Joyce wins PA-13 Republican Primary
Joyce was victorious with 21% of the vote, with eight candidates splitting the vote.
His competitors included state Senator John Eichelberger (19%), state Rep. Steve Bloom (18%), retired Army Colonel Doug Mastriano (15%), Coast Guard veteran Art Halvorson (15%), U.S. Army veteran Travis Schooley (4%), businessman Bernie Washabaugh (2%), and avid Trump supporter Ben Hornberger (1%).
This was Halvorson’s third attempt to win the Republican primary for the district, losing twice previously to retiring Congressman Bill Shuster.
Joyce declared victory saying “we did it.”
We did it!! I will not let you down! https://t.co/2hR47AP91S
— Dr. John Joyce (@JohnJoyceForPA) May 16, 2018
Joyce won the seat after receiving the backing of Shuster, and launching an ad campaign that filled the airwaves in the district with his name.
Joyce will go on to face Democrat Brent Ottoway, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.