The primary election has come and gone in Pennsylvania, and we now know the two candidates facing off for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.
Ending with just about 14,600 votes, John Joyce will battle Democrat Brent Ottaway in November. Bill Shuster will continue to serve this area of South Central Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives until after the general election.
But there were some changes to this year’s election, most notably, the adoption of a new congressional district map.
In February of this year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the original map composed of an illegal partisan gerrymander.
Some speculate that the new district map may have been a reason for the crowded GOP race.
Of the eight republicans who were vying for a seat in the house of representatives, three live in Franklin County.
The 13th Congressional District consists of 10 counties, including Franklin, Fulton, Adams and Bedford.