PA10: Cook Moves Race to Toss Up
One House race in Pennsylvania is listed as a “toss-up” according to the latest ratings from the election analysts at the Cook Political Report.
Rep. Scott Perry’s (R-York) race in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District has moved from Lean Republican to Toss-Up. The fourth term Congressman edged out Democrat George Scott by just over 2.5 points in 2018 in the newly drawn district with boundaries that voted for President Donald Trump by 10 points in 2016. Perry’s latest bid was his closest victory since being voted into Congress in 2012 in the old conservative 4th District.
Entering election day in 2018, the Cook Political Report had the race listed as a Toss-Up.
Perry’s district is currently the only race in the state listed as a toss-up, while Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) are the next two closest races with both incumbents having the edge “leaning” in their favor.
Scott announced in late June that he would not make another bid for the seat as a Democrat, despite coming within just a few points of besting the incumbent, but two Democrats thus far have officially filed with the FEC to run in the 10th District. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, who narrowly edged out GOP AG candidate John Brown in the newly drawn district boundaries, announced a bid for the seat in recent months, while Tom Brier, an attorney and author, announced his candidacy in April.
Bobbie Jeffries, a logistics director for a health and wellness firm, announced a primary challenge to Perry, according to PennLive. Jeffries is slated to be the first primary challenger Perry has faced in the Republican Party since being elected to Congress.
The latest Cook report ratings is here.