PA-16: Smucker Takes GOP Nomination
State Sen. Lloyd Smucker saw off a primary challenge from his second cousin to win the Republican Party’s nomination to replace ten-term Congressman Joe Pitts.
Smucker picked up over 55% of the vote, beating Chet Beiler by 10 points.
He will face Democrat Christina Hartman in November. Though the district has voted red for the last two decades, the peculiar state of politics this year could make this an interesting race.
The 16th Congressional District includes parts of Berks, Chester and Lancaster County, as well as the city of Reading.