HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA/AP) — John Fetterman has won a five-way Democratic Party primary race for lieutenant governor, making Lt. Gov. Mike Stack the first holder of the office to lose in a primary election.
The Braddock mayor’s victory in Tuesday’s primary election means he will run on a ticket with Gov. Tom Wolf in the fall.
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“As much of an honor as it is to be selected tonight, again, nothing will ever compare to the honor of being elected mayor for four terms as mayor of Braddock,” said Fetterman. “It will remain my greatest professional honor, and I take it with me wherever I go.”
Pennsylvania first started allowing lieutenant governors to serve a second term in the 1970s.
Fetterman had made a failed bid in 2016 for the U.S. Senate.
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Stack, a former Philadelphia state senator, has had a chilly relationship with Wolf in their first term together.
Wolf last year ordered an investigation into the treatment of state employees by Stack and his wife and stripped Stack of state police protection.
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