Thursday, May 18, 2006

It's Casey vs. Santorum




I have to admit I was surprised Bob Casey received 85% of the vote. I thought Chuck Pennachio would do better than 9%. If it wasn't for bloggers he might have even done that well. It goes to show that you still have raise enough money to get on TV. Money is something Casey and Rick Santorum will not lack.


I found this interesting, 22,000 more Republican primary voters cast a ballot for Lynn Swann than Santorum.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nearly 22,000 Pennsylvania Republicans who voted for Lynn Swann as the GOP nominee for governor withheld their support from U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum in Tuesday's primary.
Both candidates were unopposed. Swann, the former Pittsburgh Steelers star, received 574,276 votes, while Santorum, who is seeking a third term in the Senate, drew 552,559, according to unofficial totals compiled by the Pennsylvania Department of State that were 99 percent complete Thursday....But political observers say the disparity in the primary vote is a bad sign for Santorum. Democratic strategists view Santorum, the Senate's third-ranking Republican, as vulnerable partly because of his ties to President Bush, whose approval rating is sagging.
"For that many voters to go in and deliberately push the button for one candidate and not the other in uncontested races does raise some eyebrows about why voters made that choice," Christopher Borick, a Muhlenburg College political science professor, told The Patriot-News of Harrisburg for a story Thursday.


Michael Young, managing partner of Michael Young Strategic Research, called it "an ominous indicator for Santorum."




7 comments:

Austin said...

At the very least he got about 2-5 times the % those polls I constantly railed against had him at.

Now I will sit back and watch Casey blow it again.

AlexC said...
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AlexC said...

It's not that ominous.
http://santorumblog.com/2006/05/vote-count.html

Gort said...

No it's not. But if Santorum trails Swann's vote you guys are done.

AlexC said...

No it's not. But if four times the amount of voters not voting for Santorum didn't vote for Rendell, you guys are more done.

This metric doesn't matter.

LVDem said...

Rendell isn't going to have a close race. Santorum, if he is lucky will have a close race.

Alex, I hope you are at least willing to help unseat Santorum. I know I would have been right there helping if Pennacchio or Sandals won.

LVDem said...

sorry, meant Austin, not Alex. Alex is in love with Tricky Ricky.