G. Terry Madonna, the director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, cited four factors in Hart's defeat: Hart took the race for granted ("She got caught napping, thinking that there was no way should could lose."); a backlash from voters for her support of Santorum and Bush; conservative Democrats abandoned her after three elections and returned to their party's candidate; and, "She ran into a guy who ran a first-rate campaign."Congratulations all around.
That guy was Altmire and he was spending Wednesday taking congratulatory calls from Democratic leaders such as soon-to-be Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Jason Altmire - Congressman-Elect from PA-4