ANTI-INCUMBENCY SPELLS BIG GAINS FOR DEMS IN PA!Tommywonk has a great post
on the PA primaries full of linky goodness. Here is the money: Philly.com has a list of thirteen legislative incumbents who lost their primary elections yesterday. The list includes the top two Republicans in the state Senate, who lost because of anger over last year's midnight pay raise:
Senate President Pro Tempore Robert C. Jubelirer (R., Blair) and Majority Leader David J. Brightbill (R., Lebanon) - who together have served 56 years in the Senate - were defeated in two of the most costly legislative races in history.
As John Baer writes, "They are the first Pennsylvania legislative leaders to lose a primary election since 1964." These defeats presage trouble for incumbent legislators in November.
In another sign of a shakeup in PA politics, a Democrat won a special election to the state Senate in overwhelmingly Republican Chester County: Andrew Dinniman has defeated Republican Carol Aichele to become the first Democratic state senator from Chester County in memory.Be afraid, GOP zombies. Be very afraid.
It is clear that voters associate "greedy career politicians" and "the culture of arrogance and greed" that marks our current political climate with REPUBLICANS. If you ask me, you have George Bush to thank for destroying your party.