Tom Corbett (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

GOP loses Pennsylvania governorship: Dem Tom Wolfe defeats Tom Corbett

The first-term GOPer trailed in the polls the entire race


Luke Brinker
November 5, 2014 6:09AM (UTC)

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania is out of a job, the AP project.

Democratic businessman Tom Wolfe will become the state's next governor. Wolf led Corbett by a healthy margin throughout the race, capitalizing on the unpopularity of Corbett's cuts to education and questions over his handling of the Penn State sex abuse case as attorney general.

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Corbett governed Pennsylvania as a conservative, pushing right-wing priorities like abortion restrictions and voter ID legislation. His defeat may prove a silver lining in what many Democrats fear will be a bad night.


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