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Smart Talk: Election analysis

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 27, 2016 9:23 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, April 27, 2016:

The long-awaited Pennsylvania Primary Election is now history and there weren't many surprises.

Franklin and Marshall College political analyst and pollster Dr. G. Terry Madonna appears on Smart Talk with analysis of the results and a look ahead to the November election.

Donald Trump was the choice of a sizable margin of Republican voters and the same can be said for Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side.  With their victories in Pennsylvania and several other states Tuesday, the road to their parties' nominations seems more clear.  So how does that race shape up?

Former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty rode a wave of last-minute momentum to victory in the Democratic U.S. Senate contest and will now face Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey this fall.

Lloyd Smucker emerged as the winner in the 16th Congressional District and incumbent Republican Bill Shuster narrowly beat back a challenge in the 9th Congressional District.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been in the news as much as anyone in the last two years and often not in a positive light.  Republican John Rafferty and Democrat Josh Shapiro -- both from Montgomery County -- won their primaries yesterday and compete to succeed Kane.

Three area State Senate seats saw competition.  Scott Martin defeated two other Republicans in Lancaster County's 13th District; Democratic incumbent Sen. Rob Teplitz goes against Republican John  DiSanto this fall, and Mike Regan was the winner in the hotly contested 31st District in Cumberland and York Counties.

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