PA Becomes a Deeper Shade of Blue

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

PA Becomes a Deeper Shade of Blue

All it took was 23 votes to turn the Pennsylvania state house blue.
Dems take control of Pennsylvania state House

The long-awaited results of a Chester County state House race, decided yesterday by 23 votes, swung control of the chamber to the Democrats for the first time in more than a decade.

The results dramatically alter Harrisburg's political landscape after four years in which Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democrat, has been forced to bargain with two chambers controlled by the opposite party.
If the results of the 156th House District race withstand any potential Republican court challenges, Democrats will have a 102-101 advantage in the new session of the Legislature. It will be the first time since 1994 that Democrats will be in charge of the House.
It's the slimmest of margins and it's not quite locked down yet, but if it sticks it will make Rendell's job a whole lot easier.

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