|Dowd would like to get his hands on Krill|
His challenge to DA Jim Martin probably increased GOP turnout in Lehigh County, which certainly helped lead to a Republican sweep in the Commissioners' race.
In Northampton County, the spoiler was Mike Krill. His challenge to Mayor Sal Panto energized a campaign machine, run by young Easton Democrats. They are so effective they're downright scary.
In my post below, I suggest that GOP turnout is historically low in Northampton County in municipal races. But Mike Dowd would have probably survived Bob Werner's challenge if there had been no challenge to Sal.
As it turns out, he was clobbered in Easton. Werner pulled in 1939 votes to Dowd's 930.
In the rest of his District, Dowd was the clear winner. He grabbed 3478 votes to Werner's 2596.
So Gracedale really played no role in Dowd's loss. Werner rode into office on Panto's back.
Mike Krill destroyed Dowd's chances.