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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/3 Edition

Republicans swept the statewide races, Reps. Dahlkemper, Patrick Murphy, Carney and Kanjorski were defeated and Pat Meehan took Joe Sestak’s old House seat. Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

Unofficial Election Results

U.S. Senate: Toomey (R) 51%, Sestak (D) 49%

Governor: Corbett (R) 55%, Onorato (D) 45%

PA – 1: Brady (D)* – unopposed

PA – 2: Fattah (D)* 90%, Hellberg (R) 10%

PA – 3: Kelly (R) 55%, Dahlkemper (D)* 45%

PA – 4: Altmire (D)* 51%, Rothfus (R) 49%

PA – 5: Thompson (R)* 69%, Pipe (D) 28%, Etzel (I) 3%

PA – 6: Gerlach (R)* 57%, Trivedi (D) 43%

PA – 7: Meehan (R) 55%, Lentz (D) 44%, Schneller (I) 1%

PA – 8: Fitzpatrick (R) 54%, Patrick Murphy (D)* 46%

PA – 9: Shuster (R)* 73%, Conners (D) 27%

PA – 10 Marino (R) 55%, Carney (D)* 45%

PA – 11 Barletta (R) 54%, Kanjorski (D)* 46%

PA – 12 Critz (D)* 51%, Burns (R) 49%

PA – 13 Schwartz (D)* 56%, Adcock (R) 44%

PA – 14 Doyle (D)* 69%, Haluszczak (R) 28%, Bortz (I) 3%

PA – 15 Dent (R)* 54%, Callahan (D) 39%, Towne (I) 7.5%

PA – 16 Pitts (R)* 65%, Herr (D) 35%

PA – 17 Holden (D)* 56%, Argall (R) 44%

PA – 18 Tim Murphy (R)* 67%, Connolly (D) 33%

PA – 19 Platts (R)* 72%, Sanders (D) 23%, Monighan (I) 5%

* = Incumbent

State House: According to the Inquirer, Democrats will have between 110 and 112 seats and Republicans will have between 91 and 93 seats. More details should become available later today.

State Senate: According to that same article, the GOP will increase their majority in the State Senate to 30 Republicans and 20 Democrats. More details should become clear later today.

PoliticsPA Reports

PoliticsPA: GOP Victories for U.S. House Were Both Solid and Wide Ranging

Today’s Headlines

Politico: Pennsylvania Democrats devastating night

Post-Gazette: Corbett discusses his plans as Governor

AP: Economy top issue for Pa. voters

Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks commissioner gets a promotion

Times-Tribune: Abington Twp., Lackawanna County, changes name to Waverly Twp. to avoid confusion

There is another former Philadelphia Eagle heading to Washington. This one will not play for the Redskins, but will serve in the U.S. House. According to the Daily News, Jon Runyan defeated Rep. Adler in New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district last night

Tweet of the Day

Dan Malloy (Post Gazette): The PA U.S. House delegation will now be 12-7 Republican…same as it was before ’06 elections (calculated w/ help from @DanPolitico)

Today’s Opinions

Inquirer: Now for the governing

Times-Tribune: Now for the hard part

Times-Tribune: Ads new lows

John Baer: How a Gov. Corbett may stack up against a Candidate Corbett

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  • Reader Poll: Should President Joe Biden Step Aside?


    • Yes. He should step aside because of his age, declining ability to do the job. (45%)
    • No. He should not step aside. (39%)
    • Yes. He should step aside because he can't beat Donald Trump. (15%)

    Total Voters: 231

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