Republican delegates to the special district convention chose a party nominee for the May 21st special election to replace resigned Rep. Tom Marino (R-Williamsport) in a marathon seven-hour session on Saturday.
With 14 candidates entered into the nomination process, the delegates voted four times before a winner emerged with majority support. State Rep. Fred Keller (R-Mifflinburg) is the new party nominee defeating fellow state Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Williamsport) and the dozen others. He becomes the heavy favorite to succeed Rep. Marino in a central Pennsylvania district that voted 66-30% for President Trump.
Mr. Keller will now face Democratic nominee Marc Friedenberg, a college professor who lost to Rep. Marino in November, 66-34%.
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