Skip to comments.Pennsylvania Primary Results
Posted on 04/24/2012 7:42:19 PM PDT by P.O.E.
President of the United States
Candidate Votes Percent
GINGRICH, NEWT (REP) 62,556 10.6%
ROMNEY, MITT (REP) 339,097 57.3%
PAUL, RON (REP) 77,897 13.2%
SANTORUM, RICK (REP) 112,061 18.9%
Candidate Votes Percent OBAMA, BARACK (DEM) 484,958 100.0%
United States Senator
Candidate Votes Percent
CHRISTIAN, DAVID ALAN (REP) 54,691 9.8%
SCARINGI, MARC A. (REP) 40,834 7.4%
WELCH, STEVEN D. (REP) 114,296 20.6%
SMITH, TOM (REP) 231,013 41.6%
ROHRER, SAM (REP) 115,072 20.7%
Candidate Votes Percent
VODVARKA, JOSEPH JOHN (DEM) 108,888 20.2%
CASEY, JR, BOB (DEM) 429,419 79.8%
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Santorum came in second, followed by Ron then Newt. Total votes for non-Romney close to for-Romney
Hope Romney's paying attention.
I went in about 7:30, I was the only one there. Can’t believe Romney got that much. Too many people just giving up.
No, not particularly. 57% for Willard, 43% for someone else. That really isn't particularly close.
True, but voters in PA still sent him a significantly-sized message.
Newt losing nearly 2-1 to a candidate not even in the race anymore.
Unfortunately I have to agree. That said however, when you combine the Obama voters, Romney has the ‘approval’ of barely 1/4 of the country.
That bodes well for no one.
Well, when your choice is Newt or Romney, there’s not much point in going to the polls.
Pity. This could have been an interesting night tonight. Congratulations to Santorum for picking up second place.
Combine that with a low turnout (apochryphal at this point - I haven’t seen hard data yet), and the electorate is exhibiting troubling symptoms.
Here’s the Pennsylvania breakdown:
Coal mine owner Tom Smith is the GOP nominee. I don’t know what he stands for, but he has a huge campaign treasury.
District 4: state Rep. Scott Perry won easily. Many conservative rooted for York Cnty. Commissioner Chris Reilly, who finished second place. Perry seems OK, though.
District 12: In an incumbent-vs.-incumbent race between Dems, Mark Critz narrowly defeated Jason Altmire with the help of Big Labor, who disliked Altmire’s opposition to ObamaCare and other Obama priorities. The general election could go either way.
District 17: Blue Dog incumbent Tim Holden was defeated by liberal Matt Cartwright, a high-ranking member of the Trial Lawyers Association who attacked Holden’s occasional dissent from his party’s progressive agenda. This is a safely ‘Rat district.
If people ever make the connection that this is the direct result of the GOP’s manipulation of the base, IE “the light goes on”, we could really see change we can believe in. The problem is that it’s more likely this was the last chance and most people have just decided to give up.
In a way I do not blame them. When your own turn on you, there’s no one but yourself left to believe in. When the history books are written in a couple hundred years (assuming humanity survives to write them) I am convinced that they will have a chapter on the merger between the Dems/GOP starting back in the 80s.
Reagan had plenty in his own party out to get him.
Congrats to Rick Santorum. Oh, to have you back....
I hate to say it, but Newt just can’t seem to cut the mustard. Even after pulling out of active campaigning, Rick Santorum got almost twice as many votes as Newt.
I’d be happy to see Newt pull ahead, but he just doesn’t seem to be doing it. And I will not vote for that scum Romney, under any circumstances. He is not quite as bad as Obama, but he comes too close for comfort.
True, but in the current situation VS Obama, he does have 25% favorables. At least that’s what the Penn numbers seem to indicate.
“Coal mine owner Tom Smith is the GOP nominee. I dont know what he stands for, but he has a huge campaign treasury.”
Smith self-financed a barrage of TV ads and was on track to spend more than three times as much as his four rivals combined.
[Steven] Welch had been endorsed by Gov. Tom Corbett and the state GOP.
At this point, the primaries should be considered a wash, and conservatives should seriously consider presidential politics outside of the GOP.
I’m worried that with this level of apathy, Obama’s minions will gin up his base (I’m thinking the Trayvon travesty is just a trial run) and win (thug tactics and voter fraud are their specialty).
I feel we need to keep conservative-leaning pressure up, and gin up the Silent Majority to step up to the plate and save us from certain fiscal, if not historical, collapse.
The most recent poll has Romney with 48% approval nationally, Obama with 44%. Mixing percentages of totals from primaries is meaningless in the general election.
Eff'n lemmings doing what the MSM tells them.
Even in my red flyover county Mittens got 48%.....not from me.