The Scranton Tribune

Surprise Democratic Win In The Pennsylvania State Senator Elections

Janice Swab • November 15th, 2014

HARRISBURG, PA. - In spite of speculation by pundits and laymen alike, the Democratic Party has snagged 3 seats in the recent elections, making the split of the State Senate exactly 50/50. One such surprise came from Scranton itself, where the incumbent Senator Lipton (R) lost his seat to newcomer Oscar Martinez (D).

Midterm Results
Party Seats Held Before Election Seats Held After
Republican 26 25
Democrat 22 25
Independent 2 0

The outcome of this election has some interesting implications for how the assembly will function in the next four years, for the careers of both Scranton politicians, and trends for future elections. In no particular order:

In any event, it'll be interesting to see how the next term plays out in the Pennsylvania State Senate.

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