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Wagner, Barletta Win Republican Nominations
Wagner defeated two first-time candidates from the Pittsburgh area, Paul Mango and Laura Ellsworth, to win the Republican nomination for governor. In 2014, the first write-in candidate to win election to the Pennsylvania State Senate.
Locally, Mango was the favored candidate, beating Wagner by over 100 votes in Clarion County. Out of the 40 precincts in Clarion County, Wagner won 41% of the votes (1,463 votes), while Mango won nearly 45% (1,578 votes), and Ellsworth won 14% (500).
In the state overall, Wagner won 44% (323,714 votes), while Mango took almost 37% (269,820), and Ellsworth won about 19% (137,500).
Incumbent Democrat Governor Tom Wolf ran unopposed and took nearly 100% of the votes with 1,469 votes in Clarion County and 741,258 votes statewide.
Lou Barletta, a four-term U.S. Representative who best known for his opposition to illegal immigration, defeated rival state Rep. Jim Christiana for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
Out of the 40 precincts in Clarion County, Barletta won almost 44% of the votes (1,463 votes), while Christiana won 56% (1,870 votes). In the state overall, Barletta won 63% of the votes (429,760 votes), while Christiana lagged with just 37% (251,720 votes).
Clarion County election results are available here.
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