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Essential Public Radio Stories on Election 2012

Veteran Pennsylvania lawmaker Joe Preston will not be serving a 16th term in the House.  With 99.5% of precincts reporting, Ed Gainey has defeated Preston 65.8% to 33.9%.

Nearly two thirds of the precincts have checked in statewide…and in the race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general, Kathleen Kane has 54.5% of the vote and Patrick Murphy 45.5%.

Armstrong County Tea Party founder and former coal company owner Tom Smith emerged as the winner from a 5-member field for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.

Pennsylvania Republicans will take to the polls Tuesday to choose a U.S. Senate nominee. The five-way GOP primary has flown under the radar this year, generating much less attention than previous campaigns.

A Latino advocacy group critical of redistricting plans is also making its voice heard on the second round of maps.  Latino Lines doesn’t have a problem with the preliminary plan for state House districts, as approved by the redistricting panel.  The group said it’s happy to see the new map includes four majority-Latino districts. 

Advocacy groups are flooding the airwaves with less than a week to go before the Pennsylvania primary.

Democratic voters will have two choices for Pennsylvania Attorney General when they go to the polls Tuesday in the primary election.

Two candidates are seeking the GOP nomination for Pennsylvania Auditor General in Tuesday’s primary election.

Frank Pinto is one of two candidates running for the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania Auditor General in Tuesday’s primary election. The 67-year-old Pinto feels he is the right choice for the position because of his “51 years of living, teaching, and working” in politics.

Two candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Attorney General in Tuesday’s primary election.