Republicans Remained Strong in Montco Primary Races
Harper, Toepel, Stephens garnered more votes than their Democratic challengers; Schwartz unofficially comes out far ahead of Republican Rooney
Updated 12:51 a.m.
While no local races were ultimately clinched Tuesday, unofficial results showed Democrats may need to bulk up to usurp incumbent Republicans from their state House and state Senate seats come November.
What follows are unofficial tallies with all precincts in Montgomery County reporting.
In the General Assembly District 53, incumbent Republican Robert Godshall had no Republican or Democratic competition.
Godshall unofficially tallied 3,609 votes, according to the Montgomery County Election Results.
Rep. Kate Harper, R-61, unofficially beat out her Democratic challenger Jo White in the Primary. Harper had 4,003 votes to White's 2,236, according to the county website.
Incumbent Todd Stephens unofficially had 3,310 Republican votes in the 151st District Primary race versus Democratic challenger Will Sylianteng, who unofficially garnered 2,024 votes.
Democrat Matt Bradford unofficially tallied 2,047 votes. He was uncontested in the Primary in the General Assembly 70th District.
Incumbent Republican Marcy Toepel had 3,693 votes in the 147th Legislative District race. Her Democratic challenger, Betty J. White, had a tally of 1,345 votes.
Incumbent Democrat Allyson Schwartz will face off against Republican Joseph James Rooney in November in the 13th Congressional District. Schwartz unofficially tallied 18,949 votes to Rooney's 14,507 votes in the Primary.
Republican Jim Gerlach unofficially garnered 8,246 votes to Democrat Manon Trivedi's 3,390 votes in the Primary for the 6th Congressional District.
The county had more Democrats than Republicans come out to vote in the Primary on Tuesday: 246,588 versus 211,659.
Mitt Romney gathered the most votes in Montgomery County for the U.S. Presidential Republican Primary race at 31,971, beating out Rick Santorum (6,280); Ron Paul (6,236) and Newt Gingrich (3,399).
However, President Barack Obama garnered 34,873 votes in the county.
In the U.S. Senate Primary, Republican Tom Smith beat out top contenders Sam Rohrer and Steven Welch with 17,210 votes in the county. Incumbent Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey Jr. unofficially gathered 31,425 votes.
While Democrat Kathleen Kane was the overall winner in the Pennsylvania Attorney General race, Patrick Murphy got the most unofficial votes in Montgomery County at 23,405 to Kane's 13,968.