Pennsylvania Democrats achieved a historic swing in the state Senate Tuesday
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Democrats picked up net three state Senate seats Tuesday - their biggest gain since 1970 and the largest swing since the GOP won four seats in 1994, according to a PoliticsPa report. The party went three for three in open seats, picking up districts formerly held by Republicans. According to PoliticsPa: "The big night will immediately shift the balance of power in the Senate, where Republicans had held a 30 to 20 majority. Now, they’ll have 27 seats to 23 for the Democrats. The math is important. The Senate Republicans have consistently tempered more conservative legislative efforts from House Republicans, in part because the Senate caucus contains half a dozen moderates – mostly from southeast Pennsylvania. Now, they’ll have to moderate …
Voters in Pennsylvania on Tuesday cast their ballots for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 20 electoral votes.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Mutliple media outlets are calling President Barack Obama the projected winner of Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for Barack Obama, and since the 1990s, has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times. Former Gov. Mitt Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Pennsylvania. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. Romney spent part of Election Day in Pittsburgh and visited Bucks County on Sunday, drawing 25,000 supporters. On Monday, former President Bill Clinton was in the Philadelphia suburbs and Romney surrogates, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, swept through eastern Pennsylvania, …