Scanlon Notches Comfortable Win in PA5

Ultimately, it wasn’t close. The race that many pundits expected would last well into the night and come down to a handful of votes turned into a relatively comfortable win.

Mary Gay Scanlon navigated a field of 10 candidates to win the Democratic primary in the 5th Congressional district.  She is an attorney with Ballard Spahr and has worked extensively with nonprofits.

Scanlon defeated the nine other candidates which included Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Rich Lazer and state Reps. Margo Davidson and Greg Vitali.  

With 94% of precincts reporting, Scanlon held a 7,000 vote lead: 28% to Lazer’s 16%.

The new district is centered around Delaware county, but includes a small portion of Philadelphia. It is open due to the retirement of Rep. Pat Meehan in the face of a sexual harassment scandal.

Scanlon will face Republican Pearl Kim in the general election.  

May 15th, 2018 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 5 Comments

5 thoughts on “Scanlon Notches Comfortable Win in PA5”

  1. Zakrey Bissell says:

    Men rule, women drool!

  2. Zakrey Bissell says:

    I’m an idiot, I can’t support you because I only support incumbents

  3. Zakrey Bissell says:

    Boo to you Mary and I will not support you for the November’s General elections is to get the Republicans to keep the Majority, and for the 116th Congress needs less women like you in congress next year

  4. Zakrey Bissell says:

    Congrats Mary and I will support you for the November’s General elections is to get the Democrats back into the Majority, and for the 116th Congress needs more women like you in congress next year.

    1. Zakrey Bissell says:

      Congrats Mary, now you will face me as I run a write in campaign against you for the November’s General elections is to get me in to Congress, and for the 116th Congress needs more me like me in congress next year

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