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Primary roundup: York County, women candidates placed in Pa. spotlightPennsylvania to play key role in November election for Congress

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Two men who got their start as York County business owners will be facing off in this year's gubernatorial race.

State senator Scott Wagner won the Republican primary Tuesday for governor, defeating a list of GOP challengers, and will face off against the incumbent, Gov. Tom Wolf, a York County Democrat. Four years ago Wolf ousted GOP incumbent Tom Corbett. 

Both Wolf and Wagner have strong business ties to York County: Wagner as the head of Penn Waste Inc. and Wolf as former head of his family business, The Wolf Organization Inc. Wagner is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, while Gov. Wolf has been critical of the current president. 

The race for lieutenant governor also took a historic turn Tuesday. Incumbent Mike Stack lost to John Fetterman, a York County native who is mayor of Braddock, a western Pennsylvania town. Fetterman will be on the ticket with Wolf this fall. 

In Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race, another Trump supporter, Lou Barletta, will be challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Casey. Casey also has been critical of the president and will be key target for Republicans moving into the November elections. Barletta was among Trump's earliest backers in 2016.

Locally, Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, will face off against Democrat George Scott in the redrawn 10th Congressional District, which now includes Carlisle, Harrisburg and the city of York. The race is expected to be more competitive this year. 

In the redrawn 11th District, Republican Congressman Lloyd Smucker will face off against Democrat Jess King. 

In other U.S. congressional races, many women will be running for seats in the wake of Pennsylvania's court-ordered redrawing of district maps. 

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