Molchany and Levdansky win!
Progressives were pleased with the local results of the recent Primary Elections. In the 22nd House District Sierra Club-endorsed Erin Molchany comfortably increased her chance to take a seat in the legislature in January. In the 39th District Dave Levdansky did well, and in November he will try to unseat incumbent Rick Saccone, who beat Dave in 2010. Ed Gainey’s defeat of Joe Preston in the 24th House District showed that not all incumbencies are impregnable. In Congressional races incumbent Democratic Blue Dogs Jason Altmire and Mark Critz dueled to the last, with Critz inching out a surprise win. Elsewhere in the state Democratic Blue Dog Tim Holden was ejected from his 17th District Congressional seat by Matt Cartwright.