The most closely watched congressional race in Pennsylvania has been won by the Republican incumbent.
Rep. Scott Perry (R-York) has earned a fifth term in Congress after defeating Democratic challenger Eugene DePasquale in the race for the 10th Congressional District. Perry leads DePasquale by just under 7 points with 95% estimated to be in. The AP called the race at 6:51 P.M. and DePasquale’s campaign sent out a statement conceding at 7:22 P.M.
Entering Election Day, multiple national outlets rated this race as a Toss-Up, while Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball even rated the race as Leans Democratic.
In addition to the attention from national outlets, this was also the one of the most expensive congressional races in the state. According to the final pre-election FEC filing, DePasquale raised $3.7 million during the election cycle-to-date, while Perry raised $3.5 million.
Perry often linked DePasquale to the liberal wing of the Democratic Party and criticized him over tax related policies, while DePasquale promoted his record as Auditor General and hit Perry over healthcare related matters.
In 2016, President Donald Trump carried these boundaries by nearly 10 points.