|It's Primary Day in Pennsylvania!|
Republican Senate Primary Race: In a surprise victory Sam Roher defeats Tom Smith, Steve Welch, and Marc Scaringi. Both Smith's and Welch's campaign ads highlighting their past ties to the democratic party made them both look bad. Also a big embarrassment for Governor Corbett backed Welch losing here.
Attorney General Race: Kathleen Kane may be the PA democratic party's answer to Sarah Palin. She's hot! She wins a big victory over Patrick Murphy. The truth is Kathleen Kane ran a great campaign. Murphy did not.
State Auditor General Race: John Maher wins this one big. Frank Pinto gave it his best shot. GOP party establishment candidates always win these races.
4th Congressional District Race: Commissioner Chris Reilly (R) tops Rep. Scott Perry (R).
17th Congressional District Race: Attorney Matt Cartwright finally takes down Representative Tim Holden
12th Congressional District Race: Jason Altmire (D) defeats Mark Critz (D). This will be very close.
11th Congressional District Race: Gene Stilp (D) defeats Bill Vinsko (D)
29th State Senate District: Businessman John Rich (R) defeats Senator David Argall (R).
Argall voted for the pay raise and Citzen's Alliance of Pennsylvania sending a message with a victory here.
37th State Senate District: Businessman D. Raja (R) defeats Rep. Mark Mustio (R). Mustio's racial debacle doomed his candidacy.
50th District House Race: Bill DeWeese resigned his seat this morning and will end up winning the nomination tonight again in Green County.
79th District House Race: This no doubt will be the biggest surprise upset of the night. Professor John McGinnis takes out longtime republican Rep. Rick Geist. Geist's negatives were just too high to overcome in the polling data. Also this is another impressive victory for Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania. Another pay jacket caucus leader goes down tonight!