Voters will choose Wonderling replacement

    Voters from Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks and Montgomery counties are heading to the polls today to cast ballots for a state senate seat.

    Voters from Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks and Montgomery counties are heading to the polls today to cast ballots for a state senate seat. Three candidate are vying for victory in the special election.

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    Franklin and Marshall College political science professor Terry Madonna says he expects only about ten to fifteen percent voter turnout for the special election. But he says that doesn’t mean no one is paying attention.

    Madonna: It’s a quintessential swing district. On the democratic side Governor Rendell carried it, so did President Obama. On the Republican side, the only Republican elected statewide last year – the Attorney General of the state Tom Corbett – also won the district. I think it’s one of those districts politicians and political analysts around the state will watch in the future because of its big ticket splitting tendency.

    The winner of the special election will finish the second term of Republican former Senator Rob Wonderling, who left the position to become CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

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