U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle beats challenger Dickinson in Dem primary for #PA18

    With 97.23 percent of precincts recorded, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle won the Democratic primary for the 18th Congressional District on Tuesday, beating challenger Jerry Dickinson 67.4 percent to 32 percent, according to unofficial Allegheny County election results.

    “It’s been an extraordinary experience to run this kind of grass-roots, people-powered campaign,” Dickinson said in a video statement Wednesday announcing he was conceding to Doyle, adding that “the work is not done.” 

    Doyle will face Republican Luke Negron in November. The 13-term incumbent is expected to easily win reelection in the heavily blue 18th District, which includes the city of Pittsburgh and several suburbs. Doyle is the longest-serving member of Congress from Pennsylvania.