Pa. Sen. Pat Browne projected to lose re-election bid
A four-term Republican state Senator in Pennsylvania is projected to lose his re-election bid.
Unofficial results in Lehigh County show that challenger Jarrett Coleman defeated Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh, in the primary election. Lehigh County declared Coleman, a Parkland School board director and airline pilot, the winner late Tuesday night.
The GOP challenger received 10,302 votes. Browne garnered 9,196 votes.
Browne, who served for 10 years in the state House of Representatives, was first elected to the Senate in 2005. He currently serves as chairperson of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Coleman campaigned on ending the pension system of lawmakers and supporting term limits.
“It’s time we return the government to working for the people and not the people working for the government,” he said in a statement on his campaign website. “Our elected officials work for us, not the other way around. It’s time we remind them of this.”
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