Fetterman defeats incumbent Stack in Dem primary for lieutenant governor

Leslie Hanson
May 17, 2018

Trailing Fetterman were two Philadelphia candidates, Nina Ahmad with 22.5 percent and incumbent Mike Stack with 16.5 percent.

The Braddock, Pa. mayor, who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 2016, had 37.5 percent of the vote, according to unofficial tallies.

John Fetterman won the race for lieutenant governor, making Stack the first holder of the office to lose in a primary election.

With almost 99.5 percent of voting districts reporting statewide, John Fetterman won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

In Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District, Congressman Tom Marino who has represented the district since 2011 has won against his Republican challenger, Chairman of the Bradford County Board of Commissioners, Doug Mclinko.

Stack, meanwhile, reportedly had a poor relationship with Wolf and came under fire when staff at the lieutenant governor's residence and from his police detail complained about their treatment by Stack and his wife.

Wolf launched an investigation past year into the treatment of state employees by Stack and his wife. Stack later said his wife entered a residential treatment facility for a mental health issue.

Pennsylvania first started allowing lieutenant governors to serve a second term in the 1970s.

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