Down Ballot Effect

Pennsylvania voters are faced with only one contested primary among the statewide offices up for grabs this year. State Rep. Jennifer Mann, one of four ...
by | March 31, 2008

Pennsylvania voters are faced with only one contested primary among the statewide offices up for grabs this year. State Rep. Jennifer Mann, one of four Democrats seeking the post of state treasurer, hopes that a big showing by Hillary Clinton will create a coattail effect for her, as the only woman in her race.

One of her opponents, lawyer and former legislator John Cordisco, offers the AP an assessment about the effect of the presidential primary that strikes me as more realistic:

''It's made it difficult to get attention,'' he said. ''It's taken all the wind out of the room.''

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