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Toomey rides the "red tsunami" in Pennsylvania; state legislature stocks up on conservatives.


Election Roundup: Big Night For Right In Pennsylvania

Toomey rides the “red tsunami” in Pennsylvania; state legislature stocks up on conservatives.

The nailbiter of a win for conservative Senate hopeful Pat Toomey earlier tonight was the icing on the cake for the right.  Toomey’s triumph over Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak was confirmed, after Republicans had taken the governorship of the Keystone State, a majority in the state House of Representatives, and at least four new U.S. House seats held by Democrats. 

In the 11th District, Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta, nationally known foe of illegal immigration, ousted 28-year Rep. Paul Kanjorski; in the 10th, former U.S. Attorny Tom Marino defeated two-term Rep. Chris Carney for the Scranton area seat; and in the 3rd, car dealer Mike Kelly unseated freshman Democrat Kathy Dahlkemper. 

Sestak’s Delaware County 7th District was picked up a local conservative hero, former U.S. Attorney Pat Meehan, famed for sending fthe former State Senate Democratic Leader to prison on corruption charges. 

State Attorney General Tom Corbett handily put the govenorship in GOP hands after eight years. 

Although Corbett’s conservative credentials are not as impeccable as onetime Club for Growth head Toomey, the governor-elect is expected to have some conservative linemen in the new legislature–most notably, State Rep. Mike Turzai, a favorite of the right who is expected to become House majority leader.

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