Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, May 20 (Primary Election Edition)

The Daily Numbers: 4 Democrats battling today for the nomination to oppose Gov. Tom Corbett in the fall. York businessman Tom Wolf is the front-runner.

10 million dollars, how much of his own money Wolf spent on TV ads that separated him from the pack.

1 GOP opponent for Corbett who got bounced off the ballot. The governor is now unopposed.

20 percent, what most experts believe turnout will be, maybe a shade higher for Dems because of the governor’s race.

164th District state House seat, maybe the hottest race in Delco, where 2 Dem challengers are taking on incumbent state Rep. Margo Davidson.

7 of 165 Democratic and GOP candidates for governor in Pa. who have been women.

20 percent of the vote, a level never achieved by one of those female candidates. Allyson Schwartz could eclipse that mark - and still lose.

7 a.m. to 8 p.m., when polls in Pa. are open.

18 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives up for grabs in the state. There are no primary battles in Delco’s 2 districts.

203 House seats, but again very few primary races.

24 seats in the state Senate on the ballot.

5 Dem candidates also running for the lieutenant governor slot on the ticket.

4 way battle in the 13th District U.S. House seat in Philly and Montgomery County.

806,000 registered Democrats in Philadelphia, that’s 1 in 5 Dems in the state.

31 million dollars spent by the 4 Democrats looking to challenge Corbett.

3 Congressional slots in the region that will be filled by new faces come November.

2 contested primary races in state House races in Chester County.

2 Joshes seeking the 74th District nod, Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell and Caln Commissioner Josh Young.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Guess what, politics is a lot like sports. Money talks. Just ask Tom Wolf, or his 3 fellow Democrats trying to unseat Gov. Tom Corbett

I Don’t Get It: Only about 20 percent of voters will actually make it to the polls today.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to everyone who in fact gets to the polls and exercises their franchise today.

Quote Box: “People will tell you that you never think of losing. Of course you think about losing. This is a very uncertain profession.”

- Former state Rep. Steve Freind, who was often challenged in GOP primaries.

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