Elections

Gov. Tom Wolf Keeps Seat, PA Gets New Lieutenant Governor


Gov. Tom Wolf.
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Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf retained his seat.

Multiple news outlets reported Tuesday night that the state elected to keep the Democrat from York County in the governor’s office in Harrisburg,

Wolf beat out Republican York County businessman Scott Wagner, who has been lagging behind the polls for months.

Last week, a Franklin and Marshall College poll found that Democrats in the Keystone State were benefiting from enthusiasm this year.

Both men are wealthy business operators who have touted their business credentials.

Wagner, known for being brash and not afraid of taking a confrontational tone, had trouble connecting with voters and his campaign focused attention on the group of migrants moving through Mexico to the United States border in the final days.

Scott Wagner speaking to supporters in Bucks County in August.
Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

John Fetterman, the mayor of a Pittsburgh-area former steel town and rising Democratic star, was Wolf’s running mate after current Lt. Gov. Mike Stack did not win the Democratic primary for the seat.

Stack was embroiled in a scandal last year when Wolf stripped him and his wife of state staff and a security detail after allegations that they mistreated them. Leading up to the primary election, Wolf distanced himself from his former running made.

Jeff Bartos of Montgomery County was running as Wagner’s running mate.


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