Shapiro Secures Second Term
This Democrat will get a second term in the Attorney General’s office.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro has defeated GOP challenger Heather Heidelbaugh, a former Allegheny County Councilwoman and Pittsburgh-area attorney. Shapiro leads Heidelbaugh by just under 4 points as the AP called the race on Friday afternoon.
In 2016, Shapiro bested Republican John Rafferty by about 2.5 points for the open AG seat.
The Attorney General’s race is the second statewide race called in Pennsylvania. On Friday morning, the AP called the Auditor General’s race in favor of Republican Tim DeFoor. As Shapiro scores a victory and former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump, another Pennsylvania Democrat trails in his reelection bid. Treasurer Joe Torsella trails GOP challenger Stacy Garrity by 1.58 points, although that race has yet to be called.