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Wed May 16, 2018, 12:22 PM

Democrat wins Philadelphia-area state House seat for the first time in decades

BY AVERY ANAPOL - 05/16/18 07:11 AM EDT

A Democratic candidate won a key Pennsylvania state House seat on Tuesday, flipping the district from red to blue for the first time in decades.

Representative-elect Helen Tai won a special election for Pennsylvania House District 178, a suburban Philadelphia seat that Republicans have held since 1983, according to liberal news website Daily Kos.

Tai beat out Republican Wendi Thomas to serve out the remaining six months of former state Rep. Scott Petriís (R) term. Petri resigned to take over the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Tai and Thomas will both be on the ballot in November for the next full two-year term.

President Trump won the district by 3-point margin in 2016, and the district went to Mitt Romney by a wider 13-point margin in 2012 against former President Obama.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/387899-democrat-wins-philadelphia-area-state-house-seat-for-the-first-time-in

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Wed May 16, 2018, 12:26 PM

1. Awesome. Love reading news like this.

Keep up the faith. Donate, Vote and GOTV.

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Wed May 16, 2018, 12:33 PM

2. YYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSs

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