But this year the party went three-for-four in the Superior Court primary, as Judge Mary Murray, who did not seek the PA GOP endorsement, defeated Judge Paula Patrick.
Murray will join Judges Emil Giordano, Wade Kagarise, and Craig Stedman on the ballot in the general election.
With 91.96% of precincts reporting, Stedman won 24.58%, Giordano won 20.73%, Kagarise won 20.58%, and Murray won 19.17%.
Judge Paula Patrick, who was endorsed by the PA GOP finished in fourth place with 14.93% of the vote. Traditionally, receiving the endorsement of the party almost assures a candidate of winning in the primary.
Disclosure: The author formerly worked for the Pa. Republican Party.