Governor's race: Governor Comeback Rendell crushed "Outsider" Lynn Swann. At 8:10 PM, USA Today called the race for Rendell. At 11 PM, with 63%, Rendell claims victory.
U.S. Senate race: Bob Casey convincingly defeated Rick Santorum. At 8:05 PM, AP projected Caseyas the winner. At 9:58 PM, Santorum conceded the race. He displayed class, something that eluded him in the Senate. Now he can battle Lord Sauron on his own dime.
15th U.S. Congressional District: Dent struggles, but retains his seat. He escapes defeat by an unknown with no funding, getting just 53% of the vote. Dent spoke of the need to put aside partisanship and be conciliatory. I hope he remembers that in his second term.
18th Pa. Senatorial District: Although Lisa Boscola and Bonnie Dodge are both strong women, Lisa was stronger. Boscola gobbles a whopping 72%.
16th Pa. Senatorial District: I like Rick Orloski, but Pat Browne kept his seat. Browne wins a close one, with 53%.
24th Pa. Senatorial District: Rob Wunderling trounced his invisible Democratic opponent. 60%.
131st Legislative District: Minger Upset in 131st? Incumbent Beyer Dishing Out the Dirt. I called this a c-c-catfight, and the fur is still flying. Beyer is slightly ahead, but who knows?
132d Legislative District: Mann easily retained Her state house seat, but is she Democrat or Republican? Mann grabbed 80% of the vote.
133rd Legislative District: Joe Brennan in the 133rd: Why Not the Best? Joe wins, and so do the rest of us, with 66% of the vote.
134th Legislative District: Act Blue for the Other Casey, Blue Collar Casey. I'm feeling pretty blue because Reichley has 61% of the vote.
183rd Legislative District: Harhart or Upstart? Act Blue for Russ Shade in 183rd. In a big disappointment, Harhart sleepwalks her way to a win with 61%. Shade's magic dust helped Stoffa, but not him. That's too bad for the rest of us.
187th Legislative District: Follweiler - Fresh Air in 187th Legislative District. This one is too close to call, and I've got a baaad feeling.
LEHIGH COUNTY ORDINANCE 2006-155: "Shall the Lehigh County Home Rule Charter be amended to abolish the elected offices of the Clerk of Courts, the Recorder of Deeds and the Register of Wills, and to consolidate the functions of those offices into one elected office to be known as the Clerk of Judicial Records?" Lehigh County's Superclerk of Judicial Records? Get Real. Lehigh County Comm'r Grammes is Kryptonite to SuperClerk Proposal. Sixty-two percent of the voters approved this supposed cost-savings measure. Boy, are they in for a surprise.