As a matter of full disclosure, I am providing a copy of my absentee ballot. If Hillary wins by one vote, you can blame me. I also voted for Pat Toomey (US Senate) Matt Cartwright (Congress), Eugene DePasquale (Auditor General), Joe Torsella (Treasurer), Joe Rafferty (Attorney General). For my State House District, I gave Ann-Marie Panellaa write-in. I voted to extend the mandatory retirement age for judges and to ease Home Rule Charter requirements for advertising. And yes, I did miss a question.
Please don't send any comments concerning the Presidential race.
I completely disagree with Toomey on most issues, but he gets my vote because he's his own man while Katie McGinty is a partisan hack who is there to do what Papa Ed Rendell tells her. If Sestak were the nominee, I would have voted for him.
Controller Steve Barron and I have a bet on this race. If Toomey wins, he will have to prance around the courthouse in his kilt for a day, and I will bury him on this blog. But if McGinty wins, I have to wear a kilt.I have contacted a tentmaker, and he has sent away for lots of canvas.
The Cartwright-Connolly race is a no-brainer for me. Connolly is a likable guy with some pretty incredible views. He believes in shutting government down, etc. I prefer grow-ups.
In the AG race, a prefer Republican Rafferty, the guy who actually knows what a courtroom looks like, as opposed to someone who has never tried a case, and who will use the office as a springboard to run for something else.
For Auditor General, I like Eugene DePasquale, who has been effective and tough.
For Treasurer, Ambassador Joe Torsella, who refused to let Rendell browbeat him into dropping his support of Bernie Sanders.
For state house, I am writing in Ann-Marie Panella Incumbent Joe Emrick is completely nontransparent, and Mattei is an occasional voter with financial problems who was not even registered as a Democrat when I last checked.