State Senator Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia) won the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor. He joins the Tom Wolf ticket against Governor Tom Corbett and Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley in the fall.
With about 50% of precincts reporting, Stack won with 48% of the vote, followed by former Congressman Mark Critz with 17%, Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith with 14%, and State Rep. Brandon Neuman and Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski tied at 11%.
Stack’s popularity in Philadelphia immensely boosted his bid, and he was the only candidate for Lt. Gov. from the City of Brotherly Love, where Democratic primaries are oft-decided.
He was also able to fund an unparalleled media campaign, totalling nearly $850,000 across several media markets. No other candidate came close to that level of saturation.