Amid low turnout, Kenney holds off primary challenge, Republicans hold 3 seats in Harrisburg

Amid low turnout, Kenney holds off primary challenge, Republicans hold 3 seats in Harrisburg

Incumbent Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney beat back a primary challenge from Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) Tuesday, clearing the way for a second term. Meanwhile, Republicans retained control of two Senate seats and a spot in the state House, bringing their drought in 2019 special elections to an end.

Doug Mastriano and Joe Pittman won races to replace retiring Senators Don White (R-Indiana) and Richard Alloway (R-Franklin) respectively, while Marci Mustello defeated Democrat Sam Doctor to fill the seat vacated by embattled former Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler). Those victories come after Democrats regained control of two House seats and flipped a state Senate seat in special elections earlier this year.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Special Election Preview: Sam Doctor vs. Marci Mustello for the 11th House District

Special Election Preview: Sam Doctor vs. Marci Mustello for the 11th House District

Butler County voters will head to the polls tomorrow to choose their next state representative, following the resignation of former Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) in March. 

Voters will have two choices on the ballot: Democrat Sam Doctor, a pro-gun, pro-union third-generation steelworker bent on reforming Harrisburg, and Republican Marci Mustello, a longtime district staffer to US representatives who hopes to cut business taxes and place a renewed focus on workforce training.
Monday, May 20, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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