ERIE, Pa. — The outcome for the race for county commissioner in this northwestern Pennsylvania corner didn’t get much national scrutiny or post-election analysis because the incumbent Democrat, Kathy Dahlkemper, ultimately won.
But it should have. Why? Because it is worthy of at least diving into what is happening to this once reliable stronghold for Democratic candidates; it may not be red, but it sure is a vibrant shade of purple.
Dahlkemper’s narrow victory – she won by 300 votes – is something both parties should dive into to discover where the voter’s sentiments are heading.
Dahlkemper went into the race with all of the built-in advantages needed for a comfortable win: incumbency and a two-to-one Democratic registration advantage over Republicans.
Read more at the Washington Examiner.