Interesting Results Come Out Of Primary Elections
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Tuesday was primary day in Pennsylvania and there were some interesting results by the end of the night.
The newly-created 12th District featured a battle between two Democratic Congressmen fighting for the same seat.
It was a close race, but Mark Critz beat Jason Altmire with 51 percent of the vote.
There was also a five-way Republican race to decide who will take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in the fall.
The winner was Tom Smith, who is a retired coal company executive from Armstrong County.
Many had eyes on the heated campaign between Mark Mustio, Sue Means and D. Raja. All were vying for the Republican nomination in Senate District 37.
There were a lot of attack ads in this campaign, but in the end, Raja won with 44 percent of the vote.
There was no drama in the Republican presidential primary.
Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney coasted to victory in Tuesday’s five GOP primaries, including Pennsylvania.
Romney won Pennsylvania with 58 percent of the vote.
Rick Santorum, who suspended his presidential bid earlier this month, still garnered 18 percent of the vote, followed by Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich.