Y-Decide 2008’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Election Central

Yes, Greater Philadelphia, there are more races than just that top of the ticket race that everyone is talking about – John McCain v. Ron Paul v. Mike Huckabee.


But seriously, come back to this page after 8pm and throughout the night. I’m going to do what I can to keep track of all of the contested primaries in Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties.

Here’s the list as of 4:26 PM. Updates to come throughout the evening.

President of the United States (100% reporting)
Barack Obama 45.4%
Hillary Clinton 54.6%
Ron Paul 16%
John McCain 73%
Mike Huckabee 11%
State Treasurer (100% reporting)
John F. Cordisco 26%
Robert McCord 43%
Dennis Morrison-Wesley 7%
Jennifer L. Mann 24%
Tom Ellis 0%
Senator in the General Assembly (100% reporting)
1st Senatorial District
Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr. 43%
John J. Dougherty 38%
Anne Dicker 19%
Jack Morley 0%
Representative in the General Assembly
17th District – Montgomery County (100% reporting)
Daylin Leach 0%
Lance Rogers 61%
Lisa Paolino 39%
29th District – Bucks County (100% reporting)
Brad Kirsch 59%
Benjamin S. Irey 41%
Bernie O’Neill 0%
145th District – Bucks County (100% reporting)
Tom Peterson 55%
Brian Kline 45%
Paul I. Clymer 0%
163rd District – Delaware County (100% reporting)
Robert T. Cassidy 59%
Kevin M. Lee 41%
Nicholas A. Micozzie 0%
172nd District – Philadelphia (100% reporting)
Richard B. Costello 57%
Tim Kearney 43%
John M. Perzel 0%
179th District – Philadelphia (100% reporting)
Tony J. Payton, Jr. 61%
Guy D. Lewis 39%
William Kennedy 0%
180th District – Philadelphia (100% reporting)
Angel Cruz 55%
Jonathan Ramos 45%
None 0%
182nd District – Philadelphia (100% reporting)
Babette Josephs 60%
Peggy Banaszek 25%
Robert J. Gormley, Jr. 14%
Wally Zimolong 0%
184th District – Philadelphia (100% reporting)
Christian A. DiCicco 40%
William F. Keller 60%
Anthony Biondo 0%
186th District – Philadelphia (100% reporting)
Kenyatta Johnson 65%
Harold James 35%
None 0%
190th District – Philadelphia (0% reporting)
Vanessa L. Brown 0%
Thomas Blackwell* 0%
Rahim Foreman 0%
198th District – Philadelphia (100% reporting)
Rosita C. Youngblood 57%
Byron Davis 43%
None 0%

*Thomas Blackwell, the incumbent, failed to turn in enough valid signatures to get his name on the ballot. He is reportedly waging a write-in campaign. While the names written in will not be immediately known, we can provide a count of Vanessa Brown’s votes vs. any generic write-in vote.

UPDATE: Apparently, Thomas Blackwell’s write-in campaign wasn’t so close since I can’t find any results that say anything other than Vanessa Brown was uncontested and therefore the winner.

I did miss one contested race. In the 180th District in Philadelphia, the incumbent Angel Cruz defeated challenger Jonathan Ramos by about a thousand votes or 10 percentage points. That’s with 93% reporting but the race has been called.


5 Responses to “Y-Decide 2008’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Election Central”

  1. Your #1 source for Southeastern Pennsylvania results « Y-Decide 2008 Says:

    […] Your #1 source for Southeastern Pennsylvania results I just took some time to set up a page for keeping track of all of the results from the 5-county area. […]

  2. levana Says:

    hi dan,

    What’s going on with the 1st district Senate race? Are there any results yet?

    We are waiting with bated breath.

  3. Dan Pohlig Says:

    Hi Levana,

    I’m sure you got the results by now. Sorry I bit off more than I could chew by thinking I could be on television and update these results all by myself.

    I’ll put up the latest that I have now but at this point it’s probably just for archival purposes.

    Thanks for reading!


  4. My night at Fox 29 « Y-Decide 2008 Says:

    […] I’ve done my part to do two things at once – taking part in WHYY’s Election night coverage AND… updating our little corner of the results – the Southeastern Pennsylvania Contested Primary Results… a palooza. […]

  5. gr Says:

    Has there been any publicly available information on the two ballot questions? (I haven’t been able to find any elsewhere, but the usual means of asking Mr. Internet this sort of question are really only interested in Obama v. Clinton…)

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