Gov. Corbett journeyed down to Washington Tuesday, where he met in the late afternoon with the Republicans in Pennsylvania's congressional delegation, some of whom are jumpy over a plan Corbett backs to do away with the winner-take-all awarding of the state's electoral votes in presidential elections.
Instead, the candidate with the most popular votes in each of the 18 congressional districts would get 1 electoral vote, with two going to the person who has the most popular statewide. (Pennsylvania is due to drop frmo 21 total EVs to 20 for next year's presidential election, due to slow population growth.)
There are concerns that the Democrats would pull their ground game from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to suburban areas, where the influx of money and muscle could threaten GOP House members in competitive seats, such as Reps. Jim Gerlach, Pat Meehan and Mike Fitzpatrick, in the Phialdelphia suburbs, and Charlie Dent in the Lehigh Valley.
The Allentown Morning Call's Colby Itkowitz staked out the meet on Capitol Hill Tuesday and was all over the story.