Over in Pennsylvania, one incumbent's arrogance may have cost him re-election. A 21 year old website business owner and college student named Mark Harris is leading incumbent Tom Stevenson. Harris is best known for being a writer for the strongly conservative "Save the GOP" website.
Currently the results are as follows there.
REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 42ND DISTRICT
Vote for NOT MORE THAN 1
(WITH 64 OF 66 DISTRICTS COUNTED 96.97%)
TOM STEVENSON . . . . . . . . . 2,089 35.78
DANIEL A HACKETT . . . . . . . . 1,116 19.12
MARK HARRIS. . . . . . . . . . 2,620 44.88
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 13 .22
Total . . . . . . . . . 5,838
Stevenson got in trouble for voting for Democrat governor Ed Rendell's budget and pay raises for the current Pennsylvania legislature. Harris is running against Stevenson with this message. "Republicans in Harrisburg should stop signing off on Ed Rendell's failed agenda and start voting like Republicans." Stevenson is running negative ads against his opponents, and Harris got some help. Former Congressman Pat Toomey from Club for Growth and the Conservative leaning Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper endorsed him.
Over here, I'm happy with the job Joe Hune(as I am with Rogers and Garcia) has done, and will be voting for him again barring any major surprises. That said, I have no problems voting for a primary challenger if an incumbent forgets where he's come from. Any future rep who follows in Stevenson's footsteps - raising their own salaries during tough economic times while increasing other spending will lead to at least one vote for a primary opponent.