If happenstance, rather than political calculation, has controlled the timing and D-to-R ratio of these leaks and press conferences, the Corbett campaign has been the beneficiary of a series of remarkable breaks. In fact, the only break that has not gone the Corbett campaign's way involved the trial of former Representative Sean Ramaley, who was acquitted of all charges advanced by Corbett (after those charges extinguished his strong bid for a state senate seat, handing a competitive race to a Republican).
The exoneration of Ramaley has been the only element of the progression not entirely within Corbett's control. But it can't be ascribed to happenstance. It was the work of a jury, the only independent appraisal of Corbett's