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  •  I did, but we knew that would happen (6+ / 0-)

    I think Sestak outperformed Onorato in every county in the state, proving how awful he was.  then again, Corbett probably would have beaten any Democrat not named Rendell and even then it might have been close.

    I also think there's something to be said for voting for someone you've voted before.  In 2008, 3M people voted for Corbett for AG.  Its apparently name rec plus comfort with voting for people.  Plus the AG position, in any state really, is the perfect springboard to governor.

    Some other things I was looking at last night:
    1. Mercer county, we saw that one coming in how Dahlkemper lost in 2010.
    2.  Lancaster county, worries me going forward, its tacking hard right.  I'm also amazed at how strong Charlie Dent is in Lehigh, I know he's been there a while, but in 2008 each statewide Dem won Lehigh by 10-25K votes, but Dent won it by 25K votes.  There is some serious love for Dent in Lehigh, and with its trend seen in 2010, looks lost unless someone who can dent Dent's hold on it shows up (dent Dent pun totally intended).
    3.  In general, the GOP wave hasn't abetted as much in PA as OH or WI because Corbett hasn't over-stepped nearly as much as Walker/Kasich.  I know people bristle at the thought, but Corbett could be a serious contender in 2016 with the moderate wing of the GOP (I honestly expect a more organized primary in 2016 from the GOP).  If nothing else he's a strong VP pick to make PA truly competitive.

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