Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Smith wins PA Senate primary
Pennsylvania Republican and political newcomer Tom Smith on Tuesday beat out four Republican rivals, including the candidate endorsed by the state party, for the chance to run against U.S. Senator Robert Casey, a Democrat, in the state in November. Smith's victory over Steve Welch, who won the endorsement of the state Republican party and the support of Governor Tom Corbett, was a blow to the state's Republican leadership.