Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A top campaign aide calls the win one bright spot in a disappointing night for GOP in DC.
Republican Incumbent Congressman Pat Meehan of Drexel Hill (Upper Darby) (R-PA7) easily defeated Democrat Challenger George Badey of Radnor to win a second term in the U.S. House Tuesday. Meehan held an nearly 2 to 1 margin in Delaware County to retain the seat he won during the historic GOP victories of the 2010 Obama mid-term elections. The Republican momentum was not with the national GOP Tuesday night, prompting one top Meehan Campaign official to call his victory as "at least one bright spot in an otherwise disappointing night." During his victory speech Meehan told a ballroom full of supporters at the Springfield Country Club that his focus during his second term will be on jobs. Meehan cited his work to save the gasoline refinery …
Vitali is the Democratic incumbent.
Greg Vitali, the Democratic State Representative incumbent for the 166th legislative district, beat his Republican challenger Bill Toal in Tuesday’s election. As of 12 a.m. Vitali was leading Toal by 20,637 to 12,077 votes. Vitali, a Haverford resident, has been a member of the House since 1993. “During my 20 years in the Pennsylvania legislature I have taken a lead role on environmental issues and have been the recipient of numerous environmental and other awards,” Vitali told Main Line Media News. Read more about him here. Bill Toal, also a Haverford resident, is a prosecutor in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. According to his Web site, he serves as the District Attorney Office’s liaison for the Safe Schools Program in …
Republican incumbent House of Representative member Joe Hackett (R-161) beat out Democratic challenger Larry DeMarco.
Republican State Rep. Joe Hackett has been re-elected to a second term serving the 161th District, beating out Democratic challenger Larry DeMarco. Hackett won the 161th District State House race with 17,125 votes against DeMarco's 15,256 votes with 100 percent of Delaware County polls reporting by Wednesday afternoon. Hackett thanked local residents for their support at the polls. "I want to thank my supporters who worked so hard during the course of this campaign," Hackett said in a press release. "So many people did so much to help make my victory possible and I greatly appreciate all of their time and hard work." This will be Hackett's second term representing the 161th District, which includes Upper Providence, Marple, Newtown, Radnor…
President Obama defeats Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges from …
Adolph is the Republican incumbent.
Pa. State Representative William Adolph, the Republican State Representative incumbent for the 165th legislative district, beat his Democratic challenger Jeremy Fearn in Tuesday’s election. As of 12 a.m. Adolph was leading Fearn by a 18,754 to 10,813 votes. “I want to thank all of the local residents who exercised their right to vote and took part in the electoral process today,” said Adolph. “I greatly appreciate having such strong support from the residents of Morton, Springfield, Marple, and Radnor. I especially want to thank our committee people and the many volunteers who worked so hard over the past few months to help get our message out to voters and build support for my re-election.” Adolph, of Springfield, has been a state …
With nearly all precincts reporting, incumbent Democrat Daylin Leach defeated GOP challenger Charles Gehret.
With nearly all of the precincts reporting, incumbent Democratic state Sen. Daylin Leach has defeated GOP challenger Charles Gehret handily in the 17th District, with more than 65% of the vote. Leach is a ten-year veteran of state politics, having been elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2002 and the State Senate in 2009. Before throwing his hat in the ring in the 17th, Gehret was chief fiscal officer and top aide for Pennsylvania's Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley. Leach accepted the win late this evening. "Well, it appears that I have been re-elected," Leach wrote in a post on his campaign's Facebook page. "I want to thank everyone for all of their help and support. Truly, I am humbled. And I am hardly ever humbled." …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in Pennsylvania on Tuesday cast their ballots for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 20 electoral votes.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Mutliple media outlets are calling President Barack Obama the projected winner of Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for Barack Obama, and since the 1990s, has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times. Former Gov. Mitt Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Pennsylvania. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. Romney spent part of Election Day in Pittsburgh and visited Bucks County on Sunday, drawing 25,000 supporters. On Monday, former President Bill Clinton was in the Philadelphia suburbs and Romney surrogates, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, swept through eastern Pennsylvania, …
Election Day brought problems at polls in several areas of eastern Pennsylvania
EASTERN PA — Several reports of voting irregularities in Eastern Pennsylvania emerged on Tuesday, the day of the presidential election. In Easton, signs appeared offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to voter fraud convictions. A constable for Easton’s 10th ward removed one such sign staked into the ground after consulting with an elections attorney on site. The Pennsylvania Commercial Action Network, the same group that posted “Replace ObamaCare” billboards around the state, made the signs. ID Requests Many Easton voters also reported poll workers asking for their IDs, even though IDs are not required for this election cycle under the law. Matthew Keeler, press secretary for the PA Department of State, said that's part of the …
Find your poll location and ballot summary in Radnor, PA.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles about voting, check out Patch's Election Guide by clicking here.
The Keystone State helped Barack Obama win re-election in what was a good night for Democrats across Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Pennsylvania helped President Barack Obama win re-election as U.S. Sen. Bob Casey fended off a feisty challenge from Republican coal magnate Tom Smith in what turned out to be a big night for Democrats in the Keystone State. Democrats held the lead in three state row office races as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday with close to 98 percent of the vote in, according to unofficial results. Kathleen Kane, a former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County, made history by becoming the first Democrat and first woman to be elected as the state's attorney general. The Republican candidate, David Freed, is a two-term district attorney in Cumberland County. Democrat Eugene DePasquale of York leads Republican John Maher of Allegheny in the auditor …