February 7, 2006


Scranton Drops Out of Governor's Race (NewsWatch 16, February 7, 2006)

The GOP race for the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania just got smaller. Candidate Bill Scranton announced late Tuesday afternoon that he is dropping out of the race.

The former lieutenant governor said in a statement he believes his campaign was strong, but not strong enough to win the precinct-by-precinct battles against fellow Republican Lynn Swann.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 7, 2006 7:30 PM

Now, with Scranton gone, there will be little if any bloodletting in the Rep. primary - which should assure Mr. Swann becoming the next Governor. Unless the voting machines in Philadelphia open up on Tuesdy morning with 2,000 votes each for Rendell, as they did for Kerry in the last Pres. election.

Posted by: obc at February 7, 2006 8:52 PM

Via The Corner:

Lynn Swann was just speaking at the Steelers victory celebration in Pittsburgh (Rendell is in attendance). He was interrupted by the crowd chanting GOVERNOR, GOVERNOR, GOVERNOR! He actually had to stop the crowd and remind them that today is just about the glorious Steeler Super bowl victory !

It is a GREAT day in the 'burgh!

Posted by: Sandy P at February 7, 2006 8:56 PM

Just wait'll he names Franco harris as his running mate. :-)

Posted by: Mike Morley at February 7, 2006 10:05 PM

Ed Rendell was probably throwing his remote at the TV on Sunday over all those crappy calls that went the Steelers' way.

Posted by: John at February 7, 2006 11:18 PM
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