- Congressional District 4: Wrong
Prediction: Commissioner Chris Reilly (R) tops Rep. Scott Perry (R).
Deciding factors: Money and Scott Wagner.
- Congressional District 17: Right
Prediction: Attorney Matt Cartwright (D) unseats Rep. Tim Holden (I).
Deciding factors: Environment, health care and nasty ads.
- Senate District 29: Wrong
Prediction: Businessman John Rich (R) defeats Senator David Argall (I).
Deciding factors: Pay raise of 2005; Senate Republican Caucus apathy.
- Senate District 37: Right
Prediction: Businessman D. Raja (R) upends Rep. Mark Mustio (R).
Deciding factor: Racism.
Raja: 43.7%; Means: 31.6%, Mustio: 24.7%
- House District 50: TBD
Prediction: Bill DeWeese (D) resign his seat in the morning, sentenced in the afternoon and renominated in the evening.
Deciding factors: Denial; absence of party leadership.
DeWeese received 3,054 votes; Republican candidates netted: 2,240.
- House District 79: Right
Prediction: Professor John McGinnis (R) teaches state Rep. Rick Geist (I) a lesson in grass roots politics.
Deciding factors: Pay raise of 2005 + 17 terms in office = pink slip.
- House District 92: Right
Five Republicans are vying for this open seat including Anthony Pugliese (son of prominent lobbyist Rocco Pugliese) and William Sieg (nephew of Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman).
Prediction: Mike Regan wins the race and puts the kids in time out.
Deciding factors: Experience and community roots; plus Regan looks like Scott Brown’s stunt double.
- House District 93: Wrong
Prediction: Trucker Ernie Merisotis (R) ousts Ron Miller (I).
Deciding factor: Scott Wagner.
- House District 103: Right.
Prediction: Bill Cluck will get 300 Republican write-in signatures.
Deciding factors: Crowded democratic primary; name recognition.
Qualified for the ballot but subject to review.
- House District 104: Right
Prediction: Sue Helm (I) holds off “endorsed” candidate Jenna Lewis.
Deciding factors: “Upper End” and Ron Marsico’s kiss of death.
- House District 112: Right
Prediction: Kevin Haggerty (D) defeats Representative Ken Smith (D).
Deciding factors: Smith’s failure to repay a dime of more than $130,000 plus in personal loans in two years and his failure to report the money on ethics’ statements.
D = Democrat
I = Incumbent
R = Republican
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