Apr 2, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Democrat Pam Iovino wins Pennsylvania district Senate seat

Democratic Navy veteran Pam Iovino won a special election to fill a state Senate district in suburban Pittsburgh, a district President Trump won in 2016.

Navy veteran Pam Iovino clinched victory in the district that President Trump won in the 2016 elections. Photo: Pam Iovino/Facebook

Democrat Pam Iovino, who served in then-President George W. Bush's Department of Veterans Affairs, has triumphed in a state Senate special election in a Pittsburgh district President Trump won in 2016.

Why it matters: Pennsylvania is a swing state and Navy veteran Iovino claimed victory in the seat left vacant by Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R)."The district is being watched because it voted overwhelmingly for the president in 2016, so we'll see how strong that foothold is," Iovino told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Monday.

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