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Abington Republicans Might Have a Short Night

Nick Mattiacci concedes to State Rep. Madeleine Dean.

Update 10 p.m.:

  • Dean wins with 21,100 votes to Mattiacci's 11,400. Adshead calls the lopsided victory 'a little unexpected.'

Update 9:45 p.m.:

  • Nick Mattiacci concedes; thanks Jon Fox, Abington Commissioners, "tips his hat" to Madeleine Dean. 

    See it here.

Update 9:38 p.m.:

  • State Rep. Madeleine Dean is leading challenger Nick Mattiacci by a vote of 17,354 to 9,198
  • President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney in Abington by a vote of 17,501 to 10,094

Bob Adshead, Chairman of the Abington Township Rockledge Borough Republican Organization (ATRO), said the two candidates that the organization is closely following, Joe Rooney and Nick Mattiacci, are trailing in early returns. 

"It was a nice day, but we have real early returns right now, and it doesn't look good so far," Adshead said.

The Republicans are meeting at the North Penn VFW on Jenkintown Road.

With returns from four of the 39 polls, Adshead said that both Rooney and Mattiacci are down 2:1 to their respective competitors.

As for how Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney affected the polls locally, Adshead said it's too early to tell. 

"We're waiting for more data, but people were reporting 85 percent turnout in some areas, which is big," Adshead said. "We'll have to compare this data to the spring election and do some analysis. 

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