Pennsylvania - Governor

as of September 2

The Candidates

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Don Onorato

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: February 5, 1961
  • Residence: Pittsburgh, PA

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Tom Corbett

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: June 17, 1949
  • Residence: Glenshaw, PA

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Previous Results

    Pennsylvania Governor (2006)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Ed Rendell DEM 2,470,517 60.4%
    Lynn Swann REP 1,622,135 39.6%

    U.S. President: Pennsylvania (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 3,276,363 54.7%
    John McCain REP 2,655,885 44.3%
    Ralph Nader IND 42,977 0.7%
    Bob Barr LIB 19,912 0.3%

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Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Sep 2, 2010

In Pa., It's The GOP's Turn, Again

Incumbent Ed Rendell (D), first elected in 2002, is term limited. There is a trend in Pennsylvania politics that goes back to the 1950s -- the governorship goes to the Democrats for two terms, then to the Republicans for two terms, and then back again. And now, after two terms of Rendell, it's the Republicans' turn. The GOP candidate is Tom Corbett, the state attorney general, who holds a constant lead over Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato. -Ken Rudin

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