Now that the dust has settled, we have some new elected officials and hopefully those annoying phone calls and all the junk mail is over until the next election!
Some interesting facts about the election and maybe something Democrats need to think about for the future. Winning an election in Pennsylvania can’t be done by concentrating on Allegheny and Philadelphia Counties. Corbett carried Allegheny County, not by much, but he did. Can’t say that Onorato should feel too good about losing the county he is Executive for. Onorato lost Allegheny County by 649 votes. Another reason everyone should vote! Toomey didn’t lose by much in Allegheny County and he carried most other large counties. He did take a beating in Philadelphia as expected.
Pennsylvania is a diverse state. There are other heavily populated areas that are or lean Republican. Lancaster County has over 500,000 people, York County has over 400,000 residents, Chester County has almost 500,000 residents, Berks has over 400,000 residents so I submit these counties more than make up for Philadelphia. Bucks County with its 600,000+ residents swung Republican for governor and the US Senate races. Can’t put all your eggs in one basket and win in PA.
We congratulate the winners. We expect big things. We will be watching and reporting in our usual no-nonsense style so don’t screw up!
Tom Corbett has a big task ahead of him. This editorial from the Harrisburg Patriot outlines the road ahead: