Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. and US Senate Candidate John Fetterman stopped by the Hampton Inn in North Warren in February 2022 to address the Warren County Young Democrats. Photo by Andy Close.

Fox News, ABC, Other Media Outlets Call PA Senate Race for Fetterman; Shapiro Declared Winner of Governor’s Race

November 9, 2022

Numerous national media outlets including Fox News and ABC have called Pennsylvania’s Senate race for Democrat John Fetterman.

See Fox News’ election night coverage pageSee ABC’S Election Coverage

With 85 percent of the vote counted around Pennsylvania by 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, Fetterman led Republican Mehmet Oz by 105,863 votes (2,500,328 to 2,394,465).

While 15 percent of Pennsylvania’s votes were still left to report, a large chunk of those are in Democratic strongholds of Philadelphia County, where Fetterman leads Oz by 289,269 votes with 22 percent of the vote left to be reported, and Delaware County, where Fetterman leads Oz by 34,570 votes with 56 percent of the vote still left to be reported.

Fetterman would replace retiring Republican Pat Toomey and his victory would give Pennsylvania two Democratic Senators for the first time since 2011 when Republican Arlen Specter switched to the Democratic Party (the switch occurred in 2009). It would mark the second time in history that Pennsylvania would have two Senators who were elected as Democrats at the same time (senators were appointed by Governors until 1914 when the 17th Amendment changed it to a popular vote).  Joe Guffey (1935 to 1947) and Francis Myers (1945-51) were the others.

Fetterman is currently Pennsylvania’s Lt. Governor.

In the race to replace Democratic Governor Tom Wolf, Democrat Josh Shapiro was declared the winner early in the night. Shapiro was leading Republican Doug Mastriano by nearly 600,000 votes with 85 percent of the precincts reporting.

Shapiro is currently Pennsylvania’s Attorney General.

In the race for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District, Republican incumbent Glenn Thompson easily defeated Democratic challenger Mike Molesevich. With 86% of the vote in Thompson had 70 percent of the vote or 207,041 votes to Molesvich’s 88,928 votes.

Statewide races in Pennsylvania can be viewed on the Commonwealth website

HOW WARREN COUNTY HAS VOTED

As of 1:26 a.m., the breakdown of votes in Warren County showed Oz leading Fetterman 10,161 votes to 5,383, Mastriano leading Shapiro 9,695 to 5,990, and Thompson led MOlesevich 11,215 to 4,707.

Republican Kathy Rapp ran unopposed for re-election to the PA General Assembly in the 65th District. As of 1:26 a.m., Rapp had 12,439 votes while write-in candidates had garnered 938 votes.

Warren County results can be viewed at the County website

All results are unofficial.

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