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Election Results

Governor: Scott Wagner and Jeff Bartos easily won the Republican nominations for Governor and Lt. Governor: Wagner- 44.2%,  Mango-36.9%, Ellsworth- 18.8%; Bartos- 46.8%, Coder- 21.7%, Vaughan- 17.6%, Luksik- 13.8%  Note: There were 730,825 Republicans voting for Governor in a contested election and 740,866 Democrats in an uncontested election.

Lt. Governor: John Fetterman beat four other Democrats to win the nomination for Lt. Governor with incumbent Lt. Gov. Mike Stack coming in third. Fetterman- 37.5%, Ahmad- 23.7%, Cozzone- 18.5%, Stack- 16.5%,  Sosa- 3.5%

U.S. Senate: Lou Barletta easily won the Republican U.S. Senate nomination. Barletta- 63%, Christiana- 36.9%

Congress: For Congress, no incumbents who ran, lost.

Rep. Madeleine Dean won the Democratic nomination in the 4th District.

Scanlon beat 9 other candidates (including Rep. Greg Vitali) for the Democratic nomination in the 5th District.

Republican John Joyce beat Sen. John Eichelberger for the nomination in the 13th District.  Republican Rep. Rick Saccone lost a second bid for Congress to Sen. Guy Reschenthaler in the 14th District.

State Senate: Incumbent Sen. Randy Vulakovich lost the Republican nomination to Jeremy Shaffer in the 38th District.  Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill won the Republican nomination in the 28th District. Rep. Judy Ward won the Republican in the 30th District. State House: Incumbent Representatives Dom Costa, Paul Costa and Emilio Vazquez all lost.

Special Elections House: It’s a wash.  68th District – Republican Clint Owlett (Republicans hold seat); 48th District – Republican Timothy O’Neal wins with 54.7% taking the seat from the Democrats; 178th District – Democrat Helen Tai wins with 51% taking the seat from the Republicans.

Sons Of Incumbents: Three sons of retiring members of the General Assembly won their respective nominations, including Stewart Greenleaf, Jr. in the 12th Senate District, Brandon Markosek in the 25th House District and Mike Hanna, Jr. in the 76th House District.

The Department of State posted the latest vote counts on its Election Results webpage.

Waste-Hauling Millionaire Scott Wagner Wins Republican Nomination

Scott Wagner Sweeps Republican Primary For Governor

Murphy: Voters Hand Republican Nomination To Scott Wagner

It’s Wagner vs. Wolf For Governor

Wagner Win Sets Up York County Showdown For Governor

Meyer: Wagner Wins, Immediately Trades Barbs With Wolf

John Baer: PA Voters Face  A Governor’s Race With Starkly Different Candidates

Braddock Mayor John Fetterman Wins Democratic Lt. Gov. Nod

Braddock Mayor Fetterman Pulls Off Upset Victory In Lt. Gov. Race

Scandal-Plagued Lt. Governor Toppled By Tattooed Mayor For Nomination

Shaffer Knocks Off Incumbent Vulakovich In State Senate Race

Costa Cousins Trounced By Democratic Socialist-Endorsed Challengers

Challengers Defeat 2 Costa Cousins For Democratic Nominations For House

Incumbents Endure In Contested Republican Races For General Assembly In Lehigh Valley

Voter Turnout Low, Slow In Western PA

In PA Primary Enthusiasm, Acrimony Amid Light Turnout

Federal, State Agencies Monitor PA Voting System For Election Fraud

Op-Ed: Has The Time Come For No-Fault Absentee Ballots?

Pittsburgh City Paper Fires Editor After Disagreement Over Coverage Of Rep. Metcalfe

PA Plans $1.2  Billion Bond Sale Wednesday Amid Budget Debate

New, Legal Gambling Advice For John Q. Steeler Fan

Esack: Sports Betting: Bye, Bye Barroom Bookie, Hello Corporate Casino?

Editorial: All Bets Are Off With Court Decision On Gambling

Editorial: Adopt Plan For State Employee Drug Coverage

Philly DA: Ex-Prosecutors Committed Egregious Misconduct In 2007 Murder Case

Editorial: People With Mental Illness  Shouldn’t Land In Jail

Is Philly’s Soda Tax An Illegal Double-Taxation? PA Supreme Court Is Weighing That Question

Editorial: Student Loan Predators Need Not Fear Trump Administration

The Feds

Trump Supporter Lou Barletta Wins Republican Nod To Take On Casey

Reschenthaler Delivers 2nd Loss To Saccone In 2 Months

Saccone Upset Again In Congressional Contest, This time By Reschenthaler

Incumbent Congressmen Set Sights On November With Primary Wins

PA Congressional Primary Roundup

Meuser, Wolff Secure Nominations For Congress

Fmr Cong. Tim Murphy, Rick Saccone Squabble Via Text

With 5 Women’s Wins, PA’s All-Male Congressional Delegation May Be Ending

PA Women Lead Charge For Congress

Micek: PA Appears Set To Reclaim Keystone Status In Congressional Races

PA Primary Results Will Resonate In National Fight For Control Of Congress

PA AG, 19 Others Back Lawsuits By Family Planning Groups Against Trump

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