Pennsylvania found itself in the eye of the political storm this year, from contested primaries, through the Democratic convention in Philadelphia and into the fall, when it was anointed with battleground status.
In 2017, not so much.
The top of the campaign outlook involves two elections that won't even occur next year — Republican jockeying to become the nominee to take on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in his expected re-election bid, and to face Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey as he seeks a third term. Those elections are in 2018.
The fact that Wolf and Casey are incumbents may not scare away ambitious Republicans eager to build on Donald Trump's win in...