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.
To chants of "four more years" Tom Wolf and John Fetterman take the stage. Wolf seems loose and happy, thanks his family, thanks his supporters for making this happen. pic.twitter.com/zJ7q4dmlvN
— Katie Meyer (@katieemeyer4) November 7, 2018
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.
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.