Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Incumbent Pa. lawmaker ousted

Only one incumbent Pennsylvania legislator has lost in Tuesday’s primary although results are still coming in at 10:30 p.m.

Rep. Harold James, a former city police officer and 20-year veteran of the General Assembly, lost to community organizer Kenyatta Johnson, according to The Associated Press.

Sixteen other incumbents defeated challengers on Tuesday, the AP says. Nine other incumbents in the state House were facing primary challengers but there are not enough results counted to determine winners.

None of the 25 senators whose terms expire this year faced any opposition from within their own parties, the AP reported. The other half go before voters in 2010.

In the House, 17 Democrats had opponents Tuesday, while nine Republicans faced challenges.

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