Corbett, Toomey Lead Republican Wave!

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding tonight’s election results:

“Tonight, we turned Pennsylvania red!” Gleason said. “What a wonderful night it is to be a Republican and a Pennsylvanian. Tonight, the voters of Pennsylvania cast a decisive vote of confidence in the common-sense economic solutions of Pat Toomey, Tom Corbett, Jim Cawley, our new congressmen and all of our successful statehouse candidates. Make no mistake about it: while our Party is thrilled with tonight’s results, we are even more excited about the opportunity for these qualified Republican men and women to get to work creating jobs and putting our Commonwealth on the right track.

“I would like to take a moment to thank our fantastic volunteers for all of their hard work these past few months. We have the best grassroots network in Pennsylvania, and it is the dedication and energy of our volunteers that have made this night possible.

“Because of our volunteers, Pennsylvania has played a key role in helping Republicans take back the U.S. House of Representatives. Because of volunteers, Republicans now hold a majority in both the state House and state Senate. And because of our volunteers, who spent their days, nights and weekends knocking on doors and calling their friends and neighbors, I am now proud to refer to our candidates as U.S. Senator-elect Pat Toomey, Governor-elect Corbett and Lieutenant Governor-candidate Cawley.”

The Republican Party of Pennsylvania had a historic night; winning the following critical races:

U.S. Senate:
Pat Toomey

Tom Corbett

Lieutenant Governor:
Jim Cawley

Mike Kelly (PA-3)
G.T. Thompson (PA-5)
Jim Gerlach (PA-6)
Pat Meehan (PA-7)
Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8)
Bill Shuster (PA-9)
Tom Marino (PA-10)
Lou Barletta (PA-11)
Charlie Dent (PA-15)
Joe Pitts (PA-16)
Tim Murphy (PA-18)
Todd Platts (PA-19)