Published Date Written by Jim Lewis
Middletown was almost evenly split when it came time to choose a governor in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Middletown voters chose Democratic challenger Tom Wolf by only an 18-vote margin in his successful bid to unseat Gov. Tom Corbett, according to unofficial returns.
Wolf, the 65-year-old Democrat from York County, received 996 votes to 978 votes for Corbett, the Republican incumbent, in the borough.
Corbett captured the Third Ward, 353 to 304, but Wolf won the First Ward, 275 to 245, and the Second Ward, 417 to 380, according to unofficial returns.
Most of southeastern Dauphin County was Corbett country.
Corbett captured Lower Swatara Twp., 1,600 to 1,135, and Londonderry Twp. 1,078 to 520, according to unofficial returns.
Royalton also went to Corbett, 172 to 128, as did Hummelstown, 747 to 623.
Wolf won narrowly in Highspire and by a landslide in Steelton. Highspire chose Wolf, 287 to 245. In Steelton, Wolf won easily, 856 to 377.