After clinching the GOP nod for auditor general -- he has two-thirds of the vote with nearly all precincts reporting -- state Rep. John Maher said voters are looking for someone who can count.
Maher, an auditor who founded a Pittsburgh accounting firm, said in an interview on PCN that the message from voters was "loud and clear: that Pennsylvania deserves an auditor for auditor general."
"In these difficult fiscal times, the public is ready for public officials who know how to count," he said.
His Republican opponent, Frank Pinto, said he was grateful for the votes he'd gotten without backing from the state party. The Democratic candidate, state Rep. Eugene DePasquale, ran unopposed.
And that's it until morning from the auditor general's race.