on the undercard
Mike Turpin. . . . . . . . . . 11,328 16.63%
Pamela Macklin. . . . . . . . . 12,662 18.59%
Cynthia M. Maleski . . . . . . . 10,682 15.68%
Daniel Jimenez. . . . . . . . . 9,845 14.45%
Brenda L. Frazier. . . . . . . . 13,376 19.63%
Matthew A. Arena . . . . . . . . 9,848 14.46%
The 38th Senate District includes some small pieces of a few other counties, to this isn't the final result. But 5 of these 6 candidates will win.
update: I may not be correct on how multi-county state senate committee seats are elected... anyone?
Several things of note. It looks like Daniel Jimenez came in last even though he was one of the 5 candidates endorsed by the county committee. Jimenez came to note during the tuition tax debates as the graduate student leader at Pitt. I thought he had a lock on this low key race in that he was not only endorsed, but had a prominant place on the slate card as the vice chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Primary Campaign Commitee. He also was clearly the most tech savvy of the candidates with active campaign twitter and facebook accounts.
The only unendorsed candidate in this race was former county councilwoman Brenda Frazier, who looks to have come actually in first. Jiminez came in just 3 points less than Matthew Arena. Like I said, I dont see the multi-county results yet which may work out differently... 3 points is not exactly a big margin which J.
Not a good night for the Allegheny County Democratic Primary Campaign Commitee it seems. Jiminez as vice chair, but Arlen Specter was listed as the groups secretary. Pro-forma I am sure, but still. Sure can't say that the ACDC endorsement guarantees you an election victory.