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Truitt Defeats Binder in State House Race

Republican incumbent Dan Truitt holds off Democratic challenger Bret Binder in the race for the 156th District in the state house.

After months of campaigning, Republican incumbent Dan Truitt defeated Democratic challenger Bret Binder in the battle to represent the 156th district in the Pennsylvania house of representatives.

According to the unofficial results late Tuesday night, Truitt earned 52 percent of the vote to Binder's 48 percent.

In terms of votes, Truitt received 16,493 votes to Binder's 15,276.

Throughout the campaign, both candidates ran on a platform of education and the economy.

Truitt won the election by carrying West Goshen, East Goshen and parts of East Bradford Township.

Binder carried the overwhelmingly Democratic voting West Chester Borough.

Steve Maher November 07, 2012 at 05:21 AM
I can't believe this slob won! Now we have to pay for his pay raises, health care benefit increases, and his personal spending on himself. Not to mention that this is his only source of income since his business went bankrupt!
Bored in WC November 07, 2012 at 05:28 AM
WAHOO!
Straight Shooter November 07, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Steve, your bitterness and anger is exactly whats wrong with this country. Go find something more productive to do with your time. Or at least say something constructive. Congrats to Rep. Truitt. Mr. Binder will need to run in a district slightly more democratic to win with his beliefs and policy positions.
nona November 07, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Yes, Bored: Truitt is a Wahoo.
mmcdee November 07, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Nice going voters! You gave Truitt 2 years to do more damage. During his last term he voted for the new voter ID law,steered public school funds to charter schools, voted to sell parks and open spaces. And my favorite: sponsored a bill to force women to have a probe inserted in you know where if they needed an abortion for any reason.
Straight Shooter November 08, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Also Steve, you will be happy to know that Dan Truitt does not take the pension. This is something Bret Binder would have took and would have cost the taxpayers WAY MORE than what you named as far as "perks." So as a fiscal conservative, I'm sure you're now thrilled about that!
Roger M November 08, 2012 at 09:40 PM
yes, a true progressive... along with the likes of Murdock and Akins... except Truitt won... and he's MY representative (a malapropism if ever i heard one)... o joy...
Bored in WC November 09, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Sour grapes. You got the guy at the top of the ticket, & all you can do is bash the local guy THE PEOPLE voted for. Truitt got bipartisan support folks, like it or not. Congratulations Rep Truitt, the people have spoken!
Lulu Dallas November 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Bipartisan support you say? I think not. Once again, ad nauseum Mr. Bored, check your facts before you write your uninformed commentary and glib use of information. Oh but wait, the repuglican Party fails to rely on actual facts for anything other than their own deceitfully self-serving needs. Enjoy your two years Mr. Truitt, YOU may very well lose come the next electoral cycle; since you won by less than 900 votes in this election. NOT the clear majority your mean-spirited Party seems to equate with a mandate.

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