Your 2018 Pennsylvania midterm election results
Pennsylvania voters on Tuesday sent Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey back to work, while also electing four women to the House of Representatives.
The two statewide races played out without much suspense, as Democrats Wolf and Casey coasted to victory, beating out two Trump-supported Republican candidates in Scott Wagner and Lou Barletta, respectively. Both races were able to be called early on in the night.
Wolf took to Twitter to thank voters for granting him a second term.
Four years ago I stood before you ready to build a Pennsylvania we could be proud of. I am proud of the good work we’ve already done together. But I know we still have much to do. That’s why I’m ready to get back to work. Pennsylvanians, thank you for your support. pic.twitter.com/rXsIFoWHQa
— Tom Wolf (@WolfForPA) November 7, 2018
Heading to Harrisburg as lieutenant governor alongside Wolf will be John Fetterman, who has served as mayor of Braddock, a suburb of Pittsburgh, for 14 years.
Fetterman’s wife, Gisele Fetterman, who is a Brazilian immigrant, activist, and a former Dreamer, let Pennsylvanians know that their new second lady once was an undocumented immigrant in this country.
Pennsylvania, your second lady is a formerly undocumented immigrant. ❤️Thank you.
— Gisele Fetterman (@giselefetterman) November 7, 2018
Perhaps the story of the night for Pennsylvania, however, is that voters elected four women to Congress, in a state where previously there was no female representation.
Among these winners was civil rights lawyer Mary Gay Scanlon in the 5th district, which covers Delaware County and parts of Philadelphia, Chester and Montgomery Counties.
The other female winners include Madeleine Dean in Pennsylvania’s 4th district, Chrissy Houlahan in the 6th district, and Susan Wild in the 7th.
All four women are Democrats, among the record-high 96 and counting women elected to the House on Tuesday so far, with some races still yet to be called. Three of the four seats are pickups for the Democrats, who have retaken control of the lower house of Congress, a development the party hopes will provide an important check on the Trump administration.
In the state’s closest race, incumbent Republican Brian Fitzpatrick edged out his Democratic challenger, Scott Wallace, in the 1st district, which covers Bucks county and part of Montgomery county. Meanwhile, Democrats Brendan Boyle and Dwight Evans will both be returning to Washington, representing the 2nd and 3rd districts, respectively.
Further down the ballot, Republicans will maintain the majorities they currently hold in both the State Senate and House.
In the 180th state house district, Angel Cruz will head back to Harrisburg for another term, and Danilo Burgos has officially been elected, after running uncontested, to represent the 197th district, which includes Hunting Park and neighborhoods in Fairhill, Kensington, Glenwood and Feltonville.