Christina Finello Claims Victory In Democratic Primary, But Skylar Hurwitz Says More Votes Need To Be Counted

Dr. Christina Finello and Skylar Hurwitz. Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

Democratic congressional candidate Christina Finello declared victory in the primary election.

The Ivyland Borough Democrat’s campaign claimed the win before the majority of election results had been released by the county as counting was delayed.

“Christina Finello swept to the Democratic nomination for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 1st District this evening, calling out Brian Fitzpatrick’s ‘blind loyalty’ to President Donald Trump and saying it’s clearly time for a change,” the campaign said.

Early results showed Finello with a large lead over Democrat challenger Skylar Hurwitz as of Wednesday morning, but there were still a significant number of votes to be counted.

“As of 9:15 a.m. on June 3rd, only 30,373 votes have been reported. The Bucks Board of Elections confirmed this total includes in-person votes, but that 72,000 mail-in ballots had been received as of 8 p.m. June 2nd and the vast majority of these have not yet been tallied. It is crucial that every mail-in, absentee, and provisional ballot be counted before declaring a winner,” Hurwitz said.

Finello, according to Democratic sources, has been widely expected to win the primary election. She gained the county party’s endorsement earlier this year. 

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001