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Barletta, Wagner, Boser Appear to be Winners

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With all of the precincts in McKean County reporting, it appears local voters went along with the rest of the state.

With 80 percent of the votes in the state counted, Lou Barletta is leading James Christiana in the Republican primary for US Senator. If he goes on to win, he  will face incumbent Democrat Bob Casey in the fall. Barletta holds a large lead in the state, 64 percent to 36 percent. In McKean County it was much closer with Barletta winning 50.3 percent to 49.6 percent.

Scott Wagner has a 45 percent to 37 percent lead over Paul Mango in the statewide race. Laura Ellsworth conceded at around 10 p.m. In McKean County, Wagner got half the votes. Incumbent Democratic Governor Tom Wolf ran unopposed.

Susan Boser got 70 percent of the 15th Congressional District Democratic primary votes. Incumbent Republican Glenn “GT” Thompson ran unopposed. There were 30 total write-ins.

State Rep. Marty Causer was running unopposed on the ballot, although Maryann Cole did wage a late write-in campaign. Causer got 2,248 votes in McKean County. Total write-ins were 265, although some of those are likely for Causer on the Democratic ballot. Causer received 1,549 votes in Potter County. The number of write-ins is not available yet. Cameron County’s information is not available yet.

Stacy Wallace got 1,301 votes  for Republican State Committeeperson.

It appears embattled Lt. Governor Mike Stack will not be back for a second term. He’s running a distant fourth  in the Democratic primary behind Braddock Mayor John Fetterman and Nina Ahmad. If Fetterman goes on to win will face the apparent Republican winner Jeffrey Bartos in November.

Voter turnout in McKean County was 17.76 percent. — roughly 19 percent Republican; 15 percent Democrat.

The early afternoon thunderstorm that hit Elk and Cameron counties forced election officials to move some polling places because of damage, or no electricity.

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