At around 3:30 p.m. at a polling place in
"I’d vote for Donald Duck if he was on the other side of the ticket. I work in special ed, any of my kids I’d vote for, they’d do less damage," said Sue Miller, 59, a paraprofessional educator.
They voted for establishment-pick Steve Welch for Senate.
Miller, who had a few choice negative words about Casey, said whoever wins the Senate nomination doesn't have a chance against him. The Republicans haven't put much effort into the race because they know Casey is "a lock in," he said.
William Faylor, 52, who owns a computer consulting company, also a Republican, shared the Millers' low expectations for their party winning the Senate seat back from Casey, who beat incumbent Rick Santorum in 2006. Faylor, who voted for
"You know what, there's no real reason. I just met him, he's young, either one would have been fine. Eaton struck me as more enthusiastic and more energetic, but I may be wrong," she said. "I have absolutely no idea why Charlie Dent has this district so locked up. I think he's beatable by the right candidate, but I'm not sure these are the right candidates."
Republican voter, Carol, 47, who declined to give her last name, voted for Romney and for Smith. On the latter, she couldn't remember who she'd voted for until she was read back the list of names.
In the last election, she'd voted for Obama, but doesn't believe she will this time. Unemployed for two years from her job as a teacher's aide, Carol said nothing seems to be getting better, at least not for her.