012.

Peduto Coalition Wins Big in Pittsburgh: Democrat Bill Peduto is the new Mayor of Pittsburgh by a landslide. Deb Gross won the open seat on City Council.

Papenfuse Wins Harrisburg Mayoral: After a fluid race where an incumbent lost in the primary, another Democratic primary loser ran as a Republican and there were strong write-in candidates, Eric Papenfuse won in the end.

Dems Trounce in Philly DA and Controller: Both incumbent district attorney Seth Williams and incumbent controller Alan Butkovitz get to keep their seats next term after each won solidly over their Republican challengers by more than 60 percent.

Former Rep. Platts Elected to York County Court: In the end, Platts was able to secure the win with a 58%-42% margin of victory with all of the vote counted.

Courtright Wins Scranton Race: Bill Courtright will be the next mayor of the city of Scranton.

2013 Results: Miscellaneous Races: Here are the interesting results from across the state: Erie Co. Executive, Carlisle Mayor, Butler Mayor, State College Mayor, and Dauphin Co. Court.

Non-Election News

Corbett Secures First PAC Endorsement of New Campaign: Governor Corbett has an early endorsement to boost momentum for the campaign for re-election he will be launching this week.

PA Republicans Solicit ACA Horror Stories: Forty attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, but Republicans have been recently reinvigorated in the fight against the health care law after the President was caught in a misleading statement.

Toomey Joins Dems on Cloture for ENDA: Senator Toomey supported a cloture vote on Employer Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) debate Monday night, which moves the bill closer to Senate passage.

Hanger Wins Conservation Voters Poll: John Hanger picked up a victory today – albeit online. The Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania held a poll on its website asking visitors to vote on which Democratic candidate for governor they believe will best protect the environment.

Politically Uncorrected: Property tax reform is Pennsylvania’s bad penny.

Reader Poll: Which Gov Candidate will Raise the Most Money? Vote here.

Reader Poll Results: PA Superior Court race will be the closest, according to poll (you guys were wrong).

Statewide
Capitolwire: Stabile, McVay face off for Superior Court in only statewide contest
State House Sound Bites: Advocates have critique for charter school proposal
StateImpactPA: New PennFuture CEO is former deputy secretary at DCNR

Philadelphia
CapitolInq: Gay PA Rep. praises Toomey, Casey
Commonwealth Confidential: Legislature launches new, improved website
Heard in the Hall: Low Buzz Election? Lunch Goes On
PhillyClout: PhillyClout asks pols 3 questions on election day
phillydotcom: DA Seth Williams: I’m not running for mayor in 2015
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. Superior Court election shows need for change in judicial selection, Pa. group says
WHYY Newsworks: Proposal to change Pa. charter school rules runs into resistance
WHYY Newsworks: Race a key issue for organized women’s movement in Northwest Philadelphia
KYW: US Attorney General Praises Philadelphia-Based Program For Ex-Felons
NBC Philadelphia: Ramsey, Ridge Sound Off on Unknown Homeland Security Nominee

SEPA
Courier-Times: Bucks County eye doctors travel to Ghana
Courier-Times: Have coffee with the cops in Bensalem
Montgomery Media: ELECTION 2013: Familial support runs strong at local polling places
Montgomery Media: ELECTION 2013: Jeanne Sorg elected Ambler mayor
Montgomery Media: ELECTION 2013: Springfield Township sees two familiar, one new face join board of commissioners

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Peduto wins Pittsburgh mayoral election in landslide
Post-Gazette: Some poll workers ask for voter identification, others don’t
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh voters want employees to live in city
Post-Gazette: Tearing down city steps draws ire in South Side Slopes
Tribune-Review: Democrat Peduto sweeps Pittsburgh in race to become next mayor
Tribune-Review: Democrats lead the way for seats on Allegheny County court
UrbanMediaToday: Pittsburgh Mayoral Race Frontrunner Bill Peduto Casts Early Ballot

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Real estate tax rate to remain level
Altoona Mirror: Study commission could vote Dec. 2
Beaver County Times: Ambridge voters reject troubled police officer
Beaver County Times: Public opinion sought on proposal to allow shale gas on barges
Observer Reporter: Staniszewski loses Washington City Council race
Tribune Democrat: 4 Dems elected to city council
Tribune Democrat: Voters pick 4 in Northern Cambria

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Courtright wins, Mulligan concedes Scranton mayor’s race
Times-Tribune: Democrats win in sheriff, register of wills, recorder of deeds races
Times-Tribune: NEPA projects face tougher competition
Times-Tribune: Moscow borough taxes unchanged for 2014
Citizens Voice: Forty Fort voters given paper strips
Citizens Voice: Local races dominate today’s ballot
Citizens Voice: Griffith offers county council endorsements, boos incumbents
Citizens Voice: One less Democrat on W-B Twp. council ballot
News Item: It’s all up to the voters
Standard Speaker: Griffith takes shot at council majority
Standard Speaker: Mayor leaves police hiring to council
Pocono Record: Miller wins supervisors race in Chestnuthuill Township
Pocono Record: Pocono Township voters pass first class referendum
Pocono Record: Williams, O’Boyle win council seats in Mount Pocono
Pocono Record: Courtright beats Ionescu in Mount Pocono’s mayoral race

South Central
AP: Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray re-elected to third term
PennLive: Republican Bill Tully wins in Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas race
York Daily Record: Kim Bracey earns second term as York mayor
Lancaster Intelligencer: Officials: No problems at the polls
Lebanon Daily News: David Arnold downs Elizabeth Judd for another term as Lebanon County DA
Public Opinion: Jeremiah Zook is Franklin/Fulton counties’ next judge
Record Herald: Voter turnout is light so far for Election Day in Franklin County

Lehigh Valley
Pennsylvania Ave: Toomey ENDA amendment aims to reinforce religious freedoms
Morning Call: In Northampton County races, GOP is leading
Morning Call: Pat Toomey preps anti-discrimination amendment
Reading Eagle: In big win, Acosta elected Reading City Council president
WFMZ: Northampton County upset: John Brown defeats John Callahan for executive
WFMZ: Pawlowski wins 3rd term as mayor of Allentown

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Voter turnout reaches 17 percent in Centre County
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Municipal election turnout ‘typical’ in Lycoming County
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Incumbents on top

Opinions
Citizens Voice: Let voter ID law fall
Post-Gazette: Open the books : Kane seeks answers on the August Wilson Center
Tribune-Review: Bank failure
PennLive: Will the new mayor get along better with Harrisburg City Council?
PennLive: Tuesday’s statewide judicial races are a reminder that Pa. has to change the way it picks judges
PennLive: It may be too late for Corbett to change the narrative, pollster Madonna says
Patriot-News: On Thursday, find out what you can do to fight gang activity: Lou Barletta and John Yudichak
Patriot-News: Food stamps cuts reveal Congressional hypocrisy: Cynthia Tucker
York Dispatch: Why we must fix Pa.’s broken pension system
Public Opinion: In (Pa. political grandstanding) we trust

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Toomey Declines to Filibuster ENDA
Keystone Politics: Don’t Pollute the Vote
Jon Greeting: New Mid-Rise Buildings Proposed for Southside Bethlehem Are Smart Growth at its Best

3 Responses

  1. @I’dratherbe, I think PoliticsPa needs to filter out the words “Brabender”, “Cox”, and “Loomis”. That’ll take care of Indy.

  2. Does anyone else sigh when they read comments by PANDY1?

    I dislike Corbet as much as the next guy but this is a little too much.

    tl;dr

  3. It is really wonderful that Penn State was pressured into announcing what happened to their President’s candidate. The press did an awesome job. Maybe the same pressure could ascertain why Former Secretary of Education William Harner was forced to resign or why Big Daddy Roger Nutt was the best person to be PA Turnpike Commissioner, one of the State’s most coveted jobs?

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