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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:23 PM

State senator Don White, R-Indiana (PA) retiring in Feb

He's leaving at the end of February, so another special election is on tap in PA.

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/01/29/Pennsylvania-State-Senate-Don-White-Indiana-Armstrong-Butler-Westmoreland-retirement/stories/201901290119

White’s district includes parts of Armstrong, Butler, Indiana and and Westmoreland counties. Data from the Pennsylvania Department of State shows that Republicans have a roughly 25,000 lead in voter registration over Democrats in the district.

White’s resignation will leave three seats open in the chamber — leaving Republicans with 26 seats, and Democrats with 21. Democrats gained a few seats in the Senate after a strong showing in the Philadelphia suburbs in the November election.

Earlier this month, Sen. Richard Alloway, a Republican from Franklin County, announced plans to retire effective Feb. 28.

One other seat, in the 37th Senate District, remains open because former state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler, a Republican from Allegheny County, was elected to Congress. A special election to replace him is scheduled for early April.


Did not realize there is a 3rd state senate seat open. If Dems should manage to sweep these seats - a long shot imho - but if they did, that would cut the GOP majority to 2 at 26-24 and 1 of those majority is Tommy Tomlinson who barely won re-election this past Nov in his Bucks county-based seat.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:48 PM

1. Trump Stank, once it gets on you, it never comes off.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:51 PM

2. White's term is up in 2020, really don't understand why

he didn't just stick it out. His district is pretty GOP-friendly, but you never know.

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