Conservative Scott Perry wins reelection in Pennsylvania's 10th District

Conservative Scott Perry wins reelection in Pennsylvania's 10th District
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GOP Rep. Scott PerryScott Gordon PerryThree Republicans battle to succeed Meadows at House Freedom Caucus Democratic gains erasing House GOP in California House Republicans set to elect similar team of leaders despite midterm thumping MORE has won reelection to Pennsylvania's 10th District, hanging on to his seat in a key battleground state despite the race tightening during the closing stretch of the campaign.

Perry, a member of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, beat back a competitive challenge from Democratic congressional candidate George Scott, a pastor and Army veteran.

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One the eve of the midterms, the Cook Political Report shifted the race from “lean Republican” to a “toss-up.”

The district heavily favored President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans move to block Yemen war-powers votes for rest of Congress Trump says he's considering 10 to 12 contenders for chief of staff Michael Flynn asks judge to spare him from jail time MORE in 2016, but grew less conservative after court-ordered redistricting, putting the seat in reach for Democrats and prompting former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenUniversity of Delaware renames public policy school after Joe Biden Dems attracted to O'Rourke because he demonstrates civility, says political analyst The case for reauthorizing VAWA MORE to come stump for Scott on the campaign trail.

But Perry had picked up a late and highly-coveted endorsement from Trump last Friday, likely giving him a boost.

Perry, a helicopter pilot in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard who fought in the Iraq War, came to Congress in 2013, after serving in the state House of Representatives.