Trump Endorsed Candidate Wins Big in Pennsylvania Special Election

  • 2019-05-22
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Endorsed Candidate Wins Big in Pennsylvania Special Election
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons
Former Congressman Tom Marino left office in January and his resignation triggered a special election. Trump endorsed Republican State Rep Fred Keller recently and Keller won in a landslide.

According to The Daily Caller:

Republican state Rep. Fred Keller won Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District special election Tuesday night, ensuring the district would stay red after Republican Rep. Tom Marino stepped down in January.

Keller took 70.3% of the vote with 64% of precincts reporting as of press time, while his Democratic opponent Marc Friedenberg took 29.9%, according to The New York Times. President Donald Trump held a rally for Keller in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, Monday to energize voters the night before the general election.

“Fred Keller of the Great State of Pennsylvania has been an outstanding State Representative. Now he is running as the Republican Nominee for Congress, and has my Complete and Total Endorsement. He will do a fantastic job — I look forward to seeing everyone tonight!” Trump wrote on Twitter hours before the rally.


Keller has represented voters from central Pennsylvania in the state House of Representatives since 2010, according to Ballotpedia. He will be one of only two members of Congress who never attended college, FiveThirtyEight elections analyst Nathaniel Rakich wrote on Twitter.

The district is heavily Republican but it is just another candidate endorsed by Trump who has won their election.

 Source: TTN

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