Corbett Could Be First Governor to Lose Re-Election in Pa. History
Pennsylvania’ popular crime-busting Republican State Attorney General Tom Corbett ascended to the governorship during a banner few years for the GOP in the Keystone State.
The 2010 midterm election was unequivocal success for Republicans. It arrived just two years after Barack Obama’s resounding 11-point victory in 2008. The GOP gained five Congressional seats, Republican Pat Toomey edged out Democrat Joe Sestak for the Senate, and Corbett led the party from the governor’s mansion.
Fast forward four years later and Corbett is back on the ballot. While there is still well over a year from the 2014 election, he is fighting for his political survival.