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 PerryHouse Dems unveil initial GOP targets in 2020 House passes bill expressing support for NATO McCarthy, allies retaliate against Freedom Caucus leader 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.


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 TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview 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 BidenKlobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up Biden: 'The America I see does not wish to turn our back on the world' DNC chair defends debate schedule after Biden says election process starts 'too early' 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.