Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor has become the first holder of the office to lose in a primary election.
John Fetterman won the five-way Democratic Party primary race for lieutenant governor Tuesday, beating incumbent Mike Stack.
The Braddock mayor’s victory means he will run on a ticket with Gov. Tom Wolf in the fall. Pennsylvania first started allowing lieutenant governors to serve a second term in the 1970s.
Fetterman had made a failed bid in 2016 for the U.S. Senate.
Stack, a former Philadelphia state senator, has had a chilly relationship with Wolf in their first term together.
Wolf last year ordered an investigation into the treatment of state employees by Stack and his wife and stripped Stack of state police protection.
Here are unofficial results from the Associated Press, with 97 percent of precincts statewide reporting:
• Fetterman, 280,503 — 38 percent
• Nina Ahmad, 175,825 — 24 percent
• Kathi Cozzone, 135,965 — 18 percent
• Stack, 123,945 — 17 percent
• Ray Sosa, 26,008 — 4 percent
In the GOP primary for lieutenant governor, unofficial results show Jeff Bartos winning easily with 46 percent of the votes cast, or almost 307,000. That was more than double the second-place finisher, according to the AP.
Bartos has been running with Scott Wagner, who won the GOP nod for governor Tuesday.