In Chestnut Hill, Democrats did their part to color Pennsylvania blue. (Thanks to Google Maps for the map)

by Pete Mazzaccaro

There were no surprises in Chestnnut Hill voting patterns.

Chestnut Hill’s 9th Ward, which includes a slice of Mt. Airy, followed trends city and state wide, supporting Democratic candidates for office by a large margin.

There were 8,861 votes cast for President in the ward, and Barack Obama got 7,511 or 84.76 percent of them, which was in line with city-wide results. The president’s challenger, Mitt Romney, earned 1,266 or 14.29 percent of the votes. The rest went to third party candidates.

Ninth ward voters also supported Democratic Senator Bob Casey (7503 votes), Kathleen Kane (7407 votes), Auditor General Eugene DePasquale (6833 votes) and State Treasurer Rob McCord (7162).

In more local races, Congressman Chaka Fattah collected 7,012 votes (81 percent), easily outpacing rivals Robert Mansfield Jr (1,264 votes) and Jim Foster (364 votes). State Representatives Rosita Youngblood and Cherelle Parker were not challenged.

All figures are from the Philadelphia Commissioners’ Office