Friday, July 31, 2015

Corbett in the danger zone, UVa. says

Gov. Corbett's reelection race in Pa. is rated a tossup in the Crystal Ball, the 'net publication of University of Virginia analyst and professor Larry Sabato.

Corbett in the danger zone, UVa. says

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Allyson Schwartz and Gov. Tom Corbett
Allyson Schwartz and Gov. Tom Corbett

It’s a new day, so here comes a fresh warning of Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s political fragility.

Premiere pundit Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia came out with a complete ranking of 2014’s most competitive gubernatorial races Thursday, and Corbett was listed on “orange alert,” apparently firmly on the highway to the danger zone. The Pennsylvania race rates a “toss-up,” Sabato and his crew of experts wrote in the latest edition of The Crystal Ball.

Since the 1940s, Pennsylvania’s two parties have swapped the governorship every eight years. “While Corbett has major problems, history may be on his side since he was just elected in 2010,” Sabato wrote.  “But these ‘rules’ of politics get broken sooner or later, and Corbett is sorely testing this rule.”

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