Susan Wild reclaims her seat for Pennsylvania's 7th District. (Courtesy of Susan Wild)

Susan Wild wins re-election for Pennsylvania’s 7th District

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The Associated Press officially announced that Susan Wild (D-Pa.) officially won re-election to the U.S. House in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. Wild’s win sends her to a second term in office after winning in the 2018 midterm elections.

Wild was running against Republican challenger Lisa Scheller, the former Lehigh County commissioner. The district includes all of Northampton and Lehigh counties and parts of Monroe County.

Wild’s win also comes roughly 17 hours after declaring victory on Facebook Live while having a roughly 2,400-vote lead over Scheller. Since today’s official announcement of Wild’s victory, the Associated Press’s report shows a roughly 13,000-vote gap between Wild and Scheller

Scheller narrowly beat Wild in Northampton County by about 800 votes before mail-in ballots in Lehigh and Monroe counties put her over the top in the district. Northampton County, however, narrowly favored Democratic nominee Joe Biden over President Donald Trump by about 900 votes.

The Associated Press has called 17 out of 18 seats in the U.S. House as of 2:30 p.m. in Pennsylvania. The races called are held by nine Republicans and eight Democrats.

 

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