2010-06-24 / Local & State

Pa. Rep. Bill Shuster To Get Dem. Foe In November

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A retired television executive will be on the November general election ballot to challenge central Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster after waging a successful write-in campaign.

The Pennsylvania Department of State said Thursday that 71-year-old Tom Conners of Altoona received 2,023 votes in the May 18 Democratic primary.

Conners needed at least 1,000 write-in votes and a plurality of the votes cast to qualify.

First elected in 2001, Shuster ran unopposed in the May Republican primary. He also received nearly 1,300 Democratic write-in votes in the GOP-leaning 9th Congressional District.

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