So primaries yesterday. Dem PA guv was kind of a wash. I wasn't particularly fond of any of the candidates and I agree with Atrios that Allyson Schwartz's campaign of inevitability was odd. I am in her district and she's been kind of a meh rep. PA's 13th is very blue and there isn't really a good excuse for a mushy Dem but she played that part well...likely in part because of aspirations to statewide office. Still, I did vote for her, if only because in a field of meh, I'll take the meh I know--and that she is based close to home helped my decision a bit.
More interestingly, because Allyson was running for governor, there was a rather interesting race in my congressional district. Unfortunately we seem to have selected yet another too-conservative-for-the-district Democrat. He may work out fine, but he was 3rd on my preference list. Also my very corrupt state Senator lost her reelection bid, which was a bit of a worry since 2 people were taking her on. There was some concern that they would split the rather large anti- vote and she would manage to get through. Glad she didn't, though, in that race too my preferred candidate lost.
So a fair amount to vote on but not a whole lot of excitement for me. On the other hand, our current polling location is ~1.6 mi from home, so the round-trip run comes in just over 5k.