November 9: The Day After

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1. Fetterman Projected To Win Senate

Democrat John Fetterman is the projected winner of Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race, defeating Republican Mehmet Oz.

With 94 percent of the vote counted, Fetterman has garnered 50.2 percent, while his opponent has received 47.4 percent. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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Fetterman Wins PA Senate Race, Defeating Celebrity Doctor Mehmet Oz. “John Fetterman, the state lieutenant governor, has won Pennsylvania’s high-voltage race for an open Senate seat, defeating celebrity TV doctor Mehmet Oz, bringing an end to one of the nastiest and most expensive campaigns of the year as both parties treated it as a potential tipping point for control of the chamber.” (NBC News)

 

Governor

2. Shapiro Captures Governor’s Race

Democrat Josh Shapiro defeated Republican Doug Mastriano by nearly 13 points to capture the governor’s mansion in Harrisburg.

With 93 percent of the vote tallied, the Attorney General of Pennsylvania has received 55.5 percent to just 42.7 percent for the state senator from Franklin County. (PennLive)

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Shapiro Claims Victory in PA’s Governor’s Race. “Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro claimed victory around 11 p.m. on Election Day as he maintained an 11-point lead over Republican Doug Mastriano, according to unofficial tallies.” (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

 

U.S. House

3. Wild, Cartwright, Lee, Deluzio Pick Up Victories

It was a strong night for Democrats in the hotly-contested seats in western and northeastern PA, along with the Lehigh Valley.

Susan Wild leads Republican challenger Lisa Scheller, 50.8-49.2, with 95 percent of the vote recorded in PA-07. Matt Cartwright appears to have held off GOP nominee Jim Bognet, 51.2-to-48.8, with 93 percent of the vote counted in PA-08.

Summer Lee will become the first Black woman to represent the Keystone State in Congress after she defeated Mike Doyle in PA-12. And Chris Deluzio downed Jeremy Shaffer to capture the seat vacated by Conor Lamb in PA-17.

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  • PA-01: Brian Fitzpatrick* (R) d. Ashley Ehasz (D), 56-44
  • PA-02: Brendan Boyle* (D) d. Aaron Bashir (R), 74-26
  • PA-03: Dwight Evans* (D) d. Christian Hoeppner (SWP), 95-5
  • PA-04: Madeleine Dean* (D) d. Christian Nascimento (R), 61-39
  • PA-05: Mary Gay Scanlon* (D) d. David Galluch (R), 66-34
  • PA-06: Chrissy Houlahan* (D) d. Guy Ciarrocchi (R), 53-47
  • PA-09: Dan Meuser* (R) d. Amanda Waldman (D), 70-30
  • PA-10: Scott Perry* (R) d. Shamaine Daniels (D), 51-49
  • PA-11: Lloyd Smucker* (R) d. Bob Hollister (D), 62-38
  • PA-13: John Joyce* (R) won unopposed
  • PA-14: Guy Reschenthaler* (R) won unopposed
  • PA-15: Glenn Thompson* (R) d. Mike Molesevich (R), 70-30
  • PA-16: Mike Kelly* (R) d. Dan Pastore, 60-40

 

* incumbent

 

Around The Commonwealth

Republicans Keep Control of PA House, Senate

The GOP was able to retain its majorities in the Pennsylvania General Assembly last night. Republicans hold a 28-22 advantage in the state Senate and maintain a 108-95 lead as of this writing in the House.

Democrats were only able to pick up the seat of John Yudichak in SD14. Five incumbents – three Dems and two Republicans – fell or are trailing in the House.

 

State Senate Results

  • SD2: Incumbent Tina Tartaglione (D) won unopposed.
  • SD4: Democratic incumbent Art Haywood easily defeated Todd Johnson (R) for his third term in Harrisburg.
  • SD6: Frank Farry, the state representative in the 142nd District since 2009, will move to the Senate after defeating Ann Marie Mitchell (D) and Brandon Bentrim (L) for the open seat with 53.8%.
  • SD8: Democrat Anthony Williams, who has represented the 8th District since 1999, easily defeated GOP challenger John Hayes by upwards of 75 points. 
  • SD10: Democrat Steve Santarsiero won re-election by defeating Republican Matt McCullough with 57.3%.
  • SD12: Democrat Maria Collett won a return trip to Harrisburg with a victory over GOP nominee Rob Davies with 59.5%.
  • SD14: Democrat Nick Miller, vice president of the Allentown school board, defeated former Lehigh County commissioner Dean Browning, for the seat vacated by 
  • independent John Yudichak, 53-47%
  • SD16: Republican Jarrett Coleman, who won the nomination by ousting incumbent Patrick Browne in the primary, is going to Harrisburg after downing Democrat Mark Pinsley, 54.9-45.1%
  • SD18: Democrat Lisa Boscola earned her seventh term in the Senate by downing GOP challenger John Merhottein with 58.1%.
  • SD20: Republican Lisa Baker, chair of the Judiciary Committee, will return to Harrisburg for a fifth term after defeating Jackie Baker with 67.6%.
  • SD22: Democrat Marty Flynn earned a return trip to the chamber by downing Republican Tom Bassett with 60.4%
  • SD24: Republican Tracy Pennycuick, the 147th state representative, will move to the Senate after defeating Democrat Jill Dennin for the seat vacated by Bob Mensch, 52.5-47.5%
  • SD26: Democrat Tim Kearney is headed back to Harrisburg after defeating Republican challenger Frank Agovino with 58.3%.
  • SD28: Republican Kristin Phillips-Hill won a return trip to Harrisburg with a win against Democrat Judith Higgins with 65.8%. 
  • SD30: Republican Judy Ward will return to the Senate after a resounding win against Democrat Carol Taylor with 77.2%, with three quarters of votes in.
  • SD32: Republican Patrick Stefano, who has served in Harrisburg since 2015, returns to the chamber after defeating Democrat Sydney Hovis. He led by 60 points when the AP called the race.
  • SD34: Greg Rothman (R), the state representative from the 87th District, won a newly-drawn Midstate seat in the Senate. He led Democrat Jim Massey (D) two-to-one with half of the votes in.
  • SD36: Incumbent Ryan Aument (R) won unopposed.
  • SD38: In one of the top State Senate races of the night, incumbent Sen. Lindsey Williams (D) beat State Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R). When Williams won this North Hills, Allegheny County seat in 2018, she won by less than a point. On Tuesday she won her newly reapportioned +10 Biden seat by 11.5 points.  
  • SD40: Republican Rosemary Brown, the state representative in the 189th District, will move to the Senate after defeating Democrat Jennifer Shukaitis. She led by 20 points with three quarters of votes in for the seat vacated by Mario Scavello.
  • SD42: Incumbent Wayne Fontana (D) won unopposed.
  • SD44: Democrat Katie Muth held off Republican Jessica Florio to gain a second term in Harrisburg, 50.9-49.1%
  • SD46: Incumbent Camera Bartolotta (R) won unopposed.
  • SD48: Republican incumbent Chris Gebhard defeated Democrat Calvin “Doc” Clements in a rematch of their 2021 special election by about 2-to-1. 1.
  • SD50: Republican Michele Brooks, chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, defeated Democrat Rianna Czech in this Trump +30 seat.

 

State House Results

Some races are very close, and may be impacted by military ballots, straggling precincts, or lawsuits over ballots. As it stands right this morning, Republicans are on track to keep the State House with a 108-to-95 majority. That represents a net gain of five seats for Democrats, although one seat (the late Rep. DeLuca’s) will remain vacant pending a special election.

  • HD9: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Chris Sainato was defeated by his Republican challenger Marla Gallo Brown by about 1,500 votes. Donald Trump won this district by about 25% in 2016, Brown won by 6 points.
  • HD16: Democratic Rep. Robert Matzie trails by 208 votes, about 1%, to challenger Rico Elmore. All precincts have reported in this Beaver County seat that Donald Trump won by 3% in 2020.
  • HD26: Rep. Timothy Hennessey was defeated by his challenger Paul Friel, 52-to-48. Hennessey was a victim of reapportionment, as this district voted for Biden by 13% in 2020.
  • HD144: In a central Bucks battleground, incumbent Republican Rep. Todd Polinchock trails by 17 votes to Dem opponent Brian Munroe. It’s a 0.06% margin. Polinchock has been serving this district since 2018. Joe Biden narrowly won the district by 3% in 2020.
  • HD158: Incumbent Democrat Christina Sappey trails by 132 votes, less than 1% to GOP opponent Leon Spencer. Sappey has been serving this district since 2018. Joe Biden won the district by 20% in 2020.
  • HD168: Democrat Lisa Borowski toppled Republican incumbent Chris Quinn by 434 votes. Joe Biden won the district by a whopping 24% in 2020.

 

Other Races

  • HD1: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Patrick Harkins cruised to a 59-point win over his Libertarian opponent, Michael Thomas. The GOP did not run a candidate. Harkins has been serving this district since 2006. Joe Biden won the district by 28% in 2020.
  • HD2: Democratic Incumbent Rep. Robert Merski convincingly won his race against Republican challenger Michael Pace by a 29-point margin.
  • HD3: Democratic incumbent Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, who has been serving the 3rd District since 2012, survived a challenge by Republican opponent Joe Kujawa to win re-election. Joe Biden only won this district by a little over 2% in 2020 but Bizzarro won by 28 points. 
  • HD4: In the race to replace retiring incumbent Rep. Curt Sonney, Republican Jake Banta defeated his Democratic opponent Chelsea Oliver by 23% in this safe Republican district. 
  • HD5: Republican incumbent Rep. Barry Jozwiak: Unopposed
  • HD6: In this district that voted for Donald Trump by 33% in 2020, Republican incumbent Rep. Bradley Roae easily defeated Democratic challenger Nerissa Galt by 42% to win re-election.
  • HD7: A surprisingly tight race in western Mercer Co. for the first time since 2016, Republican incumbent Rep. Parke Wentling faced opposition in the general election. Wentling beat Democratic challenger Timothy McGonigle by 3.3 points in a Trump+12 seat. 
  • HD8: Incumbent Republican Rep. Aaron Bernstine: Unopposed. 
  • HD10: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Amen Brown: Unopposed.
  • HD11: Incumbent Republican Rep. Marci Mustello: Unopposed.
  • HD12: In the race to replace retiring Republican Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, Republican candidate Stephenie Scialabba was able to defeat Democratic opponent Robert Vigue, and was challenged by the Libertarian and Green Parties. She won by 8,000 votes
  • HD13: Incumbent Republican Rep. John Lawrence won re-election and nearly doubled up Democratic challenger David Cunningham in a district Donald Trump won by 2% in 2020. 
  • HD14: Incumbent Rep. Jim Marshall defeated Democratic challenger Bruce Carper by a comfortable 51-point margin with half of votes in this safe Republican district. 
  • HD15: Incumbent Republican Rep. Joshua Kail: Unopposed.
  • HD17: Incumbent Republican Rep. Tim Bonner: Unopposed.
  • HD18: Incumbent Rep. K.C. Tomlinson beat Democratic challenger Laurie Smith by 6 points in this Lower Bucks seat that Joe Biden won by 5% in 2020. 
  • HD19: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Aerion Abney: Unopposed. 
  • HD20: In one of the first calls of the night, Democratic incumbent Emily Kinkead defeated her Republican challenger, Matt Kruth, by 31 points. 
  • HD21: Incumbent Rep. Sara Innamorato was able to defeat her Republican challenger, Frank Perman, by a 26-point margin.
  • HD22: Democrat Joshua Siegel defeated his Republican opponent Robert Smith by 26 points to win this new Allentown seat in a district Joe Biden won by 33% in 2020. 
  • HD23: Incumbent Rep. Dan Frankel faced a challenge from the Green Party and was able to safely win his re-election bid with 88.4%
  • HD24: After upsetting incumbent Rep. Martell Covington in their Democratic Primary, Latasha Mayes did not face a Republican opponent in the general: Unopposed.
  • HD25: Incumbent Rep. Brandon Markosek was able to hold off a challenge by Republican Stephen Schlauch to win another term in the State House. This district voted for Biden by 9% in 2020 and for Markosek by a wider margin on Tuesday. 
  • HD27: Democrat Rep. Daniel Deasy Jr. coasted to a re-election victory on Tuesday night, defeating challenger Ed Brosky in this Biden +21 District.
  • HD28: Rep. Rob Mercuri, the Republican incumbent, easily fended off a challenge from Democratic candidate Alison Duncan. He won by a 12-point margin. 
  • HD29: In the race to replace retiring incumbent Rep. Meghan Schroeder, in a district that was redrawn as much more blue-friendly, Democrat Tim Brennan defeated Republican Diane Smith and Independent Rob Ronky to flip this seat in a Biden +17 District. He was up 11 points with 80% of the Bucks County seat. 
  • HD30: After reapportionment left this seat open, Democratic ER doctor Arvind Venkat was able to win a term in the State House, defeating his Republican opponent, Cindy Kirk, by 10-points. This North Hills race featured some heavy spending by candidates and outside groups, including broadcast TV. 
  • HD31: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Perry Warren defeated Republican Bernie Sauer and will continue to serve the District he has represented since 2016. He led by 16 points with 58% of the vote in. 
  • HD32: Following his death, voters chose Rep. Anthony DeLuca by a wide margin over Green Party candidate Zarah Livingston. The seat will be vacant until a special election is held. 
  • HD33: In the race to replace Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso, Democrat Mandy Steele claimed victory over Ted Tomson by 10 points. This Allegheny Valley race featured some heavy spending by candidates and outside groups, including broadcast TV. 
  • HD34: Democratic Rep. Summer Lee was also on the ballot in this race, running unopposed to win re-election in the State House. PA House swearing-in will be Dec. 1; the seat will become vacant when Congress is sworn in Jan. 3.
  • HD35: Incumbent Rep. Austin Davis defeated Republican challenger Donald Nevills by about two-to-one in a district Joe Biden won by 16% in 2020. PA House swearing-in will be Dec. 1; the seat will become vacant when Shapiro and Davis are sworn in on Jan. 17. 
  • HD36: Democratic Rep. Jessica Benham easily defeated Libertarian Ross Sylvester with 78.7%.
  • HD37: Incumbent GOP Rep. Mindy Fee: Unopposed.
  • HD38: Incumbent Dem. Rep. Nick Pisciottano: Unopposed.
  • HD39: After defeating Incumbent Rep. Michael Puskaric in the Republican primary, Andrew Kuzma defeated Democrat Richard Self 59-to-41 to win a seat in the State House. 
  • HD40: Incumbent Rep. Natalie Mihalek defeated her Democratic opponent, Chris Todd, 57-to-43 to win re-election in this Trump +8 District. 
  • HD41: Only facing a third-party challenger, incumbent Republican Rep. Brett Miller was able to win re-election on Tuesday night by a wide margin.
  • HD42: Rep. Dan Miller, the Dem incumbent in this race, easily defeated his Republican opponent, Patricia Tylka, 68-32%, to win re-election in this safe Democratic district.
  • HD43: Incumbent GOP Rep. Keith Greiner: Unopposed.
  • HD44: Incumbent Valerie Gaydos was comfortably able to fend off a challenge from Democrat Debra Turici, by 10 points, to win re-election in this narrowly Republican district. 
  • HD45: Incumbent Anita Astorino Kulik was able to defeat Republican Challenger Michael Pendel and win a comfortable re-election by 36 points in this Biden +5 district.
  • HD46: Incumbent Republican Rep. Jason Ortitay: Unopposed.
  • HD47: Incumbent Republican Rep. Joe D’Orsie: Unopposed.
  • HD48: Incumbent GOP Rep. Timothy O’Neal: Unopposed.
  • HD49: After reapportionment created this open seat, Democrat Izzy Smith-Wade-El was able to claim victory, defeating Republican Anne Rivers by 32 points in what is now a safe Democratic District. 
  • HD50: Reapportionment placed former HD50 Rep. Bud Cook in a new district. However, he will now serve HD50 in the State House after defeating Democratic challenger Doug Mason by 31 points in this safe Republican District. 
  • HD51: In the race to replace retiring Republican Matthew Dowling, Republican Charity Grimm Krupa easily beat Democratic opponent Richard Ringer by a 5,000-margin to win a seat in the House. 
  • HD52: Incumbent Republican Rep. Ryan Warner: Unopposed.
  • HD53: Incumbent Rep. Steven Malagari defeated Republican Jennifer Neha Sodha by 5,800 votes to win re-election in a district he has been serving since 2018. 
  • HD54: In a newly-drawn MontCo district, Democrat Greg Scott romped two-to-one over Allen Anderson. This district voted for Joe Biden by over 40% in 2020. 
  • HD55: After defeating incumbent Jason Silvis in the primary, Jill Cooper beat Democratic challenger Scott Gauss in the general election by 23 points to win this safe Republican district.
  • HD56: Incumbent GOP Rep. George Dunbar: Unopposed. 
  • HD57: Incumbent GOP Rep. Eric Nelson: Unopposed. 
  • HD58: In this safe district for Republicans, Rep. Eric Davanzo was able to defeat Democratic challenger Ken Bach by 26 points. 
  • HD59: Incumbent GOP Rep. Leslie Baum Rossi: Unopposed. 
  • HD60: After winning a special election in 2021, Rep. Abby Majors won her first general election, defeating Democrat Bob George in this Indiana/Westmoreland district that Donald Trump won by 38% in 2020. 
  • HD 61: Democratic Incumbent Liz Hanbidge defeated Challenger Jessie Brandica, winning by 8,000 votes in this MontCo district that is safe for Democrats. 
  • HD62: Incumbent Rep. James Struzzi II will continue to serve the people of the 62nd District and Indiana County after defeating Democratic challenger Brian Doyle two-to-one.
  • HD63: GOP Majority Whip Rep. Donna Oberlander: Unopposed.
  • HD64: Incumbent Rep. R. Lee James: Unopposed.
  • HD65: Incumbent GOP Rep. Kathy Rapp: Unopposed.
  • HD66: Incumbent GOP Rep. Brian Smith: Unopposed.
  • HD67: Incumbent Rep. Martin Causer: Unopposed.
  • HD68: Incumbent GOP Rep. Clint Owlett: Unopposed.
  • HD69: Incumbent GOP Rep. Carl Metzgar: Unopposed.
  • HD70: Democratic Rep. Matthew Bradford held off Republican challenger Arthur Bustard by 7,000 votes to win re-election in this Biden +15 District. 
  • HD71: Incumbent GOP Rep. James Rigby: Unopposed.
  • HD72: Frank Burns does it again. The incumbent Dem won by 9 points in this Trump +29 district based around Johnstown. He faced Republican challenger Renae Billow. He will continue to have the distinction of the Democrat who represents the most Trump-friendly district in PA. 
  • HD73: Republican Dallas Kephart will replace retiring Rep. Thomas Sankey: Unopposed. 
  • HD74: CLOSE: Incumbent Dem Rep. Dan Williams currently leads Republican Dale Hensel by 110 votes, half a percent, in this western Chesco seat. Biden won it by 13 points. 
  • HD75: Rep. Mike Armanini coasted to victory, defeating Democratic challenger Erica Vogt 50 points or more in this reliable Republican district in Clearfield and Elk counties.
  • HD76: Republican Rep. Stephanie Borowicz defeated challenger Denise Maris to win re-election in the district she has been serving since 2018. 
  • HD77: Rep. Scott Conklin defeated Republican opponent Steve Yetsko 24 points to win re-election in this district that Joe Biden won by about 19% in 2020.
  • HD78: Incumbent GOP Rep. Jesse Topper: Unopposed.
  • HD79: Republican Louis Schmitt Jr.: Unopposed.
  • HD80: Rep. James Gregory easily defeated Democrat Kimberly Campenos in the general election in this District that voted for Donald Trump by over 50% in 2020.
  • HD81: Incumbent Richard Irvin, who has been serving his District since 2014, easily defeated Democratic challenger Ian Kidd to win re-election.
  • HD82: In the race for this newly-created central PA race, Democrat Paul Takac downed Republican Justin Behrens, 56-44%. 
  • HD83: Republican Jamie Flick  will replace retiring Rep. Jeff Wheeland: Unopposed.
  • HD84: Incumbent Republican Rep. Joe Hamm: Unopposed.
  • HD85: Incumbent Rep. David Rowe: Unopposed.
  • HD86: Incumbent GOP Rep. Perry Stambaugh: Unopposed.
  • HD87: After defeating incumbent Rep. Gary Day in their Republican primary, Thomas Kutz defeated Democrat Kristal Markle by 17 points.
  • HD88: Rep. Sheryl Delozier defeated Democratic Challenger Sara Agerton by about 10 points, protecting this white collar suburban seat in Cumberland COunty, across the river from Harrisburg. Donald Trump only won this seat by a little over 1% in 2020.
  • HD89: Incumbent GOP Rep. Rob Kauffman: Unopposed.
  • HD90: Incumbent GOP Rep. Paul Schemel: Unopposed.
  • HD91: Incumbent Rep. Dan Moul defeated Democratic challenger by 30 points and won re-election in this district that Donald Trump won by nearly 30% in 2020.
  • HD92: Republican Rep. Dawn Keefer defeated Dan Almoney to win re-election by just over 800 votes.
  • HD93: Incumbent Rep. Mike Jones defeated Democrat Chris Rodkey by 24 points to win re-election.
  • HD94: Wendy Fink defeated Stan Saylor in the GOP primary: Unopposed.
  • HD95: Democratic Rep. Carol Hill-Evans: Unopposed. 
  • HD96: Democratic Rep. Mike Sturla defeated Republican challenger April Weaver to win re-election in this district that voted for Joe Biden by 22% in 2020. He won by 24 points, 62 to 38. 
  • HD97: Incumbent GOP Rep. Steven Mentzer: Unopposed.
  • HD98: In the race to replace retiring Rep. David Hickernell, Republican Tom Jones doubled up Democrat Mark Temons. 
  • HD99: Rep. David H. Zimmerman easily defeated his Democratic challenger, Joshua Caltagirone, and won re-election.
  • HD100: Speaker of the State House Bryan Cutler (R): Unopposed.
  • HD 101: Republican Jon Schlegel defeated Democrat Cavi Miller by 25 points. He will replace retiring Rep. Frank Ryan. 
  • HD102: In this heavily Republican district, Rep. Russ Diamond defeated Democratic challenger Laura Quick, 70-30, and won re-election. 
  • HD103: Incumbent Democrat Patty Kim claimed a nearly two-to-one victory over her GOP opponent, David Buell. Kim has been serving this district since 2012, which was stretched during reapportionment to include Harrisburg and its suburbs across the river. She won the Cumberland County portion in addition to the blowout in Dauphin. 
  • HD104: Democratic newcomer Dave Madsen claimed a 40% victory over his Keystone Party of Pennsylvania opponent, David Kocur. The Republican party did not run a candidate. Incumbent Susan Helm (R) did not seek re-election. Joe Biden carried the district by 33% in 2020. 
  • HD105: Democratic newcomer Justin Fleming secured a 27% victory over his GOP opponent Therese Kenley. Incumbent Andrew Lewis (R) did not seek re-election after the district changed significantly during reapportionment. Joe Biden won the district by 26% in 2020. 
  • HD106: Incumbent Republican Thomas Mehaffie: Unopposed.
  • HD107: Republican newcomer Joanne Stehr easily claimed a victory over her Dem opponent, Ryan Mock. Incumbent Kurt Masser (R) did not seek re-election. Donald Trump won the district by 47% in 2020. 
  • HD108: Incumbent Republican Lynda Schlegel Culver: Unopposed.
  • HD109: Voters sent Republican newcomer Robert Leadbeter to Harrisburg. His opponent, Democrat Ed Giannattasio, passed away on Monday this week. Incumbent Kurt Masser (R) did not seek re-election. Donald Trump won the district by 31% in 2020. 
  • HD110: Incumbent Republican Tina Pickett: Unopposed.
  • HD111: Incumbent Republican Jonathan Fritz: Unopposed.
  • HD112: Incumbent Democrat Kyle Mullins claimed a victory over his GOP opponent, William Torbeck. Mullins has been serving this district since 2018. Joe Biden won the district by just 7% in 2020. 
  • HD113: Democratic newcomer Kyle Donahue secured an 18% victory over his GOP opponent, Aaron Sepkowski. Incumbent Thom Welby (D) did not seek re-election. Joe Biden won the district by 13% in 2020. 
  • HD114: Incumbent Democrat Bridget Malloy Kosierowski claimed a wide victory over her GOP opponent, David Burgerhoff. Kosierowski has been serving this district since 2019. Joe Biden won the district by 12% in 2020. 
  • HD115: Incumbent Democrat Maureen Madden secured a 12% victory over her GOP opponent, Krista Paolucci. Madden has been serving this district since 2016. Joe Biden won the district by 15% in 2020. 
  • HD116: Republican newcomer Dane Watro Jr. claimed a 37% victory over his Dem opponent, Yesenia Rodriguez. Incumbent Robert Schnee (R), who won the district’s special election in April 2022, did not seek re-election. Donald Trump won the district by 27% in 2020. 
  • HD117: Republican newcomer Michael Cabell did not face a Democratic challenger in the open seat of retiring Rep. Karen Boback (R): Unopposed. 
  • HD118: Democrat James Haddock held off Republican James May by 230 votes. Incumbent Mike Carroll (D) did not seek re-election. Donald Trump won the district by a narrow 3% in 2020. 
  • HD119: Republican newcomer Alec Ryncavage claimed a 11% victory over his Dem opponent, Vito Malacari. Incumbent Gerald Mullery (D) did not seek re-election. Donald Trump won the district by 13% in 2020 and it was a top flip priority for the GOP. 
  • HD120: In a major overperformance, incumbent Republican Aaron Kaufer doubled up his Dem opponent, Fern Leard. Kaufer has been serving this district since 2014. Donald Trump won the district by 8% in 2020. 
  • HD121: Incumbent Democrat Eddie Day Pashinski claimed an 8-point victory over his GOP opponent, Eryn Harvey. Pashinski has been serving this district since 2006. Joe Biden won the district by 5% in 2020. 
  • HD122: Incumbent Republican Doyle Heffley claimed an easy victory over his Dem opponent Richard Kost. Heffley has been serving this district since 2010. Donald Trump won the district by 32% in 2020. 
  • HD123: Incumbent Republican Tim Twardzik secured a wide victory over his Dem opponent Kathleen Benyak. Twardzik has been serving this district since 2020. Donald Trump won the district by 31% in 2020. 
  • HD124: Newcomer Republican James Barton claimed a 69-31 victory over his Dem opponent Tina Burns. Incumbent Jerry Knowles (R) did not seek re-election. Donald Trump won the district by 37% in 2020. 
  • HD125: Incumbent Republican Joe Kerwin: Unopposed. 
  • HD126: Incumbent Democrat Mark Rozzi secured a 20%+ victory over his GOP opponent James Oswald. Rozzi has been serving this district since 2012. Joe Biden won the district by 11% in 2020. 
  • HD127: Incumbent Democrat Manuel Guzman claimed a 3,200-vote victory over his GOP opponent, Vincent Gagliardo Jr.. Guzman has been serving this district since 2020. Joe Biden won the district by 31% in 2020. 
  • HD128: Incumbent Republican Mark Gillen: Unopposed. 
  • HD129: Democratic newcomer Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz secured a 2,700-vote victory over her GOP opponent, Barry Llewellyn. Incumbent Jim Cox (R) did not seek re-election. Joe Biden won the Reading-area district by 18% in 2020. 
  • HD130: Incumbent Republican David Maloney: Unopposed. 
  • HD131: Incumbent Republican Milou Mackenzie secured a 10-point victory over her Dem opponent, Kevin Branco. Mackenzie has been serving this district since 2020. Donald Trump won the district by 9% in 2020. 
  • HD132: Incumbent Democrat Michael Schlossberg claimed a 23% victory over his GOP opponent, Bethney Finch. Schlossberg has been serving this district since 2012. Joe Biden won the district by 15% in 2020. 
  • HD133: Incumbent Democrat Jeanne McNeill: Unopposed. 
  • HD134: Incumbent Democrat Peter Schweyer claimed a 20% victory over his GOP opponent, Brent Labenberg. Schweyer has been serving district 22, now 134, since 2014. Joe Biden won the district by 21% in 2020. 
  • HD135: Incumbent Democrat Steve Samuelson: Unopposed. 
  • HD136: Incumbent Democrat Robert Freeman: Unopposed. 
  • HD137: Incumbent Republican Joe Emrick secured a 2.5% victory over his Dem opponent Anna Thomas. Emrick has been serving this district since 2010. Joe Biden narrowly won the district by less than 1% in 2020. 
  • HD138: Incumbent Republican Ann Flood secured a 26% victory over her Dem opponent Gene Hunter. Flood has been serving this district since 2020. Donald Trump won the district by 19% in 2020. 
  • HD139: Republican newcomer Joseph Adams claimed a 35% victory over his Dem opponent, Meghan Rosenfeld. Incumbent Michael Peifer (R) did not seek re-election. Donald Trump won the district by 28% in 2020. 
  • HD140: Incumbent Democrat John Galloway: Unopposed. 
  • HD141: Incumbent Democrat Tina Davis claimed a 30% victory over her GOP opponent, Kelly Bellerby-Allen. Davis has been serving this district since 2010. Joe Biden won the district by 11% in 2020. 
  • HD142: Republican newcomer Joseph Hogan claimed a 3% victory over his Dem opponent, Mark Moffa. Incumbent Frank Farry (R) did not seek re-election. Joe Biden won the district by 2% in 2020. 
  • HD143: Incumbent Republican Shelby Labs secured a 9% victory over her Dem opponent, Gwendolyn Stoltz. Labs has been serving this district since 2020. Donald Trump narrowly won the district by 3% in 2020. 
  • HD145: Incumbent Republican Craig Staats claimed a 21% victory over his Dem opponent, James Miller. Staats has been serving this district since 2014. Donald Trump won the district by 13% in 2020. 
  • HD146: Incumbent Democrat Joseph Ciresi claimed a 6,000 victory over his GOP opponent, Thomas Neafcy. Ciresi has been serving this district since 2018. Joe Biden won the district by 12% in 2020. 
  • HD147: Republican newcomer Donna Scheuren claimed a 3,200 victory over her Dem opponent, Alexandra Wisser. Incumbent Tracy Pennycuick (R) did not seek re-election. Donald Trump won the district by 7% in 2020. 
  • HD148: Incumbent Democrat Mary Jo Daley handily defeated GOP opponent, Fran O’Donnell. Daley has been serving this heavily democratic district since 2012. 
  • HD149: Incumbent Democrat Tim Briggs defeated Republican challenger Nancy Price by a wide margin. Briggs has been serving this district since 2008. Joe Biden won the district by 42% in 2020. 
  • HD150: Incumbent Democrat Joseph Webster claimed a 4,900-vote victory over his GOP opponent, Beth Ann Bittner Mazza. Webster has been serving this district since 2018. Joe Biden won the district by 18% in 2020. 
  • HD151: Incumbent Republican Todd Stephens holds a 26-vote lead, .08%, over Democratic challenger, Melissa Cerrato. The central MontCo seat is one of the most-watched down-ballot races of the night. Stephens has been serving this district since 2010. In 2020, Joe Biden won the district in a landslide by 25%. 
  • HD152: Rep. Nancy Guenst defeated Republican challenger John Weinrich Sr. in this heavily democratic district. Guenst assumed office in 2020, when Joe Biden carried the district by 21%. 
  • HD153: Incumbent Democrat Ben Sanchez claimed a 12,000-vote victory over his GOP opponent, Larry Ulrich. Sanchez has been serving this district since 2018. Joe Biden won the district by 34% in 2020. 
  • HD154: Rep. Napoleon Nelson (D) faced Republican challenger Angelina Banks and won four-to-one. 
  • HD155: Rep. Danielle Friel Otten (D) defeated Republican challenger Kyle Scribner by 236 votes, less than 1%, in central ChesCo. It’s a Biden +18 seat. 
  • HD156: Democratic newcomer Christopher Pielli claimed a 5% victory over his GOP opponent, Heidi Vanderwaal. Incumbent Dianne Herrin (D) did not seek re-election. Joe Biden won the district by 23% in 2020. 
  • HD157: Rep. Melissa Shusterman (D) defeated Republican challenger Sarah Marvin by 10 points.
  • HD159: Democratic newcomer Carol Kazeem easily claimed a big victory over her GOP opponent, Ruth Moton. Incumbent Democrat Brian Kirkland did not seek re-election. Joe Biden won the district by 41% in 2020. 
  • HD160: In a district won by Joe Biden in 2020, incumbent Republican Craig Williams held his seat, defeating Democratic challenger Catherine Spahr by about 12 points. 
  • HD161: Rep. Leanne Krueger (D) defeated Republican challenger Edward Mongelluzzo by 22 points.  
  • HD162: Rep. David Delloso (D) faced Republican challenger Michelle Mattus and won by 15 points. 
  • HD163: Rep. Mike Zabel (D) defeated Republican challenger Kenneth P. Rucci by 38 points. 
  • HD164: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Gina Curry: Unopposed. 
  • HD165: Incumbent Democrat Jennifer O’Mara claimed an 18% victory over her GOP opponent, Nichole Missino. O’Mara has been serving this district since 2018. Joe Biden won the district by 20% in 2020. 
  • HD166: Rep. Gregory Vitali (D) faced Republican challenger Kimberly Razzano and won by 36 points.  
  • HD167: Rep. Kristine Howard (D) defeated Republican challenger Gail Newman by three points.  
  • HD169: Incumbent Republican Kate Klunk claimed a 44% victory over her Dem opponent, Isaac Riston. Klunk has been serving this district since 2014. Donald Trump won the district by 33% in 2020. 
  • HD170: Incumbent Republican Rep. Martina White: Unopposed. 
  • HD171: Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff defeated Democratic challenger Robert Zeigler by 45% or more. 
  • HD172: Rep. Kevin Boyle (D) defeated Republican challenger Al Taubenberger by 11 points. 
  • HD173: Democratic newcomer Patrick Gallagher: Unopposed. 
  • HD174: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Ed Neilson: Unopposed. 
  • HD175: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Mary Isaacson: Unopposed. 
  • HD176: Republican Rep. Jack Rader comfortably defeated Democratic challenger Hope Christman by over 20 points.
  • HD177: Rep. Joseph Hohenstein (D) defeated Republican challenger Mark Lavelle 64% to 36%. 
  • HD178: Republican newcomer Kristin Marcell claimed a 15-point victory over her Dem opponent, Ilya Breyman. Incumbent Wendi Thomas (R) did not seek re-election. Donald Trump won the district by 9% in 2020. 
  • HD179: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Jason Dawkins: Unopposed. 
  • HD180: Democratic newcomer Jose Giral: Unopposed. Rep. Angel Cruz did not seek re-election.
  • HD181: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta: Unopposed. 
  • HD182: Democratic newcomer Ben Waxman claimed a landslide victory over his GOP opponent, Albert Robles in a race for the seat vacated by Attorney General candidate Brian Sims. 
  • HD183: Incumbent Republican Rep. Zachary Mako: Unopposed. 
  • HD184: Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler (D) defeated Republican challenger Marjilyn Murray by about 47 points. 
  • HD185: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Regina Young: Unopposed. 
  • HD186: Democratic Whip Rep. Jordan Harris: Unopposed. 
  • HD187: Incumbent Republican Ryan Mackenzie: Unopposed. 
  • HD188: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Rick Krajewski: Unopposed. 
  • HD189: Democratic newcomer Tarah Probst defeated her Republican opponent Stephen Ertle 56% to 44%. Incumbent Republican Rosemary Brown did not seek re-election. Joe Biden won this district by 15% in 2020. 
  • HD190: Democratic newcomer G. Roni Green defeated her Independent opponent James Jackson, who took 3%. Incumbent Democrat Amen Brown did not seek re-election. 
  • HD191: Incumbent Dem and House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton: Unopposed. 
  • HD192: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Morgan Cephas: Unopposed. 
  • HD193: Incumbent Republican Rep. Torren Ecker: Unopposed. 
  • HD194: Democratic newcomer and Nurse Practitioner Tarik Khan claimed an 80-point victory over his Libertarian Party opponent, Torren Danowski. Incumbent Democrat Pamela DeLissio did not seek re-election after reapportionment. Joe Biden won the district by 55% in 2020. 
  • HD195: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Donna Bullock: Unopposed. 
  • HD196: Incumbent Republican Rep. Seth Grove: Unopposed. 
  • HD197: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Danilo Burgos: Unopposed. 
  • HD198: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Darisha Parker: Unopposed. 
  • HD199: Incumbent Republican Barbara Gleim defeated Democratic Party challenger Alan Howe by 23 points in this Carlisle-based district, which she has served since 2018. 
  • HD200: Incumbent Democrat Christopher Rabb claimed possibly the widest victory of the night, beating his GOP opponent, Kionna West by 92 points. Rabb has been serving since 2016; Joe Biden won the district by 93% in 2020. 
  • HD201: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Stephen Kinsey: Unopposed.
  • HD202: Incumbent Democrat Rep. Jared Solomon: Unopposed.
  • HD203: Democratic newcomer Anthony Bellmon did not face an opponent and won the seat vacated by incumbent Democrat Isabella Fitzgerald: Unopposed.

3 Responses

  1. It’s a bit premature to say that Republicans have kept the state house. I think Dems are on the verge of flipping the chamber.

  2. A 13 point Josh Shapiro victory ensured a Fetterman squeaker. In fact, Shapiro had a coattail effect with the Wild and Cartwright races. The abortion issue which Oz danced around laughingly calling it up to local leaders was a dog whistle to Dems to vote. A strong top of the ticket, abortion issue, horrible politically incompetent candidates like Mastriano and the meddling of Trump gave Dems a good Election Day 2022.

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