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- Incumbent Rep. Scott Perry is projected to have won reelection against Democrat Eugene DePasquale in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District, Insider and Decision Desk HQ can report.
- The Southeastern Pennsylvania-based district is home to Dauphin County and parts of York and Cumberland counties.
- The candidates had nearly the same amount of cash on hand, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
- Polls began closing in the district at 8 p.m. local time.
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Incumbent Rep. Scott Perry is projected to have defeated Democrat Eugene DePasquale, Pennsylvania’s Auditor General, to represent Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District, Insider and Decision Desk HQ can report.
Perry, an Iraq War veteran and former member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, has represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives since 2013. Perry was one of 195 House Republicans to vote against the articles of impeachment levied against President Donald Trump in 2019. He is also a member of the House Freedom Caucus.
In 2018, Perry made headlines after claiming that a shooting in Las Vegas was perpetrated by a member of ISIS, which was false.
DePasquale, Perry’s Democratic opponent, currently serves as the Pennsylvania Auditor General. Before being elected to the position, he represented the state’s 95th district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. DePasquale’s platform centered around reforming the healthcare system, protecting social security and Medicare, and government transparency.
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Positioned in the south-central region of the state, Pennsylvania’s 1oth Congressional District is home to Dauphin County and portions of York and Cumberland counties.
The district was previously located in the northeastern part of the state but was moved after the Pennsylvania congressional county map was redrawn in 2018 by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court due to excessive gerrymandering.
The district, under its current lines, voted for President Donald Trump by almost nine points, 52% to 43%, in 2016, according to the Daily Kos.
The money race
According to the Center for Responsive Politics and Federal Election Commission filings, DePasquale has raised $3.7 million, spent $3.4 million, and has around $377,000 in cash on hand while Perry has raised $3.5 million, spent $2.6 million, and has $1 million in cash on hand.
What the experts said
The race between Perry and DePasquale was rated as a tossup by Inside Elections and The Cook Political Report, and “leans Democratic” by Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.