Democrats swept Northampton County Council, but Republicans swept Lehigh County's Board of Commissioners. Dems kept their stranglehold on Bethlehem, but Republicans dominated in Bethlehem Township. In a nasty West Easton Borough Council race, a Republican candidate who spread lies about her opponent was easily rebuffed. But in Bethlehem, a smear campaign against Tony Simao worked.
Of course, I'm disappointed to see Ron Angle, Steve Salvesen and Mike Dowd lose. I'll have more to say about those losses later. Right now, I'm having trouble finding a theme. I do not see this as a Democratic or Republican victory. I do not think Gracedale played a big role. But I'm operating on four hours sleep.
So how do you explain the election?