Surprising Winners and Losers in the Pennsylvania Governor’s Race So Far

What the Democratic primary could signal for the 2016 U.S. Senate race.

Corbet photo, Jeff Fusco |  Wolf photo, AP/Chris Knight | Others, AP/Matt Slocum

Corbett photo, Jeff Fusco | Wolf photo, AP/Chris Knight | Others, AP/Matt Slocum

As things stand now, the race for Pennsylvania governor this fall should be extremely anti-climatic, a foregone conclusion as predictable as the 76ers missing the playoffs.

That said, several developments in the Democratic primary could significantly affect what will be a nationally watched U.S. senate election in 2016.

Here are the winners and losers so far:

Chris Freind is an independent columnist and commentator. He can be reached at

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  • Marie Fritzinger

    I sure hope you are right!

  • Facebook User

    The dems aren’t doing anything to help themselves either! And depending who their lt gov pick is could help or hurt them!
    Neuman and Stack would be assets but if Critz would just make more dems even vote republican! The democratic women of PA aren’t happy about his rape jokes!
    And he isn’t a friend of the lgbt or his old area!
    www citizensagainstmarkcritz com

  • Susan Roach

    I wish Katie McGinty was our Lt. Governor candidate. What a ticket that would be – WOLF McGINTY. But seriously, if Katie McGinty decides to run for the US Senate seat, then we need to start campaign as soon as the Primary is over. She is IMPRESSIVE and I believe she could WIN!!!

  • Rotwang2

    Two more reasons to vote Libertarian.

  • Marco La Padula

    Yeah, it is a shame Katie is not more popular…McCord would have also done well to stay away from attacking Wolf and should have never raised the ‘racist’ issue, because he now looks like a bully…Allyson is desperate, and came across like a major B*+@# in the debate ‘harping’ on Tom Wolf ‘mismanaging’ his company and ‘running away’ with $20 million, when everyone knows he was bought out for that amt and did not take control again unitl 2009..The ‘barbs’ should be squarely placed at Corbett and on the issues that matter!!!

  • Law Student

    All four candidates are far, far to the left. Don’t be surprised if this election is closer than the experts think.

  • travis

    The democrats are to far to the left to get republican votes. Especially gun owners with the increased push to ban “assualt weapons”. And now the dems are attacking each other more and more.